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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-765-9660
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My wife was on a mission to find a family friendly seafood restaurant, something on the waterfront but affordable and this definitely fit the bill. The shrimp tacos, clam chowder and fish sandwich were very good, kids meals were a nice size portion and the drink specials were very affordable.

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Georgetown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Best waitress hands down we have had on vacation so far ( KImberly). Wonderful view of the water & marina. Casual enough to feel comfortable. We had 4 different entrees, all of which were excellent ( steamed Yucatan shrimp, paella, fish tacos and the special yellow fin with crabmeat. I'm a fairly picky seafood critic ( born & raised in... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our first night we were recommended Doc Ford in Ft Myers since its on the water in a Marina. We had a nice dinner. It was fun and walking on the dock was really nice and romantic.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was very good, a bit pricey, but that is expected from a tourist town. The ceviche was excellent as well as the Fish tacos that I had, the rest of the family enjoyed their meal as well. This seems to be the same owners as the Beached Whale, because the menu was almost exactly the same.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, service, people, music, view of the water!!!Was there with family and had a wonderful time.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We felt the food was very high priced for the amount of food on your plate. My husband was very ill that night after eating. Waitress was not very friendly. Atmosphere was great, but great food should go along with that.

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Long Island, NY
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On Monday, the kitchen prepares scallops. I love scallops, they are my favorite sea food when done correctly. This time it was scallops over a black linguine with a creamy lobster sauce with chiles and chile oil mixed in there some how to create the best sea food dish I have ever had in my life. My wife had the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My review may be biased because I love RWW's Doc Ford novels. But this place is a gem. Even as you approach the restaurant you know it's special... The giant wood beams with the treehouse and working fishing village feel. Lots of outdoor seating. Perfect for our family dinner. Loved the fish plates and the Mojitos. We were coming from... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was a guest and photographer for a wedding reception here. Food was great and the wedding reception area was separate from the main restaurant. Everyone enjoyed the food and their waitstaff was great. I have also eaten here watching a flotilla and had a great time. Just a fun place done right!

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naples fl
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice setting on the intercostal waterway. Came to hear Rocking Horse play (fabulous band) and had dinner, 3 out of the 4 of us had an ok meal. The 4th had a dish so hot as in spicy she couldn't eat it. Still had to pay for it. Service was good but the food less than average.

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