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“Really good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar

Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: On the Beach, directly next to the public pier, in beautiful Times Square you’ll find The Beach Pierside Grill, the finest gulfside dining on Fort Myers Beach. Featuring almost world famous beach bread, incredible seafood platters & award winning ribs. Open for lunch and dinner The Beach Pierside Grill is the perfect place to bring the whole family. It’s great food, great drinks and great sunsets. And the Blowfish bar is the place where it’s always happening, featuring award winning frozen drinks and a great selection of your favorite adult beverages from our full liquor bar.
South Florida, Florida
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Really good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We loved our dinners, fresh shrimp, wonderful rolls, not expensive, Nice waiters and service was great. You sit at your table and the ocean is right there in your face, and you get to watch the sundown while having dinner

Visited August 2013
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7 reviews
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“Don't waste your $”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

The worst meal we had during our week long stay at FMB. It was our first night, and chose it because of the location. It was the only place we ate at before checking trip advisor or other review sites, and what a mistake that was!

The view was nice, but the food & service were awful. My husband's salad had rotten lettuce, and when he pointed it out to the waitress she barely flinched. After sending it back, he went off towards the restroom and saw her sipping on a drink and talking with a coworker, as she saw him walking by she said, "Oh I guess I should tell the kitchen to check the lettuce, huh."

Food was very greasy and not fresh - if I wanted frozen fish/calamari I could have gotten it here in the Midwest. My son's chicken tender kids meal was decent.

A snake appeared on the patio. Not their fault, but the waitresses all ran away and instead of grabbing a manager they insisted one of the paying customers throw it off the patio and onto the beach. As other reviewers stated, the birds are extremely annoying as well.

Stick to the reviews on trip advisor when picking a place to eat on FMB, you might not get to watch the sunset at all of them but there are some great places to eat - this is just not one of them!

  • Visited August 2013
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great place to people watch and listen to music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I stop here at the bar outside everytime we are on Fort Myers beach. We love to come for happy hour 3-6 and listen to the live music. Love you people watch and just [--] with the other patrons. We have met some really nice people here. We have never eaten here so I can't comment on the food other then what I see coming out looks good.

Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Like the atmosphere, sunsets are breathtaking!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We always come here when in Fort Myers. Food is ok, some of it is a little pricey but the location makes up for it. You can't beat having a meal next to the ocean while watching the sunset. Service is very good, friendly staff. We will definitely keep coming back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Ocala, Fl
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“Nice place on the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Food was pretty good and they had live music at times. It is literally on the beach so the view is fantastic.

Visited July 2013
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