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Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe

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702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-463-6119
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly, delicious, generous, Beachy

A wonderful little joint on the water just a few feet from traffic madness. Lightly battered excellent calamari in a huge heaping paper cone without a trace of the shreded lettuce other places use to make you think you're getting more than you are. Our guests were locals so we all got the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful little joint on the water just a few feet from traffic madness. Lightly battered excellent calamari in a huge heaping paper cone without a trace of the shreded lettuce other places use to make you think you're getting more than you are. Our guests were locals so we all got the excellent lobster salad. Best lobster experience south... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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255 reviews 255 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went there for lunch by dinghy ... this place is great ... had a fried fish s'wich with fries and a pitcher o' beer .... breakfast is served from 6:00 'til 11:00 a.m. ... it's cash only ... there was live music and people dancing at 1:00 Thursday afternoon .... a real boaters hangout .... several dinghy docks and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A true piece of heaven that puts life into perspective, if only for a short while. Walk up to the bar and order a pitcher of key west beer or head down the dock to purchase a couple of pounds of Pink Florida gulf shrimp from the boat. A must visit!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to see the locals in action, this is the place. We always give visitors a look! Always something fun going on. Open mic, Peppermint Patty. Marine yard sale the 3rd Saturday of every month! Food relies on the deep fryer. Order food at the cash register,

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After our fishing trip we made arrangements for Bonita Bills to cook our our catch. We provided the fish, they provided everything else. What a fantastic meal with excellent service. A bonus that evening was the karaoke. The group we were with along with our kids had a blast. Singing and dancing was a great way to top off the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We meet my uncle who is a local here for drinks one afternoon. Very cool casual waterfront place. Drinks were unbelievably cheap. The only service was at the bar, which was fine as bartender did a great job. Ordered their peel and eat shrimp, it was fantastic and so reasonably priced. They only accept cash so be prepared. Would go... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Bonita Bill's might be described as a "dive", but it's a very good dive!! We went for breakfast before a sail and enjoyed the entire experience. You order at the cash register, you pay and then you find a table and then DAWN ( a most professional and efficient server) brings your food to your table from what has to... More 

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a fun night at this casual waterfront bar. Sandwiches and drinks were good and inexpensive. They only serve wine and beer and beware last call was at 9:45 !

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Decent bar food, cold beer. self serve. Eh must be a snobby yankee that expects everyone to kiss her rear end

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Macomb Township, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great place to go on a warm day ,nice to take your boat. Food is ok,but all they have is beer and wine,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: 239-463-6119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

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