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La Ola Surfside Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
+1 239-765-2222
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10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit La Ola's every year when we visit Ft Myers Beach,they have great food, and great entertainment as well.

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Thank flstpete
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

flstpete, thanks for visiting us whenever you are in Fort Myers Beach! It's always a pleasure to host you. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my, oh my, you better have a good appetite. The nachos here are not only the best, but the amount you get is huge, even the half order can feed two easily. Try the chicken, absolutely wonderful. The flatbreads are really good too. Live music rounds out the experience.

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Thank JASTAR2015
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to know that you love dining with us. Your kind words about our nachos, chicken, and more have truly made our day -- thank you. We can't wait to serve you again. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must place to eat, drink and listen to the live music. The margaritas are terrific. When on Time Square, be sure to stop in.

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Thank Bubba32Michigan
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Bubba32Michigan, we're so excited to be a go-to spot for you! Thanks for the kind words -- we can't wait to serve you another margarita. Best, Tom, Owner More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only at Fort Myers Beach for about 3.5 days and I think we stopped here every day. I didn't eat here but we did drink here and the drinks were amazing. I think they press their own juices or something because the fruity drinks were incredible. The owner is always there working too - I like that!

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Thank gfgunning
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy to know that you stopped in and saw us each day you were in Fort Myers Beach -- it was such a pleasure serving you some delicious drinks! We do hope to do so again. Best, Tom, Owner More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and staff are excellent. Since it is at the beginning of Time Square, it's great for people watching. We have eaten here several times and never have been disappointed. We will definitely go back next time we visit.

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Thank shirley W
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Shirley, we're so happy to read that you loved our food and service! It was our pleasure to host you for a delicious meal, and we couldn't be happier to know that you loved everything! We can't wait to host you again. Best, Tom, Owner More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, fun atmosphere, music was good and beer was cold. Good times.. Only negative is the lone bathroom.. Otherwise a must go to.

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Thank Auntmomo
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! Glad you had a wonderful time here. Hope we can see you again soon! Cheers, Tom, Owner More 

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great little spot for music and drinks. Did not eat there. Our bartender "Skinny" was awesome!! Definitely will be back.

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Thank slickone19
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for stopping by! Glad you had a great experience here. Hope we can see you again someday soon! Cheers, Tom, Owner More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Cold beer and good music, happy hour all the time. Crown rocks not stingy. Very enjoyable sidewalk seating area for listening and relaxing.

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Thank Linda B
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for this review, Linda! Glad you love our happy hour and our great views around here. Hope to see you back soon! Regards, Tom, Owner More 

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Was there 2 yrs ago. Everything was better then. This time waiter seemed detached. Fish was poor. Great location still. But probably won't return

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Thank ron m
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't have a great experience here, Ron. I appreciate you giving us a second try, but normally people really like our place. I hope you'll keep us in mind for the future anyways, and thanks for the feedback! Regards, Tom, Owner More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fantastic food, great service, fantastic view. It can be very crowded so be patient. Happy hour is a great deal.

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Thank Cathy T
Tom H, Owner at La Ola Surfside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks, Cathy! I'm glad you enjoy our place. And yes, we know we can get a bit crowded, but we're happy you love us just the same. Hope we can see you soon! -Tom, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 02:00
Monday
10:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 02:00
Thursday
10:30 - 02:00
Friday
10:30 - 02:00
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1035 Estero Blvd, Unit 3, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-2222
Description
Located in historic downtown Fort Myers Beach at Times Square, La Ola Surfside Restaurant is the perfect location to enjoy live music, people watching, great food and overall fun. Our Mexican inspired menu offers something for everyone. Our burritos, tacos, and world famous nachos are popular amongst our guests, we also have some amazing seafood and steaks. Everything from tacos to filet mignon, you can find it here. We cater to gluten free and other food allergies too! Our full bar serves the best cocktails, sangria, and coldest beer in the area. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-5pm daily. Our pet friendly patio welcomes your furry friend so make sure to bring them by, we're sure they would love the live music. If you are looking to throw back a cold one in a fun and energetic atmosphere, look no further than La Ola Surfside Restaurant. We're one of the best restaurants on Fort Myers Beach!

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