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Matanzas on the Bay

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416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to get outdoor seating. Pleasant weather enhanced our dining experience. Some very nice seafood selections.

Thank Carol J
Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I recently ate here for date night. Server was great and the food was amazing! Oysters were fresh and the stuffed flounder was to die for! Love love love the view also.

Thank Autumnspalding
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we were staying at Ft Myers beach we wanted pizza, do we ended up going to the upper deck at Mantanzas. Very pretty view, kind of a locals place, but very nice. The pizza was so good! Going to remember that when we come back!

Thank Lmirkes
Wilmington, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a GREAT place to stay. Within walking distance of all restaurants and attractions. Just a short walk to the beach!!!! The location is perfect! No loud noises and very peaceful. The staff is A#1. Penny gave us great ideas and things to do. What a great group of people! I will go back on a dime.

Thank David M
Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favourite restaurants in Fort Myers Beach. Every year we are welcomed by Connie who is almost part of the furniture in the nicest possible way and she showed us to our table on the deck overlooking the bay. There fish dishes are excellent and we really love their whipped garlic butter. We will be back

Thank peterallen386
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was better than average. The food was terrible. We chose this restaurant because we love seafood and ceviche. I ordered ceviche and my wife ordered crunchy grouper. The grouper was way overdone and the ceviche was probably left over from the day before. If the seafood in the ceviche was truly raw, it had spent way too much... More 

Thank ndaoway
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best spot on the beach. Can be pricey, however they have the best HH drink and food specials. Live music, on the water, always a breeze.

Thank akidd
Harrison, Arkansas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view. Nice dinner, good food, a little pricey. If your r looking for a upscale dinner place this is for you.

Thank mary l
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the upscale compliment and work hard for consistency. Hope to see you soon. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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301 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met four other couples at Matanzas for a Wednesday "happy hour" celebration. We followed the crowd to Petey's upper deck where a duo was setting up and the view of the bay was just awesome. Happy hour drinks prices were just as awesome. And the food; everything we had - fish fingers, coconut shrimp, beef skewers and pizza - were... More 

Thank Ready_For_Sun10
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank You for sharing. We are happy that you were able to discover us and really enjoyed your time with friends. Live music and good food is something that you can experience here every night. The view is great any time of day. More 

Auburn, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to dine in FMB. The large outside deck, great views, and food make it a must-stop restaurant when you are in the area.

Thank Nicole H
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the restaurant. We often hear compliments from our guests and thank you for informing anybody that may not have found us yet. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?