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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice lunch .. Had blackened grouper tacos (sub in for mahi mahi ) and my wife had a grilled grouper sandwich .. Both excellent.. Fresh daily .. Nice view with great service ..

2 Thank Onnie01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The waitress, Hayley, was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Most of us had the special which was Chilean bass over scalloped potatoes and topped with crab meat covered with two different sauces. It was the best! The salads are big enough to split between 2 people. My husband and I split a Greek salad and others had the... More 

3 Thank CLARE T
Iowa Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a table for 4 and all of us had an excellent dinner. The presentation of the food was like it came from a Five Star Restaurant (which this should be, if it's not).

3 Thank scrappysdad
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our 4th time to Flippers for lunch and second in the past month...Why? ...Because we knew the service would be excellent and the food fantastic. The staff and our server Chloe were friendly and helpful. The clam chowder is the best I have ever had and the food for the rest our group had was fresh and delicious.... More 

3 Thank MarWic
Fort Wayne, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is always great. The campechana is nothing short of amazing! The food is fresh, and there are some unique choices. The view on the water is so relaxing. We love coming here.

3 Thank Tee98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get here if you can. The sea bass melted in my mouth and my husband's snapper was out of this world. Right on the water with a perfect breeze and a happy atmosphere. Go see Marina because her hospitality and joy made a great meal that much better!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must admit the food was good but our waitress Michelle had a horrible snotty attitude. It's a shame that place employees people with that character. I will never go there again because I refuse to take my business to a place that makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable. The whole point of eating out is to enjoy and have a... More 

2 Thank Samantha W
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful view with equally as good service. We can't say enough about the food, wow, such a unique menu. Flippers is worth any wait you may have. They have a lower bar area that you can watch the boats go by and the dolphins play. This is a top rated place, don't miss it while in the area.

3 Thank JTFMB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting anytime of day. Delicious food well prepared and friendly welcoming service. The location is overlooking the back bay water. Next to a resort.

1 Thank 359danp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of an after thought stumbling on here for lunch....saw an alligator swimming in the pond when entering the entrance, amazing food, friendly service, great ocean views ! Fish tacos, calamari, & fish & chips were best we've ever tasted, even the homemade corn dogs were awesome according to my boys! Dolphins playing right in front of us surprised us... 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?