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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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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not very good food or service. This used to be a very good restaurant but something changed in 2016. We gave it a second try this year and were equally disappointed in the food, the service and the over pricing.

Thank geo f
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food. Not so great service. Food was 4 stars. Everything from the Lobster Bisque to the "Fresh Catch" of the day. The service not so much. I had to call the server over a couple of times. The server was great. Just stretched thin to many tables. Maybe hire a couple more! That said, if you like a great... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister made reservations for 530pm on Monday for Thursday dinner for my wife's 65th bday. We asked for a special booth and told no problem for early reservation. Upon our arrival we were told the people in the booth would not leave so we had to go to another table. Tony, the manager flat out lied to us! The... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined alfresco here and had a lovely view of the swaying palms, boats and bay. Tucked back in off Estero, it could be missed, but we were glad we found it. The rum drinks were nice, and the lemon drop martini was one of the better ones ever. We had a rich and comforting lobster bisque and a decent... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner on the 15th to not fight the crowd and forgo the 4 course meal pre-fixe that is just too much for my wife and I. The dinner was superb. I had the Filet Mignon and my wife had the Salmon. Both were great.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Eaten here when they first opened and it was great, last two years have been weak, this past Monday we were there for 15 minutes before we got the managers attention for service, then our server first tells us it's not her section, you know what that means, yep we watched her work the rest of her tables on the... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here by boat for lunch. There was someone on the dock to help with lines. Had a nice table right next to the water where we were entertained by the paddle boarders and boaters. Our server was a sweetie, and the drinks were good. The lobster and salmon burger was delicious and the chief's omelette was the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so pleasantly surprised at how nice this restaurant was. We had dinner there early in our vacation and it was the nicest restaurant we visited while in FMB. The food was wonderful. The service was superb and the restaurant was so warm and welcoming. It's a top notch place....we wish we were staying in FMB longer so that... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our very favorite places to eat on the island. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and excellent service. The atmosphere here is nice and it is great to eat without the noise you find at the loud boisterous beach front dining establishments. We began with the firecracker shrimp appetizer. Very tasty and plenty to share for two. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Snook Marina and ate lunch at the Bayfront Bistro. I had one of the best salads with salmon I've had in my memory. Good service, good views of the back bay area, and good food makes for a highly recommended stop at the Bayfront Bistro.

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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
USD 25 - USD 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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