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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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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love that we can pull up in the boat and enjoy a delicious meal! Glen made sure to have tuna for us when we called ahead for seared tuna, which was wonderful. Debbie is a wonderful server and friendly. The hostess Debbie is welcoming and gracious. We felt right at home and love coming in and being greeted as old... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We sat on the upper deck to watch the boats and wildlife and the storms in the distance. Ordered some beers and the Crab, Lobster, and Artichoke Dip. YUM! A great appetizer with a lot of flavor and seasoned chips. We watched the lightning in the distance and saw a lot of birds and even a dolphin in the bay.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sometimes the view seems to make food taste better, and the price seems to justify that. The food was adequate, at best. The shrimp cocktail were local shrimp, cold, tasty and yummy. The dinner rolls need to change for guests, kids included. The rolls seemed to be stale, freezer burn, defrosted, no amount of butter could help it. The bacon... More

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

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to hear about the dinner rolls, we bake them from scratch in you prep kitchen with no preservatives, unfortunately it sounds like the ones that were served to you should have been discarded. We hope to see you again, please write me at Glen@matanzasinn.com.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited twice during our visit to Fort Myers Beach. First, we ate on Petey's Upper Deck. We enjoyed three specialties: CALAMARI that was average; SRIRACHA & LIME ROASTED OYSTERS that were wonderful; and MATANZAS SHRIMP SALAD that was very good. On our second visit, we ate in the dining room. My wife had thick and delicious PEA SOUP and... More

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

Thank you for visiting twice! The Shrimp Burger, Sriracha Oysters and Shrimp Salad are all unique items to Matanzas that all only use locally sourced ingredients, thank you for sharing them on TripAdvisor. ~Glen More

Ft myers
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went for Anniversary dinner, had a perfect table with a view of the water, the key lime colada's are definitely my favorite! The calamari was excellent, stuffed grouper was amazing, hubby had the blue cheese crusted sirloin, so flavorful and delicious! The service and ambiance were fabulous. Definitely will go back!

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

Thank you for choosing us for your Anniversary! Great to know you enjoyed your visit, I personally love the stuffed sirloin too. Also, thank you for taking the time to share you comments. ~Glen More

Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is for the restaurant. Ate here on recommendation of friends. Had their "Killer" Grouper sandwich. Better at Palm Pavillion in Clearwater or BEST at The Hurricane in Pass-a-Grille. Good enough for a one time visit to check it out. Will not go back.

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

Thank you for sharing your comments and coming to Matanzas on the Bay. In a constant attempt to improve our restaurant, I am curious to what makes the Grouper sandwiches better at these locations. Please write me at Glen@matanzasinn.com. ~Glen More

Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Six of us went out to eat on our weekly night out together. We try a different restaurant each week, but this will be our only try at this restaurant as we will not return, or at lest I will not return. First the building was very warm, we saw the thermostat and it registered 85 when we got there,... More

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

I am sorry that you were not totally satisfied with your experience with us. In the process of continuous improvement your comments will be taken into consideration, thank you for taking the time to share. We exclusively source local Grouper for our sandwich (a vast majority of local restaurants do not) which justifies our price. I would like to give... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This restaurant is newly renovated with very nice seating inside and out on the water. The food (except for the conch chowder) is just average and the prices have been bumped up. Must be to pay for the renovations, I think too high for the quality.

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

Thank you for your note on our Conch Chowder, Chef Dave has been making this soup for years with minced conch, local bell peppers and a kick of spice. While our prices have increased over the last few years it is only a reflection of rising costs to us. We will only buy and serve local Grouper and Shrimp which... More

Oldsmar, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Traveled to FMB and was recommended to try Matanzas restaurant. We were glad we did. The spinach salad with strawberries was by far the best ever. The fish platter was good very fresh. I ordered blackened which was a little too spicy on the scallops. If you like spicy you will like it, the flavor is good. Service was excellent... More

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

We are ecstatic that we are at the top of your list! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. ~Glen More

Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

beautiful setting/view, great food, personal service by staff and manager. Will definitely make it a priority when in Ft Myers!

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

Thank you so much making us a part of your trip and we hope to see you on your next visit. Please ask for me! ~Glen More

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