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Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Nervous Nellie's and Ugly's is Fort Myers Beach's best waterfront restaurant. Featuring fresh seafood, steaks and and the largest selection of sandwiches, Nervous Nellie's is great for large groups or that special occasion. Live entertainment, concerts,and the largest menu and drink selecions on Ft Myers Beach.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were referred to Nervous Nellie's by several people, including Uber drivers and staff at the Pink Shell. We arrived, ordered, and then waiting 1 hour 20 minutes for our food. When we arrived the room was full, and we were the last people in...the room by the time our food arrived. To be fair, my daughter's Halibut Reuben was good, but my fried shrimp and scallop basket had sat so long the coating was falling off. I had two scallops and a shrimp and couldn't eat any more. The waitress asked what was wrong, I told her, and she just walked away...no adjustment to our bill or anything. The manager did come over, and when my daughter explained what our issue was, she said she didn't blame the waitress and he replied, "Well, you could always blame the front door". Um, what? If you choose to go there, I hope you have better luck -- the people next to us always go there and love it. Just not us. There are too many good places in the area to try this again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Nervous Nellie’s on a Friday at 5:00 (early dinner)… it was just starting to get busy as we were checking out. Service was great, food was wonderful and we had a great experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Nervous Nellie's many times over the years, being locals, and although their menu offers many tempting choices, I always order the 16 oz ribeye steak cooked medium rare. It is simply the best I have ever had, and each time I have...it, it is better than I remember it having been. My wife and I had lunch there today for the first time since the pandemic hit and it was an experience worth waiting for. The wait staff is always courteous and pleasant. Their cornbread is also the best you'll find outside of homemade, and they are extremely generous with it! We are curious about other restaurants on the beach, but when we have a special occasion to celebrate, we always choose Nervous Nellies, as they never disappoint.More

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

Menu is huge , food is always solid . Our waiter was very good . They sat us with no menus and I had to track down a waiter. Most annoying thing is their phone system says happy hour is one thing, the waiter says...it’s something else and the written drink menu drink of the day is a painkiller yet they don’t honor that as they changed it to a Mai tai to confuse customers !!! Generally my experience across a dozen plus dines is this place is poorly managed . I order a painkiller based on the menu , you need to honor that . It’s simple business acumen but this place knows they will be busy based on location so they don’t give a sMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was absolutely delicious. Chicken tenders were all natural for the kiddos, while the fish was excellent. Cheryl from Boston, we love you!

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

Great location and great food! Visited here twice this week while visiting and loved it both times. My wife got the blackened mahi-mahi fish tacos both times. The fried shrimp and cheeseburger was great also. Their cornbread and specialty butter is amazing. Staff was courteous...and professional. Seating outside has great views next to bridge and bay. Would highly recommend.More

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

Always a great first stop for a day on the water- and Cheryl made our lunch just outstanding! Service here has historically been hit or miss when I’ve brought big groups but Cheryl came out and immediately made our visit a blast! Good was fabulous...and laughter abundant! Management has a gem in Cheryl!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch when we were out boating during the Memorial Day weekend. Our server, Cheryl Ann was fantastic!!! She was so helpful, made recommendations and just made our whole experience great. The food was really good too! Would definitely go back!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Let me tell You what Cheryl went above and beyond fir us!! Absolutely loved her! She was so kind, helped us parking boat at dock for a bit while we shopped, she helped us with places to see and go to! She...even sent us to her friend in key west who owns .. suishi cupcakes ... we miss you Cheryl and we’re coming back to see you soon. Food Was so good too, and the drinks were amazing!!! I even bought the sugar scrub for my hands! I love itMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always looked forward to the lobster roll in years past. Ordered one yesterday, it was barely a 1/4 cup of lobster for 27.99. We won't be going back again, we really feel ripped off.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Len Lemmer, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

My apologies. Lobster meat is presently unavailable at any price. We are presently cooking our lobster tails and making lobster salad with them. Please send me an email at nervousnelliesfmb@gmail.com. I want to personally address your concerns. Once again, my apologies.

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April 22, 2021|
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All staff is wearing masks however we are at 100% capacity. We do have an abundance of outdoor dining tables.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach

Yes, Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach offers takeout services.

Yes, Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach offers delivery services.

Yes, Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Nervous Nellie's Ft Myers Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5