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“A must try if in the area!”

Flippers on the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Estero Blvd.
Transit: Fort Myers beach trolley stop located one hundred yards to the west of the restuarant.
Description: Flippers on the Bay is an outdoor dining venue located on the dolphin filled waterfront vistas of Estero Bay. Enjoy the dynamic creations of Chef Juan Cruz while experiencing picturesque sunsets.
Fort Myers, Florida
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69 reviews
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“A must try if in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

LOVED our meal at Flippers! My husband and I went on 4th of July for lunch with our 2 young kids. We loved the dining area with the view of the bay. And we quickly discovered why it is named Flippers- we saw several dolphins during our meal, which amused my toddler.

My husband and I both ordered the "skinny Minny" specialty, low calorie drink that was basically a yummy, fresh margarita. It was so refreshing.

We ordered the Campechana as a starter. (A Spanish-style shrimp cocktail with seasoned shrimp, lump crab meat, avocado, red onion,cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and clamato juice) It was like salsa on steroids because it was packed full of seafood and served with warm tortilla chips. We are still talking about how good this was. This alone will bring us back to dine here again.

I ordered the Lover's Key Wrap with salmon instead of chicken and my husband ordered the Blackened Mahi sandwich.

Service was great, food came quick. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited July 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Family of five went here for my daughter's 21st birthday.....our second visit as locals. Atmosphere is very Floridan and casual. Service was friendly and perfected. When server knew it was a special occasion, made extra effort to empathize. All our meals were prepared perfectly from fresh fish, scallops, mussels to chicken! Drinks were wonderful as well. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it! Will definitely return and highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Food was awesome! I had grouper and my husband the red snapper. We continue to talk about it today! We are locals and will definitely return. It was a bit slow getting our food, but everything was made to order. Be sure to get an appetizer! I would rate this a 5-star for food alone. Staff was very friendly. We had a torrential downpour in the middle of our meal. Staff quickly closed the protective blinds. It was quite fun, very casual!

Visited July 2014
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Seaham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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“Gorgeous setting for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Food is fresh and delicious, attentive staff and wonderful cocktails. The view is amazing in this open air restaurant. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Ssshh, don't tell anyone!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great Breakfast, sweet view of the bay to watch dolphins and pelicans. Service was excellent and price was right.

Visited May 2014
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