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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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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I love this place when we're in town. Food is good and sitting out on the deck is wonderful. Love watching the boats! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Prices are reasonable

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food is excellent, Service is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. Can dine inside or out. Very quaint. Casual or dressy.

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Morrisville, PA
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247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The deck on the water was a nice quiet place for dinner. A little pricey but nice atmosphere. The scallops were excellent but the local fish special was a little bland. Would definitely go back to try other entrees.

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

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write your review. If you are looking for something with a little kick, try our local fish blackened. We hope to see you soon! ~Glen More 

Florida
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have friends visiting and we agreed to meet at the Matanzas that evening. It was a cool night but comfortable without a jacket or sweater. Our friends we up on the deck where the view is wonderful and there is always something happening. They had already ordered several pizzas so the menu was set. We are locals so we... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the food is a little pricey, it is totally first rate, with large servings and extremely tasty. You get a choice to sit inside or out, and it can be very romantic in the sunset out doors, so close to the water. The waiters have always been fast and very helpful. NO negatives, and NO surprises!

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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for apps. Around dinner time. We were going to the upper deck, but it was crowded and a little noisy. Looked below and the outside dockside space had some open tables. Very nice and we could still hear music without as much noise. We just had chowder, which was good and apps we could share. Everything was good. Be... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went upstairs and sat at the bar in a room with open sides. Warm breezes, a very nice female singer and good value drinks and appetizers during the happy hour. The kind of place that is very comfortable to be in and after you leave you think about going back. Several people on a Thursday night were ordering pizza... More 

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fort wayne, IN, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends (locals) eat here frequently. This was our first visit. Each person ordered a different entree. All were pleased.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place right in the water. Food is excellent. Wine selection is also reasonable. Atmosphere is wonderful. During the day the boats are coming and going and during the evening, the lights in the bay are stunning. Service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend. We dined there 3 times in 10 days and each time was excellent.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love it when the location AND the food are fantastic. Matanzas is like that. It sits on the edge of the harbor at water level where shrimp boats, yachts and sailboats pass by. I ate there three times and found everything to be first rate, from the chowders, to their salads, to the fish. I especially liked the crab... 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, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?