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“Best View in the area!”

Flippers on the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed February 6, 2012

What an excellent little place to dine on the waterfront! The coconut shrimp are amazing and the staff is friendly and take good care of you! The view of Estero Bay brings all kind of possibilities to you dining experience including dolphins and manatees in the water just off the dining deck. They even have an elevator! Thanks Jill for the wonderful "mixology" and friendly conversation. I have dined here several times and each time has been a pleasure!

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Thank GatorDwight
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We loved Flippers before, but after the new changes, we are crazy about it! The staff is friendly and "Florida-casual", but professional and accommodating! The food is awesome, and don't get away from there without trying the coconut shrimp appetizer. Jill at the bar always takes care of us and Erik, the manager rocks! Their new chef, Juan, checks with his customers to see how they like his dishes, and the servers are efficient and friendly! We have been enjoying this best-kept secret place for years and have never had a bad experience! And.... To top it off, the view is to die for!! Dolphins, manatees, boats, birds, you name it! And sometimes, live steel drum music plays in the background. This place has a quaint, Key Westy feel and is clean and friendly! Don't come to southwest Florida without giving Flippers a visit! You won't be disappointed!!

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Although the ambiance is a bit lower on the scale than the food prices denote, the service was good and the restaurant was comfortable. We have since found by experiencing more of the Fort Myers Beach area that Flipper's prices are not really out of line for the area - so I guess when you are serving a touristic crowd, this is to be expected. It is right on the water and, with the right seat, you can get a good view of the sunset over the bridge.

We shared a Wedge salad for $6 and each had a main fish course for under $20. The house wine choices were good and fairly priced around $22. The Salmon was creatively presented and tasty as were the Diablo shrimp.

I would return to this restaurant.

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Thank craigsterToronto
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We enjoyed our evening visit and meal at this very charming restaurant. It is small and comfortable with a view of Estero Bay. We had a delicious coconut shrimp appetizer and a variety of light supper items....salad with grouper, cheeseburger, fish tacos, and a grouper sandwich. All were tasty. Service was good. We shall return.

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Thank legendstennis
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Took a chance even after reading some of the negative reviews. Outside dining with a beautiful view of the bay. Food a bit pricy but my daughter said the steak she ordered was the best she had so far down here. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful view. All in all, I will go again but for either breakfast or lunch which will be more in line with the cost. Food was good and service excellent. Let's face it-outside dining seated on metal chairs-your in for a disappointment if your expecting the Ritz but for a nice Florida dining experience you will not be disappointed.






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Thank Opechostage
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