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The Waterfront Restaurant is located at the southern end of St. James City on Pine Island.
The Waterfront Restaurant is located at the southern end of St. James City on Pine Island. / The News-Press file photo

Because you shouldn’t sacrifice flavor during Lent.

3 Fishermen Seafood Restaurant (5100 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 13021 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers; threefishermenseafood.com): Run by a Florida native, 3 Fishermen offers grouper and grits, or mahi mahi with fried okra. Portions are generous and fresh.

The Clam Bake Restaurant (1652-10 S. Tamiami Trail, south Fort Myers; 482-1930; clambakefortmyers.com): Go here for baskets of Ipswich clams, Maine lobsters or real-deal clambakes complete with newspaper for the table and bibs for you.

Origami Sushi Bar (13300 S. Cleveland Ave., south Fort Myers; 482-2126; sushiorigami.com): The Cajun tuna (seared tuna garnished with radish sprouts, roasted garlic, green onion, jalapeno and special sauce) is my new addiction.

Truluck’s (698 Fourth Ave. South, Naples; 530-3131; trulucks.com): Oysters Rockefeller, New Orleans BBQ shrimp, tempura crab fingers – all cordially served in a dark, romantic dining room.

The Waterfront Restaurant (2131 Oleander St., St. James City; 283-0592; waterfrontrestaurant.com): One of the few places you can find sweet, Bahamian conch in all its un-frittered glory. The clam chowder’s darn good too.

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