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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fremont, Ohio
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has good food with a very good bay front view. You will need to give yourself some time for your reservation as Estero Blvd is heavily traveled, especially now during the construction work. The food was above average and priced a little high but you are also paying for the view. The pot roast was a culinary surprise as... More 

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Sugar Land
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339 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch based on the trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Very nice restaurant with bayfront views and excellent food. I had a grouper sandwich and my wife had the lobster bisque with a crab salad sandwich. Both were very good. Service was excellent and the white table cloths added a nice classy... More 

Thank Greg W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our table was ready on time, our server was knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. The kitchen was a little slow, but all four meals were excellent and hot. After looking at other reviews, my guess would be perhaps we had better luck because we were there in the off-season (September). Expensive, but worth it for special occasion. The bar downstairs at... More 

Thank Kathleen L
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not very good food or service. This used to be a very good restaurant but something changed in 2016. We gave it a second try this year and were equally disappointed in the food, the service and the over pricing.

Thank geo f
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to a nice Valentines Day dinner as this restaurant was awarded a Trip Advisor top 10 seaside restaurant. First they told us that our outside reserved table would not be available. Okay. 15 minutes later they found one. We all had valentines day special at $99 per person. The lobster bisque was the best we've ever... More 

Thank Walter H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. Not so great service. Food was 4 stars. Everything from the Lobster Bisque to the "Fresh Catch" of the day. The service not so much. I had to call the server over a couple of times. The server was great. Just stretched thin to many tables. Maybe hire a couple more! That said, if you like a great... More 

Thank Plaen
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister made reservations for 530pm on Monday for Thursday dinner for my wife's 65th bday. We asked for a special booth and told no problem for early reservation. Upon our arrival we were told the people in the booth would not leave so we had to go to another table. Tony, the manager flat out lied to us! The... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined alfresco here and had a lovely view of the swaying palms, boats and bay. Tucked back in off Estero, it could be missed, but we were glad we found it. The rum drinks were nice, and the lemon drop martini was one of the better ones ever. We had a rich and comforting lobster bisque and a decent... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner on the 15th to not fight the crowd and forgo the 4 course meal pre-fixe that is just too much for my wife and I. The dinner was superb. I had the Filet Mignon and my wife had the Salmon. Both were great.

Thank jdjb
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here when they first opened and it was great, last two years have been weak, this past Monday we were there for 15 minutes before we got the managers attention for service, then our server first tells us it's not her section, you know what that means, yep we watched her work the rest of her tables on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $45
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3663
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!

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