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“Shrimp and Grits from Heaven!”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

The staff at the front desk of our hotel recommended this restaurant and this particular dish. The shrimp were thick and meaty and deliciously fresh and the grits seasoned perfectly.

The cocktails, other menu items we tried, staff, and scenery created a lovely atmosphere for a romantic dinner on the first night of our time away. The long day of travel melted away with the reflection of the sunset on the water and a satisfied appetite.

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Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you Heather!

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Doc Ford's on a sunny Sunday afternoon is a perfect SWFL party! Good food, local craft beer, beautiful view,and great music make for a great day. Rum bar cocktails are fun, may try a rum flight on the next visit!

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Thank Paul A P
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Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you Paul! We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

We came to eat at Doc Ford's right when we got onto the island. Mary was our server and she was excellent!!! She was also from Joliet which is 30 min from where we're from. Doc Fords is always one of our favorite stops on our vacation. We always get the yukatan shrimp and tostados. YUM. Thank you mary , for making it that much more memorable.

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Thank bbfresh714
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Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you! We'll let Mary know you had a great time!

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Was our first visit to the Beach and Doc Fords. What a beautiful setting. We had their special (grouper). Wow...great portion and great food Service was excellent. Will be returning when in the area.

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Thank DanIowa
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Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

My wife and I took her 80something parents to Doc Ford's for dinner. It was about 5pm and there was no wait. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. We didn't purchase an appetizer or any drinks besides tea, so can't comment. My wife and her dad had the scallops with linguine and wilted spinach - a Monday special still available on Tuesday. I had the Panko crusted grouper. It was served on a bed of rice, julienne vegetables and a mango sauce. My M-I-L had the cedar planked salmon, with sauteed mushrooms and wilted lettuce, and au gratin potatoes. Each entree was exceptional. My in-laws declared the food the best they had ever tasted. After 80+ years of meals, that is quite an endorsement! We finished off the meal with carrot cake and bread pudding. My wife prefers traditional bread pudding, and this had too many additions for her taste, including chocolate and a side of ice cream. The carrot cake was very dense, with excellent icing. My only complaint of the evening is that our waters and tea were never topped off. Other than that, it was a flawless experience.

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Thank DmDad
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Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed it!

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