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“what a great new discovery”

Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood
Ranked #2 of 424 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Voted best seafood restaurant in "Best of Cape Coral 2013" Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood offers the best local seafood. Anything from fresh salads,fried seafood baskets, homemade soups, raw bar to delectable fresh seafood entrees.
Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“what a great new discovery”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

The fish is as fresh as you can get i had the seafood platter everything was cooked to perfection and the service was second to none for this type of restaurant inside looks and feels elegant the experience was very satisfying to me and my wallet for the amazing amount and quality of this meal also my server Coral was voted of southwest floridas favorite servers and now i can see why she did not miss anything she is very pleasant and you can tell she loves her profession. very very good

  • Visited December 2013
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Saint James City, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This restaurant serves REAL grouper! Many Florida seafood restaurants serve fish they call grouper that is not Florida grouper..Fish Tales serves the real thing..it was well cooked and nicely presented. The service was much better than normal. Our waitress , Coral, was professional in every way. We will happily return.

  • Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“AWESOME!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The high rating of this restaurant is completely deserved! The service was great, the food better. My partner and I both had lobster bisque - the cup and bowl servings are generous - the soup is luscious. He had clams casino and loved them. I had cranberry macadamia nut sea bass. Describing this as "cutting" like butter would be unfair - it fell apart easier and had incredible flavor. Only great things to say about our meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Overdone”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The good: prompt fast service, salads and appetizer were very good, inside dining not loud and noisy so it was easy to carry on a conversation at your table.
The bad: lobster bisque has very little lobster and to much sherry, osso bucco, as with the bed of mashed potatoes it was on, were served cold, both swordfish dishes were overcooked.
I would give the restaurant 2 and 1/2 stars because it is mainly a fish store and the fish was overdone which of course is unacceptable.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding Seafood”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I have been a fan of Merrick Seafood for quite a while. They could always be relied upon for quality and freshness. Recently I visited their on-site restaurant, "Fish Tale Grill". The experience was outstanding. I had heard great things about their lobster bisque so I had to give it a try. It was heaven. I have sampled this dish in many high class restaurants around the world. This was, far and away, the best ever! 
Every item our party of four sampled was very well prepared and of the highest quality. This was the finest meal I have ever experienced in Cape Coral.

  • Visited December 2013
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