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THE RIVER - JANUARY 13, 2017
FORT MYERS FARE
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is
named for the Doc Ford character in
local author Randy Wayne White’s best-
selling mystery novels.
It’s a well-known gathering place
with indoor and outdoor patio seating.
The combined menu offers all the lunch
and dinner items from 11 a.m. until
closing. It includes cedar plank salmon
topped with a mango chipotle glaze or
a marinated grilled chicken sandwich
and there’s a well provisioned raw bar.
Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably
the signature rum drink, Island Mojito.
708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers
Beach. Call 765-9660.
Ichiban is a downtown favorite
for Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
The name means “Number One” in
Japanese and offers its customers the
perfect balance of great quality and
affordable prices. Ichiban has been
family owned and operated for 11
years and its enduring popularity is a
testament to its exceptional, friendly
1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers.
Where can you go when you’re in
the “moooood” for some great cookin’,
local fun and prices that won’t make
you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on
Island Cow is an airy bistro with
French doors leading out to the front
and back patios. It is open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under
the stars while you listen to live music
on one of Sanibel’s only al fresco eating
porches. Now serving full liquor island
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call
LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant &
Pizzeria was established in 1979
and is one of the longest-running
family eateries in the Fort Myers
area. Chef Camelo LaMotta serves
traditional Italian dishes such as chicken
parmesan, lasagna, pizza and calzones
as well as specialty creations like osso
bucco, lobster risotto, pescatore and
Try LaMotta’s New York-style pizza,
cooked in a 500-degree oven for the
perfect crunchy slice. For specialized
desserts, treat yourself to cannolis and
tiramisu along with a cappuccino or
Hours include Monday through
Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday
from noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 4 to
15660-225 San Carlos Boulevard,
For t Myers, 482-5505.
Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and
Steaks, a sunset dining water view res-
taurant in Fort Myers, located near the
Sanibel Bridge, offers new American
cuisine prepared in the old Florida tradi-
tion. Paying tribute to the rich history
of Punta Rassa, where Jake Summerlin
owned a wharf that he used to ship
his cattle to Cuba and the local waters
that are famous for being the home
to big game fishing, Summerlin Jake’s
offers freshly caught local seafood,
tender, juicy prime steaks, smoked ribs,
brisket & chicken and heart-healthy,
vegan choices that are locally sourced,
hand-selected and artfully prepared.
Summerlin Jakes is open Monday
through Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(Breakfast served 8 to 11:30 a.m.).
Happy Hour is 3 to 6 p.m. daily. Live
music on Friday and Saturday 5:30 to
17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, 466-
Voted Best Waterfront Dining in
Awarded Best New Restaurant 2016,
discover an authentic experience at
Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Bar as your meal is artfully prepared
right before your eyes! Panoramic Gulf
views await you at Sea Breeze Café
where the menu celebrates fresh local
produce and seafood. Enjoy breakfast,
lunch or dinner on the terrace or
dining room, or expertly rolled sushi
at the bar. Sanibel’s favorite tiki bar,
Turtle’s Pool & Beach Bar, serves up
island favorites at the bar or family-
friendly patio. Choose from frosty
drinks, signature sandwiches and classic
favorites. Visit sundialresort.com/eat for
menus, hours and reservations.
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel
Terra Nostra Ristorante Italiano
serves classic Italian fare in the former
Cork & Barrel suite in the Target center
at 15880 San Carlos Boulevard.
Owners Fernando and Sao Uva
welcome you to their new location after
spending many years on Fort Myers
Beach. They bring over Chef Anthony
Grandepiogga and Maitre d’ Reginald
Beach. The establishment seats 156
people, including outdoor dining.
The mission of Terra Nostra is to
serve homemade food in a restaurant
environment. Try some of Fernando’s
hand-crafted specialties: Bouilabaisse,
Chicken Monte Carlo and Penne a la
Fiero. With these selections and house
favorites, you will never leave hungry.
Have a drink from the full liquor bar or
sip from the many hand-selected wines
or ports. A family atmosphere and
attentive service will make your dinner
a dinner to remember.
Terra Nostra is open six days a
week from 4:30 to 10 p.m. It is closed
Tuesday until further notice.
15880 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite
110, Fort Myers, 590-8147.
RUM BAR & GRILLE
LAMOTTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Chinese & Japanese Cuisine
Downtown Fort Myers (Post Office Arcade - Next to Hotel Indigo)
1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Mon-Thurs 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm . Sun 12pm - 9pm
SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPA
Outdoor seating at the Island Cow
photo courtesy Island Cow
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