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The best Seafood restaurant on Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour Monday - Friday from 2-5 with live acoustic music! Amazing food, spectacular service, and 26 TV's for all your family's sports fans!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at the Whale early last week. They are known for their brisket and grouper and we were not disappointed . The grouper sandwiches were outstanding as was the brisket dinner. Our server was very good and attentive. We all got the sides of...beans and rice and they were the bomb! If you want a very nice casual dining spot with good food and service, check out the Whale.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whale is always one of our go-to spots on Fort Myers Beach. As locals to the area we’ve come to find a few trusted spots and The Whale is one of them! The fresh air from the top deck, the view, people watching, food,...drinks and service make it one of our favorite after-beach spots! Michele was great!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always starts out with a very nice greeting at the door, the floor manager (assumed title) checked on us after getting meal! Customer Service excellent both visits. We chose this spot for convenience to our resort and ease of parking, aside from the obvious decent...fried seafood meal. We get calamari and panko shrimp. Excellent options, get a heaping pile of the shrimp, nicely breaded and can still taste the seafood, comes with a large portion of fries that seem homemade and a slaw that was tasty. If I make it back to Ft. Myers, I will stop in at the Whale.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife & I had a great mid-afternoon happy hour with drinks and apps. My wife loved the fish fingers-white fish and I, the chicken tenders. Server Alex(is) was great.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great place! The oysters and Yucatán shrimp were delicious and very reasonable priced. My wife and I loved that there was actually parking which is a huge bonus. Thank you Chad for taking care of us!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michele was our server and everything was fantastic. Food, drinks etc. We sat at the bar and they have the best smoke wings.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner last night. Friendly atmosphere and great service from Ilana. The grouper was fabulous. We'll go back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expect nothing out of the ordinary - simply bar food and average drinks. Kids dishes come on a beach Frisbee that you can keep... Liked the rooftop but it is right next to the street - so know what to expect ;-)

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

When we went for dinner and drinks the place was empty. The waiter was polite but seemed more interested in talking to his friends than doing his job. The food was just average and drinks were weak. Will skip next time.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2020

There were 4 of us at lunch time, we got right in and seated promptly. Our waitress was really sweet and helpful. First time I have been there and I can say I will definitely be back! Loved the food, the atmosphere and the prices...were ok, a little pricey but what do you expect when you are in a vacation area? All in all, I would say, you really need to try this place! D.R. MissouriMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Alonzo T
October 23, 2018|
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Response from dawnhg28 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but not positive. I don’t eat them.
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February 10, 2017|
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Response from CarolM443 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a contest. The servers do get credit for positive reviews.
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January 14, 2017|
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Response from WhaleFMB | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your question! We will be having drink and food specials, to be determined when we know what teams are playing. Hope to see you then!
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