Dining Options for Tour Groups at Edison Ford

 Step back into “Old Florida” at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and experience the beauty of Fort Myers that won the hearts of two of the greatest American inventors, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.  Your group will be surrounded by royal palms, bamboo, orchids and countless other tropical plants.  With indoor and outdoor dining locations available and ample bus parking, it is not difficult to see why Edison Ford is the premiere group tour experience Southwest Florida.

Boxed Lunch

Boxed lunches can be scheduled for pick-up in the Banyan Refreshment Area outside of the Edison Botanical Research Laboratory.  Tables may not be reserved and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Arrangements can be made for private seating in the gardens for an additional cost of $2 per person. (See box lunch menus below for ordering instructions.) 

Porch Refreshments

Located off the Edison Ford Museum, overlooking the Heritage Garden, the NEW Museum West Porch is available for groups to gather after their tour for light refreshments or enjoy a special activity, program or event.  Cost:  $3 per person and includes lemonade, water and a sweet treat.

Lunch and Tour

Groups will enjoy riverside dining on the Ford Estate along the Caloosahatchee.  Lunch and Tour packages include site historian led tour, tables, chairs, and buffet lunch (sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit salad, cookies and beverages).  Cost:  $45 per person.

Cocktails in the Coconut Grove

With breathtaking sunsets and dozens of coconut palm trees scattered throughout the tropical lawn that overlooks the Caloosahatchee River, the Coconut Grove is a perfect location for cocktails.  (Space available until sunset, all year long).  Cost:  $150, cash bar provided by The Marina at Edison Ford.

Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford

With seafood caught straight from the waters of Southwest Florida, “You Can’t Fake Fresh” at Pinchers.  Located at the neighboring Marina at Edison Ford,  groups can reserve any one of three private dining rooms, or be seated on their own in the restaurant.  Every seat in the house has a spectacular view! (See menu below for group lunch and dinner options.)

 Holiday Nights Cocktails and Coconuts

The Edison Coconut Grove is available for Cocktail Events for any group during the month of December until 9 p.m.  Cost:  $150, cash bar provided by The Marina at Edison Ford. 

 Dining options at Edison Ford are based on availability.  Reservations required by calling the Edison Ford Event Coordinator at 239-334-7419.  

Group events are based on availability for your date.  Groups must pre-arrange tours or any dining options in advance by calling Edison Ford at 239-334-7419.