My husband and I have had lunch at Fancy's twice now and look forward to many happy returns! We loved the Crazy Chef restaurant that occupied these premises before, and do miss it, but this new occupant makes up for CC's disappearance. The decor has been extensively redone, and is attractive and original; as before, the cooking all gets done up front where you can watch, particularly if you sit in the narrower area before the main dining room. First time we went we found the blast of AC where we were seated in the main room was uncomfortable, and asked to be moved to across from where the chefs work, and loved it. Service first visit from an attentive and friendly young man was outstanding; second time our waitress was rarely seen, though effective enough I guess. This second time it seemed as if the very pleasant and multi-tasking hostess served about two thirds of the orders in addition to fulfilling a number of other duties.
But how's the food? See review title above: we still have to try a number of menu items, but we're already in love. I've had the pimento cheeseburger, one of the best burgers I've had in a very, very long time, perfectly cooked, tasty, juicy, with an amazing barbecue mayo to go with it; great bun too! My husband liked his meatloaf sandwich so much he didn't even want to let me have a bite, but he knows his meatloaf, and said it was truly amazing. This last time we both had the shrimp and grits, so good: 4 perfectly cooked shrimp on a pool of cheesy grits surrounded by a slightly spicy tomato-ey tasso ham jus; didn't detect the roasted corn that's supposed to be there... Also, this is a dish that really need to be served up on a hot plate, which was not the case, so it cooled off pretty fast. Servings are copious, and prices are surprisingly reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food (general comment, since I saw virtually every dish on the menu set on the counter when ready to be served). One suggestion for a change that really needs to be made to the menu if they want real cred: The crawfish, ham, andouille and dirty rice soup is "étouffée", not "Et Touffee"... I'll try it soon though no matter what they call it.
Apparently one needs a reservation for dinner, I'm not surprised, it's not a very big place; lunch was busy both times we went, but we got a table for two with no trouble a little after 12; got busier later. We're delighted with this new and different addition to the Fort Myers restaurant scene, and can't wait to go back.