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Flippers on the Bay

8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127
+1 239-765-1025
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bass” (87 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8771 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5127
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Flippers on a recommendation and we were not disappointed!! The staff was prompt, friendly, and accomodating from start to finish! We would like to thank Drew, Ajan and especially our server Ali who was so knowledgeable, made several suggestions and had great...More

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed yesterday

The food at Flippers is outstanding. At normal high volume times, the wait is well worth it. They do take call ahead seating which helps out. The manager, Ajan, made everyone feel welcome.

1  Thank obrochtan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Valet parking, fantastic seaside seating and a knowledgeable waiter made for a truly wonderful experience. The shrimp cocktail was fantastic and the sea bass melted in your mouth.

Thank Elliehans
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food here is not the typical "bar food" typically found on the beach. Excellent flavors! Great view of the bay and wonderful service. Go early if you want a table!

Thank newpal
Reviewed 5 days ago

The location on the water is outstanding but the food is nothing special and on par with an IHOP or Denny's. The prices were on the high side for what you get. Drive a few minutes to Skillets. You will be glad you did! The...More

1  Thank Tomladtkow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chilean Sea Bass Oscar was to die for. Best fish I’ve ever had. My husband’s steak was cooked perfectly. Ambiance a little less than desired for this upscale food but views if lucky to be seated on the outside of the room are amazing. Flippers...More

Thank Christi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here 3 years ago and I could not forget this dish! And it was better! Seafood, avacado, cucumber, red onion in a tomato-y juice and served with chips! So good! My son has lobster Mac. Lots of whole claw meat- the best IMO....More

Thank janelje
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special spot on the water and great view and food. Not a lot of seating ,so go early and make a reservation!

Thank B S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we called ahead, the restaurant was busy, we had a drink at the bar until a table was ready. Jamie was our friendly server after Ajan greeted and seated us. Our compliments to the chef Juan Cruz for another delicious...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced top notch seafood here and won’t hisitate to return. Katie was our waitress. After beginning with a Gre Goose Martini straight up, we transitioned to wine while enjoying the Chilean Sea Bass and Coconut shrimp. Our appetizer was very special....try it Campenchana. Shrimp,...More

Thank lnsaver
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Questions & Answers
Marjorie S
22 April 2018|
Response from Eatthisnow | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you always call ahead for seating.
8 April 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the is a dock at the hotel next door
Della R
6 March 2018|
Response from Sugarfoot4 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They do have some vegetarian options and most of the menu is seafood (you can request to omit if you choose to). The menu is available online and is current from when i was there last month. Breakfast is wonderful as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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