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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 182
    Average
  • 91
    Poor
  • 132
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
On the bay, lots of outside seating, seafood, good service

4 of us ate here. We all enjoyed our meals, had a very nice server, nice water views from inside and out. Keep in mind that everything is more expensive when served with a water view.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
emomshart
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

4 of us ate here. We all enjoyed our meals, had a very nice server, nice water views from inside and out. Keep in mind that everything is more expensive when served with a water view.

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Latham, NY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ya' know...I had hoped that the food here would match the "cool" of the setting. This restaurant is on the "river side" of the island, under the bridge, but where boats can tie-up and come in and dine. Had a lunch sandwich of "ridiculous reuben" and wife had a "fish reuben". Just disappointing. They were dry and I've had a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the food at Nervous Nelly's. We sat outside (on the deck/dock) and watched boats coming and going while eating WAAAY more seafood than we should have. YUM!! The portions are extremely generous and the food is so good, even the locals eat here. Go at off-peak hours to avoid a wait, which can be long during high season... More 

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Pickering
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185 reviews 185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. We had to wait for a table so sat at the bar which was very entertaining watching the staff mixing cocktails. When we were seated we had an outside table with good view by the water. The food was very good. Service was friendly Enjoyed the evening and would go back if we visit the area again.

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Bloomfield MI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nervous Nellie's is big (two floors); on the water with a great view of the river and bridge; everyone is having fun so it is noisy and you won't notice any screaming kids (the adults are usually louder). Expect to wait for a table. We have tried many items over the years. This year we had the garlic mussels that... More 

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Austin, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went after an evening of shopping to get some food and beverage and see what the view was like. We had passed this waterfront restaurant earlier several times that week by boat. We were seated immediately in the upper waterfront area. The view was great and the service was fast considering how packed they were and the drinks were... More 

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Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The outdoor dining offers a wonderful view. The food was very good, with nice portions. I do believe the cocktails were overpriced. They offer the option of going to the upstairs bar for discounted drinks (happy hour), but then you lose your table. All in all, nice place to dine and you can dock your boat if you choose to... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant closest to Times Square on the beach. Gotta love the shrimp and grouper bites. Free boat parking, usually attended too.

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new york, ny
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199 reviews 199 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Literally twenty five minutes to place a drink order at the bar. Surly rude bartenders fighting and complaining about their jobs. Place is dirty and the apps were barely decent.

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Rockton, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nervous Nellie's has slightly downsized their menu offerings from out last visit, and for a resort area location, the prices are decent. Plenty of fish dinners for under $20.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

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