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On this blog you will find restaurant reviews on local restaurants throughout SWFL. Many of these restaurants are locally owned and or operated. If you are looking for a place to dine then be sure to check out what the Discriminating Diner has to say. Discriminating Diner

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This blog is all about local food and restaurants. The Discriminating Diner travels throughout SWFL and visits locally owned or locally operated restaurants and provides a review of their experience. You can also find some of their reviews on Urban Spoon as well. If you have a local restaurant or know of one that you think the Discriminating Diner should visit please use the contact us form found on this website.

Dublin Ale House

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  There is no better time to dine at an Irish restaurant than on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  So we ventured to Cape Coral to the Dublin Ale House Pub. They are located at 1708 Cape Coral Pkwy West, just Chiquita Parkway on the south side of Cape Coral Parkway. The décor is very pub...
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Happiness Healthy Café

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  Indian cuisine in Fort Myers! Just as the name states, happiness and healthy are truly delivered in a nice quant restaurant right here in Fort Myers on 41. My dinning partner and myself have wanted to try this eatery for some time and finally our schedules cooperated so we could. We arrived ...
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Bella Mia Amore

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   My dinning partner and I had just completed some meetings in Naples and wanted to take a break for lunch.  Not being totally familiar with Naples, we   thought we would try a restaurant that we had frequented many years back as we truly enjoyed the meals we had receiv...
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The Log Cabin BBQ

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    A mainstay in Labelle Florida is the Log Cabin BBQ. Although the ownership has changed over the years, the friendly service and home-style cooking remains a favorite of many in Labelle.  On Sundays you may find yourself waiting for some time to get seated. The Log Cabi...
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  Recently the Discriminating Diner and crew visited the Hut Restaurant in Buckingham Florida. For those of you new to the area, The Hut has been a landmark for many years. It recently re-opened under new ownership to the delight of many.  The Peace Gardens and the boardwalk are a real...
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Truly Organic Pizza

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The Discriminating Diner loves pizza and finding a good pizza can be difficult let alone one that is organic. So we traveled to Naples to visit Truly Organic Pizza.  They are located at 1016 Immokalee Rd Ste 204 (in the Granada Shoppes Center US 41 and Immokalee Rd).  Truly Organic off...
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The Clewiston Inn

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    Sometimes one can find a real gem if we only would just look in our own backyards. The Discriminating Diner recently ventured to Clewiston and found a real gem that just may be a local best kept secret.  You may why travel to Clewiston to which we replied “Why not?” Perhaps aft...
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Philly Junction

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    If you are from Philly or not you will enjoy what the Philly Junction has to offer you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Located on Summerlin  Rd near Colonial Blvd. in the Publix shopping center since 2000 one can get a “Taste of Philly”. They feature cheese steak sandw...
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Nino's Italian Restaurant

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When my dining partner and I decided that we had a craving for genuine Mom and Pop Italian food we said "Why go to the chain Restaurants, let's try an old favorite that's been around for decades."  As we walked in the Restaurant we were seated promptly by the friendly host and felt at home in a...
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Skip One Seafood Restaurant

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    If you are looking for the best seafood in Lee County then you are going to want to visit Sip One Seafood Restaurant and Market.  Located on US 41 south of Gladiolus Dr. The Skip One Restaurant has been a staple in SWFL since the 80’s although the Market has been around much l...
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Sandy's Cafe

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  Often times the best food can be found in a small café tucked away in strip mall and because of this they go unnoticed. That is the case with Sandy’s Café located in the Marcelo Plaza 1722 Del Prado S. in Cape Coral. For those of you who are from up north may remember the days when you walk...
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Ford's Garage

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Recently the Discriminating Diner ventured to downtown Fort Myers for a late lunch. We chose Ford's Garage as our destination. Ford's Garage is located on First Street in Historic Downtown Fort Myers and offers burgers and a huge selection of beers...actually huge is an understatement as our server ...
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SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q

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Did someone say “the best bar-b-q in town”?!  Well if they did they certainly must have been talking about Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q in South Fort Myers on Winkler Road!  This location has been a Fort Myers favorite for many years and is only getting better!  If you are a fan of Bar-B-Q and have not ...
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  We caught wind that a new "Burger" restaurant recently opened in Fort Myers. It came highly recommended and so we recently paid Square 1 Burgers and Bar a visit for lunch.  Upon arriving we noticed there were people waiting to be seated but there was no hostess in sight. Before long 3 hostesses ...
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Another Chinese Buffet is what we thought, and yes of course “all you can eat” none the less.  We were expecting what we would get at any number of these places throughout Lee County, just more of the same.  We looked at their menu and price list outside before entering the establishment.  Monday th...
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Sugar Palm Cafe and Bakery

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    The Discriminating Diner is always on the search for locally owned restaurants that offer something unique and different and this time we have a gem of a café and bakery to share with you. The Sugar Palm Bakery is not just your ordinary bakery, although their baked goods are outstanding, they...
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Darla’s Restaurant

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 The Discriminating Diner recently visited Darla's Restaurant in Fort Myers  Have you ever just wanted to go out for a great home cooked meal? A place that felt like home? A place where you do not have to get dressed up for? Then you just might want to take a drive out to Darla’s Restaurant.  Th...
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  Wise Guys is a gem of a sub shop located in downtown Fort Myers.  I have stopped by there a few times and each time it has been consistently good.  Wise Guys will give you a much better product that you will find in the national brand sub shops.  The service is friendly and courteous and they wel...
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Elevation Burger

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Elevation Burger   Always on the search for new and innovated places to dine the Discriminating Diner recently visited a new concept restaurant for burgers. We found out about this place when 2 individuals who did not know each other told us where one could find the best burgers around.    ...
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Origami

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Origami   I've dined at Origami many times over the years and not having been there in several months ventured in on a weeknight recently and had an excellent dinner with a companion. The owner was there as usual with a friendly and welcoming smile. The Restaurant has a pleasant, warm and comfor...
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