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“Excellent food and attentive service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market

Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market
Ranked #12 of 811 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, 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.
Powder Springs, Georgia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food and attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My daughter and I were on vacation at Fort Myers Beach and wanted to try a nice seafood restaurant........checked the TripAdvisor reviews and decided on the Prawnbroker. It was a great choice for the grouper and shrimp dishes we selected. But our real favorite was the escargot in a garlic sauce appetizer....a first for my thirteen year old and she loved it. :) We had a great time and a great dinner

  • Visited June 2013
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Grove City, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We made reservations for Christmas Eve and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was really great, and though they were quite busy (to be expected) our service was fantastic! We ordered shrimp as an appetizer (I believe it was buffalo shrimp), which was very good. Next up I had a caesar salad - which was very fresh! Finally, the star of the night was the swordfish - which was really fresh and absolutely delicious!

Great place for date night! We will return the next time we're in town!

  • Visited December 2012
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“My Favorite Restaurant in Fort Myers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Service is great. The servers seem to have a knack for pairing their wine with their food. I had a nice Chardonnay with their Seafood mix and it was wonderful. Another visit rendered a great white wine pairing with their Paella which was probably the best this side of Mallorca. Their presentation always seems to stack up and the atmosphere is always second to none. I've been going their since the late 70's and thought it was time to write a review. A must visit and don't forget the early bird dinner time each day. You'll save money and they don't compromise anything to give you a better deal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Aunt's favorite dinner place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is our aunt's favorie dinner place for 'special guests. We had escargot, stuffed mushrooms, crunchy platter, broiled platter, and shrimp platter.
Broiled platter: shrimp was delish, didn't mention what the fish was
Shrimp platter: nicely varied, fired, provencal, stuffed
Crab cake stuffing was mushy.
They didn't ever ask for drink orders.

  • Visited February 2013
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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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“Very good food and service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The crab legs and lobster were very good. Crab legs were a little expensive vs. some other restaurants in the area. The shrimp bisque was also excellent. Would definitely recommend the Prawnbroker to other visitors.

Visited June 2013
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