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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-9660
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1,008 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was not that impressed with this place. There were 6 of us and we got a table in a reasonable amount of time. Our server was good but, some of the drinks we ordered were delivered wrong like a rum drink for a bourbon. We ordered coffee after our meal and it was old and stale. I ordered the... More 

Thank Richard F
Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant for it's ambiance. The food is good the bay view is great. The prices are reasonable. Depending on where you sit, birds can be annoying. It is a fun place with good service. Easy to get to by boat a little more difficult, in season, by car.

Thank Stanley M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for a late lunch early dinner. Cause this place gets packed. Even during the week. Great food. Good server, Josue. Beautiful view

Thank Marilyn S
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are few restaurants that so eloquently pair delicious food and waterfront views to accompany. Doc Ford's is one such exception. With the catch of the day and Yucatán shrimp at the top of the notoriety spectrum, there is always something new to try. My personal favorite was the buffalo shrimp. There is really something for everyone: eccentric dishes to... More 

Thank ncyurasko
Gaylord, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While in Fort Myers Beach my wife and I enjoyed lunch twice with family members. Although the restaurant was busy the staff and servers did a fine job.

Thank JLapp
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great night at Doc Fords. Drinks, food, and atmosphere were all top notch. Make reservations for upstairs or indoor. First come first served for a spot on the deck / patio. They make you hover over guests for their table, and as we neared completion, the same? Still worth the wait!

Thank Wags717
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat and drink dockside. Super band. Did 50's 60's, 70's and up stuff. They were great. Heaters outside. Popular spot. We didn't eat so I can't rate the food but beverages great. Staff great and upscale family crowd. Fun find.

Thank Lynne C
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the seafood dishes offered by this restaurant. The atmosphere is great! Good music. Right on the water. Friendly staff and great drinks!

Thank travelmetwo
New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing views! Great food! Friendly staff! And wonderful entertainment! I would highly recommend Doc Fords! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank Alison Z
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had friends visiting and wanted to end their visit with a really good dinner and evening out. Doc Ford's has never disappointed us with their food, so we were sure it would be a hit. Unfortunately, the service was so poor that the evening was rather disappointing. I know it is February and peak season for the snowbirds here,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-9660
Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?