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Flippers on the Bay

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8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127 (Formerly Flipper's) (Estero Blvd.)
+1 239-765-1025
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Get here if you can. The sea bass melted in my mouth and my husband's snapper was out of this world. Right on the water with a perfect breeze and a happy atmosphere. Go see Marina because her hospitality and joy made a great meal that much better!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must admit the food was good but our waitress Michelle had a horrible snotty attitude. It's a shame that place employees people with that character. I will never go there again because I refuse to take my business to a place that makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable. The whole point of eating out is to enjoy and have a... More 

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2 Thank Samantha W
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful view with equally as good service. We can't say enough about the food, wow, such a unique menu. Flippers is worth any wait you may have. They have a lower bar area that you can watch the boats go by and the dolphins play. This is a top rated place, don't miss it while in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting anytime of day. Delicious food well prepared and friendly welcoming service. The location is overlooking the back bay water. Next to a resort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of an after thought stumbling on here for lunch....saw an alligator swimming in the pond when entering the entrance, amazing food, friendly service, great ocean views ! Fish tacos, calamari, & fish & chips were best we've ever tasted, even the homemade corn dogs were awesome according to my boys! Dolphins playing right in front of us surprised us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for 25 years and didn't know this place existed until a few years ago one of our regular haunts closed. You won't notice it from the road but nestled back by Lovers Key Resort Flippers serves some of the best food in the area. The setting on Esterro Bay is beautiful and the call ahead system... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came back to our favorite places in Bonita, we did happy hour drinks and apps. Our server was Marina, and she is great! We had her last year and she steered us right then , so we wanted calamari and she recommended the Mediterranean which has diced olives and peppers, my wife loves olives so we ordered that and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last year & really enjoyed. Small out of the way place. Decided to return this year & wow what a difference. They now have three guys running around with headsets to seat people, seats maybe 30 people? They seemed to cater to locals by letting them be seated before people waiting. We ask they said they now have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had breakfast and dinner here and I must say that both meals were excellent Don't be in a hurry as if you don't call ahead you will probably have to wait for a table as this place is quite popular. The service could speeder but quality is worth the extra time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and food were great and service was fantastic. The tuna ceviche was awesome. I had the red snapper for dinner and it was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127 (Formerly Flipper's)
    (Estero Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Fort Myers beach trolley stop located one hundred yards to the west of the restuarant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-1025
Description
Flippers on the Bay is an outdoor dining venue located on the dolphin filled waterfront vistas of Estero Bay. Enjoy the dynamic creations of Chef Juan Cruz while experiencing picturesque sunsets.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?