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Bayfront Bistro

4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“butterfish” (73 reviews)
“black grouper” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never disappointed with food, ,many good choices on menu! Service excellent, prices higher than some restaurants but very nice restaurant. Beautiful views of the bay. Can eat outside also to enjoy nice weather & bay views.

Thank sue w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in to the restaurant and booked a table for 8 to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. We've eaten here a couple for times before and know that the food is good and the setting is great. Was told no problem with the booking. On...More

Thank UKtraveller65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a group of 10 to this highly rated restaurant. Usually we bring our own wine and pay corkage, but they were advertised to have a wonderful wine list and one of our group received a message on our way their about 50%...More

Thank retmay2012
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We truly appreciate your feedback and we thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our management staff has ben noted and we appreciate your helpful feedback. We assure you that we are usually known for excellent food, wine and service and we apologize that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our dinners. My husband and I had the Tomato Basil Soup which was excellent. My friends enjoyed the Lobster Bisque. It had lots of lobster in it. Dinners were great. We each had something different. Good serviceMore

Thank nonnajw
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so thrilled to hear your review! Thank you so much for joining us and for the truly wonderful feedback. We can't express how happy we are that you loved our famous Tomato Basil Soup and Lobster Bisque! Thank you again and we look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the shrimp cocktail and it came out with ketchup (not kidding!) Server apologized and said it would be taken off the bill and also give us a free dessert. Very nice compensation. Entrees: the Butterfish with wasabi mash potatoes $36, tasted fishy and had...More

Thank mkrege
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your review and we always take our guests feedback into consideration. We are usually known for excellent food and we apologize that you were not satisfied. We truly thank you for your helpful feedback and we are happy that you had excellent service....More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Thursday around 4:30 my wife and I visited Bayfront Bistro and were surprised to find only two other couples seated at the bar and no other patrons anywhere. This was our first visit to this restaurant and having viewed their website happy hour menu were...More

Thank Gail T
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, Gail, and we take all our guests reviews into consideration. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed our famous sweet fire shrimp and seafood acapulco! We hope you will be back to join us again in the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. The staff was wonderful, Bryan, Grace, Lisa made us feel very welcome. Food was amazing and very relaxing to see the water front and even was able to see dolphin. The ambience was very soothing and the place very well...More

Thank danesisuma
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Absolutely thrilled to hear this review! Thank you so much for joining us and it means the world to us that we could help make your wedding anniversary enjoyable and memorable! We love to hear that our wonderful staff took great care of you all...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

From my first time there..The atomsphere was great and staff to ..The butter fish I really liked a lot but the portion was alittle small for the price! But in all love coming here ..I would come back again.😋More

Thank Gregg F
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

This means the world to us, Gregg! Thank you so much for joining us and we're so happy you enjoyed our famous Butter Fish and received phenomenal service! We appreciate your feedback and review, which alway help us improve! Thank you so much for joining...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Solid service, light, smart menu with fresh appetizers and mains. Excellent wine list and most important- great air conditioning! Will be back...

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant has been our favorite over the years but has lost its luster over our last couple of visits. It has a great view of the back bay and marina with nice outside patio seating and all tables inside offer a view. The bar...More

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25 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn L | Property representative |
$14 Bottomless Mimosas and a $15 Ultimate Bloody Mary (Tito's Vodka, 2 Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives, 3 Large Blackened Shrimp, Celery, Pickle and a Lime). We also have live music.
16 March 2017|
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Response from meanbud | Reviewed this property |
I regret that I was only in the area for a week and do not know the answer to your question. Just give the a call.
Joyce H
4 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3663
  • E-mail
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!
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