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Fancy's Southern Cafe

8890 Salrose Lane, Fort Myers, FL
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Ranked #64 of 649 restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here today. Rib lunch was superb. They fell off the bone and seasoned and grilled to perfection. I highly recommend the deviled egg with hot sauce appetizer. Service was excellent.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I recently stopped at Fanny's on my way to catch a flight at RSW. I was early and was the only one in the place. Initially, it took a while for the server to appear but once he did, he did a nice job. I tried the crawfish etouffee, which came out piping hot and had plenty of crawfish, Andouille,... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was my first visit to Fancy's and what can I say? Paula Deen would be proud of this place. The food is great, we will be back and work our way down the menu because I want it all!!! Our waiter Jared was hilarious and awesome, he made sure we were taken care of the entire time. We started... More

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Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved the southern food that is hard to find at such a high quality! If you like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.... You have to try this restaurant. Great service too!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife was recommended this restaurant by a call out on social media for Mom and Pop type restaurants to visit in the area as we have lived in SW FL most of our lives and are growing tired of the normal chain restaurants that we frequent. They place is very nice and the decor is fantastic, elegant but charming.... More

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Naples
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I can't get enough of Fancy's! I'm originally from Alabama and grew up on Southern Soul food. Fancy's takes good ole' southern food to a whole new level. The chicken and waffle is out of this world and the fried okra and deviled eggs are a must have. Every-time I have friends in town it's my "go to" restaurant.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my first time at Fancy's. My friend and I got there early for lunch, so we were seated right away. No salt and pepper or sugar of any kind on the tables. How odd! Our server was okay, but seemed distracted. Had to ask 2 times for the elusive salt and pepper, and had to flag her down... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Fort Myers. The decor is awesome, warm and welcoming. The owner makes you feel right at home. Great local and cold beers on tap at a cool bar. The food is awesome. Huge portions of the best southern comfort foods. Get the chicken & waffles - amazing. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Brought friends there after our first visit and it did not disappoint. The foods was fabulous. Try the chicken and waffles and the fried green tomatoes. Our server, Whitney, was very attentive and cordial. Would highly recommend to all. This is a hidden gem.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been here 3 times and it is always fun. The food is pretty good and the Pinot Gris is quite good. I finally tried collard greens and discovered that I don't like them afterall. The chicken and waffles is fun and if you have never had this before, go for it.

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