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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 4 days ago via mobile

I called a week in advance for reservations, it was my wife and I 14th anniversary. I wanted to make this a special night for my wife, as soon as I told them our name for our reservation they immediately wished us a happy anniversary...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here on our last night in Florida. The ambience of the fester aunt was really good as was the food. The menu was limited but was sufficient. The food here and at Flippers were on a par, the ambience at Bayfront was a...More

Thank john3420
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate your helpful feedback as we are always aiming to become better. We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us and that our waiting staff took wonderful care of you! We thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch and the food was great. We all took a cup of lobster soup as a starter and it tasted magnificent. I recomend this bistro. Very nice service.

Thank Jakob D
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We aim to please and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our signature lobster soup :) We appreciate you and we can't wait to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit at Bayfront Bistro. It is a waterfront restaurant on the bay side of Fort Myers Beach. It is in a complex with the yacht club there. Our favorite restaurants offer outdoor dining as this one does. The menu was a...More

Thank VKS57
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us and we are so happy to hear that you loved your dining experience with us! Thank you for the great review and kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour. Excellent meal can't go wrong. Little pricey but well worth it. Choices for everyone. Beautiful setting.

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

Thank you so much! That means a lot to us! We are so happy you love our happy hour specials and array of different choices for everyone! We look forward to having you back again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is the only restaurant in walking distance of our condo we were here first night, hoping for some great seafood. Table had great view, service was pleasant and the food we ordered - two different fish main dishes - was OK. I guess...More

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

Thank you so much for the review and helpful feedback. We always take our guests reviews into consideration to help us improve and be the best. We are happy you enjoyed our food and dining experience. Thank you for joining us and again for the...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stopped by for drinks...they were good. Also had coconut shrimp that was very good. Beautiful setting on the bay.

Thank BeachloverIndiana12
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled you loved our famous coconut shrimp and beautiful waterfront views! That really means so much to us and we thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to having you bak to join again soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I had cause to return to Bayfront Bistro many months after my first visit, and poor review. A huge difference and I’m happy to say it was an excellent experience. Not only was the dining and service faultless, we found the ‘Happy Hour’ outside overlooking...More

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

Thank you so much for dining with us! And thank you for your wonderful feedback. It means the world to us that you enjoyed our food and beautiful water views! We truly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for your great feedback and we hope...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed with food, ,many good choices on menu! Service excellent, prices higher than some restaurants but very nice restaurant. Beautiful views of the bay. Can eat outside also to enjoy nice weather & bay views.More

Thank sue w
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We can't tell you how happy your review makes us, Sue! Thank you so much for dining with us and we are absolutely thrilled that you loved our entire menu, and enjoyed great service, food and spectacular bay front views :) We hope you will...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Went in to the restaurant and booked a table for 8 to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. We've eaten here a couple for times before and know that the food is good and the setting is great. Was told no problem with the booking. On...More

1  Thank UKtraveller65
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We truly appreciate your review and extremely helpful feedback. We always take our guests reviews into consideration, and we can't tell you how much we apologize for your experience to one of our loyal guests. We will definitely look into this issue, and we again...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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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