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Matanzas on the Bay

416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed grouper” (29 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 12 friends for dinner at one table. Jeremy was a great server - knowledgeable and attentive. He spoke loud enough that we were all able to hear the specials. Took our orders, they were all served correctly, looked terrific and...More

Thank MaryLouLYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful lunch! A little bit too cold to sit outside, but it was lovely inside! We were there for lunch and it was perfect! Burgers were cooked as ordered and they were fresh, my husband had a fish sandwich that was very delicious...More

Thank tmr2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best yet!! We ate at many restaurants during our month in Ft. Myers Beach & many we tried twice to be fair. Seafood platter was amazing with shrimp & basil crusted butter; fish was perfectly cooked, as was the shrimp & scallop. It is not...More

Thank Ladyfrost2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great but a bit pricey. Great location on the canal with view of the bridge. You can watch the boats come in and pelicans dive for fish while you dine, very relaxing.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the day on the beach we were seeking a nice, quiet spot on the water for a New Year’s Eve dinner. Matanza’s was perfect! From the nice, friendly gentlemen attending the lot to the seating hostess and staff, everyone was so very helpful....More

Thank Heidi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Matanzas with some locals who frequent the restaurant. Seating upstairs was nice and overlooked the water where we watch pelicans dive for fish. We were happy to partake in some wonderful plump oysters and some tropical cocktails. The evening we visited a...More

Thank Lisawhite5608
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. Beautiful view of the bay . Enjoyed watching the birds. We had salads and the homemade bleu cheese dressing was very good. My husband had a burger and fries. I had a baked potatoe. Portions were very generous....More

Thank vacationgirl84
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing about your experience and service. Javon is very professional and a valuable member of our team. We have great chefs that offer a nice menu selection. The views are the best on the island. We hope to see you again very...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Matanzas has a first floor and Peteys is upstairs. Had been told happy hour is better there. Not. Sat at high top table in half full bar at Peteys upstairs for 10 minutes before a server even acknowledged us — and then he was in...More

Thank QuakerGal
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing. I'm glad that you had a great experience at Matanzas and your experience at Petey's will be addressed. We do have free parking a boat dockage for our guests. The seafood is always fresh and we have happy hour every day...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

We stop for birthday dinner here while visiting the island. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The service was outstanding. The view was excellent. We really could have picked a better spot. They do have some parking, if you arrive by car.

Thank John T
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We have a very professional staff and great chefs. We hope to see you again very soon. Happy Holidays.

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Perfect atmosphere, porch or inside. Quaint setting with a varied menu including outstanding onion rings and stuffed grouper.More

Thank Victoria N
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. The onion rings are one of our most popular appetizers as they are cut to order. Many people think that they are doughnuts because they are so big. The Stuffed Grouper has been a Chef's special for many years. Hope...More

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10 August 2017|
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Response from lainer16 | Reviewed this property |
We ate inside so I really do not know.
Megan G
9 May 2017|
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Response from mbradley59 | Reviewed this property |
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12 April 2017|
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Response from Tony C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a number of gluten free options. A menu is printed for your assistance when you visit us. We have a number of different charbroiled proteins such as fresh seafood, steak and chicken. The starch choice could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
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Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
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