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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 2013
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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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Doc Ford's on the water has a great atmosphere - outside on the dock, family friendly, friendly staff and really good food. The sauces were some of the best! They also had great rum drinks. Both the seafood special (grilled pompano) and the shrimp and grits were very good, and we especially enjoyed the yucatan shrimp appetizer. Awesome! If you... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great view, great service, fantastic food. Great variety of unique dishes. Had the quinoa shrimp salad, the flavors were fantastic. Waitress was very attentive and view of back bay perfect. Would recommend this to everyone.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you just happen to be in the Fort Myers, Florida area on a Sunday, head down towards Fort Myers Beach and visit Doc Fords. They have Deb and the Dynamics playing from 2 - 5 and the food and drinks are top shelf without the price. Sit open air, on the docks, or on the upper level and enjoy... More

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the few restaurants that understood how to cook seafood, a real chef works here. This is not a fried food joint like so many of the fast food seafood places that have the same fried menus. And its on the water, pricing was similar to most of the restaurants...I was disappointed that so few of the... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Our family decided to try Doc Fords after reading several reviews! It was fantastic and we wished we had tried the restaurant when we first arrived as we would have gone back often! My daughter and I love to cook, and we consider ourselves food connoisseurs. From start to finish, This restaurant met all of our expectations and more. The... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A great place to unwind and have some good food. The band that night was fabulous! right on the water, a couple of tourist ships went by - the kids loved it!

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Springfield, Missouri
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is all lit up at night. Very good food and great bands make this a great place to eat. We waited until the sun went down to go because it's on the other side of the bay and it was great.

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Peoria, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My wife, daughter, 2 granddaughters, & I recently spent a week at Ft. Myers Beach. On our last night we opted to have dinner at Doc Ford's. Expecting a crowd on a Friday night, we followed Doc Ford's website lead of "call ahead seating," only to be told it doesn't exist. A bit disappointing, but it did not deter us... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The food was great and the view was lovely! The food was very flavorful and the kids enjoyed looking at all of the different types of fish mounted throughout the dining area. The mojitos are yummy!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love it here. Nothing better than sitting outside overlooking the shrimp boat fleet and watching people arrive by water on their dinghy's and cabin cruisers. Lots of sea birds to watch as well. We also like the live entertainment with dancing (have done this 3 times)Outside seating is "first come, first served" , but worth the wait. Staff were... More

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