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Heidi's Island Bistro

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good. I really felt like I was in Germany because the waitress was the stereotypical grumpy German. They also have a bakery. However, the bakery is very limited. Go for the restaurant food and enjoy the German beer!

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding authentic German restaurant, where the owner comes out to talk to the customers and makes it feel like you are party of a family meal. The German potato salad is to die for. Don't let the building exterior fool you, this is one of the best restaurants on Ft. Myers Beach! A must try!

Thank NoleinTI
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heidi's husband cooks excellent German specialities. Outstanding wienerschnitzel and the yummi desserts. Heidi and her staff are superfriendly. When tired of burgers - go see Heidi!

1 Thank kjevik70
Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, (Lecker Essen) my German family had schnitzel, red cabbage and pan fried potatoes, everything was great.

1 Thank djmcdaniel-schmitz
Demarest, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband and two boys who are picky eaters. We tried fish sandwich, cheese burger and other dishes. Our lunch was a hit. My younger son said it was best French Fries ever!! We are all very satisfied what we have. I finished a slice of peach cheese cake even I was so full. It was even... More 

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Matlacha Isles, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant change from the typical island food fare (of course standard seafood, chicken, etc. are also offered). It felt like being a guest at a friends home, except in Germany. I can speak for the quality and value of two dinner menu items, Black Forest Schnitzel and Jaeger Schnitzel - outstanding on both fronts!. We did not have any... More 

Thank 1Marinerman
Lee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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

Thank David1912

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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