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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, 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
Outstanding meal at Fort Meyers Beach

This was perhaps one of the best meals our family had while on vacation. We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel concierge (Pink Shell), and couldn't have been happier. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and the view was spectacular. I had the Seafood Paella... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
James W
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Buffalo, New York
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nonattentive service. Waitress did not even fake.concern about our dining experience once our orders were taken. Flat cool (not cold) draft beer. Appeared.to.me that the buffalo wings were precooked, soggy on outside, scarcely warmed through. Wings served without plates for.diners; had to ask.for.plates. Appeared to me that the ham was not.cooked.on premises but was similar to.oblong supermarket-style hàm.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was perhaps one of the best meals our family had while on vacation. We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel concierge (Pink Shell), and couldn't have been happier. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and the view was spectacular. I had the Seafood Paella (excellent), my wife had the 1/2 lb Yucatan shrimp (very good),... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Perfect place to pull up and dock your boat for a food break. Atmosphere is fantastic. Watching sunsets here is wonderful! God food and drinks abound. You can't go wrong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We've visited this Doc Ford's location twice by boat with local friends. The seafood dishes are great, cocktails superb and service friendly and prompt.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You'd never know this restaurant is there unless you were told about it. Look it up because it's worth it. The food is excellent. I had salmon and could tell it was very fresh. We sat at a table looking out at the water. We'll definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In my mind, there is nothing better than having a mojito or seven while sitting outside at Doc Ford's. I could eat Yucatan shrimp and banana leaf snapper until I burst. If you go, make sure you get the Yucatan shrimp!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Doc Fords. The location is great since it is right before the beach bridge making it a great stop for dinner on the way home. They have great live music and GREAT outdoor sitting. Also, have to get the RUM flights with your seafood!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Doc Ford's is the place for a steak on the patio with some ice cold beer!!! My wife and I were advised by our Hotel to check them out and we loved the food and the service is awsome... As well as the views! A little pricey but so well worth it!!! Try the big fat ribeye, it is mouth... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Outside dining and the food is good to very good. Great atmosphere. It's a TIKI bar atmosphere. Some tables are exposed and the first time there it rained and we had to push the tables together under an overhang other that that it was a lot lo fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate there a couple of times and the food was good both times..they have waterfront dining..the service was fair but with the popularity of the place that was understandable. Always eat there each year.

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Additional Information about Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Address: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-765-9660
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  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
Average Prices: USD 10 to 25
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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