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Matanzas on the Bay

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416 Crescent Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-3838
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table...
Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
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  • 305
    Excellent
  • 236
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Restaurant

Two of us had lunch today in an indoor room overlooking the marina where the nearest boat was only about 15 feet away. The view was great, but the food was, too. The day's special: stuffed lobster tail was an excellent deal @ $17.00. My seafood chimichanga was selected as something "different" for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alan G
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Milford, OH
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254 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here for the first time, and it was a Sunday night, so it was dark outside and only about 60 degrees so the view was only of lights on the water. The service was OK. We got seated next to a loud group of 5 who seemed to have too much to drink. I was glad to find... More 

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Thank cmchristensen
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really liked this place. Great food, great atmosphere. Went here 3 times while we were in Fort Myers Beach.

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Thank Ward C
Ortonville, Michigan
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here right on the water on evening of the full moon in January. It looked like a harvest moon all orange coming up over the horizon and the shrimp boats. We had shrimp, chowder and fish and everything was delicious. We ate outside on the deck and even though the evening was chilly, we were all... More 

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Thank Sailingsu
Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time there! Has excellent food, service and servers. Matanzas also had entertainment the night we were there which was also a good time. Lovely place, great view! Would definitely go back!

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Thank mikeski
Clinton, Iowa
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent meal, well prepared and served. Staff was very attentive, service was outstanding. Harbor view was very interesting

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Thank walkerstoo
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best pizza and bread sticks we have ever had. We have been here several times. The service is also great and the view is beautiful. The prices are reasonable and fruity drinks yummy. I highly recommend a visit to Mantanzas.

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Thank IndyA174
Ashburn, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had lunch today in an indoor room overlooking the marina where the nearest boat was only about 15 feet away. The view was great, but the food was, too. The day's special: stuffed lobster tail was an excellent deal @ $17.00. My seafood chimichanga was selected as something "different" for me. I enjoyed it, but wished I... More 

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1 Thank Alan G
West Union Sc
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried their new menu last night but we're very disappointed in both the food value. I order the grouper sandwich at $19.00 but they charge $3 extra for the chowder which was watered down, without clams and bland. Another in our foursome had the stuffed flounder and got three very small pieces with nothing else on the plate. We... More 

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Thank KeoweeSteveT
Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A table outside is the place to be and the tables have umbrellas offering protection from the Florida sun. There is a splendid view of the bay and if you are a boater you can pull right up to the dock alongside the restaurant. The menu here is extensive and offers something to suit every taste. We last visited here... More 

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Thank MTraveler43
GlenPetrarca, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

And we love having you! Thank you so much for the multiple visits and the kind review. Please ask for me on your next visit. ~Glen More 

northern Michigan
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner one evening. We were seated outside in a nice table by the water. It fronts the harbor and has a nice view of the boats and the bridge between Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. We could hear background noise from the nearby bar but the volume was pleasant. They had tower heaters running to... More 

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1 Thank upnorthjodie
GlenPetrarca, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. Although I am glad you enjoyed yourself I am disappointed to hear about the overcooked pompano. Please contact me at Glen@matanzasinn.com if you think I can be of assistance. For other guests reading this review, please let us know if this happens and we will gladly cook another fresh order for you. ~Glen More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 Crescent Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?