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16230 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3830
239-225-9226
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique, dynamic, and retro all the the same time!

Yabo is like no other place! This is not your mama's hard rock cafe restaurant. This place is trendy, compelling and comfortable! The atmosphere is has a soulful yet classy and hip vibe. The food is exciting and fun! And the service is top notch! This restaurant is definitely a gem in a sea of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Christian S
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Fort Myers, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yabo is like no other place! This is not your mama's hard rock cafe restaurant. This place is trendy, compelling and comfortable! The atmosphere is has a soulful yet classy and hip vibe. The food is exciting and fun! And the service is top notch! This restaurant is definitely a gem in a sea of pretenders. An original to say... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friends came in and this is there favorite place. Friday night, the place is packed, the drinks are not inexpensive, the scene is noisy. This must be great for young people but at 60, not the place for me.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I am in love with this restaurant! It has one of the coolest themes ever. When inside you are taken to a rock and roll fantasy. The staff is very pleasant and we were greeted with a smile. Not to mention our service was excellent. When we went they had live music that was just right. Not so load we... More 

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Lehigh Acres
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife got a gift card for Yabo, we are both very glad she did. Memorable. This is a must visit. My wife had a salad to start, I had the crab bisque. She liked the salad, the bisque was...memorable ! Lots of crab, nice a creamy. She had a drink, I opted for chiraz. The meal came with bread... More 

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Yabo R, General Manager at YABO, responded to this review

So glad you loved everything! Thanks for the kind review and we look forward to having you back. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We celebrated our company Christmas get together with 20 plus attending. We had a limited menu but all the choices were delicious. I had the Lasagna Bolognese. It was great! Appetizers and salad was fresh and tasty. Wait staff very attentive. Atmosphere fun, eclectic but a bit noisy. I will go back to explore the menu my own.

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Yabo R, General Manager at YABO, responded to this review

Glad you had a great party here at Yabo, thanks for the review! More 

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is a bar and should stick to that. The food is horrendous. Ordered lasagna and it was covered with a white creamy velveeta like cheese sauce. Scrapped the sauce off but still could not eat what was under it. My friend had to ask again what she ordered as it was nothing like what was expected. Sent lasagna... More 

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Fort Myers, FL
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I pass by Yabo on the way to the beach all the time and we always say we wanna eat there and now, we finally did! The restaurant has a cool atmosphere and unique character! Loved that they had some local craft beers on tap. Service was great and the food was delicious. We had the Truffle... More 

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Yabo R, General Manager at YABO, responded to this review

Glad you got a chance to check us out, and even more so that you had a great time. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Bedford, NH
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

YABO is now open for lunch (Monday thru Friday). Same great service, salads, truffle fries, flatbreads, and burgers. We had the fish of the day sandwich (delicious). Some of the other menu options we look forward to trying -the "the cod father", reuban, chicken parm sub, rigatoni bolognese, and veggie spaghettini.

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Bayville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First time to this restaurant. When we walked in around 1 pm the place was empty. We sat inside at the bar a little leery that we were the only people in the restaurant. We were looking for some appetizer bar food but were too early for happy hour which starts at 3. Stevie, the bartender gave us the happy... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was the first time we visited this restaurant which is very close to home. We were pleasantly surprised that Happy Hour drink prices are available all night on Mondays. They had a happy hour appetizer menu through 7PM. Portions were large enough to share. Friends had the gorgonzola salad and we had the Fries which came with 2 dipping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16230 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-225-9226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?