We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rum Bay Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7092 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946-2501
+1 941-697-0566
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 320: English reviews
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second time to Rum Bay. We enjoy the water taxi to get there & great food.Highly recommend tourists to the area to try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank cmcluett
Orange, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years we have often visited and recommended Rum Bay, they provode a Water Taxi to and from the resturant located on Palm Island for $6.00 round trip, a great little ride on Lemon bay to the dock. Food and Service has always been great. They promote to go drinks, which we have usually welcomed and took along for... More 

Thank jgriff33
North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rum Bay is great because you can only get there by boat. There is a ferry-very expensive, a water taxi from Palm Island Marina in Cape Haze, or by personal watercraft. So this is a unique experience. You dock your boat or arrive via water taxi and walk the dock to a causeway to the restaurant. They have outdoor and... More 

Thank N B
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of our favs in the Englewood area. We have a boat so our experience is enhanced with the boat ride before and wonderful lunch. We go with the same friends every time and order the same food every time....Mahi Mahi sandwiches, blackened. It has been wonderful every time....hopefully we will get there once again before leaving for... More 

Thank Eric G
Naples, Maine
Level Contributor
47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They removed some happy hour bonuses for marina customers but the staff is still excellent and food solid. No food service at pool. No music. They will do takeout occasionally in styrofoam boxes at the same price. New owners know how to make a thud. Oh well, plenty of nearby restaurants.

Thank Maggie C
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying on Palm Island Resort we ate at Rum Bay multiple times! The coconut shrimp was wonderful as well as the Rum Punch! The pizza wasn't great but everything else we had there was great!

Thank Shauna P
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful server that made this meal more enjoyable. We arrived at opening and a crowd quickly appeared for lunch. Seafood is always featured and the usual sandwiches and salads are available as well. The view is nice, food good and taking the water taxi is a fun ride. There is a little gift shop also that has... More 

1 Thank Supercommuter
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at Rum Bay restaurant at least twice a year and their food is excellent! However the cleanliness of the restaurant was disappointing! The floors needed to be vacuumed and the restroom needed attention desperately. I had the mahi mahi- delish!

Thank Kristy S
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to Rum Bay restaurant you pay $6 for a 15 minute water taxi ride to Palm Island in a high prowed boat so you really don't see too much unless you stand up. And know that the only reason you are "allowed" on Palm Island is so you can spend your money at Rum Bay restaurant. You get... More 

2 Thank Patti H
South Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your staying on Palm Island....you will visit here...only restaurant around. The food is very good, and excellent service. Ice Cream and convience store underneath for the kids! Worth the golf cart ride!!!!

Thank Suzanne G

Travellers who viewed Rum Bay Restaurant also viewed

Cape Haze, Southwest Gulf Coast
Placida, Southwest Gulf Coast
Placida, Southwest Gulf Coast
Placida, Southwest Gulf Coast
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
Placida, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Rum Bay Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7092 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Placida
  • Phone Number: +1 941-697-0566

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rum Bay Restaurant and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Rum Bay Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?