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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach

708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-9660
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“yucatan shrimp” (325 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did not eat here, but the key lime colada and the bayside view are great! Lots of fun cocktails on their menu.

Thank sgoddard7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch at Doc Fords. We were pleasantly greeted and promptly seated. I had the Campeche Fish Tacos with black beans and yellow rice. It was very tasty. The service was very good and the view of the water from our table was outstanding....More

Thank UCF1983
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We can always count on Doc Ford's for a good meal and good service. A must-see for visitors to the area.

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time dining here for our 5 year anniversary! Jasmine was an amazing waitress and extremely helpful in recommendations. The Yucatán shrimp tacos were delicious! We will definitely come back!

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 3 days ago

First timers here, sat downstairs and were happy we did. Our server, Eric (Munch), who my wife would later proclaim "a hottie", really hooked us up. We had no idea what to order, and he gave great recommendations. From the beer, to the tuna app,...More

Thank SilverandBlackAttack
Reviewed 4 days ago

My buddy and I split a pound of Yucatan Shrimp for lunch today. OMG..... If you have never eaten at Doc Ford's, you are missing one of the best places to eat on Fort Myers Beach. I always bring friends and relatives that visit us...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told that we needed to hit this spot while on vacation in Frt Myers. We were not disappointed. Friendly staff and the food was amazing. I tried the Mahi Mahi and it was perfect. I don't think you can go wrong at Doc's.

Thank Darin H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff is very friendly and the fish fingers were amazing. So fresh and lightly breaded. The harbor view is beautiful.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything about Doc Ford's is excellent. He had blackened Mahi and I had Hogfish which was the dinner feature. Wonderfully prepared and presented. The service is beyond reproach. You may choose to eat inside, outside under cover or simply outside. The views are so enchanting....More

Thank kathyd2261
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation with my grandkids in Ft Myers, it was a coincidence that I was also reading the first Doc Ford novel. I drove past the restaurant by accident and decided to stop for lunch. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out...More

Thank nxt2nature
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Are you open on Easter Sunday. If so , is it a full menu.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Palmer V | Reviewed this property |
Call them. Not "fine dining" but great food, excellent service and a quintessential FL atmosphere. If they are open, I reommend the fish tacos with papaya pico de gallo. Happy Easter!
I don't see any Beef on the menu like steaks or Prime Rib. Is that available too?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Mozzie12 | Reviewed this property |
They do have beef on the menu. :-)
Amber M
Does anyone know much about the "rum bar" part of the place? All of the reviews pertain to the food, view, etc. But I love a good drink and I'm just wondering if their drinks are just mediocre or if they are really anything to write home about. Thanks!
3 April 2017|
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Response from tspegal | Reviewed this property |
The drinks we ordered were amazing they were more than generous with the alcohol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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