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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Just another beautiful place in the long list of wonderful beaches in this area.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Ceviche, shrimp tacos, oysters and all seafood here is delish. Great warf side deck that overlooks the water.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The food is so, so good! It is worth visiting and even the locals love it. Friendly staff and fabulous seafood items to choose from. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Built on a Calusa Indian shell mound, The Mound House offers an educational experience of our island.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This cottage restaurant, which appears to have been transported from a Caribbean island, is justifiably famous. As such, it’s always busy—expect to wait in line to try the biscuits. Are they worth the wait? Yes—especially given what’s served alongside them, options that range from your typical eggs, bacon, smoked sausage or honey ham to a salmon steak, ahi tuna, fried chicken, or a country fried steak. The Heavenly Biscuit is open for breakfast/brunch and lunch but only takes cash. Fortunately, there’s an ATM in the restaurant if you get carried away.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Only beach in SW florida dogs are allowed! bring water and shade for them if they get hot and worked up. 1/2 hour away!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual, fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and more. Great happy hour at the top bar and a nice view of the water. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite place. Free FiWi and strong coffee! A great place for breakfast, nice outside area to have a meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great Dolphin Tours & fishing guides for either back bay or deep sea fishing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“My favorite great view right on the beach, good night life band starts at 9 every night, they have a formal restaurant named Gulf Shore Grill and a beach bar and a trendy new restaurant named Shuckers and of course the time less well know Cottage bar. All at one location parking on site.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite island bar. Kick back and relax! Cold beer and sunsets served daily. Music every weekend 2-6. Music every day during season. Quiets down after sunset.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“ Fishing Pier, Beach, sunbathing, people watching. Several bars and restaurants along the beach. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“(25 min drive) Right on Ft Myers beach with several restaurants in the facility. $10 for parking but if you eat there, they give you $10 off your meal...so parking is pretty much free 👍 ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lodging
“The best and newest coverups and beach accessories, fashion jewelry, gifts and more! Great prices.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Mexican.... which is hard to find in Florida. $1 Taco Tuesdays are a must!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Pizza on the island. Great view.... you may even see a dolphin or two on our back bay.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Ceviche, shrimp tacos, oysters and all seafood here is delish. Great warf side deck that overlooks the water.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The food is so, so good! It is worth visiting and even the locals love it. Friendly staff and fabulous seafood items to choose from. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual, fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and more. Great happy hour at the top bar and a nice view of the water. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place. Free FiWi and strong coffee! A great place for breakfast, nice outside area to have a meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“My favorite great view right on the beach, good night life band starts at 9 every night, they have a formal restaurant named Gulf Shore Grill and a beach bar and a trendy new restaurant named Shuckers and of course the time less well know Cottage bar. All at one location parking on site.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Mexican.... which is hard to find in Florida. $1 Taco Tuesdays are a must!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Pizza on the island. Great view.... you may even see a dolphin or two on our back bay.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Awesome Happy Hour but you have to get there by 3pm. Once the bar is full, they don't accept anymore. Interesting food choices and $5 Martini's. Try the Lobster Mac & Cheese!”
  • 12 locals recommend

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