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The Cottage Bar and Gulfshore Grill

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1270 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2740
+1 239-765-5440
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11:00 - 02:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked into this dump of a place thinking it might be a good place for a drink as I was walking down the beach. Orders one beer, paid 5 dollars for it then tipped the bartender. As I was walking out, the bartender looked at me and said, "Not gonna tip? I love working for free" then went on to... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the Beached Whale where we always used to go. They no longer have live music bands and are more focused on food. The Cottage was recommended by our Beached Whale server for the fact that we were looking for live music and the tip was great. We absolutely loved the bar, band and atmosphere right on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the cottage when we visit Ft Myers Beach.,we enjoy their bands and like to dance to the music. This year they celebrated Fat Tuesday, and we had lots of fun and enjoyed the entertainment.

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Chatham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gulfshore Grill is righ on the beach. You can sit by a window and see the volleyball or whatever. They have a salad bar which is included with a variety of entrees. They have an early bird every day.

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Springfield
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch. Covered patio for those that want to get out of the sun. Open patio for those that want to continue to enjoy the sun. Live music upstairs in the bar area.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar downstairs and wait service right on the beach. A lot going on and excellent place to people watch.

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Thank docexaminer
Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Cottage Bar two times during our stay. Live music both nights. I think they have live music every night. Full dance floor but very small. Very difficult to get a drink at the bar when the place is busy. Looks like a great place to meet friends or make new ones.

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Thank Arnie E
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this restaurant whenever I'm in Fort Myers; the food is amazing, the service is good, and there is nothing better than sharing a meal with such a beautiful view of the ocean. There is limited parking out front so that can be a challenge, especially when it's busy...and if you want preferred seating at a table with... More 

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Thank maggie_2988
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a view. I always try to get a table by the huge windows overlooking the gulf. Excellent breakfast with friendly staff. I have been going to this place the past eight years and have never been disappointed. We spend five weeks on the island each year and this is one of the places we go to every year.

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Thank Bill M
Pratt, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. The food was very good and very plentiful. Had a great server.The view was awesome.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1270 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2740
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-5440
Description
The Cottage Bar is a long time favorite of locals and tourists alike. The Cottage Beach Bar are located right on the waters edge, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, on Ft. Myers Beach. Live music nightly. Happy Hour.

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