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“roadhouse cafe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roadhouse Cafe

Roadhouse Cafe
15660 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33908
239.415.4375
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Ranked #8 of 691 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Wakefield, RI
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4 restaurant reviews
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“roadhouse cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My favorite restaurant in Fort Myers, by far. The food is outstanding, nice small bar area, the free jazz or piano entertainment is top notch. It doesn't look like much because it is in a strip mall, but once inside, you'll be glad you came.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

had to see what all the fuss was about, heard great things, read great reviews, had to finally find out. swanky scene. big bar crowd. had to kinda maeuver around people dancing to be seated. we enjoyed the piano entertainment and business was good on a friday. doug was our server he did a nice job obviously a seasoned vet. bacon wrapped scallops were good but then again i love siracha, had better beet salads before, the entrees were kind of a let down the strip au poive was mediocure and my wife had the grouper stirfry special...garbage. i'd rather have better quality food at a smaller portion, qantity dosen't always do it, and i hate when specials aren't special. crem brulee and cholcolate martini for dessert were ok. overall roadhouse was pretty good, could be better for a place regaurded as one of the best.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food here is a little on the expensive side but it is sooo good and definitely worth it. The staff was also very accomodating.

Visited September 2012
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Strip Mall Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

You may be hard pressed to find better food and service, and greater Jazz is even more elusive. Whether you want apps, pasta, seafood or meat, you cannot go wrong. Every dish our party ordered was exceptional, but the lobster stood out. The best quality of anywhere lobster must be shipped to, and then cooked perfectly. And simply, words cannot describe Danny Sinoff's talent; you must hear it to believe it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
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“A Bit on the Pretentious Side”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I read all the glowing reviews about this place but I gotta say it was a bit pretentious.

The bar staff are friendly enough but the clientele seemed a bit stuffy and geriatric.
I can't vouch for the food since I did not eat here but it looked okay even though when waiters served a nearby table of 8, the food did not appear to be warm since there was no steam coming off the plates.

The other thing is make sure you get out of the way of the servers or they may run into you such is the hectic pace of the place when it's packed.

We also quickly tired of the Frank Sinatra and "Sound of Music" covers. The ability of the musicians to play improvisational jazz is very limited despite the place's claim to a jazz heritage on its website.

I think this place may be so popular due to the lack of venues catering to the so-called mature crowd in Fort Myers rather than it being a bonafide urbane supper club.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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