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“Fun”

Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Went to Bonita Bills twice during our stay in Ft. Myers Beach. First time was for breakfast, the food was great, nice atmosphere to be able to sit outside in the morning. Even saw some dolphins in the bay. A few days later we came back for dinner. Live music was wonderful. Laid back, relaxing place to just enjoy the water!

  • Visited May 2013
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Local bar with a great vibe”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is more of a local patronized place, not fancy. Boats slips out front for extended stays and docks for short visits to Bills. The draft beer cold and the shrimp fresh and by the pound for the peel and eat. The coconut shrimp was also very good. Can handle a good crowd at night with live bands. In the daytime there was a guy strumming away and singing, great stuff. Order you food and drink at the bar and a cash only establishment (ATM on site). Just a great Florida place that I was looking for.

  • Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful waterfront spot with great food.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Didn't realize inexpensive no frills fare could outshine several other (20-35% more expensive) meals eaten over the weekend. Truly pet friendly- you can eat anywhere you want with your pet. Great atmosphere, great view, laid back style. Definitely going back.

  • Visited May 2013
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colchester
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Waterside local hang out”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Bonita Bills is a local bar on the bayside with a amazing views , you can dock your boat and grab a beer . It's rustic and a bit rough round the edges , but it's a local bar full of characters . You order food from bar , eat off disposable plates and clear your own table . The food is good , they do a great fish sandwich really fresh . There is often local music being played . It's not fine dining , but the beer is cold , views amazing so come hang out with the real people of Fort Myers beach .


  • Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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“"Rustic" & very casual with a view”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Beware....cash only. Order at the window. Food was ok. I had the fish sandwich (it was swai....could have got that cheap at the grocer back home...I guess without the view). Also did the fried shrimp....shrimp boats are RIGHT here at the docks, but I guess the fried is frozen (really tiny and WAY too much batter). Guys liked the $5 wings and $1.50 beers. Very friendly locals dine here. We did a late (2 p.m.) lunch, but I hear this place is hoppin' at night. You want local?....this is for you!

  • Visited April 2013
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