It’s been eight months since Hurricane Ian battered Fort Myers Beach with a wall of water and punishing wind and rain. The island is still wrecked but recovery is underway and more businesses are turning on the lights again. Many people have a tradition of visiting the beach for the long holiday weekend that is upon us. If you are going, we want to help. We’ve put together a list of Fort Myers Beach restaurants open for Memorial Day Weekend.
These restaurants might be back in business, however, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, some of your favorites that have reopened have done so in different locations. Of the spots open, some menus may still be limited. In addition, a few beach bars and restaurants have moved inland for now. Those are not listed here. The spots listed are to help you find places to get a bite and a drink while you are actually at or on the beach this weekend.
Finally, not all of these are on the beach side of Estero Island. Some are on east shores the bay, just before you cross the Matanzas Pass Bridge to get onto the beach proper. Dixie Fish is one of them. You can read more about that reopening here.
Remember, the island is still not up to speed in some areas, even when it comes to power. Be patient. Also be mindful of where you park and even where you walk. There is still a lot of debris all over the island. Most of all, thanks for supporting the local businesses that have returned. Here is a list of the Fort Myers Beach restaurants open for Memorial Day Weekend.