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Heidi's Island Bistro

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American, German, Austrian, European
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2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3552
+1 239-765-8844
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lee, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When the traffic in Fort Myers Beach returns to "normal" you could easily drive past Heidi's Island Bistro. Now is the time to make it a point to check out an excellent German restaurant that is one of out local favorites. If your server is Heidi (wife of the chef) you will meet one congenial lady. In addition, you have... More 

Thank Saxon28
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We immediately felt at home here. Heidi is so warm and friendly, you feel like family coming home for a meal. We had the potato pancakes, and the wiener schnitzel lunch special with potato salad; all of it was simply wonderful and completely authentic. Don't let the exterior of the building deter you from an unforgettable experience.

Thank Jessica B
Fort Myers, Florida
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time at Heidi's. The food was very good but a little on the pricey side for lunch. We had the schnitzel which came with only one side. There was also a $4 up charge for veal which we did not know about until we got the bill. The apple strudel was excellent. Service was very good and the staff... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food.....Immaculately clean restaurant. Try the rye bread. Reasonable prices. Friendly service.and daily specials.

Thank David1912
Niagara Falls, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must have driven by this place a hundred times - finally stopped in for dinner. Wonderful in every way. Restaurant was very clean-Food was a delicious change up from our usual haunts. Heidi greeted us herself She walked us through the menu and beverage choices. She explained what everything was and asked us some questions about what we like and... More 

Thank Jakeysnake
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heidi's island bistro has authentic German/Austrian food. I grew up eating these kind of dishes, and just love these. My husband had the sausage platter and I had the jaeger schnitzel breaded with bread dumpling (which I haven't had in many many years. We were not disappointed. Everything was delicious, we shared our meals so we could taste everything. You... More 

Thank Lis022
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband must have been sick of listening to me say I wanted to try the jäger schnitzel because he stopped and grabbed a take out order. So amazing. Best spaetzle I have ever had also. Try this place if you like German food!

Thank ericablondegirl
Ssrasota fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast the best on estero island Fort Myers Beach beautful restaurant very clean nicely decorated wonderful server and chef

Thank gordonj190
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here's the irony: I've never been to Germany. But if I was to go this is the type and quality of food I'd look forward to. We visited as a family on a quiet Thursday evening fresh off the beach and starving. The food and service was outstanding. I had the special, smoked pork loin with pork belly, sauerkraut and... More 

Thank Jill O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dinner, had the jaeger shnitzel it was awesome. They are so welcoming and make you feel like family. Lobster bisque is to die for and everything is homemade and fresh. You will not be disappointed !

Thank Daron S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $22
American, German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2943 Estero Blvd, Unit 4 & 5, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3552
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-8844
After over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business in Europe and Canada, we have made our dream come true and opened July 2012 our restaurant Heidi's Island Bistro in Florida, Fort Myers Beach. We want you to feel comfortable & that you enjoy our great German and local dishes under the Sun in Florida. Heidi's serving Breakfast from 7 am - 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am - 4 pm & Dinner from 4 pm - 9 pm. In our small attached bakery you will find some nice selections of sweets, Bread, German Rolls and Cakes & of course the famous Black Forest Cake. The team of Heidi's Island Bistro will do their best so that you have an unforgettable dining experience.

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