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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
South Beach Grille specializes in serving cuisine that is traditional with a creative flair. We take pride in offering fine dining, exceptional food and high-quality service. The art deco decor with a warm atmosphere, exquisite entrée presentation, and great service guarantee you an impressive time. Our experienced chefs prepare each and every dish in a way that meets or exceeds standards of culinary excellence.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was delicious, especially the shrimp scampi. The service was very slow and it took a while to get a drink, but they were frantically busy so we accepted the fact that it would not be the usual efficient service. Once again, Spring Break...time was NOT the best time to travel!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great staff Food is usually cool/cold but great taste if heated. Food is cold for third time. Like atmosphere and staff. Bar is great! Robert is always working and Barry is the best

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with a large group for a birthday and received good service and our food came out in a good amount of time. We enjoyed everything we had! In particular, we liked the Danish ribs, sea bass, and crab ravioli. We tried 5 desserts...which were all very good as well, especially the peach bread pudding. We will definitely be back next year.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for stopping in to dine with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for a while. Tonight we were so disappointed. I ordered the tuna entree. It was good if you like a plate full of water chestnuts. So disappointed. Not in a hurry to return.

Date of visit: March 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize that you were not 100% happy with your meal. We certainly aim for all our guests to be happy when they leave. A manager would have defintely been able to make it right had you spoken to one. Again, our apologies.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past, but last night I had an experience that takes the cake. There was myself, my wife, my daughter and son-in-law. They seated us promptly at our 6:30pm reservation and we sit down and waited...for the waiter to serve us .. we waited and waited and waited as others were being seated at tables all around us. Finally, after a full 10 minutes a waiter showed up with 4 glases of water. I would have expected at that point to have ordered a drink, but that didn't happen. After another 5-10 minutes or so, he returned and took our drink order. Then another 10 minutes goes by and he returns with our drinks and I would hve thought we would have been able to place our dinner order at that point. He did tell us about the specials and left. I noticed that several of the other tables around us were being served salads, bread and appetizers and one of them had been seated well after us. Still our waiter was no where to be found. After at least 10 minutes longer, he returned and took our dinner order. After 10 or 15 minutes later, the kitchen staff brought two salads and said our waiter would bring some bread and butter for the table. Then 20 minutes later, with my salad completely eaten, our waither finally showed up with the bread and butter. Another long wait went by before we were served our dinner. We asked for refills on our drinks which didn't come for at least 15 more minutes. To say the least this, visit and the service we received was the worst of all time. So, when the $200 bill came, I decided to leave a $10 tip to reflect the horrible service I received. I really should have left NOTHING. Normally, I would have gladly left 20% but I just could do it this time. Then the worst of all things happened, As we left the restaurant, the waiter followed us out the door into the parking lot, screaming "Hey what's up with the cheap tip?". I told him it was more than he deserved for the extremely poor service. He then screamed at the top of his voice for all to hear "You are a cheap a**hole !". Then he screamed at me "Do ever come back" .. fat chance of that happening !! It scared the dickens out of my wife and daughter. It was NOT an enjoyable experience, and I could not recommend this place to anyone every. Beware !! If you receive horrible service, make sure you leave a good tip anyway. They will follow you right out into the parking lot to make sure you know about it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is unfortunate that you visited us at such a busy time. We are short staffed because of COVD, so our apologies. We will certainly speak to our staff regarding what you said happened after the fact as that is not at all how our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friend recommended this restaurant but it did not live up to the hype. Our waiter seemed to have an attitude from the moment we sat down. Could not understand a word they were saying as he softly talked with his mask on. After my drink...was done, he walked past 3 times and filled my water twice with out asking if i wanted another drink before I finally asked...when the second old fashion came back it was completely different than the first. I ordered the Ultimate Sirloin which was $28, medium rare. Steak came medium and barely warm. When we asked the waiter about the steak he said “well we are really busy so it’s to be expected that the food is not hot”! Son’s burger was dry and cold as well when it came to table as well. Had heard good things about this restaurant but our experience was not great and our waiter was terrible at his job! Could have had way better for the $99 we spent elsewhere!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 1 March 2021

This restaurant is located in a strip center. Very unassuming. We also found that they have happy hour until 6. We sat at the bar and Jessie waited on us. We had the blackened mahi mahi bites (awesome), oysters rockefeller (okay), and a pear salad...(so good). The house chardonnay is pretty good for the price (not the cab though). We had not run across many good restaurants in the area - this is one of themMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for stopping in. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 February 2021

This is our favorite restaurant on Fort Myers Beach! Cory the chef always has something new and delicious on the menu. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your support! Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

We visited on January 17th, we had not been to Fort Myers Beach since February 2019. Food and Service still great, Chris was our waiter and he has waited on us many times over the years. We have been coming to FMB since 2009 almost...every year. South Beach is best restaurant in FMBMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 22 January 2021

Have been here 3 or 4 times and have always been very pleased with the service, entree selections, and meal preparation. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2020
Brad P, Marketing at South Beach Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

We appreciate the support! Thank you for always coming back. We will see you soon : )

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26 December 2020|
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Response from Patricia Lara F | Reviewed this property |
No, did not see any special attire requirements. Very casual.
9 October 2019|
Response from A8964AOlesliem | Reviewed this property |
I haven't used their carry out service but have seen other customers pick up food for take out.
25 August 2019|
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Response from Gayle C | Reviewed this property |
Not on the water, at this time no outdoor seating
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