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La Ola Surfside Restaurant

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1035 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
+1 239-765-2222
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Description: La Ola is your neighborhood Bar and Restaurant, where everyone is...
La Ola is your neighborhood Bar and Restaurant, where everyone is welcome.Located in Historic Downtown Fort Myers Beach at Times Square, we're the perfect location to enjoy Live Music, people watching, great Food and Fun.We serve the best Cocktails, Sangria, and the COLDEST BEERLa Ola is open Mon-Sun. Drop in for a Ice Cold Cocktail or Wine and enjoy a Burger, Flatbreads or our World Famous Nachos.We are PET FRIENDLY!
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dan is The Man

Stopped in for drinks, stayed for lunch. Our bartender Dan made all our drinks quick and fresh and delicious. He recommended the Tropical Fish Tacos and he was on point. The fish was light and flaky, crisp veggies and chopped mangos, very tasty, and perfect for the hot FMB weather. We'll be back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Leelis
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Hollywood, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The place is all about location and the live music. The food is ok but nothing I would remember. The service is fine, quick food but I will not remember the place because of that, not good, not bad. Overall the experience was fine, had dinner, which was the purpose of going there and hear some good music.

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Vasterhaninge, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Chosed La Ola for lunch in stead of Petes Time Out as we use to on this street. Big mistake. Service was ok - our waitress was good but also had an argument with her colleague on who to wait which table, which kinda made it a bit awkward for us. Also, missed one of our dishes whiched arrived 30... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped in for drinks, stayed for lunch. Our bartender Dan made all our drinks quick and fresh and delicious. He recommended the Tropical Fish Tacos and he was on point. The fish was light and flaky, crisp veggies and chopped mangos, very tasty, and perfect for the hot FMB weather. We'll be back for sure!

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Mentor, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stopped here a couple times. Once to grab a bite to eat and have drinks. Another time to get out of the rain for drinks. Great outdoor seating to people watch. Food was good, pretty good selection. The people that work here are very attentive and friendly. I would recommend for dining or if you just want to sit... More 

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Iowa
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our very first stop after dropping our luggage off at the hotel, and it really hit the spot after a long day of travel. It was a nice introduction to Fort Myers Beach. The drinks were okay (not very strong) but the food was superb. I had the fish tacos and my wife had the shrimp tacos. Both... More 

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Struthers, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stopped for drinks. Bartenders were fun, music was good, Prices OK. Nice outdoor patio in the heart of it all.

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texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We didn't have a meal here, because we had already dinner, but as we were walking we heard the music and loved it so much we had to stop in to check it out. The guy playing was Phil Oxford and we loved everything he played - he was amazing. So we had some drinks and stayed. We went back... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food is simple in presentation and delicious. Price point is great regarding the area and high beach attraction. Whether cocktails or a full blown meal, this place has an ambiance , staff and menu that should be experienced. I am a big fan of Leroys Fish burrito with mango.

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Seminole, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We tried the taco salad with a side of Jell-O shots!! Yummy on both accounts. The salad was huge and the chops and salsa competed the meal. Will definitely stop by here again.

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loveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We sat outside in the back in a downpour to eat here. Go every year. Lucy in the Sky burrito was excellent. Service was satisfactory at it's best. I think the guy was fairly new. Will continue to visit for that burrito.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1035 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

Description

La Ola is your neighborhood Bar and Restaurant, where everyone is welcome.Located in Historic Downtown Fort Myers Beach at Times Square, we're the perfect location to enjoy Live Music, people watching, great Food and Fun.We serve the best Cocktails, Sangria, and the COLDEST BEERLa Ola is open Mon-Sun. Drop in for a Ice Cold Cocktail or Wine and enjoy a Burger, Flatbreads or our World Famous Nachos.We are PET FRIENDLY!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?