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“Excellent as usual”
Review of Fresh Catch Bistro

Fresh Catch Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Lee Tran beach trolley stops directly in front of the restaurant
Description: 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! Located on Fort Myers Beach overlooking our white sands and the Gulf of Mexico.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was our second visit to Fresh Catch. Service was outstanding and the food, sea bass, yellowfin tuna, and grouper were all wonderful with the sea bass the best we've ever eaten.

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Thank Anna B
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Note to readers: MAKE RESERVATIONS. If you want to eat on the terrace, reserve well in advance.

We wanted a very nice dinner on Fort Myers Beach, and that is exactly what we got. We had a table with a sunset view in a restaurant on the refined side of Fort Myers dining. This is not your beachy establishment, although you actually can walk in from the beach side :-) This is a white tablecloth and wine kind of place.

What caught our attention from the beginning was the attention to detail; highest quality ingredients, the art of letting the taste shine, enhancing with just the right amount of cooking, and limited, but perfect, seasoning.

The bacon wrapped scallop appetizer grabs your attention. I've never seen a scallop so big, full of taste, perfectly seared. You might think two scallops a little skimpy for an appetizer, but when the scallops are so big, and so richly prepared, one scallop per person is exactly right.

My husband's tuna was very rare, perfect for him. Although it was huge (think three inches thick, maybe 2" x 4"), he ate every bite in awe of its delicious simplicity. It tasted superb. There is a section of the Fresh Catch menu where you can choose a fish, choose a preparation, choose a sauce and then choose your sides - perfect for those who know what they want and how they want it.

My Mediterranean shrimp were served on a bed of creamy risotto with a very tasty sauce. The shrimp, too, were huge. I loved the combination of capers and artichoke hearts in the sauce; it was piquant and unusual.

Our waiter, Jason, was the perfect server, conscientious, knowledgeable and helpful, without being intrusive. When he brought the dessert platter to tempt us further, it had the normal temptations - creme brulee, two chocolate desserts, a key lime pie - all of which looked marvelous - but they also had a very French looking pear tart, which we ordered and savored to the tiniest crumb.

Signage is minimal, you have to know where Fresh Catch is and you have to be looking for it. It doesn't have to shout for attention; its reputation and repeat customers insure that the parking lot is always full.

You really will want to take a minute and make a reservation.

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Thank Intlxpatr
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Recommend this as one of the few quality restaurants in the Ft. Meyers Beach area. We struggled to find anyplace that had anything better than bar food quality but this place made the mark. Good service with a great location to sit outside on the deck with a view of the beach.

A little hard to find as there is only a small sign on the building over the stairway to the second floor.

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Thank James P
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Super good food. The pesto with the bread at the beginning was delicious, martinis were great..(and nice & strong) the bacon wrapped scallops were great. I had caprese grouper entree which was amazing! Loved it. Our waiter was also very very nice. Nice view of the ocean right out the window too!

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Following advice of all the reviews, we checked this one out on a recent visit to Fort Myers Beach. The service, food quality, and ambiance were all excellent. All the fish products were not only fresh, but well prepared..

1  Thank jasfl
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