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“True Beach Dining With Your Toes In The Sand!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gulfshore Grill

Gulfshore Grill
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Gulfshore Grill - A Historical Restaurant on Ft. Myers Beach with Fantastic Views of the Gulf of Mexico from every table! A locals favorite for 40 years. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Panoramic Views of Southwest Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. 70 items Salad Bar. We have the freshest Seafood on the Island with Oysters On The Half Shell, Steamed Mussels, Garlic Crab Claws, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Florida Grouper are just to name a few. Book your next Special Event with us! Beach Weddings ~ Receptions ~ Business Meetings ~ Club Meetings ~ Birthdays ~ Reunions ~ Ladies Luncheons or any Special Event. You may sit inside or outside at anyone of our three dining areas, all with a million dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico!
cleveland
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“True Beach Dining With Your Toes In The Sand!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

BEACHSIDE LIKE NO OTHER: At the Fort Myers dock a woman inside the visitors booth told us this restaurant had dining ON THE BEACH! Just a few feet away from the water! This restaurant is tucked away on Estero Blvd. - so keep your eyes open for the blue awning! Outside dining consists of tables on the sand right on the Gulf! IT is truly amazing & gorgeous.

BEACH BREAD: They claim it is their world famous beach bread - only offered in South Florida. It is actually a crusty highly spiced garlic bread topped with blue cheese & mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes on top. This was very flavorful & tasty but the bread was a bit soft - it could have been cooked more - I suspect it was taken out of the oven too soon. Ask them to cook it so the top is brown!

CAJUN SHRIMP: About a half dozen good sized shrimp with a really zesty spicy cajun flavor served with a garlic mayo sauce. Again, the shrimp did not taste like it had been cooked long enough. Other than that the flavor was good!

GROUPER SANDWICH: We had it grilled - and it is a very generous portion. IT tasted fresh as it is served with lots of lettuce, tomatoes & onions! The roll is a bit too large & a bit dry. So maybe order the grouper on its own. IT was quite good though.

FRENCH FRIES: Huge & a very generous portion plus they come with a sandwich order. They are thick cut, nice & crispy, fresh & not greasy.

What a pleasure it is to sit on the beach and order lunch or dinner. A rare opportunity to experience Southwest Florida at its finest.
The servers are friendly & the food is pretty good too. They work hard to climb stairs & bring out the food to this lovely beachside setting.
I would definitely return here - it is a unique experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Baiting Hollow, New York
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14 reviews
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“Good meal and nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Had dinner here with my boyfriend and mother. Everyone enjoyed the salad bar and the meals were good. Service was good and the bar area is nice and big.

Visited January 2014
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North Royalton, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Views & A Great Salad Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Make sure you request a window seat when you visit the Gulfshore Grill. It is a great place to people watch and view the sunset from right above the beach. We went to Gulfshore Grill for the early bird special. If you purchase the all you can eat salad bar for $12.95, you can choose from a list of entrees and add one for a dollar! My Mom got the petite steak for her entrée, and it was no smaller than what I would have expected for a normal portion. The salad bar has a large selection, and the service is good.

From what I remember, the salad bar is less expensive at lunch time, but even with the increased evening price, the early bird special is a great value. The food was very good, and I will definitely visit again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica B
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New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Breakfast overlooking the beach --- heaven!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We had breakfast and a mimosa or two! Price was reasonable, and the food was very good. Very much enjoyed looking out at the Gulf while having breakfast with our family and friends.

Visited October 2013
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and a fun server”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

We just got down to fort myers beach and are hotel recommend the gulf shore grill/cottage. We ate inside. The view was as great as the food!!! Mike are server was awesome we had a great time!! We will be back!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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