Fresh Catch Bistro
Fresh Catch Bistro
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Fresh Catch Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 2394632600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Bob Burns
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Lee Tran beach trolley stops directly in front of the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available
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Fresh Catch Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great place right on the beach
    FloJo
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Our server greeted us directly after being seated and welcomed us. We sat inside had a beautiful view of the beach. There were several items on the menu that I wanted to try - selected the almond crusted grouper - glad I did, it did not disappoint. The atomosphere, food and service were all great. Highly recommend a visit to Fresh Catch Bistro.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem on the beach
    Novajoe
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Great restaurant with great menu, both seafood and meat. The crusted grouper was exquisite and my wife's prime rib was one of the best she claims she ever had. Great beach view, particularly at sunset. Service was excellent. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Breath of 'Fresh' Air!!!
    CookingInCleveland
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    What a wonderful sunset! Fabulous food! Great Service! There were 6 of us in Ft. Myers for a quick girls get-away. Read great reviews on TripAdvisor which connected me to OpenTable. On the plane to FLA, I met a young couple who frequent Ft. Myers several a times a year said if you go nowhere else, you HAVE to go to Fresh Catch! Of course I already had reservations! My friends had scallops, 1a steak, & I had Seared Tuna ~ all EXCELLENT. The wine list is really impressive and although the bar staff was a lil slow getting to us at first, the cocktails were really original! The staff goes out of their way to make sure you are having fun. They want service and food to be up to former reviews. Chris our waiter was great! Shout out to Iva!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh...yummy...and well appointed
    Afiremanandhisflame3
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Found this restaurant by chance via Open Table. And what a find! Fresh seafood...excellent quality and fabulous presentation. Husband and daughter said the clams on the half shell were the best they ever had! The Maine Lobster Martini was amazing as was our entrees: The Pecan and Cranberry crusted grouper and the Yellowfin Tuna were fresh and done to perfection. Our daughters had the filet mignons and they, too, were done to perfection. Our daughter attends FGCU so we were in town for Parent's Weekend...so even thought we don't live locally, we are planning our next visit to include another visit to Fresh Catch to try other amazing choices on their menu. This is one of few restaurants that have received 5 stars by our whole family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have been there 5 or 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    we have been there 5 or 6 times and have always enjoyed it alot.. This time it was not as good as we remembered from times past. The calamari appetizer was always delicious, however, this time i think there were more hot peppers than calamari. my husband and neice in the past said the tuna was the best they ever had. this time my husband said it was just ok. i will try it again since we used to like it so much. Hopefully it was just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    NanceVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    We really enjoyed this place. Food and service wS excellent. Watching a sunset with dinner superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Salt Rock Grille
    Trentco
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    My wife and I recently ate at the Fresh Catch Bistro. Her family had always traveled to the Clearwater area and would often go to the Salt Rock Grille. They introduced me to it and for years I said there wasn't a better place to eat seafood or steak. My wife agreed. We have found our new favorite! I would never take anything away from Salt Rock, but after our experience at Fresh Catch, we could not pick any other as our favorite. Delicious food, great service, great ambiance, priced right. Did I mention delicious food? On this same vacation, my wife's parents went with us and we told them that they had to try it. They came back with the same appreciation for this exceptional restaurant. AAA+ Looking forward to our next visit!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view of the Gulf
    dancer
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico especially as the sun goes down in the evening. But, my 2nd visit was as great as my first! I highly recommend the 3 course special for $25.....outstanding!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning view!
    Mander
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    The food was very good but the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was so-so
    Gittsov
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Crab cakes were mushy, prime rib barely warm. Waiter kept forgetting our order. Didn't bring salad, brought wrong dressing. The dinner was nothing to brag about.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service and Fantastic Views
    Kricket
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Talk about a romantic place to have an anniversary dinner or first date! My wife and I arrived a little late in the evening but still were able to sit on their beautiful patio overlooking the beach and the Gulf. I'd imagine we would have had quite a show had we arrived in time for the sunset. The service we received was impeccable. We had a very attentive server who constantly checked to make sure everything was good with our meal. The prices were fairly standard for a place like this - a bit on the high side, but not overwhelming. They had a decent selection of wine and plenty of tasty sounding dishes. We opted for the more generic lobster and steak - both were cooked perfectly. For an app, we chose the crab cakes, which were "ok".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food, incredible food
    Tonimmartin
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Note your reservation for outdoor seating if that is your goal. Perfect ocean front seating for witnessing sunset. There were 3 of us and everyone's meal was fantastic. I cannot recommend the Oyster Sashimi enough! Our server, Derek, was a great addition to our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Bring A Fan.
    Two2Dine
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The food and service was very good. The dining room was very HOT at 5:30 PM, even with the blinds pulled down blocking the view, it was to hot. EAT LATER TO SEE THE SUNSET. The corner table our group of 7 set at is to hot and needs to be addressed. It almost became unbearable and the group was sweating by the end of dinner. The manger that came by our table twice was dripping with sweat. He looked very out of place, cloths were baggy and shirt was way to big for him. He looked very unprofessional and just out of place. This is not McDonalds. The prices are a little high for the quality of food you get nevertheless very well prepared. The staff uniforms are terrible and the staff looks very hot and uncomfortable in them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just delicious!!
    Kimberly
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Had a friend visiting from France and the food did not disappoint!! Every course was fantastic! The fact that we enjoyed this fantastic meal while the sun was setting was a bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined with someone special
    mojo
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Dined with someone special & had a wonderful time. View was spectacular. The stuffed grouper was delicious as was the surf & turf. Wait staff was very attentive. Noise level was very low so that you could actually talk to one another & be heard. This is my second time here & would certainly recommend it. Manager came around to each table to see if everything was alright & thanked us for coming.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing is Everything...
    Francie
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Slow, disappointing service. Made a reservation but the table was not ready. Took three tries to get me a cocktail as someone forgot to place a liquor order. Crab cakes were like mush and had to request more sauce to accompany as a 1/2 a teaspoon just doesn't cut it. I prefer fresh veggies and am not a fan of frozen vegetables...the chef sirloin kabob special was good as well as the prime rib, but the service needs some polishing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was wonderful. There
    lolstarVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    The food was wonderful. There is an early bird special between 5 PM and 6 PM for $25 that was terrific. There was an appetizer dish with four different items, a soup or salad (full size), and great entrees with a starch and vegetable. Ever dish was great. There was so much that we took most of the entrees home. The early bird special runs between April until October 1st. The waiter, Chris, was attentive and the manager came over a number of times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food,
    Anniversary25
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Great atmosphere and food, definitely a great restaurant to visit!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beach restaurant
    fmb1
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Fresh Catch Bistro is a very good restaurant. It has a great location (it sits right on the beach with awesome views), has some inside and outside seating, and the food is very well prepared with a great presentation. The "door" is very welcoming and the service is spot on. They do not rush you through your dining experience. Very highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Extremely friendly staff. Very accommodating with our seating requests outside with a view. The food was very good with wonderful service. I had the scallops which were delicious and my spouse loved the mahi-mahi, both with the Mediterranean sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average food, bad service
    Oopsey
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Was looking forward for a great dinner, difficult to find parking spot, as soon as we stepped in - extremely muggy and humid. Waiter was sweating like a dog, he was not a happy camper - no bread serving till after salad was finished. As it turned out, AC unit was down that evening, 85F throughout the dinner - not much different than eating out on the patio - miserable. I ordered sea scallops, it's tasteless and grainy, tasted like sand. Jasmine rice was not even thoroughly cooked - for $29 entree - absolutely not worthy. Got free dessert of apple pie a la mode, mountain of sugar and crumbs - instead of tasty, just piles of sugar. Since the restaurant is right on the beach, unless you sit right next to the window, otherwise, don't bother.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Suprised
    WiltonFrankVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Excellent seafood in an incredible setting on the south edge of Ft. Myers Beach
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our first time at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    It was our first time at this restaurant. The food was awesome. Unfortunately it was a rainy evening and we couldn't sit outside. But we had a window table so we had a great view, looking at the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Well be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot on the beach
    PhartVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    After a week of dining out on Fort Myers beach, this was probably the most upscale. It is right on the beach with a great view. The wine list was decent. We all had fish. I had the seared sesame tuna with rice and snow peas. The presentation was very nice and the meal was tasty. We shared a dessert and it was delicious as well. I would go back if we ever are in town again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good raw
    Silviab76
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    I find this restaurant on tripadvisor and i was very lucky best raw i ever eat before
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is great here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    From the moment we walked in the door the experience was wonderful. We were greeted and immediately sat. The server knew the menu and answered all of our questions. The food was fabulous (my wife had scallops and I had salmon) and cooked to perfection. We moved outside to the patio to finish our drinks for a perfect end to our experience. First class operation all the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the family
    Visitor
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I took my family to dinner there and was expecting a little better food. My food was great, but the other items my family got were from the grill and the food was bland and tasted like they dropped the steaks in the ashes of the grill. Server was good. Place was just alright. Prolly wont visit this place again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Extravaganza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    The deal from 5-6 PM is top notch. $25 for a seafood appetizer of scallops, fennel salad, and crab cakes + ginger ccarrot soup + surf and turf (Prme Rib & Shrimp) was well worth the early visit. Very attentive service and good knowledge of the wine list from our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative menu
    Chip
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We came because just reading the menu made us hungry. I am glad we tried this restaurant, the food really was exceptional. We couldn't see the sunset, but the Oceanside view was nice anyway. The staff was busy but never neglected us. Great job, FCB! I only wish we had been staying longer, just to go try more of the yummy sounding menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fort Myers Beach Gem
    Cfoodlover
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Went there with a group of eight. Had a nice view of The beach for our dinner. The service was wonderful, and the food was amazing! Wonderful fish dishes, perfectly paired with sauces and sides. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an exceptional experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bugs hurt ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    High quality food & attentive service, but please consider using bug repellent if dining outside for the ambience - the "no see ums" are out in force
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great specials! Swordfish
    Smilindinin
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Great specials! Swordfish and risotto was phenomenal. On the beach with great views.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frist time at the restaurant,
    twoglovesVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Frist time at the restaurant, wonderful surprise! Food, service, and view all very good! Sea Bass and Tuna prepared just right, not over/under done! Rainy night, but obvious view was wonderful of the gulf. Staff very nice and professional. Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignored seating request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    I made a reservation two days before we planned to dine and requested a table by the window. We had our great-grandson with us and we thought he would enjoy the view. When we arrived no table was available. We also saw in the hostess book that win was written by our name. I think the hostess paid no attention to the request and seated other parties as they came in. When I mentioned it to the manager he said sorry. That's all. I love Open Table because we are always treated so well. Not in this case. The food was quite good, except for the rice, which was under -cooked. We will probably go back, but won't make any special requests
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    sterlinm
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Try the Lobster Mac and Cheese and the Clam Chowder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    Junevaca
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Not worth the price for the amount of food served. As the food was nothing special
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality
    Charley
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We have visited Fresh Catch several times in the past and the food has been very good. However, all 6 of our meals last week were below average. We are locals and we will not hurry back to visit this restaurant. Please work on food quality.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found on TripAdvisor to be
    Judy
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Found on TripAdvisor to be highly rated. Enjoyed the upscale dining experience and fantastic view. Will be certain to tell our friends to check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not disappointed
    oagerlikes2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    This place had great ratings on opentable and trip advisor and definitely lived up to its reputation. Great service and great food for a decent price. Beautiful view of the fl west coast. Don't hesitate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Fantastic restaurant overlooking beach. Service was impeccable and food was expertly prepared. Will definitely go back the next time we are in Fort Myers Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate