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“This is a must do place” 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 #4 of 650 Restaurants in Fort Myers
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
Memphis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“This is a must do place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Driving up to this place you may want to turn around, shopping center location with a Big Lots anchor you wouldn't expect to find a nice restaurant. When you notice all the cars outside you figure others must like the place.

There is good reason for the crowd. From the moment you walk inside you are greeted with great service that continues until you depart. All of the staff act like you are the only customer in the place but in fact it is packed. We had trouble even getting a reservation. The food was great, from beginning to end. We had lobster which was cooked to perfection and a sea scallop dish. The soup, salads etc were just as good.

There was a jazz group playing the night we were there but they have a different group every night. Folks were up dancing in between their dinner courses. It is mostly an older clientele, one couple next to us were celebrating their 65th anniversary but it is still a lot of fun. It is an entertainment place that also has great food, not something you often find. A nice place that you will remember.

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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous food in ft. Myers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great service incredible meal and I was too early for the jazz. The food is fantastic , very pricey, but can't say it wasn't worth every $

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Going downhill?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have been to the Roadhouse many, many times, spending thousands, and enjoying the fine music, ambiance, and better than average food. Staff has heretofore been friendly and competent, and we make sure they are well taken care of. Lately, the ownership/management would seem to be getting a little complacent, even arrogant. The menu (and chef?) has changed recently, and not for the better. And if you have an issue with something, the staff and managers seem strangely unconcerned, offering no apologies or making absolutely no effort to make things right. Sigh, after having given this restaurant terrific reviews in the past, I have to report that as a result of very unsatisfactory experiences the last two times there, we have not been back in months, nor do we intend to, much as we'll miss the music. We have instead used the opportunity to get out and discover some new venues, like Brewbabies and Kristoff's, where the food is better, and the owners more enthusiastically appreciate your patronage.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Travel Agent Review...don't miss this place for clients...its a WINNER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

As a travel agent who sends a lot of people to Fort Myers/Fort Myers Beach/Sanibel and area people cannot believe the amazing restaurant when they come to the Roadhouse Cafe. The ambience is amazing but the food is even better. If anyone knows about the Knife and Fork Club of America where the top restaurants are...this one should be at the top of the list. I have ate at all the best steakhouses in America from the Chop House in Chicago to Ben Bensions in New York and Ruth Chris as well...the list goes on...this was the best Steak I ever ate in America. You would never know this place from the outside other than the parking lot is full 7 days a week. The sign ourside just says "Roadhouse Cafe" thanks to my friends Larry and Lucy for introducing this place to me...i am now a regular. I went there on Sunday Mar 10 at 7pm to show some friends who might want to go for dinner and it was hard to get in but the accommodated us...as they are all very kind and do what they can. My friends were so impressed they all booked dinner for this week and I am joining them. Do not miss this place if you are a local or visiting...Reservations are recommended. Thanks to Sherry and all the staff for the excellent service and to the chef for the amazing food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“If you are over 60 and like jazz, this is the place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Anyone under 65 feels young at this restaurant. The music played is generally from the 1940s and 1950s. The food was ok and for the most part reasonably priced e.g.Stuffed baked chicken at $18. The servings are large and the wait staff is attentive. If you feel awkward hanging around older people and watching them flirt and party this place is not for you. If you are one of them, then you'll enjoy yourself. It is hard to find being located in a strip mall off of the main road.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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