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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-765-9660
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seated quickly at a table of four next to the water. Had a live band playing outside (on a sunday). Food was great (buffalo shrimp, docs bread, fish tacos) and drinks were taaty (recommended the key lime colada). Only downside was waiting almost ten minutes before being greeted at table, after that drew was great!

Thank Taylor A
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really cool atmosphere. Staff was really nice. Had their special Yucatan shrimp! Yummy! Server made great recommendations. Kind of hard to get to, no signs on the road to direct you. You can see it from the road, but getting to it is a little difficult.

Thank stressedoutMichigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dropped in by boat (they have a good deal of dock space) with a bachelor party of about 20 thirty to forty year old guys. They were busy yet we were sat right away. Our server Rachael was friendly, upbeat, always smiling and very attentive. She gave us numerous suggestions for our apps and dinners which were delicious and... More 

Thank GatorDuc
Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is always one of our favourite places to eat when we are staying in the beautiful SW Cape Coral. Great food, great staff and fantastic location. Thanks again all, hope to see you again next year.

Thank Irene C
Gilbert, Arizona
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, we arrived to Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille but it was very crowded. The space is small so it was a bit hard to move around. The staff attended to us promptly and put down our name for a table. While many customers walked about the restaurant, we had to patiently wait for our table top be open... More 

Thank seabreezesakka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hosted my Dad's 80th party here in the private room and it was perfect. The venue is nice and right on the water with access outdoors for your guests. The party room is completely separate from the restaurant which makes the experience very intimate for your event. The staff was terrific, I planned this party living almost 3000 miles... More 

Thank jamila c
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had visited Doc Fords Fisherman's Wharf location on our last trip to Ft. Myers and everyone in the party thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a surprise (to me!), my wife took me there for our anniversary celebration. What a wonderful dinner we had. We shared a half pound of peel and eat cold shrimp which were large and the... More 

Thank walterv234
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I joined my high school buddy for a couples night out. They were running a little late so we went out on the deck for a couple of cocktails which was really nice. We went about 5:30 pm to beat the crowd any later than that and you're in for a wait time. Our waitress Jessica was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At a family reunion and some adults ventured out to check out Doc Fords. So glad we did. We had a great time catching up while enjoying the atmosphere, delicious appetizers, drinks and live music!

Thank Fredrica D
Port Jervis, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The seafood was fantastic! Kelly recommended the Yucatan Shrimp which were amazing! Oysters on the half shell were excellent also. Service and atmosphere were top notch.

Thank kh0useman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Caribbean, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-9660
Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?