If you take College Parkway to Cape Coral, you will cross over the Cape Coral Bridge, which turns into Cape Coral Parkway. This is what’s known as downtown Cape Coral. More restaurants are being added along this strip and you can find local favorites like Dixie Roadhouse, Nice Guys Beer & Pizza Longue, Ford’s Garage, Slate’s, La Corte Bistro and Cork Soakers.
Learn how to line dance at Dixie Roadhouse and let loose for a fun night with your family and friends. It has been voted the No. 1 nightclub in Southwest Florida. The country-themed bar and nightclub is a local favorite and it stays open late.
Dixie Roadhouse also features nightly specials including quarter drink night and ladies night. There are line dance classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Nice Guys Beer & Pizza Longue
Nice Guys is located off of Cape Coral Parkway in downtown Cape Coral. It is a unique place that appeals to both locals and tourists. You can buy records and even play pinball. Nice Guys is known for its specialty pizza and variety of craft beer.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a good burger with cool décor and a fun atmosphere, this family-friendly restaurant is for you. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time into a service station from the 1920s full of vintage Ford cars, fixtures and gas pumps.
Slate’s is an upscale dinner and Sunday brunch spot. It also doubles as a jazz club. If you like New Orleans cuisine, you have to try the gumbo, Etouffeé and seafood pasta. The Sidedoor Jazz Club boasts live jazz music throughout the week.
La Corte Bistro
This is an elegant lunch and dinner spot perfect for a date or a nice meal with friends. The décor is sophisticated, but the food is the star of the show.
This wine bar features weekly specials and delicious food and typically attracts a younger crowd. The restaurant’s deck is a perfect place to unwind and catch the sunset.
Great Cape Coral Dining Options for Boaters
Tarpon Point Marina features a handful of restaurants.
This waterfront bar and bistro features a comprehensive selection of wine, and it’s known for its seafood and steak.
One interesting thing about the Nauti Mermaid is if you catch a fish, the restaurant will cook it for you. If you plan on doing some fishing while you’re here, this is a good opportunity to eat it in style.
Pincher’s serves up fresh seafood in a fun environment.
Enjoy organic coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a gastro bar.
Cape Harbour Marina boasts Cape Harbour Oyster Bar & Grill, The French Press and Fathoms Restaurant & Bar.
Relax and grab a bite to eat in a nautical, Gulf-themed restaurant that specializes in seafood and especially, oysters.
Stop by the French Press for a cup of coffee, espresso drink, pastry, crepes, gelato or fresh sandwich.
Fathoms is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. The menu has a lot options and if you sit outside, you can see and hear the live music. The outside bar and outside eating area is spacious and the restaurant is always packed.
Cape Coral Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill
- Visit the Cape Coral Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill and enjoy the sunset over the Caloosahatchee River. The tropical aesthetic will make you feel like you’re truly on vacation. There are also daily drink specials.
- If you rent a boat, you can stop by the Boat House and grab something to go. You can also fill up on fuel.