Dine at One of the Top Seafood Restaurants in Fort Myers Beach

While many Floridians will brag about the weather and the beaches located in their amazing state, they usually neglect to mention the food that they are known for. Fort Myers Beach, and Florida in general, boasts some of the best seafood around. The restaurants all boast “catch of the day” menu items and use lots of locally caught fish in their items. They are all reasonably priced and offer a great dining experience all around. The best part is, many of the restaurants offer take out, and even delivery/Uber Eats, so you can stay nice and relaxed in your Fort Myers Beach rentals and enjoy some quality seafood! However, many of these places also offer views that you simply can’t find anywhere else. 

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Fresh Catch Bistro

A very popular place to eat and enjoy some amazing views is the Fresh Catch Bistro, located along Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. While they have some of the best cuisines around, they also have once of the most spectacular views of the sunset over the Gulf. You can enjoy your meal in their dining room or on the balcony directly over the beach! 

They offer a variety of fresh seafood, including oysters, shrimp, tuna, and Mahi Mahi. For those who prefer some variety to their meal, they also offer a delicious Surf-and-Turf option. Better yet, with its amazing location along the beach, you can visit for lunch or dinner and then enjoy a nice stroll along the shore afterward. The Fresh Catch Bistro is sure to please everyone.

Flippers on The Bay

Flippers on The Bay offers you a dining experience like no other. This open-air restaurant offers some amazing views of Estero Bay and gives a relaxing vacation vibe upon entry. This restaurant is one of the only on the island that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a casual laid-back feel to it. 

Their menu items include some interesting flavors for each meal. They boast that it is not your “typical island food,” offering a combination of fresh items in some delicious and savory sauces and sides. Looking to try some Red Snapper, Bohemian Grouper, or perhaps some Atlantic Salmon? Then this is the place for you!

fried fish plate

The Dixie Fish Co. 

Amazing views, live music, and featured on the Food Network, The Dixie Fish Co. has it all! Located on the Matanzas’s pass waterfront, this amazing restaurant offers things that other places can’t compare to. The Dixie Fish Co. has set up its walls to mimic a Florida fish house but has thrown its award-winning cuisine into the mix to give its guests something they will keep coming back for.

Founded in 1937 and maintaining its charm, The Dixie Fish Co. offers a windowless atmosphere, a happy hour, and some live music to make the night memorable. Enjoy some calamari, sip some sangria, and enjoy the ambiance of this little treasure!

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill located along the Gulf coast is a truly amazing dining experience. Not only do they have some indoor seating and some patio seating, but they also have table space set up directly on the beach. That’s right, you can dig your toes in the sand while enjoying an ice-cold beer and some delicious food! What could be better than that? Needless to say, the views are phenomenal, and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Better still, they now serve breakfast! Get the beach early enough to set up, step back and enjoy some breakfast, and then head to the water for a refreshing swim! Finish the night off by watching the sunset over the Gulf while enjoying their amazing dinner menu, including Conch fritters, Gator Bites, and Bairdi Crab (their specialty!)

What’s even better is that all of these restaurants are located near most of our Fort Myers Beach condo rentals!