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Fresh Catch Bistro

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3040 Estero Beach Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Lee Tran beach trolley stops directly in front of the restaurant
+1 239-463-2600
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 803
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food and service the best

Finally able to get into this restaurant after several tries. Reservations are a must. Wonderful view of the gulf. Food and service was the best. Also during the day try the bar next door Jankaroo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
NewJerseyMac
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Finally able to get into this restaurant after several tries. Reservations are a must. Wonderful view of the gulf. Food and service was the best. Also during the day try the bar next door Jankaroo.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

In trying to find a restaurant mid-way between us in Bonita Springs and our friends vacationing in Sanibel we came upon Fresh Catch Bistro in Fort Myers Beach. A quick check in Yelp confirmed that this restaurant was held in high regard so we decided to meet our friends there. Our 6:00 PM reservations put us in the teeth of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lighting, heaters on the patio, and view overlooking the water...the atmosphere is amazing! Service was excellent, even with small children. The Tuna Tartar was delicious, as was the cuttlefish, salmon, and lobster ravioli. Creme brûlée was as nice dessert. Fresh Catch Bistro deserves its high Trip Advisor rating in FMB,

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My husband made reservations at Fresh Catch Bistro for dinner watching the sunset. We arrived just as they opened at 5, so the restaurant was fairly empty. The waiter was impatient verging on pompous during our dinner. We have eaten at great restaurants all over the world, so it was not like this was an unusual choice for us. We... More 

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60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This place is a must when on the Island, especially for their happy hour and sunset view. Pretty much all drinks and happy hour foods are $5 each. Service is wonderful and friendly. You can literally make a meal from their $5 options, highly recommend the oysters (you will be hard pressed to find anywhere in Florida that offers a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I are permanently relocating to Florida from Massachusetts. We have always felt that the New England area has always offered some of the best food available in the country. We visited this restaurant in December 2014. You definitely should have reservations at least for the evenings. The view of the beach is spectacular, the service was excellent... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived quite late for our 5PM reservation due to backlogged traffic along Estero Blvd but I had called and they had actually held our table. Allow LOTS of extra time in high season; I got out and walked the last half mile to the restaurant and got there before my husband who drove! That said, the view at sunset... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fresh Catch has a beautiful location right on the water with lovely outside seating. We had the scallops, calamari, and sea bass---all were perfectly prepared! The sea bass was outstanding! There were absolutely no complaints from our table. Everyone loved their choices. You get what you pay for certainly applies here---it was quite expensive, but worth it for a special... More 

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Hebron, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I dined with friends, and every aspect of the experience was top-notch. We had cocktails and appetizers in the bar during happy hour - we then moved into the dining room where I had Shrimp Mediterranean, one of the best dinners I ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and try to get a table by... More 

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pa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After getting a recommendation from a neighbor we thought we would give it a try. We made a 515 dinner reservation and arrived on time and were seated right away. Outdoor was nothing specular very dated -the better seating was along the beach where you could get a nice sunset. Our waiter Larry did the best he could for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3040 Estero Beach Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Public Transportation: Lee Tran beach trolley stops directly in front of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?