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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Petey's Upper Deck, the top balcony of Matanzas on the Bay. It was a cold day for FMB, so they had the screens rolled down and heat lamps cranked up. Still, the views of the water and nearby canal homes were a nice backdrop for the meal. The food itself was "okay." Coconut shrimp were good, soup... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here for seafood for the last day of vacation! Did not disappoint! I had the stuffed lobster tail with garlic mashed potatoes. Jessica the server was great with food and drink recommendations! This place is definitely on my list when I come back!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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496 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to lunch at Matanzas Inn on a regular basis over the last 3 years. Glenn, the GM, recently returned north and there is a new General Manager. The changeover appears seamless. The food is still terrific and the service is still super. When you have waitresses who have been at the same restaurant for 14 and... More 

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

Thank You for the review. It's great to have you as part of our family and I'm looking forward to seeing you the next time you come in for lunch. More 

Estero, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went by myself to the upper bar for a drink to pass the time before meeting up with family. Have been here many times and have enjoyed the view. Being by myself seemed to be a disadvantage ... almost as if they resented a loaner taking up a table. This is not a good place to be if you are... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry that the smoking was intrusive. Try us downstairs at the bar for Happy Hour it runs the same time from 3-6PM and there is no smoking. It is a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. See you then! More 

Mogadore, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service not to mention the view and atmosphere! Nice variety of food and drinks plys happy hour!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. Our seafood is always fresh and it is a common event to see the dolphins playing in the bay. Hope to see you soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostess was awful! She "forgot" we were sitting at the bar. When we asked how long it would be, we were seated..but no one came to our table. We waited 30 minutes and left. It was just plain rude service! The only bright spot was the bartender that kept us entertained for the 45 minutes we waited to be... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I apologize for our error and would like to make it right on your next visit. Please ask for me when you come in next time and I will make sure you have a great experience. More 

New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely spot, we arrived by boat. Grouper sandwich was so crisp on outside and moist inside. Shrimp burger was nicely seasoned change of pace.

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

Thank you for the great review. Our grouper is always fresh and the Shrimp Burger is our Chef's own secret recipe. Hope to see you next time your in the neighborhood when you get out on the water. See you then. More 

Fairlawn, Ohio
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219 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a drink at this restaurant due to commitments elsewhere, but it was definitely one of the highlights of our time at Ft. Myers Beach. The setting is on a waterway under the bridge on the north end of Ft. Myers Beach, and we were able to watch boats coming and going, some of which were docking at... More 

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

Thank You for the review. We are glad to know that you had an opportunity to spend some time with us. Matanzas has been a local favorite for over 20 years and every time they come in it is like a vacation getaway. We hope to see you again in the near future when you are back in town. More 

Cambridge, Ohio
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please do not eat here! The food is really bad. The fish is fishy and it's way overpriced for the worst food ever! The service is good and the location is lovely but find another beautiful place with great service because it's not worth it because the food is sooooooo bad!

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

I'm very sorry to hear that you had a poor meal with us. I know you were expecting the quality that is backed by our reputation. Please contact me at the restaurant as I would like to hear more about your experience and how we could make it right. Thank You More 

Puerto Rico
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my wife on the first day of our stay in Fort Myers. Place was very nice, right in front of the water. Service was great and food was very good.

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

Thank You for your review. We are very happy that you and your wife were able to enjoy a nice lunch on the bay with us. Try us for dinner while you are still in Fort Myers, it is a nice night out on the deck. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?