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“Birds Are Overwhelming”

Pierside Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 9, 2009

The view is really nice if you eat outside... but you can't relax and focus on this view because you have to protect yourself (and your food) from the birds. We had birds landing on our table and stealing our food. At one point we had 5 birds surrounding us perched on plants, railings, and chairs. The establishment should add some type of ultrasonic or tightwire solution.

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Reviewed July 31, 2008

The view from the deck of the Beach Pierside Grill cannot be beat. But, anyone can get that view while walking the Fort Myers Beach Pier, right next to the restaurant. I have been to the Pierside a number of times while entertaining guests from out of town -- each time hoping that the food and/or service would improve. However, each time, I and my guests have been disappointed. Several times, we would not see our server for 45 minutes after completing our meal -- making it necessary to go to the bar to get a drink. The servers make it plain that they do not want you to linger at their tables, whether you are placing drink orders or not, and whether there are people waiting for a table or not. Twice, they have been outright hostile. As far as the food, hamburgers have been akin to hockey pucks for texture and flavor; clams and mussels have been served full of sand. A grouper sandwich was overcooked to sawdust consistency. The only stand-out in the food department was the Beach Bread! If you simply want a beer and a quick appetizer at sunset -- this is the place to go. And the entertainment, which seems to be present seven days a week, has always been exceptionally good, but not "in-your-face" loud, unlike other beach establishments. And the bartending staff has always been very attentive -- even when busy.

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Reviewed July 4, 2008

This place is in a perfect place, so the environment is great. Right on the pier and great views of the ocean.

Food was good... prices were ok. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Grouper, ribs, shrimp, everyone liked their meal. Kids meals were good as well. I would recommend this place to anyone.

The only negative is that there is one bitter and miserable lady that works there who walks around with a scowl on her face. I hope you dont get her as a server! She was nasty... but our server was great!!!!!!!

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Reviewed January 25, 2008

Great food, location and entertainment

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Reviewed November 1, 2007

With its great vantage point next to the pier at Times Square, this prime real estate offers beautiful sunsets complemented by live entertainment. Food quality / quantity not consistent on our visits and rather pricey. Better values / dining options available on the beach but none have the atmosphere Pierside offers.

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