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Gwendolyn’s Cafe 2400 1st St Fort Myers, FL 33901

Stopped for lunch recently, a pleasant friendly place where they tell you to sit anywhere. Ordered a tuna sandwich with french fries, and got so many fries I could not eat them all.
Tasty dish appeared in less than five minutes.

Only two people there when I arrived, then a few more came in. The lunch rush was over by then. Next door to the Fort Myers Public Library courtyard, right downtown so really convenient. On the ground floor of an office building with only street parking.

Will probably be back

Smiley’s Snack Shack 3700 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Hiding in plain sight, a diamond in the rough. First time here last Friday morning, a small quiet place full of Southern hospitality. Had an omelet with ham and onions plus rye toast, which appeared in five minutes or so. Delicious and only five and a half.

Large TV over the small dining floor, which has three tables in center and more along the walls plus a few seats in front of small counter. Only one client when I arrived, then more came in as the morning passed.

Parking lot shrouded by bushes, sign at 37th facing south. Entrance on 37th so quite easy to miss. Half-hour parking limit so don’t even think of leaving it there. Just a block down from the ever-popular Undertow Beach Bar.

Leon’s House of Omelets 7246 55th Ave E Bradenton, FL 34203

First time here on a recent afternoon, it’s in a strip mall tucked in just south of State Road 70 and west of I-75 so can’t see from road.

Sit anywhere you like I was told, so sat by wall near the overhead TV. Few people there as near three o’clock closing time. Good lunch salads and sandwiches menu, so picked the turkey BLT plus coleslaw and lemonade.

Excellent server refilled my lemonade glass, and when done brought the bill within a folder. Paid with credit card and she brought back receipt to table for me to sign.

They have counter seating as you enter, then several tables in the middle and booths along the walls. Décor was understated darker colors with an upscale flair, inviting. Will be back.