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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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waitress - Yamily - was phenomenal, friendly. Food top notch. Definitely try the Yucatan Shrimp: you will not be disappointed. Came home with a souvenir Mojito glass. A good value.

Thank mcovington1
McKinney, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had friends staying in the Ft Myers Beach area and were looking for a restaurant with a good reputation and a convenient location. I read several reviews on Trip Advisor and our friends inquired at the hotels concierge desk. We decided on Doc Ford's Rum B & G and I called to make 7:00 PM reservations which they accepted.... More 

Thank sjpipes
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Grouper, red snapper, Mahi Mahi, all were great! Location nice as well, there's water front seating downstairs with two bars and live bands. Upstairs bigger sit down tables. Fresh fish dinners $20-25, great sides, cold beers!

Thank Craig T
Cancun, Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While on a mother daughter trip, we ate here and it was fabulous!! Shrimp and ribeye are awesome! Cool atmosphere but note inside the restaurant it is very loud!

Thank Cancun7302010
Ottawa, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been to Doc Ford's several times over the past five years. We always go out for at least one nice lunch while we are staying in Fort Myers Beach. We have been for a couple of dinners as well...the food has always been good, the drinks too. We love to sit on the patio and... More 

Thank sylvies872
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only nice thing I can say: hardworking staff were all working tirelessly to see everyone was accommodated quickly & as seamlessly as possible in this very busy establishment. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing. Fish sandwich was mushy & flavorless. I actually had to add salt to my food. Sauces were thin & watery. Extremely noisy atmosphere so you're basically... More 

Thank wooilovepancakes
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great meal here after a super sailing trip. The calamari, oysters and seafood paella was great

Thank Polly S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your like most locals (moeny burning holes in pocket's) this this a great place to indulge but if your not from around here im going to be honest. Not the best of what we have to offer. Why settle for a dock when you can view the gulf! Getting to the place os terrible and could be better directed... More 

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Thank Dion G
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I went for his birthday and we loved it! Rachel was our server and she was super attentive and very nice. He got the steak and I got the mahi-mahi. Both were excellent. We'll definitely be back

Thank Alexx0614
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most years we get a nice spot on the water if you go early enough or between meal times. This year we waited for a spot for 7 of us, as they will not reserve on the dock (only inside upstairs). Worth the wait. Have to muscle into a table as no one seats you. Meals are great. Staff are... 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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?