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Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

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702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-463-6119
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06:00 - 23:00
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Tue 06:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Mon 06:00 - 22:00
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ft myers
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bonita Bill's is a unique waterfront bar on San Carlos Island. Over the years it has not changed. The food is pretty good. It's staffed by friendly locals. The entertainment is good for a weekend afternoon. In season it's mostly the snowbird crowd mixed in with the regulars. A great place to kick back, enjoy a beer and relax.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. Chucky from Kentucky tinkling the ivories and enjoyed a good old sing song. Fast food!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had many baskets of peel and eat shrimp along with some pretty good coleslaw and fries. Locals are primary customers and a bit on the mature side age wise. No wait between rounds of shrimp, beer or teas. I would certainly go back if I find myself in Ft. Myers Beach again.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the 1/2 lb shrimp, it was covered in some kind of seasoning(I was expecting plain steamed) it was not good. The music and dancing was great, a lot of energy and fun.There are few chairs and mostly high stools, not my idea of comfort. It is on a marina which was a n amazing view! Met some great... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend is a local and this is her favorite spot at Fort Myers Beach. It is definitely a locals hangout! As sailors, the location is convenient to the mooring fields and they have docks for tying up. She took me to Bonita Bill's after some beach time. The vibe was festive and fun on Christmas Eve day with live... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A fun, funky and very casual joint on the water under the bridge. Good cold beer, light foods and locals having fun. Docking for your boat available. Very down home and fun

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We spent a fantastic Friday night at Bonita Bill's and actually met Bill. The beer was cold... the fish was fantastic and the atmosphere was pure 'Floridian' with locals and tourists having a fun evening. You would have to look hard to find a more friendly environment...If you can't have a good time at Bill's you are probably pretty dull... More 

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Rogersville, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Bonita Bill's was recommended to us by a neighbor. He said it was a good place & where the "locals" go in Ft. Myers. He was right! We enjoyed excellent fried shrimp & sides. A local band began playing & some couples danced. We're going back!!!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Our ROMEO club went their for lunch. Had the blackened fish sandwich, it was swai, from the catfish family from Southeast Asia. Sitting having a beer overlooking shrimp and fishing boats it would have been so much better eating local fish from Ft Myers not Vietnam. Although good, next time I'll have a burger.

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Cape Coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We always enjoy Bonita Bill's. Great local flavor, on the water, sailboats, fishing trawlers, "pirate" ships floating by. The house cat visiting around. Pets are welcome, we always take our dog. Very reasonable prices. Karaoke night is a blast and they almost always have live music. Very popular with everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-6119

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?