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“Reliable but getting pricey”
Review of The Veranda

The Veranda
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Ranked #9 of 854 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 35th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
FT MYERS
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Reliable but getting pricey”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Yes its a dining expierence, but I feel its lost some of its pazaaaz , staff seem younger than the old reliables but it still is a good " clubby type top class dining expierence

Visited March 2013
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Hernando, Florida
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Busy Bees on the Veranda!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Beautiful surroundings, very good food for lunch, service slow due to no show of one server. This is a charming dining experience with two old houses and a center courtyard so dining can be in or outside. Lunch seems to attract business community and can get very busy. Soups and salads were excellent. Get there early!

Visited April 2013
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Clarksburg, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Anniversary Heaven”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

If nothing else this is the place to celebrate the wedding anniversary. We have gone once and had our picture taken and could easily make this an annual tradition. Don't look at the prices and go for it. The wait staff is the real deal, tuxedo's, bow ties, and French accents. And there are at least three per table. Wonderful, romantic atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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731 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Very unexpected formal restaurant in fl but one can dress casual”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Surprised by waiters in tux's a sight one never sees in Fl . Food was outstanding ,but a little pricey .excellent gracious but not stuffy service . Incredible decor of early 1900 or late 1800s.
Surprised to learn that they have been in business for 32 years ,so they are doing it right. We were dressed casually and were not out of place. Ties and jackets were more unusual.

  • Visited April 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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132 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Bring it back to the 21st Century”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went to this restaurant after reading the good reviews, in some rankings it was "the best restaurant in Ft Myers". Well, was maybe in the 1970s! We arrived and we could smell the humidity problem the place has, that was a HUGE turn off. The waiters were wearing tuxedos in FL in August! I suffered for them. The food was just ok nothing to write home about. You can tell that the place must have been a nice place with a great atmosphere 40 years ago but nothing else. Never going back.

  • Visited August 2012
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