Nestled along Florida's Gulf Coast, Bonita Springs is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering an eclectic dining scene that mirrors its picturesque landscapes. From waterfront eateries serving freshly caught seafood to cozy, family-run bistros offering international flavors, Bonita Springs' restaurants are a testament to the city's love affair with good food and vibrant atmospheres. Each kitchen tells a story, with menus crafted to satisfy every palate, whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a gourmet feast. The culinary journey here is as diverse as the natural beauty that surrounds it, promising an unforgettable experience with every dish.
Colorful eatery offering casual American fare for breakfast & lunch, including waffles & burgers.
Wow wow wow. This diner was awesome. The food was fresh the service was great. When I’m around this area again I’m definitely coming back. I had the country fried steak and it was delicious. If your looking at this review just come here you will be satisfied when you leave.
5 / 5
Where to begin?? Well the lovely lady who waited on us was hands down one of the best and nicest servers I've ever had. She never let our drinks get below 1/2 and saw me take a bite out of my sandwich and get as much on my face as I did in my mouth and had extra napkins dropped on the table before I realized it. The food was outstanding and for a diner in a hidden location, it's definitely a best kept secret that I'm sure only the locals keep as a guarded secret. There's no way someone hasn't told me about this place before. The cheese sticks were so soft and gooey on the Inside with a great crunch holding it together. Don't be afraid to tell them to hold the marinara and bring you ranch instead. (Odd I know but she suggested it to me and dropped me a ranch) I never tried the marinara so I couldn't tell you if it was any good or not. My roast beef sandwich was so tender, my only complaint was it was well done roast beef and not rare. I like my roast beef rare but that's just me. It was still worth getting. I'll be back again, that's for sure.
5 / 5
I had heard such good things and to be honest, I was underwhelmed. I tried the Philly cheesteak, which definitely needed more cheese and seasoning, as well as the roast beef club. Most clubs come with turkey, bacon, ham, and two types of cheeses, but here you have to choose one meat and one cheese. Pretty disappointed with that. Also to split a meal, it'll cost you $2.00 unless you upgrade to a pricier side.
3 / 5
Good breakfast restaurant with plenty of indoor seating along with a couple tables outside. The service was friendly and quick. Food was good and portion sizes were OK. Very reasonably priced as well. Place has an old at-home comfortable atmosphere.
4 / 5
Great breakfast lunch diner. Very friendly. The food was great.
5 / 5
Upscale spot for familiar Italian dishes in a cozy space with intimate booth seating & a patio.
We had such a wonderful experience, from the food to the service! Our waitress went above and beyond. For each course, she took the time to introduce every meal, create excitement, and make us feel taken care of. She was extremely knowledgeable on each dish and we could feel the passion she had behind the food at the restaurant. The food itself was sensational and we savored every bite. We look forward to returning again soon!
5 / 5
The most amazing restaurant in Florida. Better than any 5 star restaurant in NYC. Impeccable service, gourmet food, and the atmosphere exceeded expectations. The private booths are an old world extra that perfectly sets the mood. A little expensive but well worth it!
5 / 5
Wow wow wow… by far the best Italian we have ever had. The food was the absolute best, The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was great. The fresh pasta was incredibly and the veal was so good. Mushroom soup was well gone in minutes. A must try when in SW Florida.
5 / 5
Excellent food, excellent service, and beautiful atmosphere. You can’t go wrong. Finish your dinner with their authentic home made donuts & sauces. Superb flavours. Just like my grandma used to make them. This restaurant has many authentic Italian meals. Enjoy!
5 / 5
Friday Night Happy Hour Date Night! You don’t want to miss this happy hour hot spot. Atmosphere is over the top, service was first class and 2 out of 3 of the happy hour “entrees” were nothing short of 5 star. The meatballs were too “loose” (mushy) for my taste. The wine selections were so cheap AND so delicious. We shared the OMG chocolate desert off the main menu…it was to die for. Get there now before the snowbirds arrive or you will never get a seat!
4 / 5
Casual waterfront bar & eatery featuring a tiki theme, a seafood-heavy menu & a deck.
What a delicious lunch and we had. I had the shrimp basket and it was beautifully cooked. My companion had the scallops, and he said they were some of the best he’s ever had good service, and the building was beautiful. People are very friendly. I cannot say enough good about this property.
5 / 5
I've been in Siesta Key for 10 days, today we took a trip to Fort Myers Beach. On our trip we ran into this place and stopped for lunch... the best lunch I've had on our entire trip. You definitely won't be disappointed, service was excellent, food was amazing and the views were stunning!!!
5 / 5
My favorite waterfront restaurant. The best food and has a lemon drop martini ok 2 for my 70th bday ...yummy Hannah made the best. I should know I tended the bar for over 50 years... delicious!
5 / 5
Yvonne M Troisi Morgan
Our waitress was amazing, the view was pretty and our food was good for the most part. Had the mahi, a little dry, but still decent. Coconut shrimp appetizer was something I would go back for, highly recommend!
4 / 5
Coconut Jacks is a outdoor/indoor bar and grill with plenty of seafood options on the menu. You pay for the location for sure! It’s not a cheap restaurant for the portions they serve but all of the food is delicious. The service was great and they have valet parking! We would come back!
4 / 5
Hannah Guzman (hannahthegolfer)
Asian fare & sushi share the menu with dry-aged steaks at this bustling, warm-hued chophouse.
Fantastic! High-end steak/seafood. VERY PRICEY!! They have summer sizzle-entire menu 40% off right now( brings prices in line with comparable places for the area. We just loved it!! Great for special occasions, date night. Delicious!! Everything was great. Had a piano player. Classy. Went for a friend’s birthday. One of our table had trouble with his steak being cooked to his liking, and after several tries he was fairly comped. Plenty of parking. Will be back, especially before the summer sizzle special ends! Didn’t if they had indoor/outdoor dining. We knew we wanted to be inside. Very attentive service. Great wine selection.
5 / 5
Great food , elegant atmosphere, amazing service. Right now till October they are running 40 percent off . Unheard of pricing for fine dining. My wife and I had steaks and lobster and they were seasoned to perfection. Andrew our server was knowledgeable about preparation and answered all our questions. If you want to try one of the nicest places in Bonita this is for you. Manager was great, checked on us multiple times. Great dining experience.
5 / 5
6 of us went for dinner ages 14-72; it was slow because of off season but that was nice we got lots of attention from our service who was very friendly and helpful With suggestions. The food was phenomenal. For starters the bread and butter his amazing. For dishes, we had that aged strip steak, the fillet, the tri-tip, roasted chicken, short ribs, and Seabass. For sides, the jalapeño, au gratin, potatoes, cream, spinach, green beans, and the cauliflower. For dessert we had the apple pie pecan pie and the chocolate mousse. Everything was great everyone cleared their plates! Highly recommend :)
5 / 5
Texas is in the house FL. Thoroughly enjoyed this dinner today. The bartender and service was superior and the food was oh so good. So glad to be back and enjoying the sun and good food at Chops. Definitely something to write home about.
5 / 5
Our waiter Matthew was exceptional! Very personable and patient. The food presentation was beautiful and my dinner was delicious!The 40% off the bill promotion really made the experience excellent!
5 / 5
Buzzy but unfussy nook serving a sustainable menu heavily influenced by Hawaiian flavors.
We had a very disappointing experience and will not be back. While the staff was very attentive and friendly, the food was incredibly salty, to a degree that we couldn’t even finish any of the courses of the $45 3-course meal we ordered. My friend and I each tried three different dishes, and all were not good. While the prawns and huli huli pork were well cooked, her sauce was too sweet and the prawns were too salty. Same for my pork. My main course was the mahi mahi, which was perfectly cooked and very tender, but again so salty that I could not finish it. The potato cake it came with lacked flavor, other than salt, and looked very unappetizing. My friend’s meal was pretty looking and well cooked but too salty. Her vegan ice cream sundae was fine except for the whipped topping which she did not eat. My taro dessert was very sweet and tasted fine, but I’m not sure what those cubes were and they didn’t add anything to the dish. Perhaps its our lack of familiarity with Hawaiian traditions, but I’m pretty sure this kind of salt level is not part of it. We ended the night with a $150 bill, which included three glasses of wine. Considering the dated and tacky ambiance, and the $25-$37 prices prices per dish, I would not recommend this restaurant. Their website gives a very different impression from what it is really like.
2 / 5
What a great date night! Food is beyond amazing, service was perfect and the space was wider enough for intentional conversation. Great value and the best food I’ve had in SWFL. I had the short rib, my wife had the pork chop. Both were delightful.
5 / 5
My first time and I greatly enjoyed this hidden gem on Bonita Beach road. Service was attentive with good acumen of the menu. Cocktails were creative given wine vs. liquor. The shrimp, calamari and chicken liver appetizers were all done well and the fish was cooked perfectly. The lamb chops were outstanding and at med rare the temperature was "Pefect". I didn't need all that sauce, the lamb was that good. BRAVO! The fish entee, again was done and presented very well and didn't need all the sauce. This chef "really knows" how to cook meat and fish with care. Its so good... Ill get the sauce on the side next time. Skip the bread pudding for desert and go for something else. Look forward to getting back and exploring the rest of this ambitious menu.
4 / 5
This was a very lively and busy restaurant. We were there with a birthday party. They only assigned one waiter to tend to two tables of 7 at the same time. He did the best he could but it was not ideal for us. One table was eating their appetizers while the other table had yet to get their bread and butter. The food experience was ok. Ambiance was ok.
4 / 5
Wow! Delicious cuisine every time. Don’t pass this restaurant by. This family owned top notch business has so much to offer. Open for dinner and very high quality meals. We celebrated my husband’s birthday tonight and had a delightful blue crab Mac n cheese along with short rib that melted in our mouths. We were delightfully surprised by the carrot cake for dessert that’s not on the menu. Please consider supporting local long term family business while you are in Bonita Beach or Ft. Myers. Worth the drive but call ahead for reservations. Socially distanced tables make this restaurant charming and comfortable. We will return often! Thank you!! UPDATE 9/26/23 another fabulous meal with excellent service from Ashley B. Our compliments to the chef this Tuesday evening.
5 / 5
Warm Italian restaurant boasting pastas & pizza, plus beer & wine, in an intimate space.
Off season, easy to get table. Bruschetta good garlic and balsamic flavor. Portions are large. Chef came by our table. Nice touch. The bread is classic light airy inside in little crispy outside. Yum! Atmosphere is relaxed upscale. White paper on top of white cloth table. Water served in hard plastic rather than glass. I think it’s great pasta and even better the next day. Recommend boxing leftovers. Shrimp scampi nice lemon and garlic flavor. Penne arribata spicy. Eggplant parm tender and cheesy with Angel hair pasta. Waiter was very mellow and attentive. Tiramisu flavorful and nicely soaked on bottom . The cream was a little warm and loose, but hard to stop eating and the cannoli is excellent.
5 / 5
Dinner around 9pm. Place was fairly empty. Seated quickly. Was brought bread and water quickly. Server followed shortly. Server was fast, polite, attentive and accurate. Had ravioli and cheese sticks and a house salad with ranch. Bread was great! Marinara was really good as well. Not 100% sold on the cheese sticks. Ravioli was tasty and filling. Atmosphere was simple, but tasteful. Meal was 30ish without tip.
4 / 5
This place could of got 5 stars but the service provided to us the day we went was horrible. First of all you never go up to a table and say “please hurry up the kitchen will be closing soon.” It’s 9pm ya close at 10pm you should change your hours of operation then. Don’t rush me as it’s our first time there and to top it off. It was my girlfriend and myself bdays smh. Anyways we was basically rushed to order, finish our food, never offered refill for our wine but the food 100% amazing/delicious. Wish the service was more like the food AMAZING.
3 / 5
Friends and I stopped in for lunch. $13 lunch special with a salad! From 11am to 3pm. We had the chicken parmesan with spaghetti that comes with a garden salad and dipping sticks. Food was excellent, service was excellent and the place is very clean. We truly enjoyed this Italian restaurant.
5 / 5
I have to say that they have the best food and with the best variety I have seen in an Italian restaurant and I love the story of the owner. The only thing I was disappointed is that several weeks ago I looked at the menu online midday and I was craving certain items, we went in there to eat after four it was a dinner menu. It was more formal than casual and the prices were totally different. I suggest can you please change your prices online and also distinguish the fact of what is lunch menu or dinner menu. We love you guys. Best pizza ever
5 / 5
Located on the water, this seafood-focused eatery offers an outdoor patio & a full bar.
This place is a little hidden. It is away from the cities, but it's quite unique. It's a place where you can sit to talk and drink. It had a strange smell when we arrived, and I believe that's part of being next to the shore where there is a lot of fish. The server was very nice and he provided very good service. He answered all our questions, and he even made fresh squeezed lemonade for my pregnant friend craving. The food was okay on flavor, not the best, but not the worst either. I did enjoy their theme. There was a bunch of single dollars around the entire restaurant, which I thought was quite unique.
4 / 5
5 Stars all around! We are so blessed to have the Fish House restaurant back! They did a amazing job restoring the restaurant after Hurricane Ian! It looks absolutely beautiful. The food is fantastic. We'll be back soon 😊
5 / 5
First time there and it was awesome!! Service on point even though they were down servers and food was delicious! Mumma had the mussels and a salad 🥗 Pops had the NE Clam Chowder & Cod sandwich 🐟🥪 and I tried the Grouper Rueben. Everything was delicious. Sat by the water🏝and enjoyed all of it. Totally recommend for just a drink 🍹 or great food. Will definitely go back.. Glad they are open so places lost during the big storm! Wish it didn't take us so long to get there, but at least we did! ❤️🔥
5 / 5
Melissa Rowe (Missy)
We had so much fun here. The drinks were delicious, the views and deck were amazing with plenty of spacious seating. You do have to be cautious of parking but they do have a huge lot next to the restaurant, it’s just hidden at a first glance.
5 / 5
The fish house is back opened and better than before. The tiki hut bar is amazing, the service is friendly and quick. The food is fresh and delicious. They really did an amazing job on the renovation. What a spectacular experience. Will be back again and again. My favorite place on the way to the beach...
5 / 5