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“So good we went back a second night!”
Review of The Beached Whale

The Beached Whale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour Mon-Fri from 2-5! Amazing food, spectacular service, and 26 TV's for all your family's sports fans!
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed in Fort Meyers Beach April 5-8, 2014. We did not get a rental car and we walked everywhere. We stayed at the Diamond Head Resort and walked easily to the Beached Whale from there.

We were looking for somewhere casual to eat outside. We were there around sunset and had to wait about 20 minutes on a Saturday night for a table at the outdoor rooftop dining. The rooftop view is one street back from the ocean, but you can still see the water and sunset.

Great atmosphere, great wait staff service.

The first night we ordered coconut shrimp and Buffalo shrimp apps, both delicious. Then around the table ordered the mussels dinner, fish tacos, grouper sandwich and fish and chips. Everyone loved what they got. The mussels were in a cream sauce that was amazing. They do something to the fish in the fish tacos like a marinade that is incredible - citrusy and so good.

The next night we made a bad food choice, so the third night out, we decided to go back to the Beached Whale. Even better service the next time around - Tiffany rocked as our waitress, very helpful with choices. We got another order of buffalo shrimp and then, shrimp tacos, grouper sandwich, fish tacos and a blackened grouper sandwich. All again delicious. The shrimp taco was spicy, but good spicy.

I highly recommend the Beached Whale. We had a great night there both times. The food was not a fluke. We were all saying a place like this could easily slack off and just serve a bunch of fried food to drunk vacationers happy to eat anything (which is what happened when we chose poorly) But not this place. Go check it out!

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Thank HappyRen123
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our drinks and dinner were very good.
The place is very busy but we did not wait long.
Wait staff is very friendly and served our every need well. Would definitely return!

Thank dkwarner11
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Be prepared to be amazed at the Happy Hour drinks and appetizers! Just love sitting on the roof-top overlooking the beautiful scenes of Fort Myers Beach....see you there!

3  Thank FMBDebs
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a day walking the strip and needed a place to stop for a snack and a seat. Headed upstairs and found a comfy bar. Bellied up for happy hour and some shrimp. Had the house lobster ale for .99 and a 1/2 lb of cold shrimp that was fresh and tasty. Would recommend for a stop during happy hour for some good eats and cheap drinks.

Thank Rabbitdave
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for aplace with parking and found this great place. It was a breezy day but the sun felt wonderful on the top deck. We made it for early happy hour with 99 cent draft beers. Food was good but not remarkable. Service was good too. All in all a pleasant experience at st Pete beach

Thank Deb S
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