4 Fabulous Lunch Stops in Fort Myers Beach

Looking for a tasty and affordable lunch in Fort Myers Beach? The below four restaurants will get you right on track for a splendid and satisfying lunch in this island city.

Snack on fish sandwiches at The Doghouse, order some special local treats at Heidi’s, and appreciate big views and bigger burgers with Edelweiss Burger. These are the top places to eat lunch near Fort Myers Beach.

4 Fabulous Lunch Stops in Fort Myers Beach

The Doghouse

With big BBQ sandwiches and even bigger Cuban sandwiches, the Doghouse goes big or goes home. Fortunately, the place has been in business for a long time and has no chance of slowing down.

The huge portions and rambunctious atmosphere are big local draws. Despite the amazing sandwiches, The Doghouse might be most well-known for its Chicago-styled hot dogs- jumbo-sized dogs filled with onions, pickle relish, tomatoes, and a thick pickle spear sitting on top. It’s a classic that people come far and wide to enjoy from this authentic eatery.

The Doghouse can be found at 1207 Estero Blvd, and is open every day, weekends included, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Edelweiss Burger

Edelweiss Burger is often billed as having the best burger in all of Florida. It isn’t an exaggeration and isn’t hard to see why so many make the claim.

The burgers are absurdly juicy, but not drowning in grease and fats. Favorites include the Bacon and Cheese, the Ultimate, and the BBQ Burger. Or nab a chicken sandwich with grilled pineapple sweet habanero or a fantastic pulled pork sandwich.

Of course, many visitors opt to just make a custom burger from scratch. Select from a slew of toppings, choose the best bun, and soak it in all the sauces you could ever want.

Specialty items include brie, fried egg, guacamole, peppercorn ranch, and hash browns. It is the best way to find exactly what you want for your afternoon lunch by the water.

This burger joint is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Heidi’s Island Bistro

Heidi’s is filled with some impressive German dishes. The menu contains some authentic selections, including bold-tasting potato pancakes and the German-as-German-can-be jaeger schnitzels. They seriously attract a small army of locals every day.

You may even be lucky enough to find Heidi herself either back in the kitchen or upfront during opening hours. She loves being present and available to people ready to indulge in some legitimate German cuisine in the heart of Fort Myers Beach.

You can dig up Heidi’s Island Bistro in the Gulf View Shops plaza right by the water on Estero Blvd. It is open for a breakfast and dinner set. The doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m., reopening back from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Flippers on the Bay

While Flippers on the Bay may not be full of authentic German dishes or the most award-winning burgers in Fort Myers Beach, it does have a claim to fame no other restaurant here has: the boldest and most breathtaking views of the water.

The menu is also amazing in its own right and features some impeccably prepared locally sourced seafood and land fare dishes that are sure to impress.

Grab a meal at Flippers on the Bay anytime of day, as they are open in the early morning for one of the most scenic breakfasts you’ll ever have, as well as lunch and dinner.

A quick look at the breakfast menu is mouth watering, from specialties that include eggs benedict, traditional, Spanish style with chorizo, or with lobster, breakfast tacos, egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos and more.

A full menu of entrees, appetizers and pasta sourced from local seafood includes citrus-soaked Bohemian Grouper, jasmine rice crab cakes, and classy Gulf Red Snapper.

Other options include a chef’s specialty shrimp scampi, scallops, and a variety of exquisite pastas such as a lobster mac, shrimp penne (white tiger shrimp, garlic, basil, olive oil, white wine, tomatos, crushed chili), shrimp strozzapreti (shrimp, chorizo, baby spinach, basil, tomato, garlic, shallots, goat cheese) and so much more.

Flippers is open from the early morning hours of 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with an extra hour (10 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday.

These are some truly great lunch restaurants in Fort Myers Beach that will ensure an unforgettable vacation experience. Take full advantage of sitting right up against the water. Use it as your fanciful backdrop everywhere you eat.

Come back from lunch with a smile and some relaxation in mind. Contact us for details about our luxury vacation rentals that aren’t very far from these and other impressive lunch stops.