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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: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Fancy Food, Fancy Service, Fancy Environment.. loved it!

We actually accompanied our good friends for their anniversary dinner. (We had all been trying to get to this place a few times before, but just never found the time). When they decided to go to celebrate their anniversary, they just couldn't go without us. We arrived 20 minutes before our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Eric'nShannon H
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We actually accompanied our good friends for their anniversary dinner. (We had all been trying to get to this place a few times before, but just never found the time). When they decided to go to celebrate their anniversary, they just couldn't go without us. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time of 6:30 on a Friday.. and were... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Nice setting, good service, and food that was good but not exceptional. The collard greens had no zip to them and tasted like they came out of a can. The squash soufflé was excellent but had to be sent back because it was still cold in the center. I had the ribs and a dining companion had the meatloaf; both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Glad we found this restaurant, as locals , we are always looking for a new place to try . This was not our first visit to Fancy's and definitely won't be our last. Slowly trying all the lunch entrees. This time one diner had the grilled cheese and tomato soup, make sure you add the bacon, the other diner has... More 

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Labelle, FL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a find! Great down home menu featuring Chicken and Waffles along with a huge Chicken Pot Pie. The Chicken and Waffles comes with three waffles with two juicy chicken breasts in between covered with real maple syrup held together with a steak knife right down the center. Wonderful. The pot pie is big chunks of chicken, fresh vegetables and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good southern food in a unique environment. Service was a little slow especially when the place wasn't full on our arrival, Temp a little cool in the dining room. Fried green tomatoes were a little greasy. Portions on the small side and a little pricey but good overall.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived early at 5:00 pm at were greeted with very nice service. Although it was confusion because we had 3 different servers come to our booth so we were not quite sure who our server was. However, the service was relatively good. The crab cakes were super lots of lump crab. The fried green tomatoes were good, but a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Me and my Wife arrived for an 8 PM reservation and while waiting to be seated, we were in the Bar area and they had a Dude up in the Loft crucifying Garth Brooks with his volume up way to loud. Thank God we were not eating in there. We were seated promptly. The Dining area is rather small and... More 

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Pleasantly surprised to find this gem in just a small strip mall. Atmosphere was excellent and the food was over the top. Our waiter was courteous and accommodating. I think his name was Jayden?? Fried chicken, green beans, collards--all my southern favs. However, there was steak (generous proportions), seafood, YUM YUM. Highly recommend Fancy's!

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lanoka Harbor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My experience was fabulous, starting with the friendy staff. I asked the bar tender for a recomendation for a beer and my meal. I had 2 different IPA's both local and excellent. My meal was the MEATLOAF AND BACON SANDWICH WITH SPICEY COLESLAW. Yeah, you heard me and it was sooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooood!!!!!! You need to try this place when in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were a little bit let down by the food simply because we had been to such an awesome soul food restaurant last September in Arlington, Texas which I'm afraid nothing has come close to. The ribs were ok, nothing to shout about and the fried chicken was good, but the mashed potatoes and green beans were pretty tasteless although... 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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