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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare
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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-765-9660
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT EXPERIENCE!

We chose this great place for a fun 'last night dinner' with my cousin, even though we'd never tried it before. It was busy...always a good sign. We went to the lower level, found a table outside, and had great service, fantastic food, and a perfect end to a great visit. Can't wait to return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
JaneNR
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We chose this great place for a fun 'last night dinner' with my cousin, even though we'd never tried it before. It was busy...always a good sign. We went to the lower level, found a table outside, and had great service, fantastic food, and a perfect end to a great visit. Can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went there just for an appetizer and a drink. But we were so impressed with the food and the atmosphere we had to order more! It was wonderful! Our server Elijah was great! We wanted to go back the next day but we were leaving town. I will definitely be going back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A big restaurant with a small fish shack appeal. It sits on the sound with a view of water, fishing boats Parkes out front. Never has a bad meal there. Always fresh fish, great shrimp dishes&chicken. Best Mojitos. Friendly staff. Always feels like home. Eat inside/outside. Bar is good too. If a reader read Randy whites novels and understand Doctors... More 

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Youngstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner was very satisfied with service and food. In and out in good time. would recommend but go early fills up fast.

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haslett michigan
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

we had a delightful dinner here...sat on boardwalk overlooking water, had a very attentive waiter, and a great meal. Very glad we came

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food was great I had stuffed Grouper my wife Had a pasta dish it was served hot and was very tasty however the service was fair at best a table across from us was seated before we were and the server never came and greeted them let alone took a beverage order and when we received our beverages after... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The rental car people recommended Doc Ford's but we were disappointed in the service upstairs. We waited until I was choking to receive our water! Waiter was indifferent to us, not at all appreciated after every other establishment in Fort Myers Beach had outstanding service! Food average -- I had shrimp in a lime juice cilantro sauce (a little too... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

I am sincerely sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. We take great pride in customer service and satisfaction. I can only hope that you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to inform us on what is going on, so that we can take the proper measures to resolve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A bit of a wait but the food was worth it. The Yucatan Shrimp is a must. Went two nights the last week food and service was excellent. Thanks to Stephanie for being a wonderful server!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed BOTH trips here at Doc Ford's FMB and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Frances
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our party of three began with Captiva Crab Cakes and Yucatan Shrimp. Couldn't determine which was the better appetizer but ordered extra bread to soak up the juices. My wife ordered the Mahi Mahi while I ordered the banana leaf snapper. We each tasted the others "entre" and who had the better meal is still under argument. My brother in... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you & your wife enjoyed your time here at Doc Ford's FMB! The special your bother was talking about is served on Monday nights so if you have time stop by on a Monday and try our Scallop Special. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Rice Lake
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place, we have been there before and it is always fantastic, from the friendly hostess to very helpful bartenders and great wait staff, combined with some of the best food on Ft. Myers beach this is a place to go to. We had a little wait but that was good as we went to the bar... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at Doc Ford's FMB! A little "dessert" before dinner never hurt anyone!! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: 239-765-9660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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