I wrote a review of the Fish House Marina on Pine Island, just outside of Fort Myers, FL, about a year ago after my friend Jeana and I had a most enjoyable lunch there. We made a return visit a few weeks ago and had a couple of new dishes that go beyond what you would expect to be served at an island marina fish market and lunch counter so I decided an addendum was needed.
Jeana ordered this seafood chowder -- a fabulous spicy, tomato-based vegetable soup with big chunks of seafood, The addition of homegrown kale was unexpected and delicious.
I so love a good fried grouper sandwich that I had no choice but to order the same thing I did last year. The fresh-from-the-gulf fish was lightly battered, beautifully cooked and served with a perfectly ripened tomato. This year's picture is much better.
Jeana ordered the shrimp. I think the pic says it all.
We had a nice chat with the owners and some of their extended family working in the restaurant and fish market. I told them about the review I'd written last year and linked to Urbanspoon. They brought us a piece of this fabulous citrus-infused blueberry bread pudding.
Local color: this is the backside of the bathroom door.
Next year we may have to go hear the band.