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“Casual, popular with locals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe

Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe
702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-463-6119
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Casual, popular with locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Ultra casual restaurant, great food, and scenic location right on the docks at Ft. Myers Beach near the bridge to "Times Square". Watch the herons and egrets have dinner at the same time you do! A little tricky to get into - make sure to check your map carefully before heading out. No reservations, no non-smoking section (they actually have a cigarette machine - the first one I've seen since 1988!). Food is terrific, though - excellent fresh fish and seafood. Casual and friendly.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Fl at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place has everything, view, cold beer, live music, free Wifi, nice people, friendly cats and dogs on leash. This place is for real people, rich, poor, old, young, they have it all. Just relax, be yourself and be part of the scene. They have great (fresh) food, and the very BEST peel-n-eat shrimp around. They raise money for local charities, host monthly flea markets and have kids fishing tournaments. It just doesn't get any better than this! If you like fussy, stay away, but if you like cold beer with a FABULOUS view, live music and chillaxin, you will LOVE it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Local Waterfront Cafe and Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Go where the locals go to be on the water, listen to music and grab some good food at a great price! Right on the water it is common to see dolphins right in the marina. Always lots of pelicans, egrets, and snowy egrets to see. Watch local fishermen catch grouper and tarpon off the docks. Music everyday afternoon and evening. Food is traditional bar food with lots of seafood added at great prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Nothing Fancy but great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want to have a great meal then go here. If you want to be pampered then dont go here....this is all about enjoying yourself with a good meal and locals.

Visited July 2013
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Russellville, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Funky Little Waterfront Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

You won't find many authentic funky waterfront places like this anywhere. The view is of shrimp boats, fishing boats (and fishermen) dolphin occasionally, fun bayside atmosphere... open air seating, good breakfast, burgers and of course cold beer Live music some of the time and just a good little place to check out when in Ft. Myers Beach...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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