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“Great views but a long way to go for food that is not special.”

South Beach Bar & Grille
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Boca Grande
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Boca Grande is at the southern tip of a Gasparilla Island peninsula about 40 mins from Ft Myers. It is a lot like Sanibel and Captiva in appearance so if you have been to one, I see no need to go to the other. The South Beach Bar and Grille is at Boca Grande -- a bit of a drive. The views from the South Beach across the white sand is very nice but not unique to the area. I had Grouper Fingers and French Fries, my wife had BBQ ribs. The ribs were quite good, the Grouper Fingers were OK but would have been better when hot. The help staff was efficient. I would go again if I were near the area but would not make a special trip to do so. There are other recommended restaurants on Gasparilla that may be worth a try. Also, an excellent place to watch the sunset.

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Thank maybaum
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

While staying on cape haze, we ventured out for lunch (during a red tide, not fun!). Found our way to South Beach Bar and Grille and loved it! Everyone was thrilled, grnadparents, adults, kids all mentioned how great their food was.

Right on the beach, so we took a quick walk afterwards. Sure, the restaurant is a bit "rustic," but clean and the service was great. We were given a great outdoor table and Immediate service. Very attentive for such an informal place.

Mahi sandwich was on the special, was gorgeous! FIL had a fish sandwich that he talked about all week, I had fish tacos...all really wonderful.

Great place....even took a family pic in the colorful adirondack chairs afterwards with grandparents and kids. Lovely memories!

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

South Beach Restaurant is located at the southernmost tip of Gasparilla Island a/k/a Boca Grande. Directly on the beach, this establishment is the perfect venue to enjoy the sunset, stroll the beach, or just sit and people watch. They even have Adirondak chairs out on the sand for a great "Kodak Moment"! The prices are reasonable, the food is good, and there is entertainment on the weekends. We were told this place is favored by the locals, which is always a seal of approval! Rumor has it that some of the Bush family are regulars!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We visited the islabd and had early dinner. Appetizers were amazing! Calamari, cocunut shrimp and crab cakes. I
ordered a Seafood Cipriani-(or something like that) it was amazing. Shrimps were delicous and tasty. Kids went to get seashells while we had few drinks overlooking the sunset. It was a great experience.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

South Beach is one of those beach hangouts that just works. It's not fancy or pretentious, but it sits on one of our favorite area beaches so we can set up on the beach and then walk over to the restaurant at lunchtime. The food is good and there are some creative items on the menu. Their fried fresh whole clams are the berries. We seriously enjoy our lunches there (never been to dinner there). We always seek our beachfront dining wherever we travel, and, to us, South Beach is the epitome of a fun, comfy beachfront cafe with great food, good service and a knockout location. And, fortunately for us, it's just a short drive from home. Our family always want to go there whenever they visit us. As a matter of fact, we're going there for lunch today.

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Thank Eric99508
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