The past 4 Christmases, Lance and I have divided our time between Fort Myers and Tampa to spend time with both our families for the holidays. This year we drove down the morning of Christmas Eve and ate lunch with Lance’s family as soon as we got in town.
There is a new restaurant in Fort Myers called SS Hookers right before the toll to get over the bridge to Sanibel Island. It has a modern nautical theme with a giant boat propeller at the bottom of the stairwell (to give you an idea of the scale, Lance is 6’1”). It has beautiful tile floors made to look like wood, and subtle accents to remind you of being on a boat. Since it was a nice day out (besides being a bit windy), we ate out on their patio, which has a nice view of the water across the road.
We knew we had a large Christmas Eve dinner planned at Lance’s aunt & uncle’s home, so we ate pretty light. They had several local Florida beers. Our bartender was very nice, but she didn’t seem to know much about beer when we asked her about the different options…maybe she’s still learning since it’s such a new place.
Lance and LG both had the Cajun Crab and Corn Chowder (which was delicious). Rita had the Sweet-N-Spicy Pecan Spinach Salad, which had pears, apples, roasted peppers, onions, and bleu cheese crumbles. And I had the Cajun Shrimp appetizer, which consisted of huge Gulf shrimp coated in spices served over a salad with tomato and garlic aioli.
There were plenty of entrees that sounded amazing, but the appetizers were the perfect size for us. That evening we had a huge feast of ham and pineapple, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and more.
SS Hookers is located at 17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908 and is open 6am – 2am every day.