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Dog Areas in Matlacha

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A census-designated place in Lee County, Florida, Matlacha is so small that, by all rights, it should be little more than a blip on the radar. However, don’t let its population, which is well under 1,000, fool you. There’s plenty to do in Matlacha, especially if you’re a dog lover! Whether you’re a local or just visiting for a time, bring your furry friend to enjoy the scenic area as well as any of the selection of restaurants you have to choose from. With choices that are highly rated by all accounts, it’s no question that a dine-out doggy day trip is in order if you find yourself in this tiny town. 

If you’re looking for a mellow place to get some good chow, take your pup on over to the Blue Dog Bar and Grill, where there are only a few dog-friendly tables, so you’ll want to get there early to land one. It’ll be well worth beating the lunch and dinner rush, as your dog will be treated like royalty at the Blue Dog. They’ll be provided ice cold water while you choose from an extensive seafood menu that makes an effort to reflect the local culture.

You and your hound will fall head over paws for Matlacha!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Matlacha

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    Population Density 1,640/sq mi

    #1 Matlacha Isles

    Looking for a bit of entertainment for you and your furry friend to enjoy while you dine on a fresh feast? Look no further than Miceli’s Restaurant, in Matlacha Isles. While you’re there, you’ll have an expansive menu of dishes to choose from, with a number of entrees from varying cultures. You want classic Italian? You got it! Looking for Mediterranean? You’ll find that here as well. Best of all, your dog is welcome to join you on the large outdoor deck, and there are live performances at the restaurant every day of the week. Grab a bite, and enjoy the show!
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    Population Density 4,430/sq mi

    #2 North Matlacha

    If your idea of entertainment is less along the lines of a man-made show, and more along the lines of watching nature pass you by, you’ll want to take Fido to North Matlacha, where you’ll find Hooked Island Grill. Located right on the bay, this restaurant offers views of the open water as well as the local wildlife that inhabit the area. You’ll be able to choose from salads to seafood baskets, and your precious pup will be welcome to join you on the outdoor deck. It can get busy, so be sure to arrive early to score a seat.
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    Population Density 4,430/sq mi

    #3 Central Matlacha

    Are you looking for another locale with some live music options? If so, you can’t miss The Olde Fish House Marina, located right on a dock where you can watch the bustling marina activity. You can find the usual seafood fare you’d expect in the area, especially given the name of the restaurant, but they do seafood like no one else in the city. Bring your pup along to the outdoor deck when the weather is nice, and indulge in some funky tunes with your best pal. Just bring a leash and plenty of water to keep your pup nice and hydrated.
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    Population Density 1,559/sq mi

    #4 Villa Franscisco

    Maybe you just want a classic, all-American meal: a nice burger and a pint of beer. Well, look no further than Villa Francisco in Fort Myers, a short distance from your main location of Matlacha. Well worth the drive, in this scenic neighborhood, you’ll find Ford’s Garage Prime Burgers and Craft Beer. They don’t just offer delicious burgers, but if you’re in the mood for comfort food in general, you’ll want to indulge in their delicious macaroni and cheese -- it can’t be beat! While you’re chowing down, your pup pal will be provided with some nice cool drinking water. Bone Appetit!
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    Population Density 1,460/sq mi

    #5 Mariner

    Finally, if you just want a place where you can settle in on the outdoor deck and discuss the latest game with fellow sports fans, you and your pup should tag along to Nemo’s Sports Bar, located by the neighborhood of Mariner in Cape Coral. With your choice of pizza, burgers, wings and any other number of bar foods, you and your pup pal will have a grand time on the outdoor deck, chatting it up with other sports enthusiasts and maybe enjoying a nice pint of beer. You’ll have plenty of friends to drink with, and if not… well, at least you’ll have your dog!
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