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“Good adress for lunch with a view”

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: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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!
Landsmeer, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good adress for lunch with a view”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Had lunch at doc fords. Perfect ceviche with perfect views over the bay. Attentive staff and the whole family was exited about the food. Good portions! Thank you very much.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Pieter L
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 28 August 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 seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Captiva Island!
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toledo, Oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great food and view”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My husband and I always eat at Doc Ford's at least once while vacationing in Fort Myers. We like the consistency of the food and drinks, always very good. There are many seats with a great water view to enjoy while dining as well.
On a very busy weekend we ended up sitting near the bar area instead of waiting for a better seat, big mistake on our part. We couldn't finish our food fast enough, the noise level was unbearable. We don't fault Doc Ford's though for our mistake, just learn from it.
The only reason we give this 4 stars is the inconsistency of the wait staff. Most times we have had a seasoned waiter and other times not.
We really love coming here and brought other friends to experience Doc Ford's because it is a great restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 28 August 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 seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Captiva Island!
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Cocktails and a View”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stopped by to have a birthday cocktail and the bartender was very nice and informative. The prices were average but the location and surroundings were very enjoyable. We did not eat but the menu was extensive. We would go back. great view of the ocean as well.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank SandraAmbris
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 28 August 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 seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Captiva Island!
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We ate here on our last night whilst on holiday in the area having had a lovely lunch at Doc Ford's in Sanibel a few days earlier. This was the best decision we made all holiday as it was the best meal we had whilst on holiday. The setting of the restaurant on the waterfront is fabulous and really adds to the experience. It was also really busy which I loved as I hate eating in quiet restaurants with no atmosphere. The service from start to finish was fabulous - the waiter made some great suggestions to me for my meal as was unsure what to eat and was really pleased I took his advice! I ordered one of the daily specials which was hog fish - I had never had this before but I loved this really delicate fish which was beautifully cooked and served over stir fry noodles and vegetables in a curry sauce which was to die for! My husband ordered the Yucatan shrimp which he said was the best shrimp he had ever eaten and he is not easy to please. My mum also had some fresh shrimp which she was equally impressed with. My dad ordered the rib eye steak and he also loved his meal. I can also recommend the different rum cocktails - very well priced for the amount of cocktail you get and was extremely tasty. If you want a great meal out this is the place to go!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank marie_derry
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 28 August 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 seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Captiva Island!
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“Best spot on the bay”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Great food and service, we saw a beautiful moonrise over the bay. The owner is a local author so we purchased one of his books. The restaurant is a bit awkward to get to. You need to go over the bridge, turn left and go back under the bridge.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank partie-of-seven
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this review, 19 August 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 seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Captiva Island!
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