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Heidi's Island Bistro

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2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3552
+1 239-765-8844
08:00 - 21:00
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

There is a reason Heidi's is ranked so high on tripadvisor...we visited July 25, just before closing and were greeted by Heidi herself. She made some recommendations about beer and food choices and helped us through the menu. When the food came, we couldn't believe the portions. The amount of food was a bargain for the price. We had the... More 

2 Thank jdicke88
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We went for breakfast the first morning of our one week stay. The food was good and the experience pleasant. Decided to have dinner on our last night and it turned out to be the best meal we had had during our stay at Ft. Myers Beach. We chose to try all German dishes from appetizer to dessert...even beer. Delicious... More 

Thank Pamela D
Boyds, MD
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Heidi is German and the food reflects a European twist. We went for breakfast and it was nice to see a different set of options. For a beach restaurant, the prices were not outrageous.

Thank woot4fun
Naples, Florida
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338 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for breakfast and really enjoyed it. They a friendly and the service is good. The weisswurst with a pretzel for breakfast is definitely worth a try. Breakfast was good not great but I would go again and would certainly try for dinner.

Thank KnoxTravler
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and had to come back for dinner for their lobster bisque. Food is so flavorful and plentiful! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Monica D
Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Excellent food and service. The owners pride themselves on good food and personalized service. We have been here several times and the food is outstanding. You get what you pay for.

Thank RMD3819
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We went to Heidi's for dinner recently and enjoyed the experience. We typically like to eat with a view to the water when on vacation, but so often, the only good thing is the view. The food at Heidi's was well worth the lack of view. It reminded me of good home cooking, that makes you want to keep going... More 

Thank Christina N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Good food. Had dinner there last night and had potato pancakes. Very good. Heidi was amazing and the deserts were amazing too! I would recommend any of the food there and get the French onion soup! I will visit again when I'm on Ft. Myers beach again.

1 Thank Chris T
Cleveland, Ohio
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Florida. Our family visits each year and we are treated to superb food that is served by Heidi, the friendly and welcoming co-owner. We enjoyed the Jaeger Schnitzel and lamb chops. We loved every tasty morsel! The Jaeger Schnitzel is topped with a creamy mushroom sauce that is perfectly paired with spaetzle... More 

Thank Mary M
Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My boyfriend came to town for my birthday, and after taking him to see the ocean for the first time in his life, we wanted to get some food to tide us over til dinner. So we stopped at Heidi's, as it was the first place that truly caught my eye. (Ironic since the building it was in wasn't in... More 

Thank Jo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
American, German, Austrian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3552
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-8844
After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and Canada, we have made our dream come true and opened July 2012 our restaurant Heidi's Island Bistro in Florida, Fort Myers Beach. We want you to feel comfortable & that you enjoy our great German and local dishes under the Sun in Florida. Heidi's serving Breakfast from 7 am - 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm & Dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm. In our small attached bakery you will find some nice selections of sweets, Bread, German Rolls and Cakes & of course the famous Black Forest Cake. The team of Heidi's Island Bistro will do their best so that you have an unforgettable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?