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“Seafood by the Bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flippers on the Bay

Flippers on the Bay
8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 (Formerly Flipper's)
+1 239-765-1025
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Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Estero Blvd.
Transit: Fort Myers beach trolley stop located one hundred yards to the west of the restuarant.
Description: Flippers on the Bay is an outdoor dining venue located on the dolphin filled waterfront vistas of Estero Bay. Enjoy the dynamic creations of Chef Juan Cruz while experiencing picturesque sunsets.
Orland Park, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Seafood by the Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My wife and I had a great meal with wonderful service, we both had pasta with seafood and it was served with detail to presentation that was worth of fine dinning. The Executive Chief " Juan Cruz" came to our table and you could really tell the pride he had in the meals he had produced. View of the bay is a plus but its all about the food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't beat the food or the views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I live in Bonita Beach and this has become our favorite restaurant by far. It has the best breakfasts! Our favorite is the "Fit Flipper". The dinner menu has a wide choice of selections from sandwiches to excellent full course meals. My wife always orders the campechana appetizer and I always order the chowder soup. The views are spectacular across the bay. It is a special restaurant due to its unblemished backwater views. We are rewarded to seeing dolphin on almost every visit. If you want to have a memorable meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, come to this casual, waterfront restaurant on Lover's Key.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our meal was absolutely delicious. Chef Juan takes a great deal of pride in his creations, and it shows. The food is gournet quality, the drinks are excellent, and the staff exceed any expectations for friendly and efficient service. We were fortunate to get a table on the outside rail, and could watch the dolphins swim past the restaurant. All in all, it was a perfect evening. I'll be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We came by on our wave runner's for luch and was pleasantly surprised by the amazing service, delicious food and great drinks. We will be back. What a jewel!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful place for breakfast.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place was recommended by a waiter at another restaurant & we were so pleased with our meal! Food and service were both great. Don't miss this place if you're in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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