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“Good But Pricey”
Review of City Tavern

City Tavern
Ranked #201 of 863 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: City Tavern has been a downtown Ft. Myers happy hour and nightlife hot spot for over a decade. City Tavern offers a new food menu inspired by Chef Brian Duffy from the hit Spike TV show, Bar Rescue. The kitchen is open daily, 11am-10pm and the bar remains open until 2am with live music every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights. Drink specials all week.
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good But Pricey”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We recently visited this location because of the rumor of a good Cuban sandwich. Well, the sandwich was good, not great but a "high" good. But we also ordered a draft of Angry Orchard hard cider and a Pear hard cider. The first round was $5.75 (on happy hour) and the second round was $6.75 (after happy hour). We were slightly shocked to see this when we received the bill. Shame on us for not asking but $5.75 and $6.75 for a draft of anything is a bit much! We were told it was considered "craft beer" but really???

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Lmartin626
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thank you for coming to City Tavern and for taking the time to post a review. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed the Cuban sandwich and the Magners Irish Pear Cider as well as the Angry Orchard Hard Cider Crisp Apple. We agree with you 100% that these craft brews are outstanding, though pricey. The cost to pour one of these 16oz drafts is actually greater than Grey Goose, for example. Thanks again for visiting and we hope you return soon;-)
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Boonville, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches!”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

My husband & I have been wanting to try the food at the City Tavern for a while and finally did. We were not disappointed.....we both had sandwiches .....I had the Vegetable Panini (it was delicous!). The atmosphere is so much better than it had been in the past-I did not smell any cigarette smoke. Happy Hour Wine is also great and the bloody marys are also great! Our bartender/waitress (Heather) was very pleasant and treated us like she very much appreciated us being there. We will definately be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Czep13309
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
We are so glad you came in to try our food! We have made many changes to City Tavern over the past year and it's always great to hear folks are enjoying the new experience. Heather is a sweetheart and we are lucky to have her. Thank you for the visit and the review!! We hope to see you again real soon!
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Just what I needed!”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Average selection of beer and service was pretty average too, but the atmosphere was great, the people were awesome and the live music perfect. Great for a late night out with friends!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Jennifer R
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for City Tavern! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again real soon!!
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Fort Myers, Florida
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The place used to be a dive bar but now it is awesome! The small menu is adequate and I did have a great sandwich. They now have a good selection of beer on draft. The wait staff is very friendly and helpfully.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Okigolfer
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you very much for stopping by City Tavern and trying our new Chef Brian Duffy inspired menu. We've been working very hard to improve in all areas and it's always great to hear we are on the right track! Thanks again!!
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fun Place with Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stopped here for a couple of beers during their Happy Hour.
The service was very good and the staff friendly.
We did not get a chance to try their food but saw other people enjoying their meal, so it must be good.
Will give it a try next time we visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Thank you for visiting City Tavern! We truly appreciate your business and for taking the time to post a review. We hope you return soon to try the new menu. Thanks again!!
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