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Morgan House
Morgan House

Morgan House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://morganhouserestaurant.com
  • Email: morganhouserestaurant@embarqmail.com
  • Phone: (239) 337-3377
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Corry Blanton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Offering a wide variety of services on or off-site, with full bar services. Specializing in weddings, corporate functions, social gatherings, and holiday parties, large or small. For information contact Laura Williams 239 284-3721 or email at morganhousecatering@gmail.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Pineapple Room seats a maximum of 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Williams (239) 284-3721
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday thru Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center of First, Main, Hendry and Broadway
  • Public Transit: Located on First and Main Streets.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking, Parking garage and Friday-Saturday, Complimentary Valet Parking available at a Crown Valet location.
A word from Morgan House
The Morgan House Restaurant opened in 1923 at the historic Dean Hotel on the corner of First and Dean Street. In 2010, the restaurant relocated to the historic Patio De Leon. Serving lunch and dinner, we pride ourselves with featuring the freshest seafood, steaks, pasta, burgers, salads and desserts, don"t forget to try our famous Caloosahatchee Mud Pie. Every third Tuesday of the month, enjoy our Wine and Tapas Tasting featuring wines from around the world or try our Happy Hour upstairs on the rooftop from 4-7pm, Monday-Friday. The Morgan House Restaurant and Rooftop Bar is a casual place for dining and entertainment, restoring the patio's historic purpose to Fort Myers residents as it was a century ago. Doing so unites the patio's past with the present, carrying through a relaxed feeling we call "Old Florida Hospitality with New Florida Flair".Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We frequent the Morgan House for dinner and always have had wonderful food and great service. It is definitely a terrific place to dine. They offer "small" plates as well as "large" and the menu has a really good variety of food."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Went there on a Saturday Night during "Bike Night". Everywhere was crowded and busy. What we ordered wasn't good and was totally over cooked. Would try again on a night not so busy if we are in town."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was terrible. I had ravioli that was covered with a sauce of vegetables completely obscuring the taste of the ravioli. The dessert was so hard that I had to send it back to be microwaved and it was ice cream. For the price and taste, i would not return there or rec. it"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "On my Open Table reservation I made a note that I was coming with my mother to celebrate her 90th birthday. When we arrived the table was decorated with Happy Birthday confetti and the waitress brought a wonderfully delicious large piece of birthday cake with a candle to the table at the end of our meal. This "extra" personal attention was so appreciated...and this in addition to the warm service and delicious food made this a wonderful experience! Thanks to the Morgan House!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Got the place recommended by a friend. Never have I been more disappointed, food was average, the service lousy, the place was dirty and very very noisy. I can not imagine eating here again!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Cool place with a great vibe. Food was above average and the service was excellent. I would definately eat here again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I live in the Fort Myers area and had never been. My cousin was in from out of town and we decided to go for her birthday celebration. The wait staff was friendly and the food was excellent. I can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I took my wife out for a date night dinner. The restaurant was quiet at 5pm even though bike night was starting up in downtown Ft. Myers. The food was excellent, the service great, and the ambience very nice. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The only down side was that even though we had reservations and there wasn't a sole in the place the hostess couldn't find us a table to sit at. She was probably uncomfortable since she looked like she was ready to have the baby in her belly at any moment, but still...we almost left due to her attitude. We were glad we stayed and enjoyed a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We made reservations for Saturday night during the annual Ft. Myers Bike Night. We didn't realize what a big event this was , but I have to say that they did a Magnificat job with the entire night. The server was great, their wine list was god, but the fresh fish was the big star. We enjoyed swordfish, grouper, halibut, and shrimp & grits. All were terrific. WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON,"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is located in downtown Fort Myers, just off First Street. There is a small sign just off First Street which informs you of the restaurant and its address. Although the restaurant advertises valet parking there is no noticeable valet parking available. The best bet is to get lucky and find parking on First Street. We were there on a Thursday night and a duo was playing melodic dinner music which added to the ambience. I had the shrimp and grits which was quite tasty; the grits seemed more like risotto."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The hostess could not find our reservation, made through Open Table, but because it was early, we were seated anyway. Later, online, Open Table corrected the situation (thank you!). The grouper and snapper were excellent. The wedge salad was fresh, but with a raspberry dressing that didn't have much flavor. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and our server was friendly and efficient. This is a popular place; there was no open seating until 8:00, so make a reservation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The experience started out good. Nice ambience and live entertainment. There were three of us for dinner and we had a reservation and arrived 10 minutes early. We were seated right away, however.the table location was poor, beside the door to kitchen and also right beside the entertainment. We ordered wine and told our server we were not in a rush. We all had an appetizer which arrived quite quickly. One was soup which wasn't hot. Here is where it got bad. Our entrees took at least half an hour after our appetizers and each meal was cold. They were sent back and a Manager was asked for. We were each given a complimentary glass of wine and when we got our meals back they were still luke warm. Hard to say if they were good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We recently dined here with friends. The courtyard patio setting was just what we were looking for. The menu was varied and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the short rib grilled cheese with sweet potato chips and everyone agreed that it was one of the best meals we had. My friend ordered the shrimp and grits (they have a small and large portion) and said it was delicious. Her husband ordered the signature hamburger which we all were tempted by (you could smell it grilling when we walked up to the restaurant) and gave it a thumbs up. My husband had the fish and chips which featured a local fresh grouper and hand made chips. The prices were reasonable and the ambiance was very nice. We didn't order dessert."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "a very good meal, served in a timely manner on a busy evening.. we'll be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Located in a cute as can be plaza- looks like Old Mexico, Morgan House is a fun dining spot with an interesting menu and good food. Casual, lively ,fun."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Morgan House never fails to have great food and terrific service. We always enjoy dining there and go as often as we can."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great location, valet parking. Our table was to much set into walkway and had people cutting around us all evening. Turf ate surf was excellent, my husbands shrimp dinner with grits wasn't real flavorful. Ahi tuna app was excellent. Seating was timely . Choc cake for desert was excellent. Make reservations for music walk Fridays and enjoy the night, stay away from tables to far out."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We hadn't been to the Morgan House for awhile, but wanted to have dinner before the show at Florida Rep Theater, a short stroll away. We introduced some newcomers to the area to the restaurant in Patio de Leon, which isn't easy to find if you're new to the area. We chose to sit indoors and were seated in the "inner room." It wasn't too noisy for conversation, but we could hear the music in the background. Menu selection satisfied us all, including small plates and full dinners. Very good value, prompt service. We'll definitely go again for a pre-show dinner."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner before going to the theatre. Service was good, and restaurant is very charming. House wines were average at best. Ceasars salad was very good, but why restaurants insist on charging for anchovies on the Ceasar salad is beyond me. Unfortunately one of the dinners delivered was not correct. While the other 3 of us enjoyed our meal, our fourth dinner had to wait 15 minutes for the scallops to arrive. While the waitress was apologetic, she did not offer a free glass of wine or anything to the lady waiting for her dinner. All the dinners were good, and the carmelized pork chop was very good. Prices are moderate, and worth another trip to Morgans."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a beautiful time on Valentine's Day. We came in around 8pm and we were taken right in. Great table by the window overlooking the square and nice live music could be heard further inside the restaurant. Words cannot describe how wonderful Michelle our server was. She was very attentive and friendly and easily accommodated us on a couple of requests. She will be our new standard by which we compare all others now."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "An interesting location, very good service and excellent food. The pretzel appetizer was great. Will go there again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was very good. We'll return again for a nice lunch."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The wait service was impeccable and the food experience was amazing. Our friends loved it so much they want to make Morgan's our every Tuesday night place to go. My husband and I quite agree!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We decided to try Morgan House again after some disappointing visits last year, and it was wonderful. We loved listening to the rooftop music as we made our way to the restaurant, and we were seated immediately. Our waitress was helpful and I loved the wine she suggested. The menu seems changed and improved, and everyone at our table raved about the food. We plan to return with guests this week."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It moved from a great spot and charm to another equally good spot.Food and service still excellent."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a group of 6. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. We sat outside on a lovely evening. We' go back!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This place is terrific if you are looking for a night out in downtown Fort Myers area. The food is very good - not exceptional, but good. What I like most about it is the atmosphere, and the live entertainment on certain evenings. Rooftop late at night at the bar listening to music.... Life is good at the Morgan House!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Had a new server who was not very familiar with menu or drinks/wine designations. Food service was prompt, drinks service a little less so."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have noticed that the food in Morgan House has improved greatly in the last year and was told that they have a new chef. That being said however my husband did not get what he ordered. He told the waitress about the mix up and she asked if he wanted to reorder. Well who wants to wait 25 more minutes while the rest of your party is eating? My husband said no that is was good and he would go ahead and eat it. I feel that some sort of acknowledge should have been made, either an apology from the manager, a drink or some sort of compensation. Instead my husband left feeling like he had eaten a meal that he didn't really like as much as he would have if he had gotten what he ordered."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had never been to the Morgan House before so thought we would give it a try after attending the afternoon matinee at the Florida Repertory Theater. The restaurant was excellent. Our waiter was Brian who was very informative and attentive. The six of us sat upstairs and it was quiet enough (at 5:00 pm) so we could talk and hear each other. The pork chop and fish entrees were excellent. So glad we tried it. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "On Wednesday night we introduced our friends to the Morgan House prior to our Florida Repertory theater evening. They were extremely impressed with the menu and service, as we were once again. This evening we chose to have Happy Hour fare - wine by the glass and a selection of items from the "first" list on the menu - all DELICIOUS. We had fried green tomatoes, stacked crab cakes, eggplant caparese and then we had salads and soup The soup of the day - Chicken and Artichoke was fantastic!! Once again we have been extremely pleased with our evening at the Morgan House and will definitely be introducing it to other friends. It is truly a gem in downtown Fort Myers."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "First, hard to find this place. GPS will not help. It is in a courtyard, not on a street Second, looking for street parking was a pain. Third, service was so slow, embarrassing for my business lunch."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The restaurant is different in decor, interesting. Food was very good but felt it a bit pricey. Have heard mostly good things about it and wanted to try. Presentation of food very good but more gourmet than we like. I'd go back but mainly for lunch."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Nice local spot in an active courtyard area of downtown. Food was good. Our server Eric was helpful with small but interesting wine list with sleeper selections. Interesting menu leaning towards seafood. I'd like to come by for lunch. The sandwich selection was more tempting than the dinner offerings. Braised short rib grilled cheese panini! What's not to like? Overall a solid B."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We just keep coming back ... the food is consistently good and the service is always great. The meal we experienced Friday night was exceptionally good. I had the grouper dish that was excellent and my husband and sister had the scallops which were "the best ever" - cooked to perfection. Kathy, our server, is also "the best" - always attentive but not intrusive to our conversation. Live music, great food and service ... who wouldn't want to be a repeat diner at the Morgan House? We will be introducing another couple to this gem of a restaurant next month when we come downtown to Fort Myers to the theatre."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and particularly the music!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Sat outside for lunch and it was very peaceful. I did not like that they allow patrons to smoke at the dining tables so probably will not go back due to that. The food was very good. Perhaps a bit over priced for what you get, but worth a visit."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Diner for 8 was good. very good service. Very good drinks from the bar"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Always consistentley good food. Gourmet presentations."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We like to come here before theater. They have always got us out on time."
    Dined on 11/8/2013