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Matanzas on the Bay

416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
+1 239-463-3838
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“stuffed grouper” (26 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A little too windy for outdoor dining.but every bit as good indoors. Blackened grouper as good as ever, and tried the conch chowder for the first time, and am kicking myself for not having tried it sooner..It was very tasty, with celery, onions and substantial...More

Thank BuckeyeBob1215
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Matanzas for dinner and was so happy that we chose this restaurant! I had one of their signature stuffed fish dishes, which was absolutely fantastic and can highly recommend it. We sat outside by the water and the ambiance was great. I can...More

Thank tvlnut
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been eating at Matanzas for twenty years. They have great seafood (particularly grouper sandwiches!). But I never had the pizza they serve in their upstairs bar until now. We were just in the mood for pizza and it was extremely good. I love...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted pizza and were directed here. Not much parking, very busy place, waited for table upstairs. But we wound up loving this place. Nice view from above, the pizza was excellent as was the service. Plus there was live music which made the night...More

Thank recorder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it’s our final night on vacation and we picked this place for our last meal out. I had the stuffed grouper and my wife had the crab stuffed scallops. Both were outstanding! We would have liked to have had more time to enjoy the...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our entire party of 6 was thrilled with their drinks, appetizer and entrees. Grilled grouper, surf and turf and seafood quesadilla were all winners. Excellent ambience and service by Jessica. Highly recommend

1  Thank LynnZastrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been there for several years. Had family in after Hurricane. Had the stuffed grouper. It was excellent. Service was very good. First time for my family and they enjoyed there meal and being by the water. We would all go back again. Price...More

1  Thank Bob S
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing about our fresh caught Stuffed Grouper. The signature stuffing has been a Chef Special for decades and should be tried by all. Please join us again for a nice lunch or dinner on the waterfront and maybe you will also be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were out for happy hour. Ordered a couple of drinks and an appetizer. The bar was small which was okay but a couple of patrons at the bar were very loud. No music or anything going on, just a little dull. Food was delicious...More

Thank Kathy T
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us for our Happy Hour menu. Happy Hour is offered at the downstairs bar from 3-7 and at Petey's Upper Deck from 4-7. Live music starts at 5 every night. Please join us again and enjoy the live entertainment and great...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place was great. Their dinner deal for two is a great deal. The bay bread is amazing and overall great food. Best meal we had on the island.More

Thank Jamie W
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. The Summer Prix Fixe menu will be offered until the end of October and the Baybread has been a Chef special for many years. We are looking forward to seeing you again the next time...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Just took some friends by boat here - great help at the dock and pleasant service. Ordered a seafood plate at $21 which consisted of 3 small shrimp, 2 medium scallops and about 3-4 ounces of fish. The flavor was quite good but with a...More

Thank Tmorrissim
Tony C, General Manager at Matanzas on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We thank you for the review. Also, we are happy to know that you enjoyed the fresh seafood but we are also sorry you received less than expected. We hope you will give us another chance and give Petey's Upper Deck a try on your...More

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9 August 2017|
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Response from lainer16 | Reviewed this property |
We ate inside so I really do not know.
Megan G
8 May 2017|
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Response from mbradley59 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Tony C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a number of gluten free options. A menu is printed for your assistance when you visit us. We have a number of different charbroiled proteins such as fresh seafood, steak and chicken. The starch choice could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 239-463-3838
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Specializing in fresh local seafood, choice Angus steaks, Seed to Table produce and Dave's famous Dockside Pizza, we are Southwest Florida's best waterfront restaurant. Live music and Happy Hour daily!
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