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Salty Papa's Shrimp House

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. THE Neighborhood Local's Place
1. THE Neighborhood Local's Place
"Salty Papa's was recommended to us by locals who told us what a great "
Mark M
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2. Pink Shrimp & Fresh Seafood
2. Pink Shrimp & Fresh Seafood
"Salty Papa's serves delicious Gulf Shrimp and seafood in a casual"
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3. Everything Made in House
3. Everything Made in House
"The Olde Florida Fish Dip was the best we have had in the Fort Myers"
Lyle B
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About
Locally-owned and operated by lifelong SW Florida resident/restaurant professional, serving decadent food made from fresh ingredients; no pre-made chain restaurant food here! Casual neighborhood vibe perfect for Florida, homemade Olde Florida and classical southern cuisine with a fresh twist! Safe, fresh and sustainable wild-caught U.S. seafood and Pink Gulf Shrimp; never imported, never pond raised. Known for indulgent favorites such as Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Red Creole Jambalaya and Sweet Spiced Chicken & Waffles. Very large menu including fresh soups and salads, natural chicken, black angus certified beef, appetizers and more. Full liquor bar, gluten-free menu, outdoor puppy friendly
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great shrimp and seafood restaurant in South Fort Myers. Locally owned and locally sourced fresh fish served in a friendly neighborhood setting. The shrimp and grits and black Grouper are outstanding. Service is great and Stacy is the very best!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022 via mobile

Great variety of seafood and other items. The shrimp was huge!!! I had the peach bourbon glazed shrimp and delicious sweet potato fries and Cole slaw. My husband had pan seared scallops and they were huge. Service was exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only come down to Fort Myers for 1 week on vacation and our experience with Chris made us come back for a second visit during our stay.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate lunch here and it was superb! Seafood was fresh and hot. Prompt service, never an empty glass. Oysters were fresh. Grouper was fresh and grilled perfectly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely the best shrimp and grits I've ever had ! Couldn't finish it all, so I got to enjoy it later that night. The Love Boat ice cream was also great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

As I stated before, we love local faves and unexpected gems in strip centers. Here is another. We stopped one night and they were out of snow crab, scallops and filets. We called the next day to see if they got those items in because...we liked the environment and staff. We were explained it would be a while because those items are so expensive now. We went and fell in love. Amazing hush puppies and oysters. The Cajun butter shrimp was phenomenal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

Best meal we had all week! Get the Charleston Shrimp and Grits, you won’t regret it!!! Our server Chris was absolutely wonderful!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

Where to start? Salty Papa's was one of the last places we stopped at on our family vacation and we wish we went there earlier. So very good and our server, Chris, was super friendly and very helpful. He recommended the Shrimp and Grits and...oh my goodness, was that the right choice. For all 3 of us. We were blown away! We ordered the fried green tomatoes, flash fried oysters, and Oysters on half shell for appetizers. By far the best Oysters anywhere. The Shrimp and grits were absolutely perfect. 10/10. The service was a 10, the entire experience was impeccable. We will be back, thank you Chris and company!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Eight of us went for dinner and it was wonderful! We had 3 gluten allergies, 1 shellfish allergy and 1 who doesn't do anything that swims! Everyone LOVED their meal. Shrimp and grits were to die for; filet dinner was incredible; cast iron shrimp were...great; fish and chips were wonderful. All the food was top notch. It is definitely a hidden gem of a place to go!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

We were told by a local how excellent and fresh the food was here.. we drove over and we loved it.. everything homemade.. shrimp n grits was awesome.. so was the grouper new orleans style.. key lime pie was to die for.. cant wait to...go back.. a must visit..More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

We chose this place becasue it had GF options for my daughter-in-law. We all enjoyed our lunch here. Raw oysters and fried green tomato app were tasty. Also - shrimp and grits and fried shrimp were good, too.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Salty Papa's Shrimp House is truly one of Fort Myers hidden treasures. We spent 2 weeks in Fort Myers and ate 5 meals (lunch and dinner ) here. Every meal was fantastic! The fired shrimp, the coconut shrimp, the shrimp and grits, bayou burger, the...po' boys sandwiches, mashed potatoes, fries, brussell sprouts, steak & shrimp, southern fried chicken & gravy and the the wicked dolphin drinks were all delicious! The staff was always polite and friendly. Chris was our server one evening, he went above and beyond to make our experience great! We can't wait to go back in the fall!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022

Went here to eat dinner with a group of friends. Very good meal and service. I had the clam chowder and the scallops. My hubby had the clam chowder and the fish and chips. The one thing I was disappointed by is that they did...not offer whole clam bellies. A nice seafood restaurant like this should absolutely offer whole clam bellies. A really cool place to hang out with friends. Please pass the salt at Salty's!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

We took a charter to look for wildlife and shells in the Estero Bay area and saw the reviews for good food at Salty Papas on our drive back to Cape Coral and were not disappointed! We had the Shrimp and Grits, Gumbo, Chicken Wings,...Rice and Beans, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Pickles, Southern Salad and more and took home enough for another full meal for the 4 of us. All was delicious and the waitress was fantastic, attentive, thorough, efficient and friendly! We were very pleased!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

We’ve been to this place few times , I go there for the delicious shrimp and grits , that’s why I rated my review 4stars . Unfortunately the waitress gets 1star . Christa was not the most pleasant server , attitude was over the board..., had to wave her down so many times for napkins , water (no ice , she did bring it with Ice) and the bill was ready for 20 min , she pretended she didn’t see the checks ready . Still tipped her good , but not worth it .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Salty Papa's Shrimp House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4