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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Oyster Bar
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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-765-9660
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Fun Place, good food and music

Doc Ford's is great place. The best clam chowder, thick and chunky. The basket food side of the menu is fairly priced and the dinner menu while a little higher is good as well. The large rear deck on the water has full menu food service and live music on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Bob M
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Fort Myers, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Doc Ford's is great place. The best clam chowder, thick and chunky. The basket food side of the menu is fairly priced and the dinner menu while a little higher is good as well. The large rear deck on the water has full menu food service and live music on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This does vary depending on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Doc's by happenstance after a day on the beach and seeing the sites. Doc's was one of our better choices as the food was terrific and the patio dinning was a nice compliment to our day in the sun. The batter fried calamari was perfectly done an ample for two as an appetizer sided... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the waterfront atmosphere, professional staff, fresh food, Awesome mojitos! Definitely a Fort Myers gem. Our waiter Chad was so friendly. We'll definitely be back when visiting the area again.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice place to sit by the water and have lunch or dinner. Casual dining and food is excellent. The fish fingers are a great app.

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The Villages, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our group of four enjoyed the entrees and found the service and location very good. The food was quite good and the choice of entrées better than we expected. The parking is somewhat limited but better than most other restaurants on Ft. Myers Beach. Smoking is allowed in the lounge area and smoke does drift to the upper level dining... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had your rehearsal dinner here in January and it was wonderful! Their main party hall was booked so we booked the upstairs deck. It was very cold that night so that was a bummer but they did have heaters which helped somewhat. They did a buffet style dinner and we had about 35 people. Staff was... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Angi made this visit top notch. The view of the channel and variety of boats was seaworthy. Although quite warm that day, the shade provided on the main floor was cool and comfortable. Please note the access requires the driver to circle under the bridge to for Doc's.

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Everything was excellent! This will be our regular place for dinner when staying in Ft Myers Beach. Outside dining at night on the dock is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place renewed my love in fish (shrimp to be exact)!!! Have only LOVE for this place...The food was beyond amazing...great staff, service, atmosphere, and AMAZING view of the marina. There is inside and outside seating. Doc ford's is a little "nicer" than some restaurants in the area BUT definitely not "formal" The location can be a little tricky but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We talked to people in the hotel bar where we were staying, and they recommended Doc Ford's to us. They were from Wisconsin, and we were from PA and NJ. My friends and I had a fabulous meal under cover but overlooking the water. Gorgeous views! I had my first grouper and was thoroughly impressed! My friend had the mussels... 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: +1 239-765-9660

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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