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Gwendolyn's Cafe

2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
+1 239-791-8462
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (6 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
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2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The place was clean, open, friendly/prompt service. Menu options were traditional (not a problem) but we were looking for something unusual or special. Appreciated option for egg whites but had to request, no egg white entrees presented on menu like many places nowadays. Traditional fare,...More

Thank Quasibear
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Simple food choices done perfectly. New expanded menu. You are never a stranger at Gwendolyns. Modest decor. Owner is a great supporter of local projects to feed the hungry and the homeless. Good people. Deserving of your support.

Thank nancsw
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Being new to Fort Myers we are trying different restaurants located in the Historic District. Saw Gwendolyn's listed online and thought we would check it out for breakfast. What a charming place! My 1-egg breakfast with bacon, potatoes and toast was absolutely perfect and I...More

Thank lainetaylor1802
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The staff is super sweet and the food is REALLY good! It has a Ma and Pa type of vibe. I have yet to have a bad meal there.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend this hidden gem in downtown Fort Myers. The food and service was very good and will visit agin shortly.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fairly priced. Service was not good. Not that many patrons and the two people serving just didn't seem to coordinate. One table left. Most people kept busy on their phones so they were patient. Very slow! Food just okay.

Thank Pahdz
Reviewed 14 February 2017

While Gwendolyn's receives rave reviews for their breakfast menu, lunch is quite a different story. Arrived with a guest during lunch hour and noticed only 8 other patrons seated at the time. We seated ourselves and waited approximately 10 minutes before we were greeted by...More

Thank FrankCentralNY
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't know the backstory to Gwendolyn's you should look it up. But even the honorable intention of "second chances" wouldn't work if the food sucked (it doesn't). I had a worthwhile turkey ruebin & my wife had the veggie panini, and we were...More

Thank Florida_Gypsy107
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a little off the main street, but worth looking for. Prices are very reasonable and the food was tasty. Hubby had the corned been hash and was in heaven - it was very meaty just the way he likes it. I tried the...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Everyone knows us, greets us warmly and gives us great service. Lots of locals eat here. Does a huge delivery and take out business. Favorite include homemade tomato basil soup and the Cuban sandwich.

Thank nancsw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-791-8462
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