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Nervous Nellie's

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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1131 1st Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-8077
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Nervous Nellie's and Ugly's is Fort Myers Beach's best waterfront...
Nervous Nellie's and Ugly's is Fort Myers Beach's best waterfront restaurant. Featuring fresh seafood, steaks and and the largest selection of sandwiches, Nervous Nellie's is great for large groups or that special occasion. Live entertainment, concerts,and table side magic, add to the fun atmosphere you will find here. Don't forget happy hour all day everyday at Ugly's waterside bar located above the main restaurant.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food!

There were 7 of us in our party. We arrived at the busiest time possible! Fortunately they have a back room for larger parties, they sat us immediately!! Our waiter was great! Has been there for 18 yrs! My son had the shrimp and scallops with crab stuffing. He loved it! The ribs were huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
charlotte r
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Bismarck, North Dakota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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FlyHorizon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is not particularly user friendly as you wait for a table. There is a small lobby with stairs (and a small elevator) going up to the reservation desk. Once checked in there is no where to wait except the bar, along the passageway to the other rooms, or on the stairs. There were 4 of us on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can't complain about this restaurant! Everything I have gotten has been delicious!!! From the corn beef sandwich tithe coconut shrimp to even the drinks!!!:)

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Loved eating at Nervous Nellies. Great food, extensive choice and a lovely view of the water. Bit of a wait the first time we went but good cocktails and live music upstairs. Highly recommended.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This place is a must go to when in Fort Myers Beach. The scenery, the food and the entertainment and you wont find better staff.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

There were 7 of us in our party. We arrived at the busiest time possible! Fortunately they have a back room for larger parties, they sat us immediately!! Our waiter was great! Has been there for 18 yrs! My son had the shrimp and scallops with crab stuffing. He loved it! The ribs were huge and very good! Fish and... More 

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Osceola, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Waitress was not at all friendly, didn't even want to tell her that the scampi platter she recommended was rubbery and made me throw up in the middle of the night. Don't waste your time here there's way too many great places to eat at Ft Myers Beach

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Decent grouper sandwich, excellent fries, good portions and a nice bay view make this restaurant a winner.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Whenever my husband is hungry for ribs this is the ONLY place we go. Now he's a big guy with a big appetite and can't finish them. My brother and his wife go with us and split an order (no extra charge!) and still have leftovers! The ribs are fall off the bone! The baked beans are awesome too! I've... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch on our way to Captiva, and while the food was ok, it does not measure up to comparable options in Sanibel/Captiva. Similar options like The Island Cow in Sanibel are much better. The portions were huge, but except for the lobster roll, most of the food was average. Our service was very good.

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Hamburg, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the outdoor seating/ ambiance was very festive - good music and lively crowd - food was good, but nothing to knock your socks off- seafood pasta was yummy, but 90% pasta - gumbo very flavorful - this dish I would recommend - tropical drinks very yummy- who can low rate a tropical drink at the beach watching a sunset... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1131 1st Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-8077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Nervous Nellie's and Ugly's is Fort Myers Beach's best waterfront restaurant. Featuring fresh seafood, steaks and and the largest selection of sandwiches, Nervous Nellie's is great for large groups or that special occasion. Live entertainment, concerts,and table side magic, add to the fun atmosphere you will find here. Don't forget happy hour all day everyday at Ugly's waterside bar located above the main restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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