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Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

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702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-463-6119
06:00 - 23:00
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Tue 06:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Mon 06:00 - 22:00
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. Chucky from Kentucky tinkling the ivories and enjoyed a good old sing song. Fast food!

Thank Claire S
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had many baskets of peel and eat shrimp along with some pretty good coleslaw and fries. Locals are primary customers and a bit on the mature side age wise. No wait between rounds of shrimp, beer or teas. I would certainly go back if I find myself in Ft. Myers Beach again.

Thank charleshP1560LC
St. Catharines, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the 1/2 lb shrimp, it was covered in some kind of seasoning(I was expecting plain steamed) it was not good. The music and dancing was great, a lot of energy and fun.There are few chairs and mostly high stools, not my idea of comfort. It is on a marina which was a n amazing view! Met some great... More 

Thank QueenBoftheDom
Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend is a local and this is her favorite spot at Fort Myers Beach. It is definitely a locals hangout! As sailors, the location is convenient to the mooring fields and they have docks for tying up. She took me to Bonita Bill's after some beach time. The vibe was festive and fun on Christmas Eve day with live... More 

Thank Sailorgirl619
Rochester, New York, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A fun, funky and very casual joint on the water under the bridge. Good cold beer, light foods and locals having fun. Docking for your boat available. Very down home and fun

Thank Jim K
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent a fantastic Friday night at Bonita Bill's and actually met Bill. The beer was cold... the fish was fantastic and the atmosphere was pure 'Floridian' with locals and tourists having a fun evening. You would have to look hard to find a more friendly environment...If you can't have a good time at Bill's you are probably pretty dull... More 

Thank MarWic
Rogersville, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Bonita Bill's was recommended to us by a neighbor. He said it was a good place & where the "locals" go in Ft. Myers. He was right! We enjoyed excellent fried shrimp & sides. A local band began playing & some couples danced. We're going back!!!

Thank bsnorris
Bonita Springs, Florida
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213 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our ROMEO club went their for lunch. Had the blackened fish sandwich, it was swai, from the catfish family from Southeast Asia. Sitting having a beer overlooking shrimp and fishing boats it would have been so much better eating local fish from Ft Myers not Vietnam. Although good, next time I'll have a burger.

Cape Coral
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We always enjoy Bonita Bill's. Great local flavor, on the water, sailboats, fishing trawlers, "pirate" ships floating by. The house cat visiting around. Pets are welcome, we always take our dog. Very reasonable prices. Karaoke night is a blast and they almost always have live music. Very popular with everyone.

Thank Karen H
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great to be back at Bonita Bills. Love the local flavor. Had a cool Halloween party. Beer and wine only but can't beat the $7.00 picture of beer. Manager Kirby is a hoot, truly outstanding. Kimberly, Loretta, Shelly, and Matt are super friendly. Made this non local feel very welcome. Breakfast is great and the dinner special pulled pork was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-6119

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