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“Authentic German bistro” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heidi's Island Bistro

Heidi's Island Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$22
Cuisines: American, German, Austrian, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and Canada, we have made our dream come true and opened July 2012 our restaurant Heidi's Island Bistro in Florida, Fort Myers Beach. We want you to feel comfortable & that you enjoy our great German and local dishes under the Sun in Florida. Heidi's serving Breakfast from 7 am - 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm & Dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm. In our small attached bakery you will find some nice selections of sweets, Bread, German Rolls and Cakes & of course the famous Black Forest Cake. The team of Heidi's Island Bistro will do their best so that you have an unforgettable dining experience.
Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Authentic German bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012 via mobile

My husband happened upon this restaurant while reading through Trip Advisor reviews for the Fort Myers area. It's a small bistro located in the heart of the beach area. We were greeted and welcomed by the waiter who explained the menu and offered us dinner suggestions. We enjoyed french onion soup, Jaeger Schnitzer, and Beef in a creamed horseradish. It was all very delicious. After we were finished dining, the owner/chef/baker came out to our table and introduced himself. The restaurant is in its third month and the owner is looking forward to the upcoming high season. I truly recommend this restaurant

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Santa Cruz
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent German food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Just left having a great German meal at great prices! My German wife said the beef breast was just like homemade ! The German wine was excellent, too. Thanks for making our meal so very enjoyable. We will surely go back again to try something different.
Santa Cruz, CA. Residents

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Yoshiharu K
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texas
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Stopped in for lunch and was disappointed. Service was lacking to say the least. The waitress, as she said, was not all there that day and it showed. The food itself was seriously mediocre for all the reviews they are getting. Potato pancakes were good....even after they sat in the window for several minutes til the waitress brought them to us. Always wish new businesses good, but they better hurry. The restaurant itself is very nice and clean.

  • Visited October 2012
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7 Thank mamacita333
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“Authentic German dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

Our food was excellent. We had the Grill Plate and the Jägerschnitzel for us and the Wienerschnitzel with Spätzle for our 4 year old. The meat was fantastic, the Schnitzel was moist and the grill meat done to perfection. All food tasted homemade which the chef confirmed it is. The Rotkohl (red cabbage) and the Spätzle are truly authentic. Thank you Heidi's Island Bistro.

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1 Thank Thomas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food was ok, service was poor.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

The food was ok.... The service was lacking. It was very slow. I had to prompt the waiter for our drink order. I expected more

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