The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon to Sunshine Seafood Café & Lounge in Fort Myers. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner fare Monday through Thursday, excluding major holidays
Sunshine Seafood Café & Lounge's relaxed dining environment gives fresh seafood a resort where it can lounge on wood-burning grills to its heart's content. At lunchtime, let trickster chef Tao Diaz stymie your appetite's sea legs with a large bowl of fresh seafood gumbo ($6.25) or tease your taste buds with a pecan-crusted goat cheese salad ($8.95). At the sound of the dinner Sousaphone, start with the wood-grilled duck breast mae ploy ($11.95), served with roasted corn and portabella relish. The viamin D-enriched Sunshine paella ($23.95) appeases bellowing bellies with a plethora of surf, turf, and things that grow out of turf—jumbo gulf shrimp, mussels, and dry sea scallops teach chicken breast and sausage to swim in a sea of sautéed garlic, red wine, capers, olives, artichoke hearts, onions, bell peppers, and paella rice. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.
Eight TripAdvisors give Sunshine Seafood Café & Lounge a four owl-eye average:
Sandy Stilwell is a Fort Myers native, and as such she has a passion for pouring her time back into the community—she serves on the advisory board for Gulfshore Life Magazine and is the former chairwoman of the Salvation Army's Christmas drive. Sandy brings the same altruistic vision to Sunshine Grille, one of the many local eateries she and her family maintain that give back through organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House.
Sunshine Grille serves its customers first and foremost, offering a menu of wood-fired steaks and seafood. From grilled filet mignon to sesame-crusted salmon and veggie-loaded flatbreads, most of the eatery's cuisine bursts forth unto the palate with a signature smoky flavor. The restaurant's voluminous wine list emanates sweetness, as do the live musicians that coax jazz-inspired harmonies from saxes, guitars, and keyboardists seven nights a week. These musicians work their melodic magic under soft lighting and between walls of auburn and stones stacked like the hundred-dollar bills that form the walls of the US Mint.