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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gastropub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4597 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9782
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can’t say anything bad about our lunch experience here. The food was fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and welcoming, Karen was our sever. The owner, John, made a point to stop by tables, conversing and checking on the guests experience...More

Thank JenDom G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying in Matlacha, my husband and I visited Blue Dog Bar and Grill... twice! I had a special of the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Nachos that was out of this world- everything had the right balance of heat and sweetness. I also had the...More

Thank Correen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 families for dinner, food was reasonably priced and portioned. Specials were excellent, every one ,even the finicky ones ate all their food. Had a nice selection of beers. Staff attentive and friendly.

Thank Abouha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome awesome awesome place. Very friendly crew and quick attentive service. Food was unique and fantastic. Cool island feel with shops all up and down both sides of the streey

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Dog does not disappoint - shrimp was excellent and so were the fish tacos. Four of us sat outside and had a wonderful, relaxing lunch. Our server was Thomas & he was excellent - knew the menu, gave great advice and super service....More

Thank Pegg04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the freshest seafood for many miles around. And they know how to prepare it! The homemade TNT sauce, mango salsa and pine island sauces are to die for. I have eaten fried mullet and the blue dog also. This is the...More

Thank matlachamama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the Blue Dog during our trip to Bokeelia on the recommendation of a friend and when we get back do we need to thank them! The servings were more than generous in fact my 2 daughters split one meal as it...More

Thank MrSnook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and I was very happy with the atmosphere. A laid back and relaxed style is perfect after a day of fishing. I decided to give the TNT Shrimp Taco plate a try and loved it! Florida provides such great seafood and you...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food,bit overpriced but you are in Matlacha so that's at a premium .Great lunch menu,cold beer.

Thank Octavio M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First place we stopped when we got to Matlacha and certainly the friendliest! The food was fresh and delicious. We also learned about the tasty mullet and the documentary "the tale of two fish". My husband grew up catching, cleaning and eating mullet and felt...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Bud S
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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!
April 14, 2015|
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Response from Nancy O |
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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