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The Whale

1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
+1 239-463-5505
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (109 reviews)
“wings” (98 reviews)
“bread” (79 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little rooftop bar! We had happy hour there. My husband enjoyed the Whale Ale and I had wine. We also ordered their wings with teriyaki sauce. Friendly bartender, nice view of the ocean and good spot to have a drink & appetizer. We will...More

Thank LauraS107
Reviewed yesterday

We found the beached whale bar by accident and are sure glad we did. Every time we go back to Fort Myers we make a point of visiting this restaurant. Once again we really enjoyed it. Michele, our waitress was amazing. She was super friendly...More

Thank kim4859
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location and ample parking (rare in this part of town). Roof top dining even on a very HOT 87 degree day (11/12/2018) was excellent. Nice to people watch. We have to thank MICHELE our waitress for making our dining (and drinking) experience memorable and...More

Thank halesangels
Reviewed 3 days ago

"The Beached Whale" is one of our favorite restaurants on the beach when we are in Ft. Myers. The menu has changed since we were here last March. Not disappointed at all. We tried 2 new items on the menu - Baja Mahi and Grouper...More

Thank Canomom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife went here for dinner tonight because she decided she wasn't cooking tonight, big mistake. We live on the island and have been here many times before and have always had a good meal, tonight was different, dinner was not good. My wife ordered...More

Thank bottomtime
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at The Whale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sorry to hear this!! We apologize for your experience with us. We've recently changed a lot of the menu, and have had great reactions on it so we're sorry that wasn't the case for you! We hope you're willing to write this one off as...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for lunch or dinner. Outside seating for people watching. Great food. Excellent mussels and shrimp! New menu only complaint is no more flatbreads,

Thank IDiners
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to The Whale for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter, Ryan, was so personable and helpful. He described some of the popular dishes to us and was very knowledgeable about the menu. We went with his recommendations and he was spot...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food! Burgers are awesome and the cuban sandwich was great! Cat was our server and was nice and quick to get our order in. We sat outside facing Estero. Very nice experience!

Thank Companion39281979693
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at The Whale is always great. Michele is an amazing waitress and she is always very attentive. Any time family or friends come to visit a trip to the Whale is a must.

Thank Wander54644711536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner to see new menu. I had fish and chips and other had grouper cheeks. Both were good, but I would recommend the grouper cheeks. Average drink prices for the area. I will definitely be back again this trip for the grouper.

Thank Robert K
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Alonzo T
23 October 2018|
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Response from Dawn H | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but not positive. I don’t eat them.
10 February 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a contest. The servers do get credit for positive reviews.
Mike G
14 January 2017|
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Response from WhaleFMB | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your question! We will be having drink and food specials, to be determined when we know what teams are playing. Hope to see you then!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-5505
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The best BBQ and Seafood restaurant on the Fort Myers Beach featuring outdoor dining and happy hour Mon-Fri from 2-5! Amazing food, spectacular service, and 26 TV's for all your family's sports fans!
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