Island Pancake House Could Be Back August 1st


Brian and Stacey Martins purchased The Island’s Pancake House in the Seagrape Plaza June 24th 2022. We all know what happened 3 months later. After two years of ups and downs – mostly downs – they hope to be back open on August 1st.

Brian and Stacey Martins moved to Southwest Florida from Minnesota in 2022. They decided to buy The Island’s Pancake House because of the old school vibe of Fort Myers Beach. Brian tells Beach Talk Radio that after Ian they thought a lot about what they wanted to do and decided their dream was still not achieved. “So we made the decision to rebuild. We looked at a lot of other locations but deep down we knew Fort Myers Beach was where we wanted to live out our dream.”

Brian says the last two years have produced a lot of ups and downs, mostly downs. “But now that we can see the finish line we are extremely excited we will be able to serve the Fort Myers Beach community. We are also looking forward to hiring back some former employees. We know some have moved on in their lives and we can’t get them back but this will open the door for us to hire on other Fort Myers Beach residents. This is very important to us and the community.”

The goal is to be open on or around August first. When that happens, The Island’s Pancake House will be the first business to reopen in the three big retails strip malls on Fort Myers Beach: Key Estero Shops, Seagrape Plaza and Santini Plaza. It’s expected that something will open at Santini later this year.

Here is the full menu for The Island’s Pancake House. We will of course keep you posted when they open and plan to be there to broadcast live when their doors swing back open for the first time.


  1. I’m so excited for this to open across from our place at Caper Beach Club! It is our go to place for breakfast – great looking nee menu!

  2. Awesome news, Island Pancake House was “locals” go to place for great breakfast and great service Can’t wait to go back

  3. Thank you to the Martins and to BTR for bringing this great news! I’ll be there on Opening Day and as often as possible going forward. #FMBSTRONG

  4. This is fantastic news! Congratulations! Let’s all be there on Opening Day, line up as far as Times Square if we have to, and help jump-start their business to success! Ed – Maybe a special Beach Talk Radio event at The Pancake House to help kick this into high gear???

  5. The staff at Beach School is excited to have them back. We can once again have our traditional lunches when we are busy getting ready for a new school year! We can order to go while we wait for our cafeteria to be built too!

  6. Can’t wait to put in my application for Sous Chef, and be a part of such a wonderful place to work and partake. Thank you Brian and Stacey Martin for bringing back an original memory to Fort Myers Beach!!!

  7. Thank you to the Martins for their incredible commitment to Fort Myers Beach. The Island’s Pancake House restaurant is the kind of place that contributes greatly to the vibe and quality of life on our island. Please support local businesses like this whenever possible—onward!🏝🙏💪🇺🇸


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