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“great seafood”

Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market
Ranked #10 of 856 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Walking through the front doors, guests are greeted by the in-house seafood market, where the Prawnbroker showcases their specially chosen fresh fillets of fish and beef, hand-cut on premise, that are sure to tempt the palates of all. To emphasize their commitment to buying local and bringing you the freshest seafood Ft. Myers has to offer, you'll find our hand picked selection straight from the local waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Here you'll get a peek at the sumptuous fare that you'll soon be enjoying from their comfortable yet elegant dining room. Feast your eyes on mouth-watering Snapper, Gulf Shrimp, Softshell Crabs, Mahi Mahi, and the best Grouper Florida has to offer. Small tubs of pale pink creamy shrimp bisque stand in line next to bases for both kinds of chowder - New England style being what the restaurant is most famous for, a nod to the original owners' home region. Diners consistently return to enjoy these favorites plus the greatest Florida Stone crabs (in season) and Maine Lobsters.
Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great seafood”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

everything was great. the atmosphere, the service, and especially the food. i ordered stuffed shrimp. it was large shrimp struffed with crab meat and a blue chees sauce. fantastic! it would be wise to make reservations.

  • Visited February 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Local tip leads to great seafood”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Got a tip about the Prawnbroker from a seasoned employee at my Fort Myers resort . It was a bit of a drive and the decor is 1990s Florida but the food simply seasoned and prepared was very good. Grilled grouper was fresh and flavorful. Service was efficient on a night with a good but not packed house. And afterwards you can stroll this quaint shopping area and hear a little jazz at a neighboring cafe and bar,

  • Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood!”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

This place is a Fort Myers Classic Must Go To!! The Seafood is Fantastic! The Service is Great! Delicious desserts also!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Outstanding Seafood”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This was our first visit to Prawnbroker. We arrived at about 6:15PM and the wait was about 15 minutes. I orderd the "Chef's Speciatly Grouper" and my wife order the Broiled Scallops. We both had the Shrimp Bisque. We will return to this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2012
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Naples, Florida
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very good for what it's trying to be”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

If you're looking for a casual restaurant with a good selection of generously portioned fresh fish, this is your place. Gourmet it's not, but certainly tasty. Service was friendly and attentive--started out a bit slow but then accelerated. A nice touch is a warm loaf of wheaty-looking bread served right up front. A curiousity--there were two of us and they served the bread with 9 wrapped pats of butter in a small container. Do people use that much butter? We prefer olive oil which we got on request but it took a while. The salads came with the entree (not at the same time--included in the price) and were quite pedestrian. The feature is the main course and for us it was about twice as much food as a human being ought to eat in one sitting. You get a big chunk of fish; large baked potato, sweet potato, or generous mound of rice pilaf; and a vegetable. Prices in general seemed moderate unless you order the sea bass which runs about $30. It's probably not where you'd go on your anniversary but a pleasant meal nonetheless--and you may have enough left over for lunch the next day.

  • Visited January 2012
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