Every year, nature rejoices as the world’s salmon population swims laboriously upriver, hoping to discover the ideal location in which to marinate. Find your favorite fillet with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of salad, steaks, seafood, and drinks at Charley's Boathouse Grill on Estero Boulevard.
Charley's Boathouse Grill has been bringing hearty fare to Fort Myers for more than 25 years, letting taste buds wander to where the soil meets the sea. Included on the menu are seafood staples such as shrimp scampi ($21.95), salmon, and Alaskan king crab legs (both determined by market price). The Angus beef steaks are cut in-house and flame broiled to customer specifications via solar-powered trident ($15.95–$30.95). For small stomachs and decision-phobes, the salad bar tantalizes with 55 flavorsome items to mix and match into a winning dinner combination ($12.95), with the option of adding a bottomless cup of soup ($15.95). Entrees are served with enough side options to make an octagon jealous, including freshly baked homemade bread.
With shady trees and the calming sway of the canal just outside Charley’s windows, every table is bathed in beach scenery. The laid-back atmosphere is guarded over by an outdoor installation of a benevolent sailor statue, ensuring all customers enjoy their edible experience while also grasping the basics of whittling.
Charley’s Boathouse Grill
“Fisherman Charley,” a wooden fisherman statue in a yellow rain slicker and hat, stands guard in front of Charley’s Boathouse Grill, where chefs have prepared steaks and seafood for more than four decades. The kitchen wet-ages Angus beef for four to six weeks before hand-cutting each steak, which is measured by ounces and seared to taste. Seafood such as locally caught grouper also fills the menu alongside snow crabs, teriyaki chicken breasts, and house-baked breads.
For special events, patrons sup on some of the most popular menu items inside a converted boathouse. Up to 70 people can also gather at the “hideaway,” which has back-bay views of Estero Bay, making it perfect for actually seeing the harbor seals you dressed in tuxedos.
Fort Myers Beach
6241 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33931Get Directions