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What’s Open in Southwest Florida?

Get Back to Business in Southwest Florida

Many businesses in Southwest Florida are bouncing back after Hurricane Ian and are ready to welcome guests and customers!

Wondering what’s open in Southwest Florida? The list below represents local spots that are open for business! Grab a bite to eat, shop, and show support as we all recover from Hurricane Ian’s devastation. 

What’s Open on Sanibel Island

What’s Open on Captiva Island

  • 12 Seasons Farms: Their fresh produce is available at McCarthy’s Marina on Tuesdays, 9 to 11 am.
  • Adventure Sea Kayak & SUP: Rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards (SUP), or take a guided tour or beach walk.
  • Alison Hagerup Beach Park: Parking fees apply (1 hr. – $15, 2 hrs. – $25, all day – $40), paid through the ParkMobile App.
  • Bank of the Islands: The Captiva office is open from 9 am to 12 pm and 12:30 to 2 pm, Monday – Friday. A 24-hour ATM is available.
  • Barracudas: From souvenirs to sunscreen, Barracudas serves all your vacation wants and needs.
  • Beach Stuff: Rent water sports equipment here.
  • Boops by the Bubble Room: Get The Bubble Room’s world-famous cakes and desserts, as well as other delectable treats.
  • Cantina Captiva: Currently back as a food truck, get fine Mexican and southwestern cuisine.
  • Captain Brian on the Water: Captain Brian provides tours of Cabbage Key and other islands, departing from McCarthy’s Marina.
  • Captain Ozzie: Offering full- and half-day fishing charters, departing from McCarthy’s Marina.
  • Captiva Fishing Charters: Inshore fishing charters for snook, redfish, goliath grouper, and shark.
  • Captiva Cruises: Offering a variety of sightseeing and educational cruises as well as excursions to local areas.
  • Captiva Island Farmers Market: This seasonal market is held Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the South Seas Island Resort entrance.
  • Captiva Island Pizza: Get pizza and key lime pie in the heart of Captiva Island on Andy Rosse Lane.
  • Captiva Yacht Club: A private club, it has opened to serve food to its members.
  • Chapel by the Sea: An interdenominational ministry for the Winter season.
  • Crow’s Nest Steakhouse: This new steakhouse is located above the Shipyard Restaurant at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa.
  • Gold Parrot: The fine clothing and jewelry store is back.
  • Green Flash Restaurant: Fine dining on the Roosevelt Channel, offers stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Island Store: A favorite general store in the heart of Captiva Island on Andy Rosse Lane. Open daily, 9 am – 6 pm.
  • Jungle Drums Gallery: Visit the environmental art gallery that supports conservation and art appreciation.
  • Mucky Duck: The Captiva Island staple serves pub food on the beach. Currently, they are only able to accept cash payments.
  • Native Guides: An authentic view of SWFL’s world-renowned coastal estuaries and barrier islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and Cayo Costa.
  • Offshore Sailing School: Learn how to sail at the ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa.
  • Old Captiva House: This National Registry of Historic Places landmark is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Post Office: Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • RC Otter’s Island Eats: The pet- and family-friendly restaurant is open Friday & Saturday, 8-9, and Sun. – Thurs., 8 – 8.
  • Royal Shell: We are open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. We provide real estate sales, free Wi-Fi, cold water, and hot coffee.
  • Salty Wheels Golf Cart Rentals: Featuring street-legal carts allowed to travel on all Captiva & Sanibel roads.
  • Sanibel Carts: Offers street-legal golf carts with door-to-door delivery and pickup, serving Captiva, Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach.
  • Shipyard Restaurant: This new seafood restaurant is located at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa.
  • Spa at ‘Tween Waters Inn: The Spa is now open, but reservations are required.
  • Starbucks: The Seattle-based coffee chain is back serving signature roasts, light bites, and free WiFi.
  • Turner Beach: Parking is $5/hour or free for patrons with a Lee County Regional Parking Permit or a Sanibel Beach Parking Permit.
  • Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa: The historic resort is open to the public. Some amenities may be limited.
  • YOLO Watersports: The place to fulfill your watersports needs is open for regular hours.

What’s Open in Fort Myers Beach

  • 239 Cafe: This new cafe offers smoothies, salads, wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches, and quesadillas.
  • Bayfront Bistro: This local favorite is open for a late lunch or early dinner.
  • Beach Bar: The popular pub is open daily with live music.
  • Cabañas Beach Bar & Grille: Operating out of the Cōste Island Cuisine location upstairs.
  • Cigar Hut: You ever hear the saying “smoke ’em if you got ’em?” Well, they’ve got ’em, and they’re open for business.
  • DiamondHead Beach Resort: Open with guest restrictions and limited availability.
  • Dixie Fish Company: Waterfront seafood restaurant overlooking Matanzas Pass, just before the bridge to Fort Myers Beach.
  • Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille: Seafood with Caribbean & South American flavors plus rum & entertainment.
  • Fresh Catch Bistro: Local seafood is the specialty at Fresh Catch Bistro. Reservations are encouraged; call (239) 488-2400.
  • GelatoGo: Get small-batch gelato made with natural ingredients. They’re temporarily operating out of a food truck.
  • Goodz: The “everything” store is open Monday – Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm, in a temporary trailer across from its building.
  • Healing Harbor Massage: Melt the stress away with many massage options.
  • Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises: Offering a variety of water experiences. Cruises are private and customizable.
  • Jack’s Restaurant: Open daily at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina.
  • Junkanoo Below Deck: The popular restaurant, now known as Junkanoo Below Deck, has reopened at its new location.
  • La Ola Surfside Restaurant: Enjoy wraps, burritos, and more at this food truck! Find them at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach.
  • Lakes Regional Library: Co-located with FEMA, the SBA, and other disaster-related services at the site.
  • Lighthouse Resort Inns & Suites: It has 24 rooms open to the general public and nightly entertainment at its tiki bar.
  • Liki Tiki BBQ: Fort Myers Beach’s only barbecue joint is back!
  • Lynn Hall Beach Park: Small beach park with restrooms, showers & parking, plus picnic & grill facilities.
  • MoJoe’s Coffee Cafe: Back as a 21′ food truck, MoJoe’s is serving espresso, coffee, smoothies, frappes, lattes, breakfast, and lunch.
  • Mom’s Restaurant: Temporarily operating out of a food truck, Mom’s home cooking is available daily.
  • Moss Marina: Their fuel dock is open to the public and welcomes new dry storage customers.
  • Mound House: The active archaeological dig site’s grounds, museum, and store are open.
  • Paradise Parasail: Enjoy breathtaking views of SWFL as you sail 500 feet above the water.
  • Parrot Key Caribbean Grill: Get tasty drinks and Caribbean-inspired cuisine just before the bridge to Fort Myers Beach.
  • Petey’s Upper Deck: The bar is back, serving a limited menu, including appetizers, salads, and Dave’s Dockside Pizza.
  • Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina: Open for relief workers, construction workers, contractors, and displaced residents.
  • Post Office: Temp building offers retail services, PO Boxes, and mail & package pickup. Mon. – Sat., 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (no retail Sat.).
  • Publix: The island’s largest grocer is centrally located on Estero Island.
  • Rude Shrimp Co.: The friendly folks at the popular spot serve up seafood Wednesday – Sunday.
  • Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise: Grab your mateys and hit the waters on a 65-foot replica Spanish galleon.
  • Sea & Sun Boat Rentals: Featuring cruises, sightseeing tours, beach days, family outings, and parties.
  • Snug Harbor: Fresh seafood and frosty drinks. Live music Wednesdays.
  • Tuckaway Cafe: Get your steamed bagel sandwiches and Liège wafels at the cafe’s food truck.
  • Wahoo Willie’s: The best local produce, fish, and seafood caught off the Southwest coast.
  • Yo! Taco: The quick-serve Mexican staple is open daily, serving tacos in a healthy, fresh, and natural way.
  • Yucatan Beach Stand: Enjoy a carefree island spirit, tasty food, and live music. They have their full bar and food menu available now.

What’s Open in Fort Myers

What’s Open in Cape Coral

  • Café YOU: Find flavors from Down Under at this unique coffee and food destination.
  • Cape Coral Parks and Recreation: Find open neighborhood parks, sports complexes, and boat ramps in Cape Coral.
  • Jungle Bird: Taste the topics at this tiki destination! Open for most days for lunch, dinner, and even Sunday brunch.
  • Masala Mantra: Looking for a little extra spice? Consider this Indian restaurant. They even feature vegan options.
  • Nice Guys Pizza: This is one cool pizza place with imaginative pizzas and a large variety of drinks.
  • Two Meatballs in the Kitchen: With locations in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, this is the perfect place to enjoy an Italian meal.
  • Eight-Foot Brewing: Uniquely crafted beer makes visiting this local, small-batch brewery totally worth it.
  • Wicked Dolphin: Taste some local spirits at this distillery. The tasting room and distillery tours are available now.
  • Scotty’s BierWerks: Have a great pint and a good time at this Cape Coral taproom!

What’s Open in Bonita Springs

  • Bonita Beach Park: ​A beautiful beachfront park on the southern tip of Bonita Beach.
  • Chops City Grill: This upscale eatery uniquely blends steaks and sushi.
  • Corner Spot Diner: No matter the time of day, find something delicious here. This diner is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
  • DeRomo’s: Enjoy being a guest at this Bonita Springs restaurant with an Italian soul.
  • Farmer Mike’s: Find local fruits and veggies with a side of family fun at this unique market.
  • Figs Grille: This popular dinner spot is open Monday through Saturday. Find an inspired menu with great seafood and more.
  • Lansdowne Street: Looking for elevated bar food and craft beer? This Boston-themed restaurant is ready to welcome you.
  • Promenade at Bonita Bay: Browse local shops and lush scenery at this top-end shopping destination. Shop hours may vary.
  • Riptide Brewing Company: Beat the blues at Bonita Springs’ favorite brewhouse.
  • San Carlos Bay – Bunche Beach Preserve: Has a natural sandy beach with swimming, a canoe/kayak launch, and a picnicking area.
  • Skillets: Start your day with a great breakfast at this popular spot. They’re open for lunch, too.
  • Subway: Get a quick sandwich at this popular sub spot.
  • Bonita Springs Parks: Walk, play, splash, and even bark at the many Bonita Springs parks open for your enjoyment!

Royal Shell Welcomes You Back to Southwest Florida

Now that you know more about what’s open in Southwest Florida, it’s time to plan a visit! The vacation-planning experts at Royal Shell have the latest information about local spots open for business and vacation rentals ready to welcome you home. Contact us today!