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Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-463-6119
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“onion rings” (13 reviews)
“fresh shrimp” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My grilled fish sandwich was huge and very tasty. Live band and casual feel is great. Prices show why locals come here. Not much action at the dock on this visit which is what we enjoyed in the past.

Thank Compsncakes
Reviewed July 9, 2018

OK so the word is Bonita Bill is a wealthy local who cares less and owns this joint for grins. Menu selection has not changed since the 1970s nor has the beer / booze selection. If it is your ambition to have a can of...More

Thank TheMightyJ
Reviewed June 29, 2018

It is pretty much self-serve and cash only, but the food is simple, but good, and the atmosphere terrific . . . right on the water, with music (Tuesday is Karaoke night), and instant camaraderie . . . Prices are good too . . .

Thank Mark D
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Located at Matanzas Pass near Doc Ford’s, a locals bar with a grill and live music. This is not upscale and is cash only. They do have an ATM on premise. Food is reasonable, mostly fried. Iced tea was only $1 and they have beer...More

Thank Norine C
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Cash only with a typical menu. Peel and eat shrimp were quite good. Right on the pier so you have a pretty good view of the marina. Lot's of local characters so it doesn't feel like a tourist only joint. Slow service but it feels...More

Thank Dany L
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This is a fun, laid-back place to enjoy fun, food and music all with a waterfront view, just don't expect any frills!

Thank HypnoBirths
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Decent food for the price and the peel and eat shrimp were awesome;)...had the conch fritters...they were good...just not like the ones I’ve had in Bahamas though;)...live entertainment and just happened to be karaoke 🎤 on Tuesday night;)...the restaurant is right on the water at...More

Thank chellz67
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Old florida for sure with Lucky the cat. Music with chucky from kentucky. Big tenderlions with great onion rings and pitchers of beer but remember cash only right on the harbor with boat parking. Also has a bar in the back if other is too...More

Thank James S
Reviewed June 9, 2018

You won't need a lot of cash, but you will need cash. Credit cards not accepted. Beer's cold and the food's good. Friendly staff.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Love! Love! Love this place. Exactly what a marina / waterfront cafe should be. The server’s shirts say “no shoes - no shirt - want a beer?” Chilled-relaxed vibe. Friendly people. Great comfort food. Live Music.

Thank charlottebelle67
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Amber M
April 14, 2017|
Response from Denver L | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call and get their schedule. (239) 463-6119
Louis L
December 19, 2016|
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Response from MarWic | Reviewed this property |
Agree...good suggestion...
March 12, 2016|
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Response from Roger M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, not sure I just visit there every year once during my week vac.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-6119
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