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“The only place on the Ft Myers Beach strip”
Review of Fresh Catch Bistro

Fresh Catch Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Lee Tran beach trolley stops directly in front of the restaurant
Description: SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY. Indulge in a great bottle of wine, a fine bourbon or scotch and the best food and service on Fort Myers Beach. We at Fresh Catch Bistro work tirelessly to ensure your dining experience is simply the the best!
Oslo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The only place on the Ft Myers Beach strip”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Finally - we found the one and only place at Ft Myers Beach with proper food, wine and white table clothes, excellent service but still at affordable prices.
Just make this place as your favorite from day one

Visited October 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good view, good food, good service”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

The view from the corner table in the indoor dining room was spectacular.
We shared the calamari appetizer. There was plenty for two. I had the pecan-cranberry crusted grouper. It was a generous portion and was done perfectly. My husband had baked scallops with an Mediterranean sauce, which he also enjoyed.
Our waiter was perfect. We never had to wait for a water refill or a plate to be removed but he managed it without being in our way. His timing was also good with bringing the dishes, allowing a little time between each course. It was a very relaxed, pleasant experience.
Prices were as expected. Our meal for two with appetizer, bread, salads, entrées, and a glass of wine each was just under $100 before tip.

  • Visited October 2013
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great dinner !”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was our first time here. Nice menu, lots of selections. Great service and very friendly manager. The food was very good and reasonable priced. Also a great view of the beach.
Keith and Mary

  • Visited October 2013
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“Good food, pretentious waiter”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I spent a week at the beach in September. We decided to go to Fresh Catch on our last night there based on the reviews. The view was amazing and the food was very good. I ordered the pecan and cranberry crusted grouper(delicious), and my husband ordered the prime rib and lobster tail. The only problem was our waiter was rude and pretentious. When my husband asked if he could subsitute the vegetable because he doesn't like asparagus, our waiter stated, "That depends on how I feel tonight..UHH No". We understand some restaurant don't allow substitutions, but never because of how the waiter feels. Other than that, I would have rated Fresh Catch 5 stars. There are other restaurants on the beach with great food and friendly service.

  • Visited September 2013
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Pacific, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Dining here deserves a big 10!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I can't express how just how wonderful our dining experience was! This place offered the best food, service and atmosphere that we have experienced in a very long time. I wanted a special place to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and Fresh Catch provided just that and more. Anyway, I found their flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and was enticed with their special offering of a 3 course meal for $25 served between 5 and 6PM. We made our reservations for 5:30 and were promptly seated at our selected inside table. They offer outside seating too! You are able to see the sand and water wherever you sit. The "see through" shades that block the direct sun but you are still able to see the beach. We both decided on the three course special but their regular menu has reasonable prices for fine dining. We ordered a bottle of wine to share ($32) and was provided with a delightful basket of warm bread with dressed olive oil. Our waitress Gina was a pro and very sweet. Our appetizer was beautifully plated with one each of a crab cake, bacon wrapped scallop, an oyster Rockefeller and garnished with slaw. Next we had a choice of soup or salad and choose the clam chowder. It's to die for! So creamy and rich. Our choice for our entrée was the surf and turf which was a 10 oz. prime rib with garlic shrimp. The prime was cooked perfectly (trimmed of fat) and the two shrimp were huge. The sides were mashed potatoes and skinny asparagus. Yum... All portions were so huge, we could have split a plate. At least we can enjoy another meal from our left overs we took home. All this for just under $100. We can't rave enough about Gina, the great food and the wonderful view. This place is so great you just have to try it and see for yourself. Kuddos for a wonderful experience!

  • Visited October 2013
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