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“Don't go”

Flippers on the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Estero Blvd.
Transit: Fort Myers beach trolley stop located one hundred yards to the west of the restuarant.
Description: Flippers on the Bay is an outdoor dining venue located on the dolphin filled waterfront vistas of Estero Bay. Enjoy the dynamic creations of Chef Juan Cruz while experiencing picturesque sunsets.
Stockport, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Don't go”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Went for lunch on Christmas Eve. Great location/view, friendly attentive service, shame the food is no good.
My husband and I both ordered the Blackened Grouper sandwich. We were presented with a small piece of fish which wasn't blackened, it was greasy the french fries were cold and greasy. If you want a great grouper sandwich go to Bay Front Bistro or The Fish House, also on Fort Myers Beach.

  • Visited December 2011
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3 Thank Sue C
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Superb food!”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stopped by for breakfast during a bike ride - it was quite a chilly early morning but the heaters were on in the restaurant and we were able to admire the stunning view in comfort. Yes, we saw dolphins! :) We only had a simple breakfast but took an inquisitive interest in the food being served up around us. Presentation and taste were first class. Had this not been our last day, we would have hurried back for an evening meal. I would say that the chef is far superior to many in the area and the food is refined and inventive. We also found it refreshing that food was served up on proper plates ratther than plastic. Servers were delightful. And the rest rooms were really spotless and funky!

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Mexi
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Ohio
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Low key location for quiet dinner”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

This seems to be the place for seafood. While the family isn't into seafood, it was a nice experience. Quiet, relaxed and great ambiance.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Msullivan66
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Ventura, California
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“AWSOME GROUPER,GREAT RUM DRINKS”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

My husband and I went there for lunch today.We had a "groupon" so we decided to try this new place.We were amazed at the quality of the grouper sandwich that I had blackened and my hubby had grouper tacos.The place is outdoor only and a great view of the bay..we saw dolphins play while we enjoyed a cocktail.The waitress was friendly,the place is clean and I am sorry we did not order the REALLY big rum drink that another advisor recommended,we forgot...next time! Give it a shot !its worth the effort to find the location that is hidden away right over the bridge!

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Thank Chris1466
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

The food was just excellent, I got the seafood platter with crab legs, shrimp, and a steak.

Visited January 2011
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Thank MetroCouple
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