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Heidi's Island Bistro

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2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-765-8844
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and...
After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and Canada, we have made our dream come true and opened July 2012 our restaurant Heidi's Island Bistro in Florida, Fort Myers Beach. We want you to feel comfortable & that you enjoy our great German and local dishes under the Sun in Florida. Heidi's serving Breakfast from 7 am - 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm & Dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm. In our small attached bakery you will find some nice selections of sweets, Bread, German Rolls and Cakes & of course the famous Black Forest Cake. The team of Heidi's Island Bistro will do their best so that you have an unforgettable dining experience.
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  • 5
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a German dish at Fort Myers Beach

Stopped by three times during my week in SW Florida for their lunch special, which is always a great deal. The food is teriffic but, moreso, I would like to compliment the staff. I didn't catch their names, but the waitstaff is very polite and pleasant and often stopped by to check up and chat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
elginadam
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Elgin, IL
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Elgin, IL
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped by three times during my week in SW Florida for their lunch special, which is always a great deal. The food is teriffic but, moreso, I would like to compliment the staff. I didn't catch their names, but the waitstaff is very polite and pleasant and often stopped by to check up and chat. Heidi's is a bit off... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

First off, if I could give this place10 stars I would! Our party of 5 stopped in for supper this past week thanks to a tip we got from an usher at a Twins spring training game. The special was meatloaf, 4 in the party had it and loved it. I had the jager schnitzel and it was amazing! They... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Honestly, the food here is amazing! My heritage is from Austria/Germany and I love wierner schnitzel.. this is the best! you can have pork or veal.. we had both.. Just amazing! and the spetzel (spelling wrong) is so delicious!! The wine choices are great and not very expensive... oh and the desserts that are home made are amazing! Heidi is... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just breakfast spot. No Grease. Every item fresh. Good coffee. Servers are lovely people. Take your time here don't be in a hurry.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love German food and have sampled German dishes throughout the US and Europe. Heidi's food was excellent and authentic Bavarian. The potato salad, sauerkraut and red cabbage were all tangy and delicious sides to our sausages. The only disappointment was the potato pancakes, too dense and lacking flavor. Good German beer available. Parking in front but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Heidi and Axel are wonderful hosts. Exuberant and caring. Axel has been in the restaurant business since he was a child in Germany. Looking at the menu, you would think that you ARE in Germany. We are looking forward to (at least) 2 more visits......one for the Haxen and another for Weisswurst at breakfast. This is a great change from... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Staff is excellent. Ramona rocks! Heidi and Axel run an authentic German restaurant with REAL draft German beer and a relaxed atmosphere. Axel's mother, Karin, is on hand working very hard and makes sure your experience at their establishment is fantastic. The prices are family based, so you will not be overcharged and the portions are plenty. Go hungry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a party of five and were seated immediately. The owners were incredibly welcoming and the food was fantastic. We all enjoyed the meatloaf special with spaetzle - wonderful! I highly recommend Heidi's Island Bistro - dessert was the highlight...apple strudel!

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal. The service that Heidi provided was exceptional and the dishes prepared by Axel (the owners) was worth writing about. My husband studied in Bonn and he has not had good authentic german food since (20+years ago)! I had the grilled grouper which was wonderfully seasoned and prepared. The bread with homemade garlic aioli was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The two teenage boys said they had the best French toast ever and my wife and I had the best eggs Benedict we ever had. We have had the best experiences at this little place. Dinner here is excellent as well but their breakfast is second to none. Thanks again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, German, Bakery, European

Description

After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and Canada, we have made our dream come true and opened July 2012 our restaurant Heidi's Island Bistro in Florida, Fort Myers Beach. We want you to feel comfortable & that you enjoy our great German and local dishes under the Sun in Florida. Heidi's serving Breakfast from 7 am - 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm & Dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm. In our small attached bakery you will find some nice selections of sweets, Bread, German Rolls and Cakes & of course the famous Black Forest Cake. The team of Heidi's Island Bistro will do their best so that you have an unforgettable dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?