The Edison
The Edison

The Edison

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.edisonfl.com/
  • Phone: (239) 936-9348
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Edison offers a unique venue for your special event. From newly renovated rooms, old Florida architecture, historical touches throughout the decor, and scenic views overlooking Ft. Myers Golf Club, The Edison can comfortably accommodate your social event or business meeting. Our highly personalized and exemplary service assure an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. The Edison features 6 rooms that can easy accommodate your dinner party, meeting or social event. Choose from The Ford Room, The Banyan Room, The Edison, The Porch, The Chandelier Bar and The Tower Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Liana Nelson 239-936-9348
  • Entertainment: The Chandelier Bar at The Edison features live music from great local bands Wednesday - Saturday.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 250 available parking spaces with valet services.
A word from The Edison
On May 8th, 2008, The Edison opened its doors and became a fixture in Ft. Myers dining and nightlife. Located on historic McGregor Boulevard, just one mile south of the world famous Edison & Ford Winter Estates, The Edison is a tribute to one of Ft. Myer's most favored past residents.

Upon stepping across the threshold of The Edison Restaurant, Bar and Banquet Center, visitors are taken to a simpler era with memorabilia and decor complimented by our beautiful outdoor porch and Terrace Bar overlooking the famous Fort Myers Country Club. Our spacious, yet private dining facilities are perfect for weddings, banquets and private parties. Each of our dining areas offer elegance with a touch of warmth from a time gone by.

Enjoy our daily specials from lunch and dinner to live entertainment and drink specials. The Edison restaurant, Bar and Banquet Center is a great bar, a great restaurant, in an ambiance of fun and indulgence.
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The Edison reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (3)neighborhood gem (3)scenic view (3)special occasion (3)hot spot (2)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Place - New owners tho
    Starion
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is still a Chicago Bears bar during football games, which is GREAT!! Unfortunately a few things have declined a bit since I was there last season. Much is the same, but food menu has decreased substantially. The previous chef had a very good spread with great but still reasonably priced options. It's a cheaper selection now, but same if not slightly higher price. The server initially brought a cheap plastic cup for my beer. Come on, this is a classy place, so thankfully she obliged with a pint glass (apparently only for patrons sitting at the bar?) to my table 3 ft from bar, even brought a fresh frosty one by a couple times later. Molten lava chocolate dessert is still a gem on the menu! Overall, still great place. Stay classy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sports
    Wayne
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great for watching sporting events, waitress was excellent, they did burn our pizza and they were proactive and cooked a new one and comped the pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking important food options
    FloridaFoodGal
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Edison has a very limited menu - but the one thing that's not included is bread and /or salad with dinner entrees . It would surely enhance the menu to add to it .
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the The Edison reviews archive.
  • Nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Good service. Don't advice early dinner, unless you like eating with loud bar conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great views of golf course
    nancy
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Nice lunch - beautiful view of the golf course. Fair food, great service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Made a reservation for 5 and already they were out of samon and baked potatoes. Room was way too cold. Server knew nothing about the menu and never came to ask about refills. I was so embarrassed for being the one to pick that place
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  • Good food & great service
    FloridaFoodGal
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Tasty entrees - everyone in our group of six was satisfied with their meal . Our server was excellent & made sure everything was perfect for us. Definitely will be returning again !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Pleasure
    lockwoodsam
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food is always good and service is excellent. Prime Rib on Saturday night is a barghain.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nix
    chuckieVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    great food and service loud band but still very nice overall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Waited over an hour for food only to discover the ingredients for our kids meals were not in the restaurant at all and they had to go out to retrieve them. Two meals were incorrect and the Manager would not stop cleaning dishes behind the bar to come speak with us. This is not the same restaurant it used to be and many if not most of the items have been removed from the menu. Grouper and Chicken (in various forms) seem to be the only items available. Maybe acceptable as a bar/lounge, but not casual dining!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dining surprised
    Cathyjdiner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were looking for place to have enjoyable Saturday evening dinner. We chose this because it appeared to have a variety of options. We were delighted with our choice. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely go before we return to the northeast at the end of March.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and the waitress's go
    Sherb
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great and the waitress's go overboard to make your visit great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food and prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a groupon and had not been here in years. Our tuna shooter appetizer was excellent as was my salmon entree and key lime pie.. My husband's Tuna entree was quite fatty in the middle but perfectly prepared. They have happy hour 4-7 so that was great! Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Seating choices were indoors, outdoor covered bar or outdoor. We would definitely consider returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dont bother
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    there were only 3 other tables with people at them. so my reservation was a mute point. we were told it was under new management when i asked where the menu i saw online was.. almost everything was gone so if you were going calamari or steak or something dont bother. they have a couple appetizers, pizzas, 4 or 5 sandwiches and 4 or 5 entree's. it has now become a pizza place basically. the spinache and artichoke dip was VERY bland. we ordered soup and our entrees. they brought them out to us at the same time on the same tray! thank you for making us choose which food to let go cold so we could eat the other! my flat bread was burnt with very little tenderloin on it. my husbands grouper sandwich was missing stuff and was VERY small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to say we didn't stay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Sorry to say we didn't stay! Very disappointing in the menu, went somewhere else
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food
    Mackatt68
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The food at Edison was great, the only flaw in the experience was the waitress seemed to have forgotten about our request for drink refills. I finally had to go up to the maître de to inquire as to the delay, after we had basically finished eating even though we had indicated halfway through the meal that we would like refills. At that point, the manager did come over to our table and got things back on track.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The prime rib disaster
    turtle
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went to the Edison for the first time for dinner. Web site said smart casual for dress. The hostess had no idea the web site said that. And she didn't know what that meant. We were over dressed. It was prime rib night. Also a wedding was going on. I asked for mine medium well. My husband had medium. When mine came out it was so well done. It looked like they put it on the grille and just burned it. I sent it back and he was suppose to bring one that looked like the one my husband had. He came right back out and the piece he brought me was so rare, there was a pool of blood on the plate from them putting the sauce on it. I did not eat it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun evening
    jaylee
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I had the opportunity of meeting up with some long ago friends. And we all had an excellent experience. We had a great time talking and reuniting. we were able to communicate with not a lot of loud noises. The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. I would definitely go back again and recommend this restaurant to visitors and locals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edison dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The restaurant was historical, as you passed through the main doors with pictures of Edison, Firestone and Ford to name a few of the turn of the century giants. There was an inside dining section and an outdoor one as well that overlooked the golf course. As it was a pleasant day we chose to dine on the outdoor terrace which was covered and had additional gas heating lamps for added warmth. Our server greeted us promptly asking for our drink order and returned in a decent amount of time to take our food order. The food was enjoyed by myself and my wife. The other guests seemed to be having a good time, many laughing in conversation. The price was very reasonable and I would recommend it to anyone in the area, both visitors and residents.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Food was very good. Service was a little slow to start but was very good after a short wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Time
    QualityFirstVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We met friends for a late lunch at what clearly was quite a place in its day. Food was okay but not special. The pot pie was a disappointment, I'm sorry to say.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening outside
    Pc1029VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Went with 5 other friends and everyone split different things. I shared the blackened grouper sandwich with slaw and fries and it was good. Two others shared the steak flatbread and said it was good, but the steak wasn't very tender and there wasn't much of it on there. They enjoyed the atmosphere outside though, except there was smoking at the next table and it was blowing in our direction unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not disappoint!
    GalaxyGirl1024
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The staff was great, the food was delicious! We were a party of 6 and we each enjoyed our meal. I ordered a pizza & when it came out it was a little well done but edible. About 2 bites in the manager comes to the table with a brand new pizza and says he wasn't happy with the first one & had the cook remake it. All 6 of us were blown away by the service. We would all definitely eat here again! I had asked when making the reservation for a quit corner for our special occasion, we had a great corner booth which was very conducive for what we needed to accomplish. It was easy to see everyone around the table & the seating helped to keep the conversation flowing. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively outdoors!
    Pc1029VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We sat inside but it was very busy on the patio! We shared 2 bottles of wine and tomato mozarella flatbread and a cup of soup which was delicious! Great server!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful place for
    retiredteacher239
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    What a wonderful place for lunch! We only had half sandwiches and soup (the soup was excellent) and then shared wonderful desserts! Would be interested in coming back for more of a meal! We had a huge padded comfortable booth, music was excellent and a perfect level. Service was great. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Sam123
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Food was great. Arrived at 5pm to make sure we got the special PriMe rib dinner and had to wait almost an hour as the beef was still cooking!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New waiter training a new waiter
    bud1
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Took out of town friends here and it was embarrassing. Our waiter was new and was training another new waiter. We were informed the Prime Rib would be ready in 30 minutes, which was fine. We ordered an appetizer which was grouper nuggets which were good. We then ordered and got our meal in a normal amount of time. The salads were ok, prime rib just ok. Not something I would ever order there again, pretty gristle but cooked as requested. The waiter had to be reminded constantly to fill our drinks, asked why no bread and he didn't know why, asked for a pina colada and said they are not making drinks with that machine anymore. After spending nearly $100 for a meal it was a real bust. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Lights
    jbob49
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We dined at the Edison because we were going to see the lights at Edison's Winter Home. We were a little disappointed that when we called for the reservation no one told us the only place we could dine that evening because everything else outside and inside were booked for private parties. It was quite noisey in the bar area adjuctant to where we were sitting in the library.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time dining
    sparty
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    table was ready when we arrived. Very friendly service and great atmosphere. We sat in the bar area which was perfect for us. Friend said they would come back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Restaurant but a Bar!
    MarkJames
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I made reservations for The Edison, based on the photos and menu that were attached to open table. I was prepared for a nice, romantic dinner with my wife. Instead we were seated at the bar area. I asked if there was any other seating, but to my surprise, this was it. The banquet room is what was featured, and it was hosting a wedding. Fine, we can deal, I guess. The bar was a bar, nothing special about it. It was loud and filled with people. The menu looked nothing like the menu online. I was very upset about that, but again I could deal with that. If you want a steak, this is not the place, it wasn't an option. I was prepared to order a stuffed flounder or the salmon. I ended up with a burger. Its a bar not a restaurant, be prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, a surprise find!
    Bobbie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    On our way to theater we stopped for a quick bite, mentioning to hostess and waitress that we needed to be out by a certain time in order to make it to the theater on time. Both could not have been more pleasant and accommodating!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was hoping for a lot better.
    Gail
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We were very unhappy with the whole experience. The iced tea tasted very strong, the server said it shouldn't be because it came out of a machine,we sent it back anyway. My husbands fish was so strong tasting, he sent it back and ordered a pizza instead. My dinner came out before my salad,I asked where it was,then another server brought it. I would have thought that the salad would have been first. My meal was decent tasting, but the overall experience was poor. I really expected the manager to not charge for the second choice (the pizza ). We had a reservation and were seated , at first, in the noisy bar. We asked to be moved and we were.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited menu, but nice atmosphere
    foodenthusiast
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived so the service was excellent. It started to fill up and the noise level went up, but not too loud. The menu was limited and what we had was good, but not sure this is a place we would go to often. It really does seem like a place you would go after a round of golf.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you want to go there for
    EW11
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    If you want to go there for brunch, call ahead to make sure are actually going to serve brunch that day. Also be sure not to go on game days as tables are reserved and service staff is preoccupied.
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  • Great Food
    bagpiper51
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    this was our second time at the edison and we enjoyed it almost as much as the first. we were seated in the bar area and it was more "energetic" than the area we were in previously. i had the steak and lobster special and it was reasonably priced although my steak was cooked a tab more than i preferred. my wife had the seafood pasta and found out that she didn't care for the pesto sauce. this was not edison's fault it was just her taste buds. we had the calamari for appetizer and it was wonderful. we definately will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food would be better if hot...
    Johnny
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Service was slow. Waited long periods of time between courses. When food arrived it was cold. Too many other places around for me to say I would go back to this one. The only positive was the guy who kept the drinks full. He was very nice, kind, and on top of his game. If he was actually waiting us it would have probably been a better experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had never been here before
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We had never been here before and were very glad we tried it. We went here rather than the country club that we are members of and were happy with the food and prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    bagpiper51
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    We ate at the Edison Restaurant for the first time and we definately will be back. We had the calamari for appetizer and the pot roast and also the shrimp provencale. Neither my wife or I could fault any of the food we had. The flavors were very good, and we wish we had been to this restaurant months ago. We have only moved to the area recently and enjoy dining out, and this restaurant is on our list to return to.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only if desperate
    Cape
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Have eaten here a number of times. Great location and structure. Has been a hit or miss in the past. Service was very good. However, the food.... Soup was cold and tasteless. Out of a can would have been better. Salads were the bare minimum. Salmon was fishy and undercooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return customers
    lockwoodsam
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Several visits this year. Food is always good and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate