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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-9660
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Farmington, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in without a reservation on a Saturday night, but we were able to find a spot in the bar to eat so wee didn't have to wait for the 34 groups ahead of us to be seated first. Great food. Great drinks. Friendly bartender. Fun location near the fishing docks. The owner is also an author, so we... More 

Thank Lorrie B
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be ye hereby forewarned! This phenomenal restaurant serves gi-NOR-mous portions. The value is great for 1) The quality of the food 2) the unique combinations which bring you to an outstanding "caribbean food experience" 3) Did I mention the HUGE portions. Further - the rustic setting on the waterfront - overlooking the shrimper fleet - adds character to whatever you're... More 

Thank Reid R
Syracuse, New York
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant. It has great food, atmosphere and service. We ate here on a Wednesday evening. They had a guy proving the entertainment. His music and voice was amazing. We were seated immediately when we arrived. We ordered drinks and looked at the menu. The waiter Amel recommended we try the Yucatan shrimp. We order that and... More 

Thank chris13209
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic dining experience with wonderful atmosphere. Quick service along with smiling staff make it an enjoyable stay. Location is great, right on the pier. C U Soon.

Thank brian_dhall
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I had dinner Monday evening on the outside patio. Oysters were huge and very good. Wife had the Yucatán shrimp and a great salad. Rachel our server was very pleasant and efficient. Great place to eat.

Thank Dputthd
Tremont, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved eating here. The seafood was great, coastal atmosphere, great service! Very busy, go early, late or be on island time and just enjoy the scene.

Thank Dana S
Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment I called and spoke with the hostess Molly, I knew we were in good hands. We were having a large group for a celebration of life. Initially, we had a group of 25 which grew to almost 50 people. When I called back to alter our reservations, Molly was wonderful, as were the managers. When we arrived... More 

Thank susieq689
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got seated quickly, but waited for service....we got mussels appetizer, which was. Good, however, We were disappointed to have to PAY for more bread!!! Smh.... We had Fish Tacos,Chicken sandwich,Spinach/artichoke flatbread, All Good...

Thank Louis A
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill on Sanibel Island for lunch. Cool breezes on the patio made for a very pleasant experience. Food, drinks and service was good!

Thank Melonie K
York, ME.
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us sat at the bar wanting fresh seafood. And we got it! The peel and eat shrimp was nicely presented in a peppery Yucatan sauce with bread to dip up the juice. The bartender distinguished himself by making the best dark rum & tonic I had in Florida. While eating, the view of the fishing boats at almost... 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$10 - US$25
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-9660
Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!

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