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Bayfront Bistro

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4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Charleston SC
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at the Bayfront Bistro and the food/service was as good as the view. Reasonably priced for this hidden jewel behind the Public store on Estero.

Thank Dick P
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 20 members for dinner at Bayfront Bistro on Saturday evening. Our tables were ready when we arrived, our members loved the printed menus with our club name on them, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We worked with Lisa Terrill and she was, also, excellent. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for individual or group... More 

Thank ewert1210
New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, Food and service are excellent. Little pricey but worth it. Dinner for 3 with cocktails $70 pp. Strongly recommend their happy hour 3-6 as ALL drinks 1/2 price.

Thank detmac
Fort Myers, Florida
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had never eaten at Bistro Bay, but a local coupon lured us to try something new. This is a pricey restaurant for a beachy environment, but the food was excellent, quite excellent--kudos to the chef--and well worth the price. On the water, it is so relaxing and beautiful--loved it. Everyone there was so welcoming and wished us a great... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Dress code was casual; cocktails were imaginative & enjoyable; the meal was nicely presented & delicious. I would definitely return! Location was very convenient to Lover's Key Resort. The server was prepared with the Flying Fish information-we sat at a window table & were amazed to see so many air-borne fish, which only added to the great dining experience.

Thank Sangonan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just a beautiful and clean place. Gorgeous view, excellent service and the filet mignon with lobster tail was unbelievable!

Thank Jeff J
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were at happy hour and we're severely over charged. They found the mistakes but this was our third time at this restaurant and all three times we had overcharges. We will not be returning again which is sad since we live here and like to do business in our wonderful island.

Thank jannamiami
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had dinner here and sat out on the patio. The moonrise views were spectacular and the service was very good. Portion sizes here are moderate, not the normal grossly oversized portions you often find at some restaurants. This is a high-end restaurant, but there is not a dress code. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We grabbed a few beers and an appetizer during happy hour at the outside downstairs bar waiting for a boat tour. With half price drinks and appetizers it was a great deal. We ended up coming back a second night and trying several more of the appetizers. The asian calamari was both of our favorites. Daniel provided great service and... More 

Thank trbsrb
Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I went during Happy Hour because there were several appetizers I wanted to try. All were very good, but the Seafood Acapulco was fabulous. We sat downstairs. Lovely setting right on the bay. The bartender/ waiter was very friendly and efficient. Thanks.

Thank lindadbq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
  • Public Transportation: Beach Trolley stop is on the road next to the entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3663
Bayfront Bistro is located on beautiful Estero Bay in a pristine preserve area on Ft Myers Beach. 200 yards from the white sands on the Gulf of Mexico the restaurant shares this beautiful location with Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina. Bayfront Bistro is a Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Award winner and the wine selection has 400 bottles to choose from, with something to please every palate. Dine in air conditioned comfort in the spectacular dining room where every table has a perfect view of the Bay or outside on the dining deck. Our talented chefs have crafted menus that will delight your senses! Start your meal with our Asian Calamari or Caribbean Ceviche , try our famous Bistro Salad, and then continue with 8 oz Filet Mignon, Bayfront Butterfish or Black Grouper with Lobster Salad. And what meal would be complete without a selection of In-House made desserts such as Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding or Authentic Key Lime Pie? We look forward to seeing you!

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