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Maria's Smokehouse and Seafood Restaurant

18550 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2369
+1 239-466-9666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
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“fish” (5 reviews)
“parrots” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood
18550 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2369
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went on Saturday for mother's birthday party. Restaurant was closed---really?!? We were a party of 32----were going to be able to fill this restaurant. Sign said open......NOT!! We waited until4:35pm before we all went home. Never was there an apology....never did we see the inside...More

1  Thank Mary D
Damien S, Owner at Maria's Smokehouse and Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Mary, I'm very disheartened about this experience you had with us. Unfortunately, there was a family emergency that prevented us from opening the business on time this Saturday, but we do apologize for the inconvenience it's caused your family. I hope someday you will consider...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I recently moved to Ft. Myers and we absolutely love Maria's. The food is always fantastic and Maria and Damien always greet you with a kind smile. I love that we can relax and have a drink and not feel like we...More

Thank Andi C
Management response:Responded 24 March 2017

Andi, I'm so glad to hear that you and your husband are such big fans of our delicious food, as well as our fantastic service. It really means a lot to hear that you always feel taken care of with us. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our neighbors kept raving about this place, so we had to try it. We drove by it and had second thoughts about going in. but we parked and entered. Still not impressed we were shown to an nice outside table on the water - no...More

Thank Kenneth M
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Kenneth, I'm so glad you decided to stop by and give us a try. Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious crab etufe and stuffed fish. It really means a lot to hear you were pleasantly surprised, and I hope we see you...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Would like to have had a chance to have reviewed a meal, but after 15 minutes at our table no one showed. We figured the lack of guests and attention was telling so we left. As we stood outside trying to see if there was...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Management response:Responded 8 March 2017

I'm sorry to hear that you had this experience, Stephen, as this certainly isn't like us. It sounds like there was some confusion on who was covering your table that night, so we'll be sure to touch base with our service staff there. As for...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

great selection. very interesting cuisine with water views, parrots, glowing fish. I've eaten there several times. always great.

Thank James E
Management response:Responded 14 February 2017

James, thanks for sharing the love for our great selection of dishes and our fun environment. It means a lot, and I hope we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Damien, Waiter

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here recently at invitation of a good friend and ate with them and another couple for dinner. It is definitely a local dive with indoor and outdoor seating. We ate outside as the weather was nice ad you could see the boats anchored...More

1  Thank Dan S
Management response:Responded 31 January 2017

Dan, I'm so glad to hear you and your friends had such a lovely dinner with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our relaxing atmosphere and our all you can eat fish special. It means a lot to hear you had great service,...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I wanted to try a local seafood restaurant and we always saw cars at Maria's so we gave it a try. There was only one person working (Maria?) and she was unable to keep up. We were in no hurry so we...More

1  Thank Fireside3351
Management response:Responded 19 January 2017

I'm very sorry to hear you were so disappointed in your visit with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but it sounds like your gumbo and fish weren't to your taste. We...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

If you can look past. One, a questionable atmosphere. Two, Maria's poor poor hospitality let's talk about that a bit. She is down right snotty to customers. The only person that waits on people at the restaurant. She acts as though anything you ask of...More

Thank livin4vacations
Management response:Responded 13 January 2017

Although I'm glad to hear you do enjoy our delicious food, I'm sorry to hear that you've been so disappointed in our customer service. We always want our guests to feel taken care of with quality, professional care, but I'm sorry if you've felt unwelcome...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Maria is awesome ! Her etouffee is above standard and a mouth watering dish. I have to say that I love it. The old smokehouse is small and looks like a dive, but, I personally put the fire system in the kitchen and have done...More

Thank Denver L
Management response:Responded 15 December 2016

Hey there, Denver! Thanks for sharing the love for our etouffee and our immaculate attention to detail in our kitchen! It really means a lot, and I hope we get to have you back for another meal soon. Until then, Damien, Waiter

Reviewed 16 November 2016

We are so happy we went to Maria's and experienced the true old time restaurant experience. Seafood was outstanding and Maria is priceless. Don't go if you expect fancy surroundings and anything upscale. Do go if you want great seafood and the experience of a...More

Thank TXtraveler67_71
Management response:Responded 18 November 2016

I'm so happy you were able to stop by for a lovely meal, too! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our outstanding seafood dishes! It really means a lot to hear you felt comfortable in our relaxing atmosphere, and I hope we...More

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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18550 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2369
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-466-9666
Maria's Smokehouse and Seafood Restaurant features a zesty Cajun menu, great drinks, and award winning dishes. With remarkable smoked seafood and dockside patio seating, Maria's exceeds anything in the area. Our restaurant may look a little unimpressive from the outside, but don't judge a book by it's cover. Enter and you'll find a dining establishment full of kitschy character. Your taste buds will explode when you indulge into our menu, from our 2012 Best Dish Award Crawfish Etouffee to our wildly popular gumbo, everything pops with unforgettable taste. All dishes are seasoned with secret blends of spices taken from our little garden plots and pots around the restaurant that are bursting with fresh herbs and spices. No short cuts here at all. For all around best food, a zesty Cajun taste, and great drinks, Maria's exceeds anything in the area. This is THE place to dine.
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