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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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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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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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 Dinner from 4:30 pm - 8 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.
$3 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
German, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I went to Heidi's Island Bistro and liked our meal so much that we ate there twice during our 1 week stay on the island. We also noticed other repeat customers. Not only is the food delicious, but the service is fantastic...too. Heidi gave us recommendations and checked with us many times to be sure everything was good. We highly recommend Heidi's Island BistroMore

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

Decided to do a little German tonight and we were not disappointed. Started our feast with the small pretzel and our one seafood nod the calamari. The pretzel was soft on the inside and the calamari lightly breaded. It was a great start. I ordered...the Cheese Stuffed Schnitzel with red cabbage and potato pancake. My husband had the Mixed Sausage Plate with sauerkraut and spaetzel. Both were delicious choices. Enjoyed wine and beer with the meal. The portions are not small so we were too full to order dessert. The was no wait to get in but don’t let that worry you as you will not be disappointed in the food. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was unbelievably phenomenal. Every bite was shocking of how much we enjoyed each part of our plate. So many options for everyone! Their selection of beers were perfect, authentic beers. We tried the Paulaner and it was one of our favorite beers we have...ever tried. The atmosphere was authentic. The staff was extremely friendly and made great suggestions for pairings. The dessert was AMAZING. Small-family owned atmosphere. Give Heidi’s a try.. you will be SO HAPPY you did!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't let the lack of curb appeal or the drappy interior turn you away because the food is delicious. The only food item I did not care for was the burnt yet soggy potato pancake. The large pretzel, Black Forest Schnitzel with a side of...German potato salad was wonderful.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed across the street and saw great reviews so checked it out. Food was excellent and owners very friendly. The schnitzel, spatzel and red cabbage awesome. Ate there twice during the week and would return check it out !

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

Food and people were amazing. Try the french onion soup. The way it should be! So good! We will be back! Thank you Heidi!

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

Excellent food..the beef stroganoff was awesome...german potato salad was some of the best...service was friendly and prompt

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Heidi's Island Bistro every time we are in Fort Myers Beach. The food is excellent. The owners and employees are friendly and give excellent service. We haven't had to have a reservation in the past but they are very busy now and...we recommend that you make a reservation or you may not be able to be seated. We love Heidi's and high.ly recommend it!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. Do not skip the large pretzel. It is brought out hot and fresh with sweet mustard and butter. The jager schnitzel is among the best this side of Munchen. Delicious red cabbage and spatzle round out your dinner...plate. Save room for dessert, if you can. Treats such as Black Forest cake, apple streudel and tiramisu (my son's favorite) are offered after the entrees are done. This place is a real gem in Fort Myers Beach.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family loved it great service, friendly atmosphere, very good food for a fair price, really recommend the tiramisu and the baked pretzel

Date of visit: May 2021
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No they don’t.
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yes we do
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Response from Barbara J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are small bistro tables at the front
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heidi's Island Bistro

Yes, Heidi's Island Bistro offers takeout services.

Yes, Heidi's Island Bistro offers delivery 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