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“One of the best seafood restaurants in Lee County” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market

Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market
Ranked #10 of 843 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cape Coral, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the best seafood restaurants in Lee County”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Cape Coral native.....and this is my favorite place for seafood. And they are pretty consistant. I was a bit disappointed they didn't have the stuffed lobster the last time I went, but I guess I'm lost trying to find a complaint. I'd give it 5 stars, but I try to limit that to those rare moments where you are just amazed. I wish they would improve their salads. A plate of lettuce, one cherry tomato, and dressing isnt really a salad. And for me, the salad is just as important as the rest of the menu. But Prawn Broker will not disappoint you at all. If you are looking to take guests out, and want to make sure you dont disappoint, just go here and everyone will be happy and full.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Orland Park, Illinois
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Visited the Prawnbroker in Fort Myers and found the selection to be good, the service was very good, drink variety was very good, and the food quality and taste to be very good.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dbogs2000
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Fort Myers, Florida
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“No surprises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

It's just plann good...good food, good service, good drinks, good fish market and decent prices.
A favorite with locals and tourists alike, we eat
there frequently and still find it a treat.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful As Always but Room for Improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The fish items at the Prawnbroker are as good as it gets; fresh, hot and cooked to perfection. The soft shelled crab (sauteed) is one of my favorites, the best I've had. Call ahead at noon of the day of dining to reserve your order as they do sell out and avoid waiting by making a reservation.
Now room for improvement - house salads are just blah and about as good as throwing bagged lettuce in a bowl, seriously needs rethinking. The service can be good depending on your server - last nights service was very good (Susan) but on several occasions we have been rushed through dinner with no time to relax and enjoy. If they'd fix these minor issues then I'll be giving them an Excellent.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane C
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The food here is awesome! We went during "Early Bird" hours and also got great value. I love the atmosphere here, too. Overall, great visit!

Visited February 2012
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