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The Beached Whale

1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
+1 239-463-5505
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (100 reviews)
“wings” (85 reviews)
“beach bread” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had lunch at the Beached Whale with the family. Their Conch soup is excellent. I also had their house salad w blackened chicken which was also very good. The rest of the family had burgers and fries or cheesy potatoes. They all loved their meals....More

Thank gschleiffer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An unassuming bistro on the main stretch thru Fort Myers Beach that provide the most amazing choice of fish dishes ever cooked. The Conch & Clam Chowders r delicious and the Grouper (local fish) is absolutely amazing. Highly recommended 5/5

Thank ali_hawke
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been here before, and the best part is people watching from the deck(s). Great location. We had the mussels previously and again... that broth is delicious. We sop it up with the bread. NOTE: There it some parking.

Thank kdkPGH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went looking for a restaurant & saw The Beached Whale & gave it a try. It was better than expected! Ate on the outdoor deck on 2nd floor. Ahi tuna was excellent! Wait staff was friendly & attentive. Would definitely go back!

Thank Jessie D
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Great! Thank you so much for the review!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mussels are fantastic! Live music Wednesday through Sunday. Great atmosphere ! Highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Destin D
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Thank you! We're glad you had a good time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in late Friday night to get some dinner. Hostess was awesome, sat us down and talked sports with us while we were watching the hockey playoffs. Our waitress came over, her name was Rachel. Rachel was an energetic, funny, friendly and engaging person. She...More

Thank Bradley K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here every time we arrive in fort Myers, tradition! WE have lunch and a cocktail, the mojito's are so good and the grouper fish tacos are fantastic!!!! Roof top dining over looking the water is a plus.

Thank Susan R
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals and have been visiting The Beach Whale for many years. The view is beautiful, the atmosphere is fun and the beer is cold...however the only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5 is because we are vegans and there are no...More

Thank VeganSunshine
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your input, these are all things that we take to the table when deciding on changes, so thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch after spending the day at the beach. The food was really good and the service was amazing. Rachael was by far the most attentive waitress we have ever had and she was incredibly sweet to our three year old....More

Thank Heather C
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Great to hear, thank you so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our excellent waitress Rachel recommended it and she was right, it was delicious! They made a great skinny margarita. Loved the rooftop dining.

Thank Gerry S
Doc F, Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

Great, we're glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon!

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I'm trying to Vote for my server, Angela on Trip Advisor but can't access a ballot. There is a contest and I want to make sure she gets our vote.
11 February 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a contest. The servers do get credit for positive reviews.
Mike G
We are going to be on the island during super bowl Sunday. Are you having anything special that day?
15 January 2017|
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Response from WhaleFMB | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your question! We will be having drink and food specials, to be determined when we know what teams are playing. Hope to see you then!
is this place closed at this time? tried to go there today and it appeared to be closed.
31 August 2016|
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Response from dmgholt | Reviewed this property |
i dont know what the problem is ..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5505
  • E-mail
The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour Mon-Fri from 2-5! Amazing food, spectacular service, and 26 TV's for all your family's sports fans!