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“Great food and view”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food and view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We walked across the bridge in the rain to try it, and it was worth it! Loved the story of its creation on the menu. The owner is a novelist. Now I will have to read one of his books!

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Now that is Conch Chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Always worth the trip to the Beach or Sanibel. Food is always Excellent. I have never had a" just okay" meal there. If you haven't tried the Beach Bread give it a try. Crusty and Gooey at the same time. We have tried lots and fresh it is.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Huge menu, rum drinks, great harbor view. What more do you need in life?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Doc Ford's has a titanic menu full of fresh fish and seafood. The World Famous Chowder is worthy of acclaim. The special shrimp bisque was a nice change of pace. The Yucatan Shrimp Taco was fresh and light. Doc's fish sandwich was flaky and delicious. Don't even think about leaving without trying the double decker brownie desert. If you don't order a tropical boat drink while you are here, you are living a cold desolate existance.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Music and Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We arrived about 4:15pm, just in time to hear the great music of a band called Juicy. We ordered a couple of there award winning fish sandwiches and a cheeseburger. Both selections were very good! The atmosphere is great ,service was good, and prices were fair. We would definitely return.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Always great service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Food is just as good as on Sanibel, Florida and the atmosphere is much more lively and fun (live music, lots of outdoor seating, great view)! I always recommend the Yucatan shrimp!

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