Fords Garage is a bar and restaurant brand out of Ft. Meyers, Florida. Affiliated with Ford Motors and offering burgers and beer out of a 1920’s themed restaurant and bar setting, Fords Garage is steadily taking over the sunshine state. With a location in Ft. Meyers, Cape Coral Parkway, Estero, Brandon, Lutz, Westchase, and Countryside, Fords also has plans to set up shop in Lakeland, St. Pete, and Orlando.
Fords Garage Bar and Restaurant
The original Fords Garage bar and restaurant opened its doors in Fort Meyers in 2012, located not even a mile away from Henry Ford’s winter home. So popular was the first Fords Garage that they quickly went on to build additional restaurants throughout Florida and continue to expand today.
Fords Garage bar and restaurant is set up to look like a 1920’s gas station with a touch of prohibition era speakeasy thrown in. The decor includes a hammered copper bar top, gas pumps, and of course a vintage Ford vehicle – would you expect anything less? The garage theme of the restaurant is eye-catching and fun, but it’s also the perfect conversation starter for those awkward first dates.
The ambiance of Fords Garage is one where everyone is welcome even though their specialty drinks focus is on American craft beer. With so much to look at, younger kids will be intrigued as they chow down on gourmet burgers while grown-ups have plenty to chat about while they sip on their favorite brews.
The gourmet burger bar at Ford’s is well worth the visit even if you’re not a fan of the traditional burger. Their mouthwatering offerings include black Angus beef, American Kobe, open range bison, turkey, chicken, tuna, and vegetarian patties that can be paired with just about every topping choice imaginable.
If the idea of a burger doesn’t tantalize your taste buds, don’t worry because Ford’s Garage has plenty of home comfort food offerings that promise to leave you satisfied. Options such as meatloaf, homemade chili, and macaroni and cheese are among guest favorites and they’re perfect if you’ve been missing that taste of home.
Still not sure about heading out to Ford’s because you’re trying to trim your waistline? They have options for you too. If you can resist the temptation of the gourmet burger bar and home comfort foods, there’s a huge selection of fresh fish, crisp salads and grilled chicken entrees to leave you sated without blowing your diet.
Some of the favorite offerings at Ford’s include:
- Famous Firestone shrimp
- Berries and gorgonzola salad
- Southwest salmon salad
- Guinness French onion soup
- The Ford’s signature burger
- The Black-N-Bleu burger
- BBQ Brisket burger
- Beer battered fish and chips
- White cheddar mashed potatoes
- Truffle fries
If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’re in luck too because Ford’s has some of your dessert favorites! Options to top off your meal include:
- Rum cake
- Mom’s brownie sundae
- Funnel cake fries
- Key lime pie
- Chocolate Bumpy cake
While the gourmet burger bar is one of the biggest focal points of Ford’s Garage there is no denying that their American craft beer selection is impressive. Tap and bottle beers run the gamut and you’re sure to find the perfect brew to pair with that delectable burger, but if beer isn’t your thing, there are plenty of drinks options for you too. Wine and cocktails round out the alcoholic offerings for adults looking to unwind after a long day at work and a little advice from one of Ford’s Garage staff can get you the perfectly paired burger and drinks combination.
Drinks offerings include beer cocktails, “Ford’s Fusions” cocktails, premium wines, mules, sparkling wine, lager, pilsner, IPA, cider, amber, stout, porter, white, wheat, Belgian, fruit beers, unique beer mixes, and ales.
It isn’t all alcoholic offerings at Ford’s though, there are more than a few non-alcoholic offerings and of course, those include your favorite soda options, tea, coffee, and real sugar lemonade!
Looking for something with a little more substance to satisfy your sweet tooth? Ford’s has old fashioned milkshakes and floats including chocolate, vanilla, ad strawberry shakes in addition to an alcoholic beer float which is a must try for all the beer lovers out there!
Interested in Checking Out What Else Ford’s Garage Has to Offer?
If you’re down in Florida and want to check out any of Ford’s Garage locations you can find more information about the location closest to you on their official website here.