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“Tucked away gem. Don't be deceived by location!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market

Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market
Ranked #12 of 824 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tucked away gem. Don't be deceived by location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding meal, surpassing those recently enjoyed at sister restaurant, university grill. Seated in charming atrium area, immediately served fresh warm
Honey oat bread by attentive and pleasant server. Shrimp cocktail consisted of five HUGE, meaty, delicious fresh shrimp. Husband and I both ordered tilapia captiva, stuffed with fresh crabmeat and topped with delicious lobster sauce. Harcotte vert were tender and
delicious. My salad was crisp and nicely presented and his cup of chowder equally satisfying. Can't imagine how packed this must get in season but certainly worth the wait and not to be missed. We will be back. Many times!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food and attentive service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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“My Favorite Restaurant in Fort Myers”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Thank R C
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“Aunt's favorite dinner place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HedgehogsOnTheWing
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