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Blue Water Bistro

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23161 Village Shops Way, #109, Estero, FL 33928-5309
+1 239-949-2583
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to the Blue Water Bistro a number of times over the past few years when we are on vacation. It may not get the attention of some of the nearby more "glamorous" places or those in Naples, but the quality of the seafood is exceptional. I'd particularly recommend the Lobster Bomb with the ghost chili sauce. Interesting... More 

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Thank Paul M
Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice atmosphere. Pleasant server but overextended. Unimaginative fish dinner. Overpriced. It was however edible. I had been there several times before and found it satisfactory

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Thank Henry L
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Henry L, We're glad you've visited Blue Water Bistro in the past and had a nice time. Our prices haven't changed much, so we're not sure why you feel we are overpriced. We have added some new exciting dishes to our menu, so we're curious about what you ordered and who your server was. We always want our guests... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very disappointing experience. Terrible service. Was there at 5:45 on a Tuesday night. They couldn't get anything right and didn't really seem to care that they got things wrong. Have generally seen a steady decline in the overall experience over the last three years. Used to be great.....not any more.

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Thank Tchild17
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Tchild17, We too are disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Blue Water Bistro. We want all of our guests to have a great time at the restaurant and have created a company culture so that everyone is on board with delivering great food and great service. Sometimes mistakes do happen, and when they do, we always strive... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Restaurant Group runs a tight ship and this particular restaurant has greatly improved over last year. The wait staff is better trained and the food prices have been refined. We dined on a weekday evening with a reservation to take advantage of their early dining. We were not disappointed. The salmon dish and the fried shrimp were just wonderful... More 

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1 Thank Ally N
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Ally N., Thank you so much for dining with us at Blue Water Bistro. We love to hear when our guests have a great time and really appreciate our efforts to make dinner out a special evening. It’s our goal to “Create Incredible Memories... One Bite At A Time!”, and we’re so pleased that was the case for you.... More 

Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keep it simple. Let the fish shine, the house specialties (from one experience) seem over sauced or cheesed. Fish was really fresh,sides were good to very good. Service was good. They were able to lower the volume of the music in our section.

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Thank Ira M
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Ira M., Thank you for visiting Blue Water Bistro and for taking the time to give us some feedback about your visit. We're glad you liked our fresh fish and our sides, as well as the service. We always want to cultivate all the elements that help "Create Incredible Memories... One Bite At A Time!" in our restaurant (After... More 

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230 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating. Daily seafood special. Calamari and chowder great for starters. Great diversity of menu choices. Good gluten free menu. Fish, shrimp and steak entrees to select from. Scrumptious desserts. Large wine list. Full bar to serve you. A great place for an evening meal.

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Thank MDNied
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear MDNied, We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what a lovely dinner you enjoyed with us at Blue Water Bistro. It’s our goal to make every dinner at our restaurant a special one, and we’re so pleased the food, service and overall experience hit all the high notes for you. We want to thank you... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited fifteen minutes. Did not get that table was ready even though they stated it would be ten minutes. Went back to hostess and they were seating walk up tables. They alleged they called but no missed calls and treated me poorly that I'd question them when. Manager cleaned the dirty table I was sat at and did not even... More 

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Thank Magoosangel
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Magoosangel, We value all our customer feedback and make sure to read and respond to every review, but we are a bit confused by yours. We don't serve a steak sandwich in our restaurant (Blue Water Bistro), so we think you must have our restaurant confused with another restaurant. Our staff also didn't seat any guests who brought dogs... More 

Florence, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came on Tripadvisor originally to leave a review of the lovely evening we had on Christmas Eve at Blue Water Bistro, but I find myself unable to continue until I have commented on a few of the previous reviews here for the same night. We were sitting near the table that had the 'incident' with their mussels and a... More 

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Thank Jusjules
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jusjules, Thank you for being a longtime patron of ours and for sharing your kind review about the great dining experience you had with us at Blue Water Bistro. We truly appreciate that over the course of your visits to Blue Water Bistro, you recognize our efforts to offer great service, a consistently delicious menu, and that we do... More 

Adams, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know a Good Deal when I see one. Blue Water Bistro offers Early Dining seven days a week until 5:30 p.m. Reservations are advised. Early dining consists of a bottle of wine to share and two entrees for $17.50 per person. We made reservations on a Wednesday evening for dinner. We arrived at the restaurant at 5 p.m. Luke... More 

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Thank Anne115
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Anne115, Thank you so much for dining with us at Blue Water Bistro. We love to hear when our guests have a great time and really appreciate our efforts to make dinner out a special evening. It’s our goal to “Create Incredible Memories... One Bite At A Time!”, and we’re so pleased that was the case for you. We... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Roach found in our appetizer which actually ruined our appetite instead of wetting it. Waitress showed the general manager right next to us who ignored the issue. Then, when served the dinner we received an entree and a drink we did not order to which the waitress said both were an accident. I was subsequently unable to eat my entree... More 

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3 Thank Michiflan
Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Michiflan, We are very troubled and upset by your Christmas Eve experience at Blue Water Bistro. Thank you for bringing this serious issue to out attention as well as your concerns about how our staff didn't manage the situation well. We cannot tell you how sorry or how disappointed we are about your experience. We take food safety regulations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Cuisine
Sushi, Grill, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23161 Village Shops Way, #109, Estero, FL 33928-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Estero
  • Phone Number: +1 239-949-2583
Description
Blue Water Bistro casts a wide net to satisfy everyone's appetite, serving a wide variety of char-grilled fish paired with incredible sauces and sides. We offer perfectly grilled steaks, along with tons of fresh shellfish and unique, ever-changing creative bistro fare.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?