We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-463-6119
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue 06:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat - Mon 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 333: English reviews
Level Contributor
67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different kind of restaurant, you get in line soon as you walk in and order your drinks and food. No table service except for your initial foods. Monday is open jam nite, what a hoot. C U next year.

Thank brian_dhall
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fun place on the water and they had live music in the afternoon. The prices for beer and appetizer were very good. The fried conch had a lot of breading but was ok. I would revisit in the future

Thank Steven H
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

PINK SHRIMP yum nothing better. Drinks are comparable to the area but the ambiance on the water with the wonderful weather I wish I was back there now. Monday night band is so good and other artists in the area come to jam. Dancing singing if you don't have a wonderful time it HAS to be your own fault!!

Thank Claudia U
South Lyon, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a bar. Call it what it is. We loved it! Lots of locals hang out here. Great location right on the marina. Didn't eat here. Live music 🎶 was great!

Thank C965TYsusans
Level Contributor
77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Favorite breakfast place for food and drink. Have to go to BB's for breakfast and Mimosas on a regular basis. Not to mention the fresh air and breeze coming off the back bay. Service always good and food cooked right.

Thank Denver L
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but they only serve beer and wine. Located right on the back bay under the bridge. Local flare and they get catered to.

Thank Bill M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Food, served on paper plates, is usually very good. We like to go several times a week, for lunch, to eat and enjoy. Full menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chucky from Kentucky entertain, 12 to 4, with his country music. There is a small dance floor for those dancers in the crowd. We love the Monday meatloaf and mashed potatoes... More 

1 Thank Maury F
Baxter, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Just under the bridge, near Doc Ford's you will find Bonita Bill's, great find, off the beaten path of the traditional places to eat. They accept cash only, but two people can have a good lunch with beverages for $20. Check the menu, order and pay at the window, take your number and find your seating indoor or on the... More 

Thank Larry K
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is the last of it's kind! Old Florida of the 50s and 60s still exist at this waterside watering hole. Visit here and you'll experience a walk back time to a place few people have the pleasure of discovering.

1 Thank 1adventour
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were a little worried when we first walked in. Stand in line and order at the counter, they seemed a little unorganized and crazy busy, but we got our food fast and hot. Definitely worth the price!

Thank dkt1982

Travellers who viewed Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe also viewed

Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast
Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?