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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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$$ - $$$
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708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-9660
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for happy hour with great food, drinks, and a gorgeous view. The wait staff is prompt and courteous and very helpful with the menu.

Thank Cathy T
Strathroy, Ontario
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here in 2016 and totally enjoyed both the atmosphere...on the water.. And the food. Had some entertainment...local and fun. Just off the bridge to Ft Myers beach off San Carlos. A must visit.

Thank Linda P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place came highly recommended for the food, drinks and water view. The drink of the day was excellent! We had 2 of them (each). They are known for their shrimp. The peel and eat shrimp was amazing! You must have. I decided to have the Island style shrimp and grits...was not good at all. It was missing flavor. My... More 

Thank Michelle S
Detroit, Michigan
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257 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little disappointed with the "water" view. Was hoping for more ocean and less canal. Food was good but a little overpriced. They were extremely gracious and accommodating with my strict dietary needs. Manager even stopped at our table twice to check that my food was prepared to my needs. 2 drinks, paella & salmon came to $76 before gratuity.

Thank GiaTruPyt
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located within a marina which gives it a very nice ambience. The food was very very good in a very relaxed environment, yet our waitress worked very hard. The food was delivered very quickly from the kitchen so we don’t have anything to complain about. Maybe that we ate too much since the food was SO good! I can recommend... More 

Thank ErikFromSweden
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waitress - Yamily - was phenomenal, friendly. Food top notch. Definitely try the Yucatan Shrimp: you will not be disappointed. Came home with a souvenir Mojito glass. A good value.

Thank mcovington1
McKinney, Texas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had friends staying in the Ft Myers Beach area and were looking for a restaurant with a good reputation and a convenient location. I read several reviews on Trip Advisor and our friends inquired at the hotels concierge desk. We decided on Doc Ford's Rum B & G and I called to make 7:00 PM reservations which they accepted.... More 

Thank sjpipes
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grouper, red snapper, Mahi Mahi, all were great! Location nice as well, there's water front seating downstairs with two bars and live bands. Upstairs bigger sit down tables. Fresh fish dinners $20-25, great sides, cold beers!

Thank Craig T
Cancun, Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While on a mother daughter trip, we ate here and it was fabulous!! Shrimp and ribeye are awesome! Cool atmosphere but note inside the restaurant it is very loud!

Thank Cancun7302010
Ottawa, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been to Doc Ford's several times over the past five years. We always go out for at least one nice lunch while we are staying in Fort Myers Beach. We have been for a couple of dinners as well...the food has always been good, the drinks too. We love to sit on the patio and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, View
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: 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-9660
Family-friendly waterfront dining with affordable pricing. Featuring fresh seafood daily and full bar with our famous Island Mojitos. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Sports Bar and Live Entertainment. Arrive by car or boat. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille may have originated on Sanibel Island, but be sure to check out this newest location on Fort Myers Beach!

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