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Flippers on the Bay

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8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127 (Formerly Flipper's) (Estero Blvd.)
+1 239-765-1025
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious cocktails and appetizers waiting for our table, Key Lime cocktail, Lobster Mac n Cheese. Sea Bass and Calamari for dinner. Wonderful food and service!

3 Thank Shari R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointed in our lunch at flippers.. we always enjoy the food, and it was as good as always. Our service, however., was beyond terrible... waited forever for two soft drinks; our appetizer never came out, my husband ordered a California Cobb salad and got a club sandwich; and the final insult was being presented the bill with no offer... More 

1 Thank Carol R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our server who we followed all of her recommendations from app to dessert. Sea bass was prepared with an Asian twist to match with our Sushi grade tuna app. Perfect paring. Of course the chocolate desert topped everything off. My wife and I split everything and had plenty to eat. Didn't split the drinks though! Friendly staff. Must give... More 

2 Thank Wagetaker
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reviewing the reviews on this restaurant we decided to try it for sunday brunch. The view of Lovers Key Bridge is very nice from most tables. We had waitress named "Lora" from what I gathered she had been waitressing for over 40 years. The issues we had were small in nature like attitude from the waitress. Seemed like the... More 

1 Thank sniffdog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All very good Great view, very good service and food was all very good. I had the grouper and it was excellent, very well done. Kids had usual kids chicken and fries with 3 $6 smoothies, but they were good. We had the Mediterranean salad and it was very good, excellent dressing.

2 Thank Usamargaritavile
Estero, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since this restaurant is so popular the wait for a table can be long in season. They have the option to call ahead and put your name on list in lieu of reservations. They staff are very efficient managing seating. Seafood is excellent. Service is very good. The restaurant is on a deck so basically outdoor seating for all tables.... More 

1 Thank Sherlynh269
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

INCREDIBLE !!!!! Starting with calling ahead with Eric. He went above and beyond. What an awesome guy for your first impression. Our waiter Ajan explained the specials so beautifully. His service and that of fellow waiters was impeccable. I came into the restaurant with a walker and a young gentleman walked me to the table. I am sorry I didn't... More 

3 Thank Rsmith W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coconut shrimp was delicious! All 4 of us enjoyed our cocktails, salads and entrees. Our waiter, Ajan, was superb! Restaurant is right on the bay. Ambiance is pretty good but could improve with a few updates.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm quite surprised to see any poor reviews on Flippers because it was by far the best experience that we had dining in FMB. We did the call ahead for seating and were lucky to get a table 5 minutes after arriving (it was early evening). The host was incredible, our waitress, Marina, was top notch and the food was... More 

1 Thank MichiganTess
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is with mixed feelings that I write this review. Flippers is a really nice spot but the more I tell people about it, the more crowded it gets. The food is bad😈, the service is terrible😈,and the location sucks😈. Even after that we love the place and always have a great time there whether it is for breakfast, lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127 (Formerly Flipper's)
    (Estero Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Fort Myers beach trolley stop located one hundred yards to the west of the restuarant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-1025
Flippers on the Bay is an outdoor dining venue located on the dolphin filled waterfront vistas of Estero Bay. Enjoy the dynamic creations of Chef Juan Cruz while experiencing picturesque sunsets.

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