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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 86
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  • 91
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  • 21
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  • 7
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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
Peel and eat shrimp

After searching for a restaurant for nothing more than peel and eat shrimp, I'm glad we found this place! 1lb for $18 and beer! Shrimp was fresh, just off the boat. Restaurant sits right on fisherman's wharf and is very low key! Locals were there to enjoy the sunset and cocktails so you know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Kari E
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Escondido, California
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English first
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was skeptical when we arrived because it doesn't look like the greatest place. We went on a fishing charter and they suggested we come here to fry our fish so we tried it. It's cash only but for our fish to be fried and 1 side, it was $5 per plate and it was surprisingly delicious. They were so... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nothing Fancy just a laid back spot with all the trimmings that go along with a fun time, cold beers and fun people. A good stop to mingle with the locals and have some burgers and fries. They have tables inside and out as well you can grab a bit at the bar. Located directly on the water, you will... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Old Florida...Bar food made well. Cold beer and wine only. Cash only but ATM available. Phenomenal Florida pinks by the pound. Karaoke on Tuesday and Friday nights with one of the funniest dj's I've ever encountered. Staff friendly and funny. Gulf breezes blow through the open doors and windows. Nothing fancy here....come in shorts and tee's with your dog on... More 

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Niagara Falls, NY
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Reminds me of a local corner bar but it happens to be on the waterfront. It's ok but nothing special. Had a burger and fries, hubby had grilled cheese and chowder. Chowder was apparently good but very small bowl. Very,very limited menu (like a few items)-probably won't go back.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

After searching for a restaurant for nothing more than peel and eat shrimp, I'm glad we found this place! 1lb for $18 and beer! Shrimp was fresh, just off the boat. Restaurant sits right on fisherman's wharf and is very low key! Locals were there to enjoy the sunset and cocktails so you know it's a local hangout! Menu didn't... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is like a Key West bar. On the water (bay) local hangout, cold beer, OK food, cheap. This is not the Hilton so don't come here if you want to be pampered!! OH, and CASH only

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

this is quaint old florida open air waterfront bar and restaurant with not filled with tourists. One end of the bar is where you place your order since there are no waiters or waitresses. They do deliver what you ordered to your table. Also please note bring cash as it is cash only. They do have an ATM inside. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great little waterfront bar/restaurant. They have food but the food is not really why you go to Bonita Bills. It is the water under the floor boards, boats in the marina, cold beer and wine....cash only...funny signs and frequently live music. It is one of a kind.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Upon entering we thought that we had found a real old fashion Florida local restaurant. We came for the pink shrimp. No soap. Everything was disappointing! Bad service, bad food, high prices. Head for the Golden Arches. At least you know what you'll get!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was looking for a place to eat, down by the water. Heard the bad playing so I decided to try it. Very casual place, laid back. The age group I would say that night was 20's to 103. That is because a woman was celebrating her 103rd. B-day their. I had the fresh peal and eat shrimp with cocktail... More 

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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, Seafood

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