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Matanzas on the Bay

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416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Plymouth, Michigan
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in this past week while on a short vacation on Estero Island. Sat on the lower deck next to the canal. 80 degree weather so sitting next to water with a breeze was very nice. Carol was our server and she was very pleasant. We had a couple of drinks, a crab, lobster and artichoke dip and I had... More 

Thank KevinGault
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was good, we sat outside in a patio area for the dinner and had a fixed menu-so I didn't get the whole restaurant experience but the food was good (I had coconut shrimp) and the service was excellent- our waiter couldn't be more accommodating. The queso dip we had as an appetizer was out of this world good.

Thank Chris S
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just booked...Again! The rooms are wonderful! We love the view, the restaurants nearby, walking distance to shopping and the beach! The studios are fully equipped! And you can't bet the price. Service is also excellent.

Thank HuniGram3
Winchester, Virginia
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My Wife and Step Mother just ate here this evening 04/27/17. Service was great. Ordered onion rings that was as big as donuts and tasted awesome. We had fried gulf shrimp, blackened shrimp, fish sandwich and all were prepared perfect. Had mixed veggies and mashed red potatoes all were terrific. Highly recommend this place. Oh and a nice view.

Thank 2013ark
Farmington, Minnesota
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are 2 restaurants at Matanza's. The lower level one was a bit more pricey and looked rather upscale, so we went upstairs for a more casual meal. We enjoyed our pizza and the view. The service was a little slower than I thought it should be based on the crowd, but we enjoyed the music and the view while... More 

Thank Lorrie B
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely venue for lunch, if you like a bay view and dolphin watching, and a high tide. We came by boat and were greeted by a friendly dock hand. While we had to wait a bit longer than usual initially, our server was attentive. I enjoyed a romaine wedge salad with blackened shrimp. The large size was ample for me.... More 

Thank pamiepoups
Derby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

October 25, 2014 I first visited Matanzas I had the ribs The first time I'm back in Fort Myers I go for a meal to Matanzas. We were shown to a table by the water watching dolphins and pelicans the time before our meal arrived went all too quickly. The bread was warm and the garlic butter not too overpowering... More 

Thank Margaret H
Fargo, North Dakota
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Professional staff with very good local food selection. Get there before 4:30 for the lunch pricing!

1 Thank Scott J
Toledo, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal of our trip. Crab cakes, spinach salad, pizza. Nice music and views of water. Padded chairs are appreciated!!

1 Thank Nic K
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original Dockside recipes! Always a great place to get the best pizza on the beach! Live entertainment upstairs.

1 Thank Steve C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!

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