Local Favorites in Bonita Springs

Seasoned travelers know that when you want to find the best food a region has to offer, figure out where the locals go to eat. Here you’ll discover hidden treasures, downhome comfort food, and regional specialties.

Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation features just such a place. With mouthwatering burgers, savory sandwiches, and refreshing salads, The Veranda offers up a relaxed vibe and something to satisfy every appetite.

And at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, you don’t have to go far. That’s because the resort  features several popular eateries that both locals and tourists love, including Tanglewood, where Southwest Florida-inspired comfort food comes with an international twist.

The relaxed, laid back vibe sets the tone for innovative dishes and exotic flavors, from fresh seafood like the famous jumbo lump crab cakes and seared grouper to brick-oven artisan pizzas and signature cocktails. With wrought-iron railings and lush, tropical gardens overlooking a water feature, it’s an idyllic setting for any meal.

Just steps from Bonita Beach and overlooking beautiful Back Bay, Coconut Jack’s Waterfront Grille is where you’ll find locals venturing for jazzy seafood creations like fish tacos, blackened Mahi, and lobster salad. This waterfront eatery boasts a casual atmosphere where you’ll often see dolphins frolicking nearby.  

Locals go to Doc’s Beach House for a wide array of favorites like Chicago-style pizza, fresh grouper, swordfish and clams, as well as juicy burgers and mouthwatering desserts. Dine outside and enjoy the open-air patio, or venture to the upstairs bar where you’ll take in breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Popular with beachgoers and boaters, The Fish House Restaurant spotlights expertly prepared, fresh seafood and spectacular sunset views. Don’t miss out on the grouper, which many locals say is the best in the area.

And for a true taste of Southwest Florida, you’ll find it’s worth the trip just a short drive away to historic downtown Fort Myers to discover one of the most unique dining experiences in the area.