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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Didn't try the rum

Having seen this restaurant from the bridge to FMB we had to try it. Kind of tricky to find but we did and it was worth it. Good food and drinks. Inside dining room kind of noisy so try the outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
mikefrmphilly
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Dade City, Florida
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Dade City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Having seen this restaurant from the bridge to FMB we had to try it. Kind of tricky to find but we did and it was worth it. Good food and drinks. Inside dining room kind of noisy so try the outside.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had 11 family members with us eating. The food was very good especially the wings love the claim chowder. Considering we had 11 people our food was delivered in a good amount of time and our waiter was attentive.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great dinner with a great view of the sunset. The wait staff was super friendly. Portions where a good size. I had the shrimp and grits and would get it again.

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Cape Coral
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After passing this restaurant hundreds of times heading to the beach we decided to go there for a family dinner. Bad decision. The mahi that they advertise on their billboard was a mush pile and all the meals tasted like fish, even the chicken. Left a friendly request to have the manager call us and he never did. I contacted... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Doc never disappoints. C and I both had clam chowder and the Finest Fish Sandwich. I had mine with beans and rice and C had fries. G had a burger and fries, B had the steak and asparagus and T had kid's pasta with butter. Everything was fantastic. The wait staff is great; our server was Arron and he was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fun restaurant with wonderful food. Only wish Randy Wayne White could have Been there. Love his books

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North Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place to go, great food! Waite staff great! good drinks and a variety of food! Went many times never disappointed!

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Doc Ford's is our "go to" place on a Sunday afternoon during the Winter months. We always have a great time there. First we enjoy a large selection of either appetizers and/or lunch entrees with a few cocktails or ice tea. The outside dining is on the water so there is never a dull view. Whether it's a "pirate boat"... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We come here each year we visit Fort Myers Beach. Use to walk over the bridge to get to it. The rum drinks are good, the food and service are good. We really like this area

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Food is good, service spotty and always shocked when we get the bill. Pretty pricey but we like dining on outside patio and the drinks are cold. Desserts are huge and yummy too.

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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 to 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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