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“Best Clam Chowder on the Beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smokin' Oyster Brewery

Smokin' Oyster Brewery
340 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2146
239-463-3474
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Clam Chowder on the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were down for a week on a baseball trip with friends, so I decided to find out which FMB restaurant had the best clam chowder. SOB's won over Junkanoo, Beached Whale, and Chucks Last Stop. It we hearty, flavorful, and not too creamy. CLT was a close second though. SOB also has a great drink selection with a decent happy hour window, though it is a very busy and loud place.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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212 reviews 212 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Amazingly quick food service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We arrived late on a Sunday evening with 8 minutes to order food and were surprised how quickly it came out. It was not bad for bar food. Seemed to have a fun atmosphere but since it was late, we were a bit tired from a long travel day. Getting a glass of water in addition to our meals and cocktails took three requests but they finally arrived. Our driver recommended the place and we would definitely go there again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“one of our favorite places in fort myers beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

SOB is one of the best establishments at Fort Myers Beach. The bartenders and patrons are friendly and it is an easy going place to kick back and have a cold beer or enjoy some wonderful food. We have had oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, oyster and shrimp poor boys, salads and everything has been incredible. they have live entertainment at night which is a lot of fun also. we love the open air atmosphere and it is a "must go to " each year when we are in Fort Myers

  • 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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Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
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“That SOB Will See Us Again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great beer selection and a good brew of their own, good appetizers, fun atmosphere and good oyster shooters

Visited October 2013
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

SOB was our favorite part of our entire trip to the area! Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was fun! We went on our first night after talking with the locals at the hotel and loved it so much we went back again on our last night! We had the garlic crab both times! It's amazing. Hands down one of the best things I've eve eaten. Just get it! We also had peel and eat shrimp that was to die for! Definitely fresh! And the fried oyster appetizer. Yum!!!!! I absolutely loved everything about this place!

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