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Matanzas on the Bay

416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Last Saturday night, 9/12, there was a charity fishing tournament hosted at Matanzas. This did not disrupt the usual excellent service we have come to expect here. The food was exceptional, yet again. It is always a high standard. Great night out.

Thank planecleaner
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2015

We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the visit. We raised $24,000 for Hope Hospice during the event. ~Glen

Reviewed September 15, 2015

Dine here several times a year, first time to write a review - they always have great food and service - something that is not that easy to say in a tourist community. they treat locals and tourists the same. try to get an outside...More

Thank Daniel R
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2015

Thank you very much for your multiple visits and taking the time to write your review. It is guests such as yourselves that have kept us in business over 30 years. We hope to see you soon. ~Glen

Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch on a rainy afternoon. Had the shrimp burger - would definitely recommend it! The waitress was very nice & gave great service. Nice view of the waterway from the window, restaurant was not busy. Very pleasant.

Thank keysygirl123
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2015

We greatly appreciate your visit, especially on a rainy afternoon. Thank you for your review. ~Glen

Reviewed September 13, 2015

Awesome food! Awesome service! Awesome view!! Stuffed flounder is perfect. Sat outside & listened to the live music while dining along the waterway. Thanks for a great experience.

Thank Karen B
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Wow, thank you for the great review. Please ask for me on your next visit. ~Glen

Reviewed September 10, 2015

We loved this restaurant, it's a place you might miss if you don't venture off the main drag at FMB, but totally worth it. We'd never noticed it before, just under the bridge, but stopped in for dinner on a stormy night. Besides service being...More

Thank Lrichardson
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Thank you for the great review. I believe that part of what makes us appealing is the fact that we have the beautiful water views of Estero Bay, but are located away from the hustle of the beachfront. We are glad you found us. ~Glen

Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Very good!!!! The shrimp burger was delicious!!!! Our waitress was very friendly and did a super job! I'd definitely go back and eat here again! Others in our group had the seafood chimichanga, stuffed flounder, & crunchy grouper. Everyone was very happy with their dinners.....not...More

Thank Anngee74
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Thank you for sharing all the positive comments! I will be sure to share with the staff. ~Glen

Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wedding reception lunch for 24 people.Staff was very helpful and attentive. Stuffed lobster tail was delicious on their recommendation. Would definitely return

Thank john l
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

We greatly enjoyed hosting your event, thank you for making us a part of the special day. ~Glen

Reviewed September 7, 2015

Good food and enjoyed watching boats in the harbor. Sat in open air seating - was just a little humid but an enjoyable dinner.

Thank PaulM36538
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Thank you for your visits and taking the time to write your review, we hope to see you soon. ~Glen

Reviewed September 7, 2015

Matanzas on the bay, is located in the down town district of Fort Myers Beach. The views are awesome along with the food and staff. Serving fresh catches of the day. They also have a Inn rite next door, a pool and fishing and boat...More

Thank Karen M
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Thank you for the great review Karen. We do our best to source local ingredients in all our dishes, glad you enjoyed. ~Glen

Reviewed September 2, 2015

After having eaten at a number of restaurants along Estero Boulevard and in town, we thought we'd go a little up-market for dinner - almost underneath the Matanzas Pass Bridge and only a short diversion from the hustle and bustle of Times Sq. The rain...More

Thank FairCityFrasie
Petrarca828, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2015

Thank you for the thoughtful review. It sure does rain a lot here in these summer months but we do the best we can with it. Hopefully, on your next trip, you can enjoy our outside dining patio. ~Glen

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We ate inside so I really do not know.
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Response from Tony C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a number of gluten free options. A menu is printed for your assistance when you visit us. We have a number of different charbroiled proteins such as fresh seafood, steak and chicken. The starch choice could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
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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!
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