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“This place Sucks”

Maria's Backwater Bar & Grill
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

They need a new cook and a exterminator! Seriously,after a failled attempt on a 18.00 meal,wich was far from fresh. They served me a fillett with ants crawling on it as a bad attempt to rectifie the first. The first and only meal I had ordered.This place realy needs an inspection at BEST.And there food wich is why we stopped in is not fresh,I used to be a Cook,but it doesnt take that to see,it is not fresh at all, unless you consider 2day old road Kill fresh ,And your cousin fresh also.

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Thank Greg H
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

food was awesome. I have stopped by twice before and never could catch them "ready" for customers for one reason of the other but today finally got them "ready" for customers and I tell you it was well worth the weight. You have to be really looking for this one it is on the west side of san carlos blvd, and don't mix it up with the other Maria's Old Florida Restaurant on the same road, both have different kinds of food. Owned by same family. I looks like it has been around since the early days and it has since 1949 they say.

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1  Thank Deb H
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

I read about this place from contributors on trip advisor. They were sooo right! The fish is very light and flavorful. Great cole slaw, i don't even like coleslaw! Worth a visit. The shrimp were huge ans tasty. Worth a visit.

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1  Thank familytravlerchicago
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We own a place in Fort Myers and are snow birds. Everytime we come to Fort Myers we ABSOLUTELY go there for the all you can eat fish fry. It is the best!!! Now, I am reading some of the comments and you must understand: it is a hole in the wall. It is a long standing family business owned by Maria. It is no frills but great prices. It is small and no money spent on decoration. Often it is a member of the family who serves you. Parking is limited but the place is never too busy. Don't expect much ,and you will love it. Don't go if you are a big group (15 or more) as it is not the place for big occasions. By the way, Maria has a new place across the street for somewhat bigger menu and bigger group but again don't expect great decor and service and you will like it as well, what can I tell you... it is authentic.

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3  Thank greatravel
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Maria's is full of character and the smoked fish is great.

1  Thank Eatsandsleeps
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