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Matanzas on the Bay

416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just one of the many seafood restaurants to choose from in the area. We arrived early since we did not eat lunch and were quite hungry. Water/marina views all around. The Caesar salad was quite good, the small size was huge. Can't imagine what the...More

Thank lainer16
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. We are happy to know that you had an opportunity to join us and we hope you will return with your family very soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found this place on a random search, but the waterside view is nice, even from inside while it's raining! The food was very good - clam chowder is as good as any I've had, and the Caesar salad was very flavorful. Moderately priced, so take...More

Thank worshipmediaman
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for letting everybody know that you can still have a great view even when it is raining. The clouds and the bay can be quite beautiful.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family (hubby and two kids). We loved it. After seating us with a primo view of the bay, the first thing they served us was a delicious bread with a sweet butter. We started off with their Fish Dip. It was fantastic! I...More

Thank kennedy997
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Twice! Thank you so much. We are happy to know you joined our family and stumbled on Fort Myers Beach's best kept secret. We hope to continue seeing you for years to come.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a large restaurant that looks much smaller from outside. It is next to a marina with a great view of the boats as they come and go. Service was excellent and friendly. The Conch Chowder was tasty, with a slight spicy kick. The...More

Thank hugoa834
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience. The conch chowder and seafood stuffing are homemade daily. Also, the seafood is always fresh and the views of the bay are too. See you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has great food and a wonderful view. The upstairs also is great and offers a nice laid back atmosphere.

Thank Andi C
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for talking about Petey's Upper Deck. Petey's is the locals favorite with Happy Hour and live music every day. Also, it is the only place on the island in which you can get the award winning Dave's Dockside Pizza.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff,location & food. We sat inside I had the jumbo shrimp. Family friendly atmosphere. Boat tours next door.

Thank Harold D
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing about our location. Matanzas is one of the easiest accessible areas in the heart of Fort Myers Beach. The food and service is great too. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure coming to this great spot with the terrific view of the back bay and the great service and friendly atmosphere. Our server, Jodie, was great. The wines by the glass were reasonably priced and served at the right temperature. The house...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Jeremy was helpful and attentive. The food was excellent and the view was beautiful. The calamari appetizer was great but on the smaller side. We had a Caesar wedge salad, broiled combo seafood platter & blackened grouper sandwich. It was all very good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the baked stuffed shrimp & they were delicious! Very good stuffing! Service was good and the view of the bay was really nice! Even saw a pelican on the water swoop down to catch a fish!

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled into this restaurant not knowing a thing about it. The fact that we were hungry, needed speedy service, and the restaurant is on the water guided our choice. The experience was excellent, with outstanding service, a diverse dinner menu with various options, and...More

Thank BuceriasBoy
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Megan G
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Response from Tony C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a number of gluten free options. A menu is printed for your assistance when you visit us. We have a number of different charbroiled proteins such as fresh seafood, steak and chicken. The starch choice could... More
2 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
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Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
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