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Blue Dog Bar & Grill

4597 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9782
+1 239-558-4970
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mullet” (111 reviews)
“mango salad” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Gastropub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4597 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9782
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Casual place for a wonderful bite to eat. The food was delicious and the waitress was outstanding. Take a trip to Matlacha to through the galleries and stop in here for lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jlw07
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I stopped here on our way to Pine Island. We were promptly greeted and seated. Waitress was right there for drinks. We ordered a bowl of the She Crab Soup and the shrimp taco's. We split and both were excellent. The shrimp...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kinzukid
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best food on the island.. and we tried it all. Stone crab was great.. wings were awesome.. coconut shrimp super tasty. Highly recommend for a casual but delish meal!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're in Matlacha, look no further than the Blue Dog. Great food, ice cold beer. Great service and friendly folk all around! I never pass it by when going or coming from Pine Island. STOP IN!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here as it seemed to be highly rated and was recommended by the owner of our rental house. We had grouper tacos, mullet three ways and conch fritters. The best dish was the conch fritters, which were just ok. The tacos were bland...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hkcheesemonkey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been to Blue Dog several times and always enjoyed it. The food and prices are great. Every server has been wonderful. Olivia and Jenny at the bar are terrific. This is a place we come to regularly and love it every time. We recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emersont225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a friend to lunch and picked Blue Dog since we were in downtown Matlacha. We were greeted and seated immediately. We got ice tea but the full bar was tempting. The mullets tacos came in timely fashion. I got blackened and my buddy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caloosapaddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Dog was in walking distance. The food was wonderful. Service was excellent. But the star of the show was the Key Lime Pie.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Departure14778204253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times, the grouper was fantastic, not to say that everything else was any different. Great service, great food

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stopped in at the Blue Dog Bar and Grill while on vacation. The employees were very helpful and courteous.The bartender ( Courtney ) went out of her way to make our lunch and cocktail time a memorable one. So I say touche'.....To those...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lary L
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Response from Connie M | Reviewed this property |
There is an outdoor area on canal side that dogs can go with you!
Kim W
April 14, 2015|
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Response from KilroyWasHere |
Seriously? I'd rather a restaurant keep trying to improve, remedy problems if any, in short take care of business, than obsess over reviews and compose what are bound to be boiler-plate thanks or apologies to reviewers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4597 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9782
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Matlacha
  • Phone Number: +1 239-558-4970
  • E-mail
The goal of Blue Dog was to open a small, neighborhood restaurant in Matlacha, Florida the town we love. Our focus is on the small things that belong in a neighborhood restaurant. Being genuinely friendly, knowing the names of our guests and serving fresh local food at reasonable prices. Our hope is that the neighborhood grows to trust us and makes us an extension of their homes. The white boots (locally called 'Pine Island Reeboks') that 'Blue' wears on our logo are a nod to the rich past and current fishing history of Pine Island and Matlacha. These boots are worn by commercial fishermen all along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. From our family, we'd like to give our thanks to every crabber, fisherman, shrimper, oysterman, and all the commercial fishermen on the entire Gulf Coast but particularly Matlacha and Pine Island, for the sacrifices you have made to carry on the traditions of your fathers. It's one of the things that makes us proud to call Matlacha and Pine Island home. This is a great community. We have weathered storms...together. We work hard...together. We play hard...together and when the day is done...those white boots are put out to dry. Come, eat well, have a brew and sit with us for a while...and the dog is happy.
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