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The Veranda

2122 2nd St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3013
239-332-2065
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Ranked #16 of 646 restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
NJ
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My wife took me here for my birthday dinner as she found out about The Veranda with an online search. This beautiful restaurant is romantic and elegant. The staff is friendly and very attentive to your requests. We started out at the bar for a drink as my wife tried a Tim's Blue Martini, olives stuffed with anchovies and blue... More

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Alva, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If it's a special occasion, we love to celebrate at The Veranda. Exquisite cuisine, impeccable service in a relaxing atmosphere. Have dinned at this historic restaurant for romantic dinners and business affairs, probably 100 times over the past 30 years, and it never gets old. In my opinion...It's the best restaurant in Ft, Myers!

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On June 27th I had my 50th birthday party event at The Veranda with around 40 guests. The buffet of appetizers was amazing, plus the bar even created specialty drinks for the occasion including the Diva Drop, the Divatini, and the Divarita -- SO much fun! Plus, there was live music, beautiful decorations, and the service was, as always, excellent.... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been dining at The Veranda for over 20 years. It is our place for anniversary dinners, birthday dinners, family gatherings, business lunches and just when we feel like being pampered, The food is divine and the staff is incredible!!!

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fort myers
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Someone recommended the Verandah to me before I had even moved to Fort Myers. It took a while but I have had the opportunity to celebrate 3 special occasions there. The atmosphere is very old Florida style and the service is of a special caliber that is rare. I have enjoyed both inside and courtyard dining. The food was amazing... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Veranda is one of the most unique dining experiences you will have. If you are looking for Romance, delicious cuisine and unbelievable décor The Veranda is it. When you walk in the door you feel you are back in time at a luxurious bed and breakfast mansion. Outside is a very cool fish pond with banyan trees to add... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I have found this to be one of the most exceptional restaurants ever. The ambiance, quality of food and superior service make it our choice for memorable evening. It is a requirement for special events like birthdays and anniversaries but a drop in after a show at The Rep is becoming a standby. I can't wait to... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I dine out quite often. We always look forward to our monthly visit to The Veranda. The food is amazing. The staff is most attentive and very friendly and knowledgeable. The music by Rick Russell on piano is great. Whether it be the phenomenal Caesar salad made at table side, the tasty beef carpaccio, grilled salmon or... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Only one place like this. Wonderful ambiance, and I'm very proud to take my clients to this interesting place. Always can depend on good food and service. I usually go to the Veranda 3-4 times per month. Years ago they played classical music in the background. I miss that, it added a lot of charm to the dining rooms.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I love The Veranda for special occasions or just a couples night out. The food is innovative (grits cakes!) and delicious (all the fish and steak dishes). The wait staff is attentive and efficient. The atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant. Come early and have a drink around the piano bar.

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Beth W, Director of Marketing at the Veranda at The Veranda, responded to this review

We love the Grit Cakes, too MaureenMetzler. Thank you for the great review, we look forward to serving you again very soon! More

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