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“Food was mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of University Grill

University Grill
Ranked #4 of 849 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The university grill is a upscale local bar and grill. From great burgers and beer,to high choice aged meats and fresh seafood. Our customers are very loyal as are our winter locals. When someone has been here for the first time there comment is why did it take me so long to find this place.
Brunswick, Maine
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Food was mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

My wife's Pork chops were very dry. I had horseradish encrusted grouper-a "signature dish". The fish was served on smashed potatoes which was on a bed of spinach. The fish was topped with a pile of onion straws. Grouper and smashed potatoes just didn't work for me. Onion straws were virtually flavorless. There was also a sweet sauce on the plate that didn't go with anything on the plate. My daughter had chicken that was ok. No alcohol or desert, one appetizer and one glass of house wine and our bill was over $100 with tip. We won't return.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“No way!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

First time visiting this so called "top rated" restaurant. No so much. The food was very bland, the wait staff was great, atmosphere was great. But overall, we don't think we would return.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A 50th Anniversary made special by University Grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We love this place....have been coming here for years, and have never been disappointed. So, it was no surprise when our friends chose this restaurant to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and we were invited to share this happy occasion. I called the day before to inform the grill and make a reservation. When we arrived, they served each of us a glass of champagne, "compliments of the restaurant." How nice was that! Food was fabulous...service by Angel was excellent...attentive and gracious. Angel even brought out a piece of pie with a candle on it for our friends. All in all, we thank University Grill and its staff for making this great occasion even more special. Great job!

  • Visited July 2012
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Lumberton, Texas
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“Great Dinner Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

From the moment we walked into University Grill the service was amazing. Out server Paul, was super friendly and attentive. The menu has a nice variety. Definitely something for everyone. My husband and I both ordered the Horseradish Root Crusted Grouper. DELICIOUS! The entrees are served with soup or salad. The shrimp bisque was also very good, as was the salad. I think the prices are very reasonable. For dessert I enjoyed the creme brulee and my husband opted for the coconut cake. He enjoyed it very much. I am so glad I found this place. We are definitely going back.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank AmberNicole83
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Northern Ireland
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“Service without a smile”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We have just got back from a meal at this restaurant. We arrived early about 5.45, shown to our table and given our menus, one an early bird and the other a full menu. We decided on the early bird, it had a good variety and good value. Our server arrived, the unsmiling David. He offered aperitifs and appetisers, we told him that we just want the early bird menu, his attitude changed. No introduction, conversation, explanation of menu or smiles. Our order taken he returned with the salads, no smiles no speaking, giving us the impression we had done something wrong by ordering the early bird. While halfway through our salads, the main courses arrived, still no speaking, he set them done, pushing our salads to make room for them and left. We had to quickly finish the salads and start the main course before it got cold. Salad plates sat beside us until nearly finished the main course. As soon as the last bite of the main course finished in swooped David, lifts the plates and offers deserts. Deserts arrive along with the bill.. Still no speaking or smiles. Spoke to the front of house manager who tried to explain the situation was the timing in the kitchen. The restaurant was not busy as the manager pointed out they have 600 covers during a busy night. We have been on vacation here for the past two weeks, eating out every night and have never been made to feel the way we were at this restaurant. In fact we have never been treated like this in our own country.
We must add that the food was good and the other servers all appeared to get on well with other customers, smiling and conversing.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Colin J
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