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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
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our server Ajan was excellent, recommending an appetizer to share that was top shelf. All other staff members were friendly and helpful and set an atmosphere that was as warm as the weather.

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4 Thank RRL39
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the Campenchana! The best! The Bloody Mary was as beautiful as it was tasty. Best view. Everyone young or old would love this place. We called ahead which is a must here and only waited half hour for lunch. Very popular. Ponch was funny and a big help.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Under different circumstances, my review would be like so many others for this restaurant. Fun place with spectacular views. We went there for their advertised gluten free menu and their call ahead seating. One in our group has gluten and dairy allergies and none of us wanted to stand around for an hour waiting for a table. Well we still... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I dine out a lot, and because I've had weight loss surgery, and she is on a diet, we generally split items -- this was the first time we have ever come across and unannounced splitting charge -- we rejected it and demanded they remove it -- but it was annoying just the same. We had a... More 

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1 Thank Walter C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flippers was recommended to my wife and I by close friends who are locals and have known about this gem for some time. We made it a point to stay at Lover's Key Resort and with Flippers by the Bay being the onsite Dining and Drinking establishment there was no reason to leave the resort! Chef inspired meals with tastes... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a group of six. Got to the restaurant at 9:15am and immediately were greeted by the head chef, himself. Told us that we could seat at the bar while the table was prepared. Within a few minutes we had a table with a spectacular bay view. The service was excellent as well as the food. The chef came... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I found Flippers a few years ago by searching Trip Advisor. Each winter when we go to Florida, Flippers is a place we return to. The location on the water, the good food, and fun vibe makes it a must go to place. They do not take reservations but you can enjoy a drink while you wait.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place. You have a beautiful view of the bay and with its open air setting you get a slight breeze coming in through the restaurant. You can view people heading out to the ocean on their boats. It is just relaxing to set there. The food is excellent and very well presented. I always like to see... More 

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1 Thank FloridaNativeYes
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had an excellent lunch at this outdoor restaurant overlooking the bay. the staff are top drawer especially Sarah who took care of our party with great skill. the menu has a wide selection, the service is prompt and the atmosphere is pure Florida. They don't take reservations but there is a great bar area downstairs to wait for your... More 

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1 Thank Cass B
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the valet parker (complimentary) to the entire restaurant staff to the food, this is THE.BEST.PLACE to eat in the area. You can approach by car or by boat, have a drink at the bay-side outside bar while waiting for your table. The service is excellent- so friendly, so casual, so fun, such good food. Thank you Erik,who made us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?