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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
+1 239-463-3663
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Notch - Best in Fort Myers Beach

This is very much like dining in a private club looking over a marina setting. Excellent service, beautiful surroundings and of course excellent food. We stayed in Fort Myers Beach for 5 weeks and immediately became our favorite place to eat. It is on the expensive side, but we thought it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ward C
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very much like dining in a private club looking over a marina setting. Excellent service, beautiful surroundings and of course excellent food. We stayed in Fort Myers Beach for 5 weeks and immediately became our favorite place to eat. It is on the expensive side, but we thought it was worth the money every time.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice views from the upstairs restaurant. A surprise after driving thru/by a Supermarket parking lot into marina parking lot. But the restaurant is upscale and the menu is gormet. Nice dining experience watching the activity on the water during dinner.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch. The view was quite nice - lots of glass to show off the water. It was too cool to sit outside but am sure that would be desirable. The service was good, even though our waitress was unaware of what craft beer was. The lobster, salmon burger was very different and delicious, as was the grouper... More 

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Plum City, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were waiting here for a chartered cruise to see dolphins when we spotted this place for lunch. The setting is so pleasant overlooking the water and boats. The food is delicious. Our server, Austin, was very helpful and made recommendations. I enjoyed the shrimp scampi. I even had dessert to prolong the experience. My husband and I had key... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bayfront Bistro is situated about half way between the north end of Fort Myers Beach and the south end. It is on the back bay behind the local grocery store Publix. A very nice setting next to a boat marina. It has a downstairs open air bar and It's very pleasant to sit by the boats and have a glass... More 

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Thank surfonsun
Shoreview, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our server, Matthew, was perfect. He didn't miss a beat. He hurried when he thought he should and slowed down when he felt we needed time. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and felt our business was appreciated.

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Thank Maru O
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all the setting is beautiful. You dine overlooking the docks in a quiet romantic setting The food is delicious It is presented exquisitely the service is wonderful. Ask for zena. A great waitress This is the best kept secret on the island. We have been customers for years and the new owners have amped up the food. This... More 

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Thank Carol F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there last night for Happy Hour which is available both inside and out. We chose to sit outside as it was a beautiful evening. Both the food and beverage offerings were outstanding. Rebecca was our Server and she was excellent as well. We highly recommended Bayfront Bistro.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely beautiful day on the back bay waters of Fort Myers Beach was capped off with a delicious lunch at Bayfront Bistro. Matthew, our server, was attentive and prompt and offered excellent recommendations. The lobster bisque was delish. We all (6 of us) had excellent meals and the views of the sparking water, mangroves and boats was most relaxing.... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations a few days before and requested a table by the window with a view of the bay. We were not disappointed. I had the diver scallops and they were excellent and had a beautiful presentation. My husband had the skirt steak and thought it was very good. One of our party had the grouper and the other... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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