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

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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best2022
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Local cuisine, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • 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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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, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent attentive service and delicious lobster rolls. Always a great and super fun atmosphere. Thank you Cornealous!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food , views, and off the chart service ! Thank you Shane for your making our lunch so enjoyable! My best to you and your. Rob and Marcie

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2022 via mobile

Visited for the first time since moving to the area 6 months. It was a great find. We sat at the bar and were served wonderfully by Caroline. Fantastic menu (more to be explored for sure), superb views, wonderful drinks and really fun service. Highly...recommend for locals and visitors alike. My favorite bite of the day was the Conch Chowder. Also the Yucatán shrimp… save a few, and the broth, and cook your next steak with it. YUM!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2022

Food was amazing and such great service with Cornelius on the patio! Had great knowledge and suggestions for food.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

I am visiting my friend in the area near by. This place is super fun with great food and drinks. Cornealius was a great waiter and delivered the best service.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Good food, slow service, large portions, tables too close together, uncomfortable seating, not enough parking, moderately priced. BUT, completely wiped out by Hurricane "Ian", don't know when or even if they'll reopen.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Great drinks and terrific food! Kris, our server explained the menu perfectly so that the choices we made were spot on! It was a great evening for my husband’s birthday!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022 via mobile

I pray they can rebuild and reopen again. Doc Fords is one of my favorite places to eat, drink and relax.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2022

Doc Ford's was boisterous place. It was very busy, but the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The drinks were awesome, and the food was delicious. I recommend the seafood paella. Give Doc Ford's a try. You will not be disappointed

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

Excellent service, great view and interesting story about how the owner / author started the business. Hopefully they will get back to business after the hurricane. The brownie and ice cream treat for celebrating my birthday was a welcome treat that our table shared.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022

Stopped in for dinner on Friday September 23rd 2022. It was busy but we got a place in line and then ordered drinks by a bar downstairs that was right on the water front, very enjoyable. We had not even finished before they called us...to our table which was upstairs and again was water front, such a nice view. Our server was Mary and she was very friendly and helpful. Our dinner was brought out quickly and was piping hot, very fresh and cooked perfectly. It was obvious our food didn't sit but was plated and served right away. We really appreciated the well trained and professional staff. We had a very good experience and highly recommend this place. We left the area for home shortly after Hurricane Ian struck, we hope this place was spared and can be repaired or rebuilt and we hope everyone is o.k. and safe.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

Food is fantastic, locals were pulling up to the docks via boat. Such a cool experience for someone from Ohio. Fish sandwich was fresh and full of flavor, calamari was breaded perfectly, not to heavy, just right. Clam chowder was full of clams, it had...a thick chowder base that I love, more like a pot pie cream consistency. The live band started promptly at 1:00pm on Sunday. Very enjoyable. Edgar was our server. He was attentive, quick and focused. Excellent service!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022

We visited Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille in Ft. Myers Beach in June 2022. Our server Mike was very efficient and friendly and had great recommendations. He made our experience the best, and the great food was a bonus.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

Doc Ford's by the bridge is always our first stop in FMB - consistently great food with delicious specials, always friendly service, fantastic view. Being on the water, definitely gets you in the right frame of mine. :) This time Frank was so great. Never...lets us down, highly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Took my mother out to eat and we had such a great time! The atmosphere was perfect and our server Dillan was an awesome guy. I would definitely recommend the rumrunners and the red fish bowl. I will be coming back in.

Date of visit: September 2022
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the downstairs deck is dog friendly!
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Yes, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach offers takeout services.

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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