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About South Fork Grille

We are that go-to spot for a fun environment and delicious food. You know, that place in the neighborhood where locals gather to kick back and take a night off from cooking. We truly believe we've created something that you cant get anywhere else in the area. Our wait staff is dedicated to providing friendly and personalized service. Want to know what their menu favorites are? Just ask! Want something special added or taken away from a salad or other dish? Just ask. They are here to make sure that you have an excellent experience each and every time you come by. You see, we care about every dish we put out, every single day. Our focus is on local and regional ingredients. Enjoy a great afternoon or evening out at our restaurant. And don't forget, our patio is always pet friendly.
We can't wait to serve You!

23161 Village Shops Way
Estero, FL 33928
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday 12 noon till 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4;00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Early Dining/Happy Hour everyday 4 till 6

Cross Street:
Coconut Road and RT 41

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 992-5040

Website:
http://southforkgrille.com/

Catering:
South Fork Grille offers catering both on and off premise. From small dinner parties to large theme parties, Chef Darin"s creativity will enhance and personalize your event.
Live in Rapallo or The Residence's at Coconut Point? Enjoy our door to door plate delivery service for lunch or dinner. Food will arrive on plates ready to serve, great for a lunch for two or a dinner party of 10! Or, make pre arrangements dropping off your own platters and let us fill and deliver for your event!

Parking Details:
Valet or self parking available.

Public Transit:
Lee County Transit
Hyatt Shuttle

Executive Chef:
Chef Larry DeFeo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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South Fork Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Casual (27)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined a day ago

Renee was our server and she was great! Food was awesome! Great dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very busy evening 1/15. The service was very rushed. Seemed like everyone wanted to hurry you up and flip the table. We were there only 45 minutes. This was my second visit the first visit was much more inviting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

Very crowded, rather strange set up, waiters and guests kept colliding and 1 toilet for each gender caused lines. Our waitress was very good and friendly. Food was tasty.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was absolutely delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent Gluten free menu prepared the right way. Really good service too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love Southfork. But, the noise level in the main dining room makes it very difficult to enjoy a meal in that room. So, we prefer the high tops in the bar and eating outside or the wine room.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The restaurant was busy which affected the preparation of the food and the quality of the service. The steaks were not cooked properly—one was overcooked, the other undercooked. We never received any bread. However, the manager did come over and offered complimentary desserts to compensate for the poor performance of the server and the kitchen. Compared to our previous visits, the overall experience this time could have been much better.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were stuck in a corner at a table that would be more suitable for 2. Entrees took a while to arrive and then the steak was not hot. Will not be returning.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food and service was excellent as usual. Our fourth visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service from our server!!

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We've been to the restaurant several times and brought family that were visiting us from out of town. They enjoyed the place as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Hostesses were rude! At first they did not want to sit us even when I told them I had a reservation for 2 at 6pm. They then made it seem like I said I had a reservation for 6 people and had no tables for that size party when clearly it was me and one other person standing there waiting. Plus the open table reservation did specify my group number. I do enjoy this resturant but they do not sit you without a reservation even if they have empty tables, and when you make a reservation they're rude to you.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Restaurant reception was very accommodating. Service was delightful. My meal's temperature should have been warmer yet it was tasty.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a cold evening and we sat under an air vent that kept blowing cold air. We requested that they turn it off because we were forced to put our coats on. They did not...a very uncomfortable dinner with friends. Couldn't wait to get out of there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love this restaurant! Alway consistently great! Very pretty and the service was wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our server was wonderful and very helpful. The food was ok but not as flavorful as we would have liked. I'm not one to use salt on my food and yet both of us felt the food needed a little something. I think it was a little expensive for what we received. I don't think I would return for dinner. I have heard they have a nice Happy Hour so maybe we'll try that next time.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is my second time at South Fork and I went for a special New Years dinner with a small group. We started with good tasting cocktails, we all order a started and half of the group got theirs and the other half did not, the half that did not were hot starters and after ten minutes they were brought to the table cold. They tasted good but would have preferred them warm and with the other starters so half the table didn’t have to feel like they needed to wait for ours to begin eating. We ordered a second round of drinks to find out they were out of mint to make the mojitos but not the fresh mint that should be muddled but the mint syrup they add in since they are not hand muddled as described. We ordered our meals which were subpar at best and my scallops were over a horrible pasta that had a grainy like warm sauce. My three scallops for almost $40 were small but cooked nicely. My friend who ordered the rib eye asked for a substitution of risotto which they charged extra for because the ribeye did not come with a starch according to the waitress yet when it was served there was potatoes under the ribeye and she got her risotto on another plate and was charged for it, not sure how that is right or fair based on the servers information. One of the part guests got lobster that they described as okay but a weird texture. One person got the stuffed salmo and loved the first bite but said every other bite was way too salty. We were offered a refill on our bread that came back with the small amount of butter it left with. The flourless chocolate cake was the highlight of the meal as well as the $12 martinis. I will not be going back based on the service which is disappointing because the first time I dined there I enjoyed the lobster macaroni so much.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve dinner was very disappointing overall. Food for two people was cold and the other two lukewarm. Lobster was very difficult to get out of shell, maybe because it was cold, maybe a quality issue. Service was prompt but server was awkward. We had entrees only with a glass of wine each and dinner was $260... pretty high for the experience. There are lots of great reataurants in the area, this is not one of them.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. I went for lunch earlier in the week and decided to book for New Years eve dinner. The change in menu and prices was a surprise but everything was great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious. But they were a bit distracted as this was a busy New Year Dinner. We were there early and our food took too long to come out. The managers apologized and sped up the food for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our first and last experience at South Fork Grill was awful. We started with Lobster Bisque which was served almost warm. After we were done the bread came out. An hour later my steak came barely rare though ordered medium. Two minutes later a "new" steak came out well done; it was extra fatty and could only eat half of it. That was just the food. The restaurant was not busy, the bathroom was disgusting, but was beyond one person destroying it; the garbage was overflowing so it was definitely not attended to for a while. Our meal was prix fixe (fixed price), and when my bill came they tried to charge me $10 more. I am sure other diners did not catch that mistake as it was coded in the register and instead of a new receipt with the correct price they added a $10 comp to the meal. The manager did come over right before our entrees were served (note the hour long break between appetizers and entrees) and offered a free drink; but when asked to come back after the horrible steak he never showed though we were assured he would. I cannot express how extremely disappointed we were, we don't make a scene and only made a few comments but it should have been obvious to staff how horrible of an experience we were having.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very disappointed with the management on Saturday!
They told diners when they arrived for the early bird specials that they were not going to have
early bird due to the art show (for some reason)!!??
They should have at least informed , by phoning, those who had reservations before 6:00 and inform them of this questionable change in policy for that day.
They did not!
We find this unacceptable and deceptive.
Shame on the South Fork Grill!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Made a last minute (truly!) reservation after a debacle at another restaurant in the area left us without a spot to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted warmly by our server, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent (especially the baked Brie app). Lovely atmosphere that felt intimate but not dark. We could easily carry on a conversation, everyone was friendly, and the pricing was reasonable considering the excellent quality. Thanks for saving our anniversary dinner! We’ll be back, with friends!!!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This use to be one of our favorite restaurants. Has been very disappointing this Season!
Service use to be excellent - is now "so-so". Food quality seems to have gone down.
I ordered a dish - only to be told 15 minutes later - they had run out.
Our friends "Chicken Pesto" was so gummed up with a bitter tasting Pesto she could not eat it.
All new wait staff this year is not even close to the quality of past Staff.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing menu. The best bread ever. Gluten free noodles are divine!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Used to love the place but everything was messed up today. Half of the tables were messy. Sent two plates back because they were dirty. Food was fair , waitress was nice but her lack of menu knowledge & service timing was way off. Appetizers were barely served when dinner arrived and one was missing. Filet was not the beautiful piece we had on all previous visits. When asked for a lemon wedge for the water , they were out of them. Skipped dessert.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

This restaurant has the best menu and unique food! Prices are good! Food fabulous! service very personable and attentive!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We go to Southfork as one of our favorite restaurants. However today we went for lunch and it took over two hours and the service was unacceptable and the food was delivered cold. Manager would not come and visit with us and indicate he just got on however he was in the room twice And didn’t come to our table. Nothing was offered for the cold food or the poor service.?

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The portions were very small. Our appetizer (muscles) we're served cold and we has to ask for bread and water.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Allie the waiter was the bomb! Everything perfect!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was cold. Side salads and vegetables were not available as presented on menu. Waiter was best part of the night. Friendly customer responsive. The manager did comp the meal. They changed chefs and the food was tasteless. Would not go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our first time here won't be our last! The server was great, the service was fast (but not too fast). The location is great. I had the braised short ribs. They were so good that I threatened to never come back if they take them off the menu! My friend had the porkchop, it was very good and well cooked. The prices were reasonable and to us, worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was very good. We ate inside and it seemed most diners were outdoors, which may be the reason for the mediocre service. Our waiter apologized telling us that it had been a 10 hour day for him.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was very good but the portion size was embrassingly small.
I walked away hungry.
Someone else in our party had the same dish andthe portion size was twice as large.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Disappointing experience. As a result of the recent remodel, it feels much more crowded and noisy inside. While food presentation was excellent, the pork chop was difficult to access with all the embellishments. More importantly, the pork was undercooked. We like Coconut Point for a dining venue, but will choose other options in the future.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Mid-week dining for 4 persons. Waitstaff not experienced - didn’t write down orders and consequently got 2 of 4 orders incorrect on appetizer as well as entree and 2 persons served entrees 10 minutes before remaining two. Three of us ordered same pork chop entree and all three were cooked differently - one overcooked, one just right, one meh. Apologized after complaint and comp-ed drinks. Not going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good meal, reasonable noise level so we could talk to our friends. Good selection of fresh fish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always enjoy dining at South Fork Grille. The food is delicious and their early dining menu is an excellent value.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We drove up from Naples and met friends from Sanibel to enjoy the Restaurant Week pre-fixe menu. All the food was great - tasty, generous portions, well prepared and nice depth of flavors. The only exception was the sauce on the bread pudding that was gloopy and not silky like it was at First Bite. This was significant since the bread pudding was a factor in us selecting the restaurant. Service was attentive and the waitress was friendly. She was well informed about the menu and gave good recommendations. The main reason for the low rating on ambiance is that we were seated in an area of the restaurant that was uncomfortably cold and we were told that the restaurant has no control over the temperature because it is controlled by the shopping center. Otherwise the ambiance was good but not exceptional. Had the experience been more comfortable temperature-wise, I would have given a Very Good overall rating. Had the sauce on the bread pudding been more consistent I would have given an Outstanding rating.

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