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Matanzas on the Bay

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416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Morrisville, PA
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The deck on the water was a nice quiet place for dinner. A little pricey but nice atmosphere. The scallops were excellent but the local fish special was a little bland. Would definitely go back to try other entrees.

Thank KaMar4486
GlenPetrarca, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write your review. If you are looking for something with a little kick, try our local fish blackened. We hope to see you soon! ~Glen More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have friends visiting and we agreed to meet at the Matanzas that evening. It was a cool night but comfortable without a jacket or sweater. Our friends we up on the deck where the view is wonderful and there is always something happening. They had already ordered several pizzas so the menu was set. We are locals so we... More 

1 Thank AKHB
Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the food is a little pricey, it is totally first rate, with large servings and extremely tasty. You get a choice to sit inside or out, and it can be very romantic in the sunset out doors, so close to the water. The waiters have always been fast and very helpful. NO negatives, and NO surprises!

1 Thank Pete P
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for apps. Around dinner time. We were going to the upper deck, but it was crowded and a little noisy. Looked below and the outside dockside space had some open tables. Very nice and we could still hear music without as much noise. We just had chowder, which was good and apps we could share. Everything was good. Be... More 

1 Thank george b
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went upstairs and sat at the bar in a room with open sides. Warm breezes, a very nice female singer and good value drinks and appetizers during the happy hour. The kind of place that is very comfortable to be in and after you leave you think about going back. Several people on a Thursday night were ordering pizza... More 

1 Thank togoagain
fort wayne, IN, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends (locals) eat here frequently. This was our first visit. Each person ordered a different entree. All were pleased.

Thank Kathleen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place right in the water. Food is excellent. Wine selection is also reasonable. Atmosphere is wonderful. During the day the boats are coming and going and during the evening, the lights in the bay are stunning. Service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend. We dined there 3 times in 10 days and each time was excellent.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love it when the location AND the food are fantastic. Matanzas is like that. It sits on the edge of the harbor at water level where shrimp boats, yachts and sailboats pass by. I ate there three times and found everything to be first rate, from the chowders, to their salads, to the fish. I especially liked the crab... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great lunch with great scenery watching the boats pass through Mantanzas Pass. Went by boat.

1 Thank Helmut A
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love stopping at Petey's upper deck at Matanzas. The staff is very good and Jennifer is excellent. Really takes the time to make you feel welcome. She even visited with us after her shift to tell us about things to do in Fort Myers Beach. They are lucky to have her, one of best waitresses on the beach.

1 Thank j0j0nash

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?