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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Rumrunners is an upscale seafood & steak restaurant with a full-service bar, patio seating & views of the water. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“(2 min drive / 12 min walk) Literally right around the corner. You can eat or drink on the beach! Great waterfront and sunset views. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Water Park
“Seasonal amusement park with 14+ acres of water slides, a lazy river & kids' water play area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ford's Garage is is your neighborhood burger and beer joint, featuring delicious Prime Burgers, Signature Drinks, Huge Craft Beer selection. The décor is over the top car crazy but that's what makes it fun. Make sure to check out the bathrooms, yes the bathrooms. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Travelers want seafood and this is the place to get it. They also offer fresh sushi. Call ahead, this place gets packed!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“A comfortable, reasonably priced dive bar on the water with low key live music. Indoor and outdoor seating. Located in Matlacha (20 minutes). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food and music on the canel. Sit outside by the water and enjoy a wonderful night listening to music.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great pizza and great sunset views over Cape Harbor Marina. Tuesday's are bike nights! Locals roll in with their precious bikes to show off, have some great drinks and listen to the live band. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beach
“Everything to do here, exercise classes at the senior center, swimming, food, drinks, entertainment, fishing, park for children!!!!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Always voted the #1 Nightclub/Bar in all of SWFL! Open until 3am on the weekends! Dixie Roadhouse is a country-themed "party bar" for a 21+ crowd. Early in the evening, the concept relies on nearly 100% country music and features "Free & Easy" dance lessons. Once the lessons and practices are over, Dixie Roadhouse begins a transformation in the music format that includes rock, retro, dance, Top-40, and country. We only play "the best of the best" in each music genre. All of the music is fun, upbeat, comfortable, and instantly recognizable. Ice cold beer, exceptional sound and lights, and an awesome staff make this the best party in the area by far.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best gourmet burger you will ever have! Seriously, good. Try the pork shanks or spring rolls, too.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great sports bar. 2 for 1 drinks all day every day. Most TVs of any sports bar.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Storage
“There are a dozen or so shops at the Marina. clothing, art, souvenirs and more”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual bar & grill featuring creative American fare, indoor-outdoor seating & live music. Their risotto is the best!!! A TOP FLORIDA favorite.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“There is a hotel the Westin in this area, but for the locals and guests coming in there is a nice restaurant in there, boating, spectacular views of waterfront and sunsets”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food. I love the shrimp tacos and craft beers. Take the time to shop in the art shops. A great spot to walk around. ”
  • 14 locals recommend