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Salty Papa's Shrimp House

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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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, 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

server Chris did a great job. Our food was good. The fish and shrimp were delish and we love the hush puppies too.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Farmer market bread was delicious. We had the fresh black grouper New Orleans style and it was amazing. Dressing homemade. Our server Amy was the best!!! This was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for sea food and even has menu for your dog out side. My server was Chris and he did a GREAT job !!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Chris. We had the pimiento cheese dip, naked shrimp and bacon wrapped shrimp, all excellent choices.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Salty Papas, mostly by chance, several years ago. We ordered a Coconut Shrimp appetizer and we were HOOKED. Fresh, perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth and always generous. Four (?) years later and this is the first place we think of in...Fort Myers for Shrimp. Chris took excellent care of us in our last visit. He was very attentive and had great recommendations. The 64k recommendation is SHIMP AND GRITS! If you can handle some spice, just do it. I avoided grits in anything. I tried it on a whim here and WOW. It's hard to order anything else and there is no need to even try it anywhere else. Love this place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went early and had great service. Chris was our server and very personable and friendly. Had a great meal, the grilled shrimp are amazing, husband had the fish and chip servings were very filling.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a local restaurant when we found Salty Papa’s and we weren’t disappointed. The shrimp was delicious (if you get it fried, be sure to taste the tartar sauce), the salad was fresh and the hush puppies were as tasty as my...mom’s - the highest praise! We will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always our first stop when we are visiting Fort Myers and it was delicious as always. The grouper was fantastic and our server Chris was efficient and friendly! Can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

I came here with my wife to grab a simple bite, we came in at the same time as another customer, note the customer ordered a simple dish but what should have been simple for us was a wait that took for ever. By the...time the customer order ate and paid we didn't have a starter on the table. We got our salad simple cesar warm as if was sitting under a heating lamp yuk! Disgusting, cooks took for ever yet a not so busy place you would expect better quality. Prices are ridiculously outrages! $26.99 for crab legs that barely weight a pound when I ask the manager about it she said the weight is before pre-steamed, after I explained my dissatisfaction of food and service the manager became aggressive with her tone towards my wife and I, she did take off a good portion of the food but again she made us feel un appreciated and made it a point hint hint get out of here! Believe me I will never return the plating and quality of this place if for people who don't know about proper hospitality service¹ and quality food. Drinks for the price your paying stick with the beer you cant screw that up.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021

We had a very nice lunch at Salty Papa's. They allowed us to sit outside with our dog. We both had an order of their fried oysters. They were as good as we've had in quite a while. We suggest you give them a try!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salty Papa's Shrimp House

  • Yes, Salty Papa's Shrimp House offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Salty Papa's Shrimp House offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Salty Papa's Shrimp House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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