BEST GAS STATION FOOD

Taco Vazquez

Don’t be fooled by the Chevron gas station exterior at 18960 S. Tamiami Trail across from San Carlos Park; it’s what’s inside that counts. But it can be easy to miss. More...

BEST MEATBALLS IN THE BUSINESS

Two Meatballs In The Kitchen

Owners Sal and Rose Basile have created a traditional Italian menu featuring all the classics, but have added a modern accent to create a truly unique experience that food lovers rave about. More...

BEST PLACE FOR COMFORT FOOD

The Speckled Egg

For fast, fresh, delicious comfort food, look no further than the Speckled Egg Café. Experienced ownership, management and commitment to quality and service is its specialty. Serving breakfast from the time it opens at 6:30 until closing at 3:30. More...

BEST PLACE TO TANGO

El Gaucho Inca

Kick up your heels every Wednesday at the Naples location featuring live tango music from Adrian Batista. The sexiest dance makes tango Wednesdays a hot destination in Southwest Florida — and then there’s the unforgettable menu. More...

BEST PLACE FOR A LUNCH DATE

King’s Kitchen

Still a new addition to the River District area, King’s Kitchen is getting rave reviews from foodies all over Southwest Florida. You’ll eat like a king with a menu that specializes in delicious, satisfying comfort food. More...

BEST SNOWBIRDS

Parrott Key Caribbean Grill

The Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Parrots aren’t snowbirds, but the owners of this Caribbean-inspired joint are. More...

BEST FLORIDA STYLE SEAFOOD AND DINING EXPERIENCE

Pinchers

With a simple concept, the original Pinchers Crab Shack started out to provide the freshest seafood in a fun, down-to-earth, old Florida style atmosphere. More...

BEST COLLABORATION OF RESTAURANTS

National Restaurant Group (Kearns)

This enterprising, creative company — with over 50 years of combined experience — has taken Fort Myers and Southwest Florida by storm. Its cadre of cafes has grown to six, with three more to open soon. More...

BEST PLACE TO BE TREATED LIKE AN MVP

Duffy’s Sports Grill

It’s no surprise that the family-run, Florida-based restaurant, Duffy’s Sports Grill, continues to expand throughout the state and create loyal fans wherever it opens. More...

BEST SLOW SMOKED BBQ

Texas Tony’s Rib and Brewhouse

Way before he and his family moved to Florida and started Pinchers Crab Shack, Tony Phelan grew up on Texas barbecue — and that means the slow smoked kind. More...

BEST WATERFRONT DINING WITH THE FRESHEST LOBSTER

The Boathouse on Naples Bay

Outstanding seafood in a uniquely adventurous atmosphere. Built over the water on Naples Bay, every seat in the house has an unobscured view of the glistening waters and beautiful boats passing by. More...

BEST CALL FOR CATERING YOU CAN COUNT ON

Jason’s Deli

Jason’s Deli is known for delivery service you can count on. It offers same-day delivery with no 24-hour notice required. Jason’s is a last-minute order expert, and the proof is in the delicious banana pudding. More...

BEST PLACE TO BIKE FAST

Treeline Avenue, which turns in to Ben Hill Gri n Parkway in Estero, gets our nod. It’s 13 miles of relatively new highway with adequate bike lanes and few stop lights. You can really get on that big crank and make some wind. More...

BEST PLACE TO BIKE SLOW AND EASY

Sanibel Island

The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has a spectacular five-mile stretch of paved road with a 15 MPH speed limit. You’ll see tons migrating birds and the ever-present alligators on the scenic ride. More...

BEST SIGN OF CONFUSION

This road sign on Westlinks Drive in Gateway says the right lane ends and you should merge left. However, the painted sign on the road says the left lane ends and you should merge right. OK, which way do I go? More...

BEST MOTORCYCLE ROUTE

Buckingham Road

Buckingham Road in east Lee County has it all: the S-curve, the lazy curve, the L-curve and the straightaway. It’s a two-lane stretch of about 10 miles, over the Orange River and alongside country estates. More...

BEST PLACE TO DRIVE AWAY HAPPY

Tamiami Auto Group

A family-owned and operated business since October 1973, Tamiami Auto Group is one of the highest regarded dealerships in Southwest Florida. More...

BEST WAY TO GET TO KEY WEST

Key West Express

You shouldn’t have to wait to get to Key West in order for your Key West experience to get started. Just step off the boat and instantly feel the weight on your shoulders drift away. More...

BEST WAY TO LIVE OUT YOUR WET DREAM

Fish Tale Boats

Proud to be the #1 Grady White Dealer in the U.S., and enjoying a brand new Naples, as well as the new south Fort Myers location, Fish Tail Boats is the BEST way to get your dreams on the water. More...

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Home

If you’re lucky enough to work at home, work in your underwear — because you can. Working at home is all about freedom from polite society, including clothing. If you get drowsy, simply take a nap and continue working later. More...

BEST WAY DESIGN TEAM

All About Closets

Designing a life with less stress starts with your closets and storage spaces. Get those right, and the rest of your life can stay neat, organized and efficient as well. More...

BEST REAL ESTATE ROCK STAR

Remax Realty Group – Michael Frye

Whether you’re an empty nester looking for a waterfront dream home, an entrepreneur seeking o ce space or an investor interested in apartments, you’ll find this dynamic, award-winning o ce of professionals headed by Michael Frye will easi More...

BEST WAY TO SEE CLEARLY NOW

Clear Choice Windows of Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida lifestyle certainly has its perks, but we have to remember how important is to protect our homes and businesses from the inevitable storms that plague our summer months. More...

BEST DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT LIVING

Prima Luce

Just a leisurely 10-minute stroll to the restaurants, shops, galleries and street festivals of historic downtown Fort Myers, Prima Luce is the newest community from Robert MacFarlane, the developer who helped change the cityscape of the River Distric More...

BEST TEE TIME CONNECTION

Alliance Real Estate – Maria Sizemore

Maria Sizemore wants to see you living where you play and when it comes to getting you into your dream home in any one of the gorgeous golf communities around Southwest Florida including Heritage Palms, Verandah, Pelican Preserve and many more, she&r More...

BEST ISLAND BISTRO

Key Lime Bistro

Tucked away at the Captiva Island Inn, this charming bistro is in a whole other world, yet easily accessible. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. More...

BEST PLACE TO RELIVE THOSE HAPPY DAYS

Mel’s Diner

Diners are a treasured American tradition that has never gone out of style. Mel’s exemplifies this ideal, the home cooked, stick-to-your-ribs specials as well as flair: neon and bright metal trim and hometown servers. More...

BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE SUNSET

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill

It’s all about the view at Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and taking in the sunset from one of its tables is downright breathtaking. More...

BEST PLACE TO EAT WITH THE FAMILY

Courtney’s Continental Cuisine

Sometimes you just want a warm “hello,” some good food, a friendly atmosphere and a place to take the family. That’s where Courtney’s comes in. More...

BEST WATERFRONT GRILL

Bootleggers

Barbecue lovers are heading to the beach in droves now that Bootleggers Waterfront Grill has become the must go destination for southern pride smoked BBQ and fresh seafood on Fort Myers Beach. More...

BEST BREAKFAST & LUNCH IN BONITA FOR 10 YEARS AND RUNNING

Old 41 Restaurant

When it comes to the secrets of Old 41’s success, the focus is on high quality home-cooked American classics and excellent service. More...

BEST LOCAL SEAFOOD MARKET & KEY LIME PIE

Deep Lagoon

A fresh twist on Florida casual, nestled in the heart of Florida, lies a place just off the beaten path where the drinks are colder, the fish is fresher and the food is tastier. More...

BEST SUNSET VIEW ON THE CALOOSAHATCHEE

Pinchers at the Marina at Edison Ford

River District views of the sunset on the Caloosahatchee are always gorgeous, but there’s simply nothing like the view from Pinchers at the Marina at Edison Ford. More...

BEST CATCH FOR WATERFRONT DINING

Summerlin Jake’s

Paying tribute to the rich history of Punta Rassa, Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks, located near the Sanibel Causeway, pays tribute to the rich history of the area. More...

BEST HEALTHY CHOICE

Edible Arrangements

Flowers wither and die. Fruit and chocolate nourish and satisfy. More...

BEST ROMANTIC DINING DESTINATION

The Veranda

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers, The Veranda will take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. More...

BEST BUS

This solar-powered bus transports potential buyers around Babcock Ranch.   More...

BEST DRIVE IN A CONVERTIBLE

Boca Grande

OK, it’s a ways up there. But you’re in a convertible, for Pete’s sake, with the wind blowing in your hair. More...

BEST OFF-ROAD BIKING

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

Caloosahatchee Regional Park in Lee County offers about 10 miles that are more suited to the intermediate level rider. The trails are well marked and they have enough twists and turns to keep even the expert trail rider interested.   More...

BEST AFFORDABLE FLORIDA LAND YACHT

The dream is simple: retire to Florida and take it slow. So, what better way to do that in a droptop so big that no one car pass you? The Cadillac Eldorado convertible is one of those iconic classic cars that just begs for a trip up the ocean roads. More...

BEST WAY TO LEARN TO SAIL

Colgate Offshore Sailing School

America’s #1 Sailing School is based in Fort Myers. Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School owns and operates five schools at vacation destinations on Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and St. More...

BEST PLACE TO SAIL AWAY

Captiva Cruises

If you want to savor the spectacular waters that engulf Southwest Florida, look no further than Captiva Cruises to take you there. More...

BEST PLACE TO CATCH A RIDE

Adventures in Paradise Cruises & Tours

There’s only one way to see Sanibel and Captiva — the BEST way — by catching a ride with Adventures in Paradise Cruises & Tours. Let them take you to the BEST sights in style. More...

BEST WAY TO FIND NEW ROADS

Victory Layne Chevrolet

With a visit to the professionals at Victory Layne Chevrolet, you’ll find yourself victorious, as the lot is loaded with 2017 models that are priced to move and ready to hit the road, wherever that road might take you. More...

BEST 27 INCREDIBLE YEARS ON U.S. 41

Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford

Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford is celebrating 27 incredible years of sales and service, plus fresh new digs. More...

BEST PLACE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION AND HOME FURNISHINGS

Robb & Stucky

Here’s to the beauty of interiors, especially if they’re furnished by Robb & Stucky, a leader in home furnishings and interior design since 1915. More...

BEST COVERAGE FOR YOUR HOME, O CE AND MORE

Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings

A family-owned business with a stellar reputation for excellence, the pros at Wayne Wiles have covered Southwest Florida in the finest flooring for more than 30 years. More...

BEST PLACE TO STORE YOUR EXPENSIVE TOYS

Classic Estates by My Garage LLC

Finally it has arrived. Classic Estates by My Garage, LLC is the ultimate condominium place to store your cars, boats, RV or whatever is important to you. Units are 25 feet by 50 (1,250 square feet) or 30 feet by 50 (1,500 square feet). More...

BEST WATERFRONT REALTOR FROM FORT MYERS TO KEY WEST

Shane Wilson

He’s known as Shane “Waterfront” Wilson because he wants you to own a slice of paradise. More...

BEST PLACE TO FIND YOUR BEACH HOUSE

John Naumann & Associates

Living in our stunning little corner of paradise is everyone’s dream, but to actually live on the beach? Now, that’s the good life. More...