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Bayfront Bistro

4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Fort Myers Beach for a few years. We had never been to the Bayfront Bistro. I guess they probably don't advertise as extensively as other restaurants do, and they are set back from Estero Blvd. behind Publix supermarket, so...More

Thank adutremb
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us an awesome review! We appreciate your visit and your helpful feedback more than you know! It means the world to us that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed Kenneth's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attractive restaurant with a great location on the water. The food and service were very good. The only complaint I have is that the portions are very small. It certainly is not cheap to eat here, and we all agreed that everything we ate...More

Thank njhounds
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting with us and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service! We are also thrilled that you loved our water views! We thank you for your feedback on our portion sizes and we will definitely take this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you read prior reviews it's a mixed bag...sometime good food and service, other times very poor..obviously they have some issues..we visited on 2/20 for happy hour at 3pm..advertised entertainment starting at 3...didn't show up until 4pm.waiter said you never know!....ordered wings for 4 people..took...More

Thank chicagocardinal
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to read your review and we sincerely apologize for your experience. We are definitely taking this feedback into consideration as we continue to make adjustments and improvements with all areas of our restaurant. Please email us directly at ken@bayfrontbistro.com so that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try the Bayfront Bistro for lunch and chose the upstairs dining room over the outdoor downstairs area. The upstairs dining area features white linen tablecloths and cobalt blue glassware. We were seated without delay, and our waiter appeared after...More

Thank traveler1018_8
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and review! We are so happy that you visited with us and had a great experience! We do our best to bring the highest quality food to our wonderful guests and provide the most enjoyable experience possible!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted a quick lunch before going on a dolphin cruise; first, I don't know why the ratings here are so low. It is expensive but we found the service and food to be excellent. Yes, it is elevated compared to the...More

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

This makes our whole day! Thank you so much for visiting and we can't thank you enough for the awesome review and helpful feedback! It's our wonderful guests like you that keep us striving to be the best! We're thrilled you enjoyed your food and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great, Valentines day menu was superb. Great views of the marina. Service was right on and the servers were very attentive. They even gave the ladies roses.

Thank 112daley
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love to hear this! Thank you so much for visiting with us and for the awesome review! We aim to please and we're so happy you had a wonderful experience! Take care and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed. Out of most fish entrees. Clams full of sand. One entree completely missing not complete as ordered. Charged separately for two scallops which were part of the special. They did however give us a free dessert for our trouble but the creme brulee...More

Thank Patti H
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We truly apologize for your experience and we assure you that this is not the norm for Bayfront Bistro, and we are so disappointed that you did not receive that. Please email us at ken@bayfrontbistro.com so that we can personally address this issue with you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt so unbelievably uncomfortable when we entered the bar area. Everyone was Caucasian and we could feel like we did not belong. We sat for 15 minutes and got no service. My husband then went to the bar, where people moved their phones away...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner last night. Waiter service and view were excellent. Food was very poor. Caesar Salad was terrible. Consisted of center part of romaine leaf (no green) sprinkled with cheese and one crouton. Had better from a super market kit and this cost $13....More

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

Thank you so much for visiting with us and we are so happy to hear that you had excellent service and enjoyed our views! We are so very disappointed that the food was not up to par. We sincerely apologize and we truly appreciate your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By mid afternoon and head drinks and some light fare. The grouper sandwich was fabulous the salads were great and they made an excellent martini . The fried calamari was excellent and very uniquely prepared.More

Thank Richard P
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Love to hear this! Thank you so much for coming by and we're so excited that you loved our sandwiches and salads! We are just as excited that you enjoyed our famous martinis as well! That means the world to us! Thank you so much...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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Response from Waterwheel96 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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