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“Nice to have so close”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!
Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice to have so close”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Enjoy going to Doc Ford's. The setting is just perfect, the service is good and so is the food. A nice place to take out of town guests.

  • Visited July 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!! Also remember to check out our other two locations on Sanibel & Captiva Island!!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great place to try especially if you ever have read any of the Randy Wayne White books. Great food (kids menu too), nice view, awesome service (we were there with a party of 10 to celebrate birthdays). I had the shrimp tacos which were excellent and the specialty mojitos were delicious!
Highly recommend it if you are staying in the Ft. Myers Beach area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!! Also remember to check out our other two locations on Sanibel & Captiva Island!!
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“Epic Find!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing, like a beach bar with phenomenal food. You can smoke downstairs on the waterfront or sit upstairs where there is no smoking but also with a brilliant view of the boats. If you're in the area... Don't miss out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!! Also remember to check out our other two locations on Sanibel & Captiva Island!!
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Day out with a friend”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Whilst holidaying in Florida a friend invited us to Doc Fords for lunch and listen to a local band playing. Everything about this place was excellent, the location, the staff, the entertainment and especially the food. We both ordered paella and it was absolutely fantastic. It was a huge portion and I could not stop eating until the plate was clear. If you are in the area you MUST make time to eat here.

  • Visited June 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!! Also remember to check out our other two locations on Sanibel & Captiva Island!!
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Loved this place!!! We go every year. I was dying to try the shrimp and grits and it was to die for. We'll be back soon

  • Visited July 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!! Also remember to check out our other two locations on Sanibel & Captiva Island!!
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