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“Happy Hour at the Upper Deck is awesome!”

Matanzas on the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Happy Hour at the Upper Deck is awesome!”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

My wife and I went to The Upper Deck to have a beverage before going out for the evening. This was a great surprise. Great marina views, one man band, food and drink specials. $4.95 Calamari and fritters were delicious. $1.00 jello shots were a nice treat. Service was very attentive, friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place love the view”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We were in Fort Myers for 2 weeks and ate here 6 times-watched the Christmas boat parade and it was great.Good food and everyone is so freindly.Hi to Jena and Dawn.Hope to see you next year

  • Visited December 2011
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Buffalo, New York
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“Best pizza on the beach”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Great pizza. Music every night. Reasonable prices.

Visited December 2011
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Our favorite outdoor eating restaurant in Ft. Myers Beach”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Some disagree, but we like the quiet corner setting of the outdoor deck of this restaurant, which is usually well shaded on hot sunny days. On the other hand, we are not fans of the indoor seating and never eat here if the weather prevents outdoor seating. We are OK with rustic decor, but inside, this restaurant isn't just rustic...it has the stale odor of years of accumulated kitchen and bar smells.

The food quality is good by local standards, but out of towners used to higher end restaurants might find it disappointing. In fact, we would say that the best description of cooking style and presentation is "home style", though even that is not really an accurate description.

This is also one of our choices when arriving by boat...there aren't many spots available, but usually it is possible to get one.

  • Visited November 2011
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“It is just not that good... not bad, but not that good.”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

We have been here before and it did not live up to some of the reviews we've read for Matanzas Inn. We decided to try it again on our most recent trip and.. frankly it wasn't any better. I had the fried shrimp and oysters. The shrimp was fresh and very good, the oysters... were not fresh. I ended up feeling a little naseaus later. To be fair, the drinks were good and the view was excellent. I just think the manager needs to be very involved to insure that the food they serve is fresh.

  • Visited December 2011
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