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Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-463-6119
06:00 - 22:00
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Tue 06:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Mon 06:00 - 22:00
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Franklin, Indiana
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We flew into Fort Myers to visit friends - an early flight so they took us to Bonita Bill's for breakfast. It reminded us a little of Hogfish in Key West. Our breakfast sliders and fried potatoes were very good and reasonable priced. Open air, order at the bar, server brings out your meal. Obviously a favorite of locals. A... More 

Thank Bixie10
Cape Coral, Florida
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634 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived by water and docked easily right in front. You go to the window to place your drink and food orders. We just had burgers and beers. The burgers were fresh patties and cooked perfectly with a griddle crust. They were perfect. This isn't s fancy place by any means. You can catch up on scores. There's live music... More 

Thank terri E
Plainfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Bonita Bill's a handful of times. We were turned on to this "joint" (and I mean that in a good way) by friends who live in the area. It's right on the water, and you can watch the shrimp boats come in. The food is OK, but you go for the cold beer -- they give you... More 

Thank davidcox101
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local place located on the back bay. Beer and wine only however it is a must see. Live music in the afternoons.

Thank dmroby
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonita Bills is known for its entertainment and they did not fail to comply this time. Unfortunately they ran out of their variety of beer that you could get by the pitcher. This was quite early in the evening, 5:30. Food poor to moderate.

Thank Sue W
Le Mars, Iowa
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little place on the water, you look at the menu then walk up and order at the counter, they give you a number and bring it out to your table when it is ready. mainly fried foods, burgers, fish, shrimp, all very good. We were amazed at how reasonable their prices were. Two of us had the... More 

Thank LydaFunNSun
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for some light food and beer. Much to our surprise we made a great selection. Thanks again for the great service. Best regards, Phil

Thank Phil M
ft myers
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bonita Bill's is a unique waterfront bar on San Carlos Island. Over the years it has not changed. The food is pretty good. It's staffed by friendly locals. The entertainment is good for a weekend afternoon. In season it's mostly the snowbird crowd mixed in with the regulars. A great place to kick back, enjoy a beer and relax.

Thank e h
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. Chucky from Kentucky tinkling the ivories and enjoyed a good old sing song. Fast food!

Thank Claire S
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had many baskets of peel and eat shrimp along with some pretty good coleslaw and fries. Locals are primary customers and a bit on the mature side age wise. No wait between rounds of shrimp, beer or teas. I would certainly go back if I find myself in Ft. Myers Beach again.

Thank charleshP1560LC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-6119

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