Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining

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Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining recently opened following a total renovation of this popular destination restaurant at Fish-Tale Marina, behind Santini Marina Plaza.

When asked how to describe his restaurant Manager Barry Wolff humorously responded with an answer collectively created by co-owners Al and Kathy Durrett: “We are the top end of casual dining or the bottom end of fine dining!” Wolff added, “Fine dining without the attitude,” referring to an original menu with a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

In addition to the New American modern menu featuring local seafood and produce, refreshing décor and waterfront location, the venue offers multiple unique features including a special “Chef’s Table” option with seating for up to 8 next to the kitchen and 5 Chef-selected courses at $125/person, by reservation only. Another unique feature is a large Captain’s Table at center stage in the Party Room, perfect for meetings, family gatherings or private parties. Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining offers an original menu, created by Executive Chef Christian Potts and refined by the management team and staff. Diners will find selections of local seafood, innovative salads, sandwiches and steaks made in their scratch kitchen.

Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining, 7225 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. By boat, turn at Marker 59. Hours: 11am – 10pm daily. Happy Hour with Marina Bites 3-5pm Monday-Friday. Call 239-747-6500 for reservations and more information.



This familiar destination has a completely new look and menu based on the vision of business partners Joe Orlandini and Brian Lavey. MoJoe’s represents their initial effort in the development of a more upscale, island-friendly use of the property and its surroundings. MoJoe’s now sports a refined, but casual look that reflects the character of Fort Myers Beach. This pedestrian-friendly location with parking right in front of the courtyard, features premium coffees, smoothies, a varied and interesting sandwich menu and all day breakfast every day from 7am to 2pm. Check out their daily breakfast and lunch specials. Stop by on your way to or from the beach or work to pick up a hot or cold beverage. Or grab a table in the shady courtyard, kick back and catch up on your reading while you watch the world go by. Free high-speed Internet access is also available on premise, offering travelers a place for refreshment and productive communication if they need to stay in touch with work or home.

MoJoe’s Coffee Bar: 1740 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach. 239-314-5575.


Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill

The Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill recently celebrated a ribbon cutting celebrating it’s opening. Shown here are Chef Eddie Vasquez and General Manager Joe Mitchell with staff and members of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The Shrimp Dock is a Florida style seafood restaurant featuring delicious signature shrimp dishes, served in a casual atmosphere with stunning views of the Back Bay. Diners will find a wide variety of menu choices from signature cocktails and appetizers to soups, salads, entrees featuring local shrimp & grouper, along with meatloaf and BBQ ribs. Appetizers include gator bites and fried pickles in addition to a variety of shrimp options, calamari, nachos and wings. Lighter fare includes sandwiches, pizza and burgers. Enjoy waterfront dining at its best with “Boat to Plate” seafood favorites, tropical cocktails, local craft beers and live entertainment in the heart of the Fort Myers Beach historic shrimping fleet.

The Shrimp Dock will host State Days in 2018: Indiana Jan 24; Pennsylvania Jan 31; Western New York Feb 7; Canada Feb 13; Ohio Feb 21; Wisconsin Feb 28; Iowa Mar 7; Michigan Mar 14; Minnesota Mar 21 and Illinois Mar 28.

Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill: 2200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. (First street before the bridge to FMB) Hours: Monday-Friday 3:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm.  239-463-3043