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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Delivery, 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
Real American Bar !

Typical American bar. Great atmosphere , very friendly staff. Food very good but we often had a starter as our main meal ! The buffalo prawns are excellent. Also kids very welcome although as in any U.S.A bar they cannot sit anywhere close to the actual bar area. Great roof top bar also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ann R
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We'd walked and driven past the Beached Whale often enough that we felt we had to try it. It is a typical American Bar downstairs with a rooftop bar and dining area (up a small stairway). We sat on the rooftop. It was busy and I think we managed to claim the last available table. Service was attentive, if mechanical,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Typical American bar. Great atmosphere , very friendly staff. Food very good but we often had a starter as our main meal ! The buffalo prawns are excellent. Also kids very welcome although as in any U.S.A bar they cannot sit anywhere close to the actual bar area. Great roof top bar also.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cool place close to town with rooftop dining. Basket food, burgers, wings, etc. Great for sunset, nice staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wasn't real impressed It is what it is Food was ok Waitress was ok Just wanted to check it out Not the cleanest place Has a bar But you can relax get out of the heat And wear your beach gear

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Fort Myers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Everything on the menu is really good, we've eaten here many times. This time we had the Cheesesteak and a grouper special. Both amazing. The staff here at the bar ( we always eat at the bar) is great and friendly. Great, fun place.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We went here twice. Sat outside on the roof terrace. Great food and reasonable prices and excellent staff.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We moved to Fort Myers Beach several months ago, and had heard quite a bit about the Whale. Unfortunately, we were less than impressed...it is average at best. My husband and I both ordered the Cuban Sandwich. It was good, but came with no dipping sauce as is customary. That made for a dry hard sandwich lacking in flavor. We... More 

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Cape Coral
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I took my wife and son to sit and have lunch on the rooftop. Decent view of the water although across the street and other buildings in the way. My son ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer and I ordered a chicken tender appetizer. The server brought the food out and both had a basket with fries(which tasted like fish) and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We sat on the upper deck with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. Our server, Dan, suggested the Yucatan shrimp tacos. They were spicy, but not too much so, and simply delicious. I don't think I've ever had shrimp tacos that tasty in my life, and we moved here from San Diego, the home of fish and seafood tacos.... More 

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yucatan Shrimp tacos were great! Roof top dining was nice in the evening. Kids menu comes served on a frisbee which was fun! We'd go back again.

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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, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub

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?