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The Whale

1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
+1 239-463-5505
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
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Reviewed today

We enjoy sitting upon the rooftop of the Whale. Service is always very friendly and fast. We had Michelle as our server who was great. We had the Boom Boom shrimp tacos and Grouper sandwich, both of which were very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jgl99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great clam chowder! Great rooftop seating! Definitely recommend! Great location! Went there 3 times and always good food and service!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mrsbeve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice rustic atmosphere. Great location. I ordered the Whale Berry Salad and the Yucatan Shrimp. The salad was perfectly dressed and the shrimp were plentiful and sauce they were made me order an extra piece of bread to finish it off. Everything was so flavorful,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maggielane88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great, quick service. Generous quantity of food. Friendly service from Yamily. We liked the atmosphere created by the heaters. It was very comfortable for a cool evening

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat at an outside table overlooking the busy street scene. Service and food were both very good. Grouper cheek tacos for my husband and pulled pork tacos for me. Very enjoyable!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank susan s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a dinner with friends. The place is big and very busy. The staff was exceptional and the food delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dslart
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a rib basket the other night and holy cow I have never had so much meat on a rib as that. I pulled the bone right out of the meat it was so tender. Seasoned great. As usual my favorite server, Michele, was there...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank byronwalton
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second visit to this place, and it seems to get better. Great location great dining options, excellent menu outstanding service and reasonable prices. It's a must visit. Great Drinks and Great Seafood.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 784williamew
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time at The Whale! Good food, good service and great atmosphere! We go there at least once every trip! See you next year!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kathw44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outdoor, 2nd floor seating area. Food was good bar food, grouper cheeks and key lime pie. The waitress, Michelle, was very friendly and happy to tell us about the island since she is a long time local.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tonid538
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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.
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5505
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The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour Mon-Fri from 2-5! Amazing food, spectacular service, and 26 TV's for all your family's sports fans!
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