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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Takeout Available
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Updated 08/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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Local cuisine, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
About
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!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was in town for 3 nights and had dinner here 2 of those 3 nights. It was that good! I am not typically a fish person, but had a different “special” each time, and they were both ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Fish was cooked perfectly! Arrived to...the table still warm! When a place can deliver food quality this good, and then repeat it, tells me they are doing something right. Hate that we found a place we loved this much, so far from home! If ever we are even close to the area, definitely would visit again!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our waiter Cristian had the best recommendations all around. The mojito, tropical salad, and macadamia grouper was a great combo!! Wish we had room for carrot cake too. Restaurant was loud so I’d give that note for anybody that might need to know that before...booking.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Doc Ford’s was recommended to us by a fellow flier as we arrived in Fort Myers. Our waitress, Olivia, was amazing. She was informative, efficient, and friendly. Nothing went unnoticed. We had 7 different dinner selections from the menu, plus appetizers and drinks and everyone...was very pleased with their meal. The salmon rivaled the salmon in Alaska. We were so impressed that we returned there for dinner before leaving for home. Our waiter, Resee, was also wonderful with us. Olivia, remembered us and stopped by our table for a visit. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cristian was amazing and the food was SPECTACULAR!!! We got all sorts of things but their shrimp goes HARD. 10/10 recommend. Go Cristian!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable fabulous piña colada’s and very flavorful food! Highly recommend, had Alexis as our server and was fantastic!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our second time at the restaurant and it was amazing. The first time, we had excellent food but a disappointing service experience. Not long after my review on Trip Advisor (4 out of 5), the manager left a very thoughtful reply, which shows just how...much they take pride in their business and value their customers. This time, the food and the service were both spot on. The Yucatán Shrimp is to die for! They also had a band playing there, Deb and the Dynamics, that was exceptional. Can’t say enough about this beautiful, dog-friendly restaurant on the water.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not an easy place to find, but well worth the trouble. Were promptly seated with a great view on the marina! Our server Noah was good and made some great suggestions about lunch. Our sandwiches arrived hot and quickly. Will definitely come here again.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting was great on the upper outside deck, with a nice breeze overlooking the water. The crab cake appetizer was tasty and the accompanying coleslaw made with jicama was so uniquely delicious. My Maine lobster roll was good though the bread was toasted to...the point of dried crunchiness on the ends. My husband’s paella was unfortunately a disappointment because the rice and sauce was over salted.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Edgar was our server and was not only very attentive but very friendly. The Mussels were also incredible

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a boat to Docs' for a relaxing Sunday lunch. We were served by Edgar, our waiter - who was excellent. Edgar told us what to order and explained the menu well - I ordered Paella - not cheap $29, but hearty and excellent....Highly recommend the restaurant for the food and location - ask for Edgar!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Jackie N
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Response from G4669ATgeorgek | Reviewed this property |
They do not have happy Hour
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September 30, 2020|
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the downstairs deck is dog friendly!
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September 14, 2020|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach

Yes, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach offers takeout services.

Yes, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5