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Matanzas on the Bay

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416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Superior, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the ham & pineapple with onions added....great crust! Bonus there's live music every night. Downfall is they close at 10pm. Bartenders are attentive....overlooks the water. I'll come back for sure :)

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Thank brinels
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298 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eighteen of us had lunch here. We sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed the view. The service was very good considering the number of people we had. I had the Tuna Melt which was very good. It was served open face on an English muffin and the cheese was browned just how I like it. Nice place to... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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151 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to stop in at Matanza's Upper Deck. It was a warm, beautiful day and after 4:00 p.m. We wanted to stop for Happy Hour and here you can park your car without having to pay for parking. We sat at one of the high top tables and our waitress came over within seconds...her name was Jennifer...excellent service...thanks Jennifer!... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanted dinner on the water....this was a nice place to go. Our server was super friendly. Our food was out quickly and very good. Portions were nice size.

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Thank Karolynn C
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always wonder if the food is better and it never is. I feel that the food is sub par, the prices out of balance with the quantity and quality of food.

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Thank Cathy T
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Petey's Upper Deck, the top balcony of Matanzas on the Bay. It was a cold day for FMB, so they had the screens rolled down and heat lamps cranked up. Still, the views of the water and nearby canal homes were a nice backdrop for the meal. The food itself was "okay." Coconut shrimp were good, soup... More 

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Thank MillsStokes
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for seafood for the last day of vacation! Did not disappoint! I had the stuffed lobster tail with garlic mashed potatoes. Jessica the server was great with food and drink recommendations! This place is definitely on my list when I come back!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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499 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to lunch at Matanzas Inn on a regular basis over the last 3 years. Glenn, the GM, recently returned north and there is a new General Manager. The changeover appears seamless. The food is still terrific and the service is still super. When you have waitresses who have been at the same restaurant for 14 and... More 

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Thank Scott W
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank You for the review. It's great to have you as part of our family and I'm looking forward to seeing you the next time you come in for lunch. More 

Estero, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went by myself to the upper bar for a drink to pass the time before meeting up with family. Have been here many times and have enjoyed the view. Being by myself seemed to be a disadvantage ... almost as if they resented a loaner taking up a table. This is not a good place to be if you are... More 

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Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry that the smoking was intrusive. Try us downstairs at the bar for Happy Hour it runs the same time from 3-6PM and there is no smoking. It is a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. See you then! More 

Mogadore, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service not to mention the view and atmosphere! Nice variety of food and drinks plys happy hour!

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Thank marsaya
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. Our seafood is always fresh and it is a common event to see the dolphins playing in the bay. Hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?