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“True southern charm throughout. Go for the early bird specials”

Farmers Market Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 857 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Southern food served fresh daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The oldest restaurant in Lee County, since 1952 Serving breakfast Monday-Friday 6am-10:30am, Saturday 6am-11am, Sunday 7am-11am Lunch starts Mon-Fri at 11AM Lunch starts Saturday and Sunday at 11:30AM
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“True southern charm throughout. Go for the early bird specials”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Good ol country cooking at a down home price. Nothing fancy, but everything is tasty and filling. Early bird specials (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6) get you a generous portion of country comfort food with two medium sides for $8. Stuff yourself on meat loaf, country fried steak or pork hops, fried chicken, etc. Sides include various veggies and potatoes. A bit hard to find, but from MLK just turn at the Imaginarium, go about 7 blocks and make a left onto Edison.

Service is friendly, food is tasty and plentiful, price is frugal. What more could you want?

  • Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Comfort Food At Its Best!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Like the sign says:
Put The Taste Of The South In Your Mouth!

...pretty much says it all!
Classic southern food at its very best!

Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Just Average”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We tried this restaurant based on the reviews but was expecting so much more. The food was just ok and the location was hard to find. We wouldn't visit here again :(

  • Visited July 2013
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
“visit to restaurant”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Since the last time I visited the Farmers Market Restaurant my experience of today found the food to be less country, and more mediocre. The order for green tomatoes --- three small (2-1/2" slices, and soft coating; disappointment. The macaroni and cheese was stove-top like, not a baked macaroni. The potato soup....totally too much cornstarch, and bland tasting. The restaurant needs to pursue more tastier, home cooked items. It is disappointing the restaurant no longer serves food that makes one want to travel a little distance just to be able to get some good home cooked food. In my opinion, the restaurant has lost it's edge. So sorry I cannot give a more positive review. Do hope management will consider serving less institutionalized food items, and more specialized home cooking as I experienced three years ago when friends came from the East Coast to try this TV Diner featured restaurant..

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great fresh food.”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

While the breakfast menu is small, the food is absolutely delicious. It's definitely southern cooking.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lauren K
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