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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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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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Rochester, New York, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good food, great view of the water, pleasant servers. it's a big place, broken up into many rooms. sitting outside and inside, but smoking is n issue outside. The ahi tuna appetizer is really fabulous.

Thank Jim K
Wells, Maine
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came to have shrimp & we have loved the books about Doc Ford . We tried the Yucatán shrimp ( a little spicy) and Dinkin's Bay shrimp( flavor but no heat). Both were cooked to perfection and served with crusty bread to soak up the sauce. We sat outside & watched the boats & the marina. A lovely evening... More 

Thank Marilyn D
Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in town, last stop before we headed back home. Went to Doc Fords from recommendation from another activity in town. To start, the atmosphere is awesome not to mention you are on the water with boats docked nearby. My wife had the special Mojito rum drink, now her favorite! Our waitress Netta, was very friendly and helpful. We... More 

Thank Dan M
Grove City, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been twice past 2 days! Food has been superb both times! The views from lower water side bar are great! Bartenders offer great service and conversation. If ya go Alex is a good bartender. Hope to get back before work trip ends! Excellent place!! 👍

Thank popester1961
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch on their outside deck. For starters, restaurant has a beautiful view overlooking the harbor. We had a great waiter - Alexis. Both of us ordered the fish tacos with beans and rice on the side, and they were wonderful. Portions were large as well. Would definitely go back.

Thank d696969
St. Petersburg, Florida
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303 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stoped for lunch. My wife had the the Yucatan fish and she loved. I had grilled grouper and was good and looked fresh. The ocean view is nice as well. The waitress was very kind and stoped few times to check. We will return.

Thank Reginaldo B
Halifax, Canada
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152 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived by boat and enjoyed the view of the local shrimp boats from their massive patio. Service and food were excellent and can't wait to go back.

Thank Thefoodmonkey
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once you make a few tricking turns, Doc Fords is situated on a nice spot in the marina. Yucatan shrimp was fabulous. Grouper sandwich very good as well, though we agreed the blackened version was by far the best. We started with fish fingers and they were surprisingly good. Drinks and clam chowder were so so. Service was very friendly,... More 

Thank Daria P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to check this place out on your next visit. Just a short drive from fort Myers beach this place was worth the short drive. The food was a little pricey and the beers were what you would expect at a place on the beach. Get there early for sunset if you want a table on the beach. It's... More 

Thank Bryan T
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Serves big portions Friendly staff.Extensive menu with exotic drink choices.Outdoor seating Autor;s books are available to purchase.

Thank Caroline K

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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?