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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Eat in the shade on their deck, with your toes in the sand, or while you stroll the boardwalk...whichever way, the view is great! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
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“Delicious food and a unique Henry Ford-themed casual dining setting with indoor and outdoor seating options. If you stop for a bite, make sure to check out their one-of-a-kind bathrooms before you go! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent food - have yet to complain about any item on the menu (look up Yelp reviews). So fun to sit in the bar and grab an appetizer and watch the shrimp boats. OR dine in and listen to the local music - loads of people spontaneously get up and dance! Great to watch or participate. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We love to go to Fathoms for the food and outdoor dining with views of the marina and tiki bar. Fathom's has bands (depending on the season) on Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends checkout their Facebook page for info.”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Always voted the #1 Nightclub/Bar in all of SWFL! Open until 3am on the weekends! Dixie Roadhouse is a country-themed "party bar" for a 21+ crowd. Early in the evening, the concept relies on nearly 100% country music and features "Free & Easy" dance lessons. Once the lessons and practices are over, Dixie Roadhouse begins a transformation in the music format that includes rock, retro, dance, Top-40, and country. We only play "the best of the best" in each music genre. All of the music is fun, upbeat, comfortable, and instantly recognizable. Ice cold beer, exceptional sound and lights, and an awesome staff make this the best party in the area by far.”
  • 24 locals recommend
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“Great place with HUGE portions and affordable pricing. Great place if you are looking to go to Downtown Ft Myers to walk around, check out the Pier and grab lunch down there. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“Our favorite island bar. Kick back and relax! Cold beer and sunsets served daily. Music every weekend 2-6. Music every day during season. Quiets down after sunset.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great sports bar. 2 for 1 drinks all day every day. Most TVs of any sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best gourmet burger you will ever have! Seriously, good. Try the pork shanks or spring rolls, too.”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“Best Pizza on the island. Great view.... you may even see a dolphin or two on our back bay.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“My favorite great view right on the beach, good night life band starts at 9 every night, they have a formal restaurant named Gulf Shore Grill and a beach bar and a trendy new restaurant named Shuckers and of course the time less well know Cottage bar. All at one location parking on site.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“This is the joint you want to hit if you want an eexcellent breakfast. It'sa little spendy spendy..like $9.00 for a plate..but I like the #8..French toast..2 eggs.. and sausage..delicious!! Sit outside and enjoy the morning air..dont forget to try the fresh juice!! yee haw”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sit on the roof as you watch the sunset over dinner. Then walk down to Kilwin's for their Sea Salt and Caramel ice cream for dessert.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Feeling like an evening of fun? BackStreets is a local bar with live music on the weekends. Maybe even sing some karaoke on the deck!”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“So much fun, great specials, always entertainment, food and drinks are amazing. The price is best of all!!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“This is the perfect local dive bar that's always packed. On Sundays they have a great morning cocktail hour..where all the motorcycle bikers show up..and they have a decent happy hour!! This place also has a small liquor store if you want to bring your party home.”
  • 4 locals recommend