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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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missouri
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this restaurant. We had seafood dishes that were excellent. We ate inside as it was a little cool that day. We ate at a table right on the water.

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South Florida
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the family for a quick vacation to Ft. Myers/Sanibel area. It was Saturday evening and Ft Myers Beach was wall to wall people. There was huge lines of people outside of each restaurant we passed despite the drizzle and we had no idea what the restaurants were like. Did a quick TripAdvisor search but it seemed they all had... More 

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Chicago area
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal after being away for 11 years. Nice improvements since. We enjoyed time out on the deck and we're not rushed or left thirsty.

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Springfield, Ohio
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was delicious! So nice sitting outside by the water enjoying a wonderful meal. A relaxing enjoyable evening!

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

Thank you, we are happy to hear you had such a nice evening. The deck is a nice get away for lunch or dinner. Stop by on Friday in which we have a Jazz band outside for a special night. Hope to see you soon. More 

Coral Springs, FL
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come to Ft. Myers Beach we HAVE to pay Matanzas a visit. This is the first time we tried the Sunday lunchtime. As usual the food and service was excellent. Candy, our server, was a delight. Good catch Matanzas, keep her. Three of our party were on a first time visit, they are now converted. Looking forward... More 

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

Thank You so much for the review. We are delighted to hear about your experience here with your first time guests. You can request the same server next time you come in to town and visit. Hope to see you soon. More 

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

Seafood Chimichanga-- nothing more to say. Outstanding! Parking is tight so plan ahead. Family friendly.

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

Thank you for reviewing Matanzas on the Bay. The Chimichanga is our Chef's personal recipe which has been a huge hit with our guests. We hope to see you soon. More 

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126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and have always had an enjoyable time - the staff was always friendly and food outstanding. However, on our most recent visit we didn't stay past the first round of drinks. It's hard to enjoy your meal when the waitstaff immediately makes you feel like a bother, unwelcome and wants to argue over... More 

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

Thank You for the review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with our wait staff. Professionalism is a high expectation from our staff and that they exhibit courtesy and respect to our guests and each other. Please accept our sincerest apologies. More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some out of town guests to Matanzas for drinks and dinner. We went upstairs to the bar area for drinks and music first. For a late Sunday afternoon it was as usual crowded, but bar service was good. After drinks we had dinner downstairs. I had the seafood chimichanga so good! The only negative was when I asked... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review. The upper deck and downstairs restaurant can offer two different and great experiences. We are sorry for the boil water alert issued to Fort Myers Beach, it is an unusual circumstance. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bryan, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bay view and the food and service is always top notch. One of "must stop" dinner places. Try to eat outside, weather permitting.

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

Thank You, we love your review. We have a well trained team and a great atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Hope to see you soon. More 

Hampton, New Hampshire
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148 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best house stuffed blackened grouper I have ever had. The fried oysters are better than any place around. A must go to for great lunch on the water. Ceaser salad was good as well

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Thank TMC159
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for spending such a beautiful day with us. The seafood is all local and fresh so it is a great place to have a lunch with a view. The Caesar wedge salad is a great presentation made with fresh produce. Hope to see you again for lunch soon. 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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?