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The Veranda

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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 99
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 25
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  • 14
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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
Perfect experience, every time!

offers great business lunch environment. They really shine at high end dinners. Amazing dinners, top notch service & quality menu. I love the patio. Must order the Caesar salad!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
AngieFritzNichols
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

offers great business lunch environment. They really shine at high end dinners. Amazing dinners, top notch service & quality menu. I love the patio. Must order the Caesar salad!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After reading all the reviews for the Veranda, we were really looking forward to dinner here. What a disappointment. Steaks were tough, service intermittent. Couldn't wait to leave. Obviously we will not return. Quality of wine was poor for the price.

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Veranda. I am disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. I have passed on your concerns to the chef and staff. I would like to encourage you to come back so we may give you the true Veranda experience... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here last week. A little over a year ago I took her there on one of our first dates and I think they made have helped get her to say yes :) The restaurant is very elegant yet kitschy Kind of a cross between mad men and the sopranos in decor.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped for lunch here yesterday after reading reviews in Tripadvisor. We really enjoyed the food, the service and ambiance. The building has a certain country charm ( old south) despite its location in a downtown area.it was too hot to sit outside in their patio area but I will return in the cooler months and sit... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been here a few times. The food is pretty good! The price is a little steep but they have been around forever so I guess your paying for the name. This place is good to bring your grandparents and have family functions. It isn't in my usual rotation but definitely worth the trip.

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Southington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've been there twice over the last month or so. Once for our anniversary, once for my wife's birthday. Food is excellent. Far superior to most places in the area. There are many good restaurants in town, but this one is truly a great one. I've had the prime rib and the lamb. Awesome. My wife had lamb and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent service!!! A very old fashioned restaurant but awesome time. As soon as we got out of the car the valet opened the door to the car and opened the door to the building. We walked in and were greeted and has drinks at the bar. It is a very classy atmosphere and great to see the well preserved history... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Eight neighborhood friends gathered for an evening out and chose the Veranda. All but one couple had been there before. We reserved the private room and Oscar took excellent care of us throughout the evening. The Veranda is beautiful old Florida dining and atmosphere. There is a lovely patio outside for dining, weather permitting. Great Staff all around. Everyone found... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Veranda is an Old Florida Southern Hospitality Restaurant in a historical building. This was an Incredible dining experience with my significant other and 2 friends. We started by enjoying a cocktail brought by a VERY attentive server. As a group we then decided to begin by sampling a few appetizers, the Blue Crab Cake, Escargot in puff pastry, and... More 

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Naples
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A little bit musty when we entered, but it is a very old historical site and so perhaps to be expected. But the food and service were outstanding. Specials each day, many could be shared. Same goes for the desserts, four of us shared a Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake, and most of the Cajun shrimp, on greens with blackberries, raspberries... More 

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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, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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