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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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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like walking into a cousin's home!

Upon opening the door and making a few steps inside, The welcoming smile of Heidi enveloped us like a hug! Huge steins of Warensteiner were on our table quicker than you could say 'schnell". We were in Eastern Europe last year and her Goulash soup brought back memories of that staple we so enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jim G
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Orchard Park
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Orchard Park
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon opening the door and making a few steps inside, The welcoming smile of Heidi enveloped us like a hug! Huge steins of Warensteiner were on our table quicker than you could say 'schnell". We were in Eastern Europe last year and her Goulash soup brought back memories of that staple we so enjoyed there. The bread dumpling was perfect,... More 

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Thank Jim G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at the RV park next door and just happended in to this small German Restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food was the best I have had anywhere. I had a Jaeger Schiitzel of Chicken with pan fried potatoes and sauerkraut. It was a very large serving and delicious. Perfectly cooked with tasty sauce. We will... More 

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Thank Jim F
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best Sauerbraten ever! Delicious daily special with bratwurst and pork roast. Generous portions with scrumptious sides! German cheesecake dessert was to die for.

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Thank Navion2014
roswell, ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner with friends. Three had schnitzel, one lamb chops which were the special. This is hearty German style food, a bit on the heavy side. All enjoyed the sauerkraut, potato pancakes, noodles and/or red cabbage. For dessert, apple strudel with ice cream. It looked better than it tasted. After such generous servings, we should have skipped the dessert.... More 

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Thank Julie K
Moab, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife Lauren and I just had an amazing experience at Heidi's. We have been traveling for over a month now, eating out almost every meal, and were overjoyed to find such a spectacular little place in Fort Myers Beach. Though we both love seafood we were looking for something closer to "home cooking" or "comfort food" on a rainy... More 

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Thank Lars H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heidi's Island Bistro is a delightful hidden jewel. Heidi and her husband Axel are the owners and operators. They are a charming couple from Germany who cook mouth watering homemade German food. It is delicious, especially the German cakes and apple streudel. We are frequent flyers .

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Thank Pat C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened to go into Heidi's restaurant because my husband loves German food. It was fantastic! Absolutely great food! Happy hour is from 2:00 - 5:00 and we had a lot of different tastings plus dessert plus beer and 2 wines for $28.00.

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Thank cingross
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent authentic German and American food. You will enjoy everything about this restaurant. :) And we will definitely be returning.

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Thank Kathryn R
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected and turned out to be great! Had the schnitzel and spätzle. Clean, attractive place, excellent service. Definitely returning.

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Thank Ruth B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited several times again in past few weeks. Food is excellent!!! Try the Beef Rouladen or Jager Schnitzel.

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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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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