Re: Cruising southwest Florida - restaurants with docks
There are a number of good restaurants in downtown St. Pete for before you shove off. What kind of food/atmosphere do you like?
A bit further south, Marina Jack's in Sarasota is good, if a little salty, and it has a fun bar scene too. Beyond that, I've heard good things about Boca Grande, just north of Sanibel/Captiva. Was to Ford's Garage in Fort Myers not too long ago - good pub food and beer selection, a few blocks from the City marina.
Joe in SPB
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