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Bayfront Bistro

4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
+1 239-463-3663
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“butterfish” (72 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
4761 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our dinners. My husband and I had the Tomato Basil Soup which was excellent. My friends enjoyed the Lobster Bisque. It had lots of lobster in it. Dinners were great. We each had something different. Good service

Thank nonnajw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered the shrimp cocktail and it came out with ketchup (not kidding!) Server apologized and said it would be taken off the bill and also give us a free dessert. Very nice compensation. Entrees: the Butterfish with wasabi mash potatoes $36, tasted fishy and had...More

Thank mkrege
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thursday around 4:30 my wife and I visited Bayfront Bistro and were surprised to find only two other couples seated at the bar and no other patrons anywhere. This was our first visit to this restaurant and having viewed their website happy hour menu were...More

Thank Gail T
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, Gail, and we take all our guests reviews into consideration. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed our famous sweet fire shrimp and seafood acapulco! We hope you will be back to join us again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. The staff was wonderful, Bryan, Grace, Lisa made us feel very welcome. Food was amazing and very relaxing to see the water front and even was able to see dolphin. The ambience was very soothing and the place very well...More

Thank danesisuma
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Absolutely thrilled to hear this review! Thank you so much for joining us and it means the world to us that we could help make your wedding anniversary enjoyable and memorable! We love to hear that our wonderful staff took great care of you all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my first time there..The atomsphere was great and staff to ..The butter fish I really liked a lot but the portion was alittle small for the price! But in all love coming here ..I would come back again.😋More

Thank Gregg F
Shawn L, Owner at Bayfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This means the world to us, Gregg! Thank you so much for joining us and we're so happy you enjoyed our famous Butter Fish and received phenomenal service! We appreciate your feedback and review, which alway help us improve! Thank you so much for joining...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Solid service, light, smart menu with fresh appetizers and mains. Excellent wine list and most important- great air conditioning! Will be back...

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant has been our favorite over the years but has lost its luster over our last couple of visits. It has a great view of the back bay and marina with nice outside patio seating and all tables inside offer a view. The bar...More

2  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My husband and I stopped for dinner without reservations and had no problem getting in. The view was beautiful and our server was attentive. We ordered the crab cake for an appetizer, which was excellent. I had the berry salad with chicken, which was very...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Husband and I took my mum to brunch and found the food slightly above average, the venue beautiful, but staff needs wheeling in. I had the Lobster Bisque ( yum) and a Mixed Berry Green Salad with Goat Cheese ( little over dressed). My hubby...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here tonite. The drinks were good and the winelist is good also. We had the cerviche appetizer which was wet. Primarily coconut milk and lime juice. Very little seafood and a majority of that was salmon. When is salmon a local fish in...More

1  Thank basshunterdds
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24 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn L | Property representative |
$14 Bottomless Mimosas and a $15 Ultimate Bloody Mary (Tito's Vodka, 2 Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives, 3 Large Blackened Shrimp, Celery, Pickle and a Lime). We also have live music.
16 March 2017|
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Response from meanbud | Reviewed this property |
I regret that I was only in the area for a week and do not know the answer to your question. Just give the a call.
Joyce H
4 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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
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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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