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Island View Restaurant

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1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2713
+1 239-765-4449
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Island View Restaurant located on the 6th floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort hotel on Fort Myers Beach, Florida has the most wonderful view of the Gulf and a beautiful view of the Sunsets. The food is always Excellent. The newly renovated restaurant is gorgeous. The employees are very friendly. The service is very good.

Thank eeeskof
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fine, typical bar food, nothing special but that's not why you go here. You go for happy hour followed by the best sunset on the beach!

Thank James R
North Carolina
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant and bar. You can dine and drink either on the deck, inside or on the beach. They have a great breakfast, but no longer serve it outside on the deck like last year. Food selection and value is very good. They have free valet parking. The salad bar is very nice inside. Loved the crab... More 

Thank NewJerseyMac
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seldom do I give any restaurant 5 stars because seldom do I find a perfect dining experience. Here everything was just so wonderful, from the delightful tropical drinks to the unexpected amazing cream cheese filled rolls, to our personable waiter, Evan who suggested the entree I had, the Grouper and Gulf Shrimp in Coconut Cream Sauce. Perfection! I would go... More 

Thank Marlene G
Saint James City, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is average. The view is specular. It was not the cleanest place. I do not plan to go back any time soon.

Thank teresashattuck
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food and service were amazing. The best place to watch the sunset. Live entertainment was very enjoyable

Thank Holly G
Olpe, Kansas
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to Island View Restaurant to celebrate our birthdays and were very pleased with our food, service and atmosphere. The Italian food was superb and will definitely return during our next trip to Fort Myers Beach!!!

Thank Rick J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great panorama view of Fort Myers Beach. Looking forward to Italian night dining this evening. We had a great lunch there last year with another couple. I could spend the entire day just people watching from the Island View Restaurant. Staff is very friendly and if you have dinner there they will reimburse your $10 parking fee.

2 Thank Terrance H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to our favorite happy hour place(3-6pm $5 martini's and $5 apps!) and it was 2 for 1 Pasta night, and my wife and I are not big pasta people(you know low carb live-it and we did just walk 5 miles on the beach) but boy were we pleasantly surprised! The meals were wonderful, complete with cream cheese stuffed... More 

Thank hodgsonk
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have been there several times during our vacation. Happy hour specials very good, we also did the "two for one specials"including a bottle of wine, the restaurant looks better than the outside of the Lani Kai! use the elevator to the 6.Floor and enjoy!

Thank jancarla-dutchies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Fusion
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-4449
It's a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough and it's situated on the sixth floor of Lani Kai Island Resort, high above the sand and sea. Over looking the Gulf of Mexico, you truly have to see it to believe it. With breathtaking views, a completely reworked top-notch menu, and a half a million dollar renovation, The Island View Restaurant is ready to shock tourists and locals who laugh at the thought of the Lani Kai offering 'fine dining' and a new look.

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