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The Beached Whale

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1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
(239)-463-5505
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring...
The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour every day from 3-6, with live music at night, and 26 TV's make it a great place to watch the game!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Service and food were OK. Nothing bad. Appetizer cheesy bread very good. Coconut shrimp was OK. The upstairs is the place to be but there was a half hour wait and there were no slings for the 4 month old baby in a carrier,so we had to be seated downstairs. Wait staff was friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Spydoe1
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Service and food were OK. Nothing bad. Appetizer cheesy bread very good. Coconut shrimp was OK. The upstairs is the place to be but there was a half hour wait and there were no slings for the 4 month old baby in a carrier,so we had to be seated downstairs. Wait staff was friendly.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

sat on the roof top cafe overlooking the beach. It was lovely. Food was served quickly and was very tasty

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Cumming, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great location , food nice , especially the buffalo wings Changed a bit over the years but an institution at the beach .

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On two different occasions, I went to the Beached Whale to hear music late-night, and both times, the bands were terrific, the crowd was fun, and the staff of the Beached Whale was great, esp. Katie, who was an outstanding server. I am looking forward to returning the next time I am in SW FL.

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food was good the drinks were excellent ,I recommend the Hurricane Charlie . The view from upstairs was great , a nice breeze , you see the ocean and watch the street scene , it's a good time .

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Dunedin, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

OK, so it doesn't look like much. No beach front, no waterfront. A terrace on the second floor that affords a sliver view of the Gulf. A dark and woodsy interior. But the food is wonderful, the service friendly and the prices very affordable. The food is not fancy but it is tasty and well prepared, and the best thing:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has roof top seating for a great view of the Gulf o Mexico. They offer special rates on appetizers during happy hour. All their appetizers and food items are delicious. They have a full bar and a fun, friendly, casual atmosphere.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restraint came recommended highly. When we got there the hostess was more interested in drinking with her friends than making sure we had a place to seat. She quickly told us to go upstairs to find seating only to find there was none. When we came back down she was irritated as it was taking time away from here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Just there for drinks and snacks. The upstairs deck was very nice...food was good but nothing special

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Well the food may be nice and I expect the view is great, however after being screeched at by the server before we had even set foot in the restaurant seating area, we decided that there were other places we would prefer to give our dollars to. Apparently we were blocking the way for the waiters to pass through with... More 

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thebeachedwhalefmb, Manager at The Beached Whale, responded to this review

We would first like to apologize for your bad experience, our goal is to give great service. Thank you for bringing this to our attention this allows management to hear things that may go under the radar. We will be addressing the hostesses and servers to make sure this never happens again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: (239)-463-5505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour every day from 3-6, with live music at night, and 26 TV's make it a great place to watch the game!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?