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Island View Restaurant

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1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2713
+1 239-765-4449
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16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been dining here since the restaurant was rebranded a few years ago. There were all new employees from last year, but it was good to see that they recognized their other regulars that were at the bar and that they claimed it has been much busier over the past few months, hopefully more people are discovering this spot.... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a death in the family, we were forced to make alternate dinner plans for thanksgiving. I chose the Island View due to the menu and positive reviews. We arrived and sat for dinner at our reservation time. We waited a long time before our waitress came over, I will say she seemed to be running her tail off,... More 

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Georgina, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two side-by-side sections to this restaurant: casual dining indoor/outdoor at the Roof Top, and more formal indoor dining at the Island View. We dined at both. Fried, greasy breakfast menu at the Roof Top - taste reminds me of McDonalds. Service at late lunch was deplorable - 45 minute wait until our burgers arrived. Outdoor seating is on... More 

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Essex
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204 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say that entering the Lani Kai complex you are not sure what to expect as it is not very smart looking. However the food was great, good service and when we went there was music from 'the two of us' who were a great duo. We went there twice. Once for the half price pasta which was... More 

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Ft Myers, Florida
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Tuesday. But one get one pasta included soup or salad. Delicious. Had live entertainment Would not hesitate to bring family or friends for work or pleasure. Great deal and if you get there before sunset the happy hour specials and the sunset are amazing !!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Island View Restaurant provides outside seating with a terrific view of the gulf and more than adequate breakfast menu. The staff is great!

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Bluffton, Sc
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At top of Lani Kai. Had found it last year. Amazing views with lots of windows. Posh inside place - complete opposite of adjoining Sundeck (more fun but not as posh). This time had the amazing rolled up eggplant appetizer. The smaller one was plenty for me. My drink was good sized. Bartender was nice.

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant which is located in the Lani Kai Resort during the happy hour (3-6 p.m. daily). The happy hour features drink specials as well as good food selections, especially flat bread pizza. We enjoyed the margarita pizza with one topping and also the tacos. The martinis look good but are weak - I recommend getting wine... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was the worst pizza ever. I've had better at a school cafeteria. They ought to be ashamed. We took one back, it was inedible. Here's a picture

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Northwood, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar where Marie was filling drink orders like a machine! She took care of our party of 5 while making drinks for the entire restaurant! We ordered oysters Rockefeller, fish tacos, pizza, meatballs and flatbread with lobster, all delicious and most were on the $5 menu! Our drinks were all $5 as well, what a bargain!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-765-4449
Description
It's a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough and it's situated on the sixth floor of Lani Kai Island Resort, high above the sand and sea. Over looking the Gulf of Mexico, you truly have to see it to believe it. With breathtaking views, a completely reworked top-notch menu, and a half a million dollar renovation, The Island View Restaurant is ready to shock tourists and locals who laugh at the thought of the Lani Kai offering 'fine dining' and a new look.

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