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Matanzas Inn

416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here after a sunset cruise looking for an easy meal. We sat on the deck by the water, a nice view and pleasant breeze. Started with the Conch Fritters, plenty for two in the one appetiser. We both had Gulf Shrimp, Broiled and Chimichurri. They were cooked well and served promptly.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We should have known when we walked in the door and the hostess was fanning herself with a menu. This restaurant was very hot. Our server said the last time she looked it was over 85 degrees and she claimed that it was because it was so hot outside. Other reviewers have complained of the same problem. Lisa, our server... More

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Saint James City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I lived on Ft Myers Beach for 5 years. When a "local" wants a good meal, fun atmosphere, easy access by boat, and good service they come to Mantanzas. This restaurant downstairs has a certain elegance to it but upstairs is where all the fun takes place. In my opinion, rating Mantanzas Restaurant #20 is like rating Kate Upton the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Crystal, our waitress was right on with recommendations...delicious crab/artichoke dip, prime rib special and Grouper with shrimp basil crust! We have eaten at many other beach establishments and were truly thrilled with our experience here. Oh, the dolphins swimming outside were a nice bonus too!

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GA,
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

They have good food and is well located next to a boat docking area. View is pretty. Alligator tail was good. Burgers are large and well made. They also have a pizza menu that you have to ask for. Food quantity is a lot so better to go hungry. within walking distance from a good touristic shopping area.

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Matanzas! Our "Best Pizza on the Beach" we offer on our Upper Deck. We do not openly sell our pizza downstairs due to volume limitations but will gladly offer it if you ask. Hope to see you soon. ~Glen More

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a great place. Go upstairs for the best view and service. Favorite place for locals who enjoy being recognized and what a great view of the bay and canal.

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you repeat visits, we are lucky to have such dedicated and loyal guests such as yourself. The dolphins have been out nearly every day this summer, lucky us again! ~Glen More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have recently relocated to Fort Myers, so I guess we are locals. We dined there off season and the food was very good but the service better! We will definitely be back, but off season as we feel the tourist should have a chance..

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our restaurant and for writing such a thoughtful review. Please ask for on your next visit. ~Glen More

Nashville, TN
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Best meal we had in Fort Myers. Highly recommend if you are staying in the area for some good seafood. Staff is pleasant. Food is well prepared, and dessert options are creative.

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your visit and for sharing your great words! We are looking forward to having you back. ~Glen More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This restaurant was very nice. We were seated at a table looking directly on the water. The view was beautiful. Our waitress Debbie was very good and made sure we had everything we needed. She brought our son a carafe of soda. He loved that he could serve himself more soda and it saved the waitress time! The meal was... More

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and I will personally thank Debbie for a job well done. We hope to see you soon! ~Glen More

Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My son and I were in Ft Myers Beach and had heard good things about the restaurant "Mantanzas on the Bay" at the Mantanzas Inn. We were dressed very casually after a day on the beach, so we decided to eat on the upper deck instead of the indoor restaurant downstairs. Our waiter's name was Bill and he was excellent.... More

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Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and taking the time to write such a thoughtful and wonderful review. I have shared this with Bill and the entire staff and thanked everyone for their hard work and attention to detail. Always nice to know we have accommodated our guests with a personal touch. Please ask for me on your next... More

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