Grandma H. grew many varieties of citrus in Sarasota, Florida, but she didn't have Meyer Lemons. If she'd heard of them, she would no doubt have grown them, and quite well at that.
Meyer Lemons are an outdoor breed here in the Bay Area. They taste absolutely terrific. Lemonade? Lemon curd? Lemon-meringue pie? Lemon sauce over gingerbread?
They're great in all these applications, and more besides.
Just as an experiment, I purchased an alleged Bearss Lime at a moving sale for my former across-the-street neighbor. It was in a large (20 inches across?) container, and I kept it there. Boy, is it an unhappy plant...
It throws one or two fruit a year, has incredible long, strong, and nasty thorns, and is currently suffering chlorosis. I'm getting to the "make or break" point with this plant...I'd like to have a containerized Meyer Lemon, but I just don't know if I can give it what it needs in a container vs. the ground.
Maybe in Florida you'll have better luck. My particular yard runs 5 to 10 degrees cooler than even our next-door neighbors, due to a large redwood tree, a very large carport, and other physical factors, so heat is in short supply...
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9