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Heidi's Island Bistro

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$11 - $26
CUISINES
German, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just read this: Still in shock, we have to inform you, that our Restaurant doesn't exist anymore. Hurricane Ian washed it away, like most of Fort Myers Beach. After 10 years of hard work and establishing our Restaurant, "Heidi's Island Bistro " came to a...sudden end. It took a few hours, and our existence was just gone. As of right now, we don't know if, or how, we can go on. We want to thank all of you for your loyalty and support and for being incredible lovely friends and guests. That always meant so much to us !! Take care and stay safe. With Love, Heidi, Axel and KarinMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, moderately priced, limited parking, limited seating, It was completely washed away by Hurricane Ian. Don't know if they will rebuild.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

we had the best SCHNITZEL ever! thanks for your great service and food, thanks for your hospitality, we will be back soon

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

July 29, 2022 - The sign on the door said the closure was due to health reasons. No indication of when they will reopen. Dissaappointed because we are only visiting for the weekend. I found the restaurant and menu on TripAdvisor yesterday. They even had...their summer hours posted 4:30 -9:00 p.m.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022

This place is so amazing. The food and the environment was outstanding. Our waitress Dianna was the sweetest and so attentive. The sauerbraten and the desserts (especially the cheesecake) are absolutely delicious. Highly recommend! -Verona & Siena :)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Best service in town! Food was phenomenal! Clean as a whistle and we’ll worth the visit!! We will be back!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

We just had dinner at Heidi’s and it was awesome! The service was great and the food was amazing. If you are looking for authentic German food or just a great meal, this is the place to go!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Wonderfully delicious authentic German food and charming staff! I would consider a return trip to FMB just for Heidi’s!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

I'm almost afraid to post this review since it may make it harder for us locals to get into one of the best restaurants in Southwest Florida. As you can see, I'm not a one-hit wonder reviewer so you can take my opinion as REAL!...Heidi's is by far an outstanding experience from start to finish. It is worth a drive and it is worth a wait. If you don't have time, GO ELSEWHERE! This is NOT a typical quick mediocre meal, where you rush in and rush out. When you dine here, it is as though you are visiting family and should plan for a leisurely meal not a fast food fling. You could not ask for friendlier and accommodating hosts as Heidi and her crew. They are truly welcoming and know how to pace a meal and let their guests enjoy their dining experience. You will NOT be in a situation where your appetizers, main meals and bill all shows up together and you get the bum's rush. Heidi's is much more professional than that. As for the food: it is BETTER than many meals we've had in Germany. The menu choices, the quality of ingredients, the preparation and presentation are beyond reproach. We've been here a multitude of times and there has never been an instance where anyone has a complaint about any portion of their meal. (And some of us are a fussy bunch.) The schnitzels are fresh, hot and delicious. Portion size is large and you may not be able to finish. The side dishes are also freshly made and the house-made spaetzel (noodles) are to die for. Beers on tap are the real German deal... they are poured correctly and served in appropriate glasses. If you have room left over be sure to try one of the desserts. Fresh REAL whipped cream can be added to your choice. Even if you don't have room, take one of the desserts home for later. All in all, I am reluctant to share this gourmet paradise with others since I don't want it overrun with those who don't appreciate top quality, outstanding service and affordable prices. For those who do, be sure to make Heidi's your first choice!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

I would highly recommend this restaurant! It has everything you would want — delicious German food, yummy drinks and super friendly, conscientious staff. Our family thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal at Heidi’s.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Diana was a lovely waitress! We had a larger group and they were very accommodating. Great food and place!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Great Service and delicious food. Nothing.. NOTHING to improve. We took steak, fries and German traditional dishes like Apfelstrudel and cheese spaetzle and everything tasted like your mom was cooking. In case you like your moms food 😂 Recommendation!

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

This is 3rd trip to Heidi's, was great as ever! Heidi, Axel and staff are great and food is even better. We love the baked pretzel for appetizer, the weiner schnitzel, and don't forget the dessert. This is a must each time we make ot...to Ft. Myers Beach.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

Cute little German cafe right across from the beach. The staff was very friendly and the food was great! Several German beers on tap and boots, too! We even got to meet Heidi! We’ll be back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

Just a gem!!!! Home cooking with a staff that makes you feel like you are in their home. This is a 10 in my books!!!!! PS…. Desserts are off the charts!

Date of visit: July 2022
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December 18, 2021|
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Response from jetsly | Reviewed this property |
A great many seniors are on hand at the opening (16:30). If you go after 18:30, you should have no problem with immediate seating.
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HEIDI'S ISLAND BISTRO, Fort Myers Beach - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Heidi's Island Bistro

Yes, Heidi's Island Bistro offers takeout services.

Yes, Heidi's Island Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Heidi's Island Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4