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“The Oyster Was Smokin'” 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 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Bay Shore - Long Island, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Oyster Was Smokin'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

The Smokin' Oyster Brewery was a great find. It is one block off the beach, a few hundred feet to Times Square. A casual place where a good natured crew behind the bar, led by Manager Charlie F, made you feel welcome by the sheer fact that THEY were having a good time while still effectively conducting the business at hand....your good time. A wide open place that made you feel like you were outside while being inside. Fresh, cold oysters on the half shell beautifully presented for a good price. We had them several times during our 4 night stay. The 30 piece "bucket" was a bargain. A guitarist in the evening playing enjoyable, not overbearing, music made the Smokin' Oyster a regular daily stopover sometime during the course of the late afternoon/evening. Really good place to get off your feet, sit at the bar and chat with people from all over the US doing the same thing you were...seeking sun and relaxation. The Smokin' Oyster helped with that.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“World Class Establishment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

My wife and I visited Fort Myers Beach for the first time and based on reviews we had our first dinner at SOB and it was fantastic! As soon as we walked in the place we knew we made the right choice, the atmosphere screams fun times and great people. We sat at a table where it was warmer, we picked the coldest weekend I think in Florida history, and were immediately approached and asked what we would like to drink. Our drinks were served immediately by David our waiter, he was a very laid back guy with obvious skills in the business. I quickly noticed there were two gentlemen who stood point at the center of the place, it was obvious they were very diligent in insuring all of the customers were cared for. I was very impressed when a stranger approached our table visibly intoxicated and was immediately approached by one of the gentlemen on point and whisked away and out the door.

Now the best part was the food, my wife ordered the Dynamite Snapper that was Mesquite grilled, I have to say it was one of the best dishes we have ever had, the flavor was amazing! We have traveled all over Mexico to some of the finest restaurants and seriously the Snapper was like nothing I have ever had before. My recommendation to all is to check out their specials, the menu is not huge but the specials were very exciting, the snapper was a special that night. We ordered appetizers that were fantastic as well, if your not to hungry try one of them you won't be disappointed.

I asked to speak to the manager after dinner to pay a compliment to the chef, he quickly gave me a tour of the kitchen and introduced me to Walter, he had prepared the Snapper that night.

The entire staff at SOB were fantastic, we will be back this April in lieu of our annual Puerto Vallarta trip! Fort Myers Beach won us over and SOB was just the beginning of an incredible time!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The only place in Times Square to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

Spicy mussels, fresh oysters, steamed clams, coconut shrimp - all delicious in a fun, lively atmosphere served by friendly people really made the two times we dined there just perfect.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Casual Dinner Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

I do not recommend the Low Country Stew, Shrimp & Sausage tasted too similar. Grouper Rockefeller, a special the night we were there, was fantastic. Entertainment was a solo singer/guitarist and very enjoyable. Definitely worth a return visit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“We love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

We have been going here for years. We bring our visiting friends and family along too. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Love the great happy hour too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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