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“Fresh Seafood Lover's Paradise”

Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood
Ranked #2 of 425 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Clearwater, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood Lover's Paradise”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Tried this great restaurant for the first time and am sad it's so far away! Service fantastic and food incredible. Try the oysters or the blackened mahi mahi. Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating also.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Rebecca F
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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pictures in their ads are for real”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have been reading about this new restaurant and seeing their ads featuring the dishes and had to see if they were for real, or photoshopped. Yes, they are for real. Had the twin lobster tails which were done perfectly, not rubbery or dry, and other dinner was butter fish with a lemongrass sauce which was excellent. Our server was fun and knowledgeable about the entrees. We ate on the deck on a beautiful Florida night and while it's not scenic we were eating outside in March, something we wouldn't be doing in Michigan. The desserts are made in house, and the coconut brownie with ice cream is worth the calories, as is the chocolate strawberry cake. Inside dining space is small and in season you have to get there early, before 6. They have an extensive fish market inside which offered a large variety. We have added this restaurant to our "rotation" of places during our 4 month stay in Ft. Myers. It's easy to find and just minutes over the Colonial St. bridge to Cape Coral.

  • Visited March 2014
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really good food!”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The four of us had lunch there & it was all delicious. I had the best tasting Lobster Roll that I've had outside of the Caribbean. The fried oyster basket & the fried scallop basket were good, as was the seafood Cobb Salad.
Coral was our waitress. She is really great. Knows her stuff & has a fun personality!!

Visited March 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wow, the best in the area”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Had a wonderful fish dinner. Great flavor, great service. We had a table for 2 in the fish market area. There is also a dinning room and a large outside dinning area. This is a new restaurant and has the smooth operation of an experienced place. It was a busy night, but service was quick, pleasant , and un hurried. A special thanks to Tina for being our server.
The menu is fish orientated, but does have meat items available.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews
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“VERY impressed!!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We've been customers of Merrick Seafood since 1992, and were thrilled they were opening a restaurant there. These people really know the business (my husband and I both have extensive restaurant backgrounds). They designed a beautiful space (inside and out), they trained their staff thoroughly (Eileen was great!), the menu is ample without overkill on the amount of choices. The food is excellent and you couldn't ask for any fresher seafood than this. The prices are very reasonable, and the owner makes the rounds to see if the customers are happy. Absolutely love this place and we will be back!!

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank nansi1210
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