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“Kitschy little seafood place off (but near!) the beaten path”

New England Moorings
Ranked #10 of 481 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Price range: USD 7 - USD 14
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A few lines to introduce myself. My name is Al Whelan, I am from Boston and worked at a famous "waterfront dive" known as Kelly's Landing. A seafood business in a Catholic community with lines down the street, literally. I worked there for five summers and enjoyed every minute of it. My first date with the counter girl (she couldn't resist a man in a paper hat), my first kiss, etc. One rule was demanded, cooking with clean oil! In those days it was lard! Today we use canola oil both on the grill side and on the fry side... Most of our dinners are on the grill side. Fish shrimp, scallops, steaks, ribs, chicken and pork round off our menu. Our Irish Connoli is like a little piece of heaven and our homemade bread pudding is to die for. Both topped off with sweet whipped cream. We've added a 6000 square foot patio surrounded by trees. A truly private and romantic spot. Also some added features such as, a basketball cage, beer pong table and corn hole court.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I really WANTED to like this place a lot, but being a slight germiphobe, I struggled.... I can't say it was dirty, exactly, but in my opinion it was a bit "over decorated" and the upholstery on the chairs was soiled, and the carpet looked old, and in general I think they would profit greatly by a facelift- new upholstery, at least, on the chairs, new carpet, and a good, THOROUGH cleaning. The food was ok. Free shared dessert a nice touch.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing and Al was a perfect host. Next time we're in Fort Myers we'll be sure to be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is one of my favorite places for seafood. We had Fried Green Tomatoes - This battered and deep-fried southern delicacy, for an appetizer. For entrees we had Seafood & Veggies - 5oz Grilled Scrod, 5 Broiled Shrimp on veggies & pasta, and Golden Fried Fisherman's Platter - Golden Fried Scrod, Sea Scallops, Gator, Calamari & Shrimp served with french fries. As is the norm, the seafood was cooked properly and the Italian Cannoli was its usual super sweet self. (Only glitch was having to chase a beverage refill.) No reason to even think about not returning.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Norman C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome dinner with friends. Al and crew presented another great feast
Quaint out of the way “Funky Florida “ motif - food and atmosphere are the reasons oldest restaurant in Cape Coral.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 251geraldf
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The meals are excellent and you can't go wrong! The crab cakes were top-notched!
Also enjoyed the free appetizers and free dessert. It is a very cozy atmosphere ith excellence staff and Al (the owner) always has a smile on his face. Went with a large group of 18 and was accomidated well. Definitely one of the best Seafood restaurants in cape coral!!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Gerald F
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