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2122 2nd St, At Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3013
+1 239-332-2065
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will...
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 35th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
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  • 27
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic Diner

Very nice restaurant. Staff not as attentive as in the past. Food was great. Atmosphere is fantastic. We have dined here many times, never having a bad meal. It is a little pricey, but not bad for a nice night out. Dine inside during summer. Would not even consider outside seating unless it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Snookhunter
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice restaurant. Staff not as attentive as in the past. Food was great. Atmosphere is fantastic. We have dined here many times, never having a bad meal. It is a little pricey, but not bad for a nice night out. Dine inside during summer. Would not even consider outside seating unless it was late autumn to early spring. Also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went here with a group of 8 and the service was excruciatingly slow - took forever to order a drink. Then when we finally ordered food took forever. I had the Seafood sampler - with Grouper, Scallops and shrimp - and a disproportionately large serving of fettuccine. The fettuccine was overcooked and too much heavy cream - not sure why... More 

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Beth W, General Manager at The Veranda, responded to this review

I would like to first thank you for taking your time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am very sorry for your experience while dining with us and I would like to be the first to sincerely apologize for your experience while dining with us. The Veranda is known for it's southern hospitality and we take pride in our... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was outstanding and the service was great. Our server was Michael Costello and he was exceptional meeting our every need. We have eaten in a lot of restaurants and the diner and service was out of the ordinary especially since we come from the New York area restaurants. Would recommend this restaurant as it was recommended to us.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First time at the Veranda, and we were very pleased with the surroundings, formal yet casual atmosphere, and the excellent service by Michael Costello. Versatile menu with lots of choices; excellent appetizers! Easy to find, easy parking. One note - the scallops had an "ammonia" taste to them; we elected not to say anything, but if we had, I am... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We celebrate our anniversaries, birthdays, and special occasions at this gem of a restaurant in downtown Fort Myers. The ambiance is fantastic and the staff better than that. We have been coming here for over 12 years and have never had a bad meal or drink. Great bar and wine list and specials for dinner that never fail to amaze.... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

we asked for a table near piano player, made it a very romantic dinner. Great, great, great, rack of lamb (rare)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We just got back from eating at The Veranda Restaurant (June 11, 2015). We've lived in Fort Myers for two years now and this was our first time at the Veranda. Not sure how that happened since fine dining is in our blood. We are from California and regularly frequent Michelin Star restaurants there whenever possible. When dining out we... More 

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Seeon, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Whenever we are in town we like to spend one evening here. It has just this special relaxing atmosphere that other places lack and it is good reason to spend that little extra buck. The food is excellent, creative but still down to earth. The service is very personal, friendly and knowledgeable. Last night we were served by Michael Costello... More 

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Germantown, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent food and service. Expensive but nice for a special occassion. We especially enjoy a leisurely lunch in their beautiful out side gardens.

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Oak Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I came to the Veranda tonight and brought along his mom for a special treat for the three of us. The food was very good: I had the seafood mixed grill; my husband had the prime rib; and mom had the veal piccata. While the prime rib was a bit tough, the flavor was excellent. While we... More 

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Additional Information about The Veranda

Address: 2122 2nd St, At Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3013
Phone Number: +1 239-332-2065
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
Open Hours:
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 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2122 2nd St, At Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3013
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-332-2065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 35th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
Open Hours
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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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