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Fancy's Southern Cafe

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8890 Salrose Lane, Fort Myers, FL
239-561-2988
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing, wonderful food

The crab cakes, fried green tomatoes and the sweet potatoe fries. So good I might have a hard time ordering anything else. My first visit. A must if you are anywhere near Fort Myers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Barbara P
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The crab cakes, fried green tomatoes and the sweet potatoe fries. So good I might have a hard time ordering anything else. My first visit. A must if you are anywhere near Fort Myers.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I just want to visit here every time I travel to Fort Myers! This food is so delicious! We had a group of 8 and the staff was very attentive to everyone and patient when some of our group arrived late. I had the crab mornay and it was perfect. Lots of crab, homemade biscuits, and the egg was cooked... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So happy we found this place! It was a little off I-75 but totally worth it. The chicken and waffles are he very best of sweet and salty. Shrimp and grits were also amazing. We also had the fried green tomatoes. Would go back in a heart beat.

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Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I cannot begin to describe how much I loathe this place. Service is slow. Ambiance is non existent. Bar service is drowned out by a singer who shouts at you. But their chicken pot pie is to die for. Web site is completely broken!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tucked away in a shopping plaza is this little gem. The decor was nice and the server was prompt and attentive. I never was a huge fan of Chicken and Waffles but this place got it right. The waffles were made to order and chicken was lightly fried and was extremely juicy. The homemade syrup was what really sealed the... More 

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Redington Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped For A "Non ChaIn" Lunch With Our Family And Made The Right Choice. Catfish, Green Beans And Macaroni/Cheese Were Yummy. Beautiful Ambiance And Very Fair Lunch Prices.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Delicious food in a lovely setting. This place is a real gem and we're only sorry we heard about it so close to the end of our vacation! Our server was brilliant and friendly and so helpful. She even gave us a banana pudding (yum) as we were leaving to go back to Scotland and she wanted us to have... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

First visit here and now I wonder why it took so long. Everything about this place stands out. The decor kept my eyes busy this whole time. Service was top notch from the time we entered until the time we left. Food was very well prepared and tasted delicious. Overall wonderful visit.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You can't help looking around while waiting for your food; high ceilings and such classy "country" decor-but, you forget all that when the food comes! This was the best "real" food that we have had in a long time. Yes, we had the waffles and fried chicken (to die for) but, we also had the rib dinner with mac'n'cheese (separately... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Raved about fancys after our first visit so when family came to visit insisted we go back...maybe not the best choice but certainly still good! Was shocked that there was a wait on Wednesday evening but gladly waited (tables weren't full but imagine kitchen needed to space people out)... Crab cakes were phenomenal but fried green tomatoes were very oily.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8890 Salrose Lane, Fort Myers, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-561-2988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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