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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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408 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually go here for at least one "family dinner" while in Ft. Myers. The food is always great with a number of very good seafood options. There is a half-price "happy hour" in the bar, which includes all drinks and appetizers. The staff are attentive and pleasant and truly seem to enjoy their work. They ave an "early-bird" menu... More 

Thank gpotvin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go here every year. This year we went our first night for my husband's birthday! As always attentive staff, great food and drinks!!

Thank cbCincinnati
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was great. The presentation of the food was very nice. But the food was tasteless. I had Mahi tacos and even the Mexican sauce was so mild I had to add salt.

Thank traveljean13
Streamwood, Illinois
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269 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner on the "patio" with a musician playing and singing with his guitar. I ordered the Chicken Marsala with garlic spinach and potatoes. There was also ciabatta bread served. The chicken was delicious and the music was very enjoyable. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. It is a very popular place.

Thank Gloria F
Jacksonville, Illinois
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the local beers you can get with the bayfront dining experience. Watch the marina boats come in and out while enjoying a drink and lunch on a sunny day. Lunch meals are large. Salads and burgers. We go for an afternoon beer. They also have happy hour appetizers and drinks specials. Bartenders seem to come and go don't... More 

Thank KARINZ28
chicago, illinois
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246 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to dinner, we enjoyed drinks and appetizers at the downstairs bar during happy hour. The staff was super busy, but our server was friendly and as fast as she could be in getting our drinks and appetizers, I appreciated her doing a last call before the end of happy hour. It is a good deal with half off drinks... More 

Thank spotdog
Golden City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok but not outstanding. The service was mediocre at best. The waitress was busy talking to one table for 5 minutes while we were wanting another drink. And was fairly expensive.

Thank pgstefan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I went twice during our week. Food both times was perfect. Service the second time was less than attentive. Ordered an Arnold palmer and was given lemonade only to be told that the ice tea was upstairs (we were on the lower deck area). Couldn't understand why that now became my problem. But I had to ask again... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a good evening at the bar while being waited on by Christa! She was friendly, helpful and attentive as our barfender/waiter. All of the other staff were excellent too. We shared the calamari, the tuna tartare and the brie--- all well presented and tasty. We have been to the bar a number of times and... More 

Thank Stephen C
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't usually like places like this, because you sacrifice good food for a good view and atmosphere. The lunch menu is somewhat limited. My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a week day afternoon. We sat upstairs on outside patio. There were a lot of interesting things to look at and talk about over lunch. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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