Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille-Ft Myers Beach

4.8
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill is in Fort Myers Beach, FL and just as you might expect from the name, it has the fun and laid-back atmosphere that you've been looking for. You can head to the establishment with some friends for drinks, live music and seating right on the waterfront.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill has a great menu from starters through to the dessert. Some of the appetizers include the crab cakes, flatbread, fried calamari and the chicken tenders. Try sandwiches at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill, such as the Cuban, grouper, Maine lobster roll, hamburger and the Maine lobster roll.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper and the crab cakes were very good. You won't be disappointed here. Also try the rum flights are worth trying.

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vipfrankp
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very poor quality / taste. Way over priced

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vipGinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good wax’s excellent definitely would go again

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RobertH
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the views of the harbor were breath taking. I would highly recommend Doc Ford's on Fort Myers Beach to anyone.

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SueF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific with great service! Great view of harbor!

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vipsocrpar8hd
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DOC FORDS IS ALWAYS, 100%.
Our server, Mary G, was SPECTACULAR!!

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vipJennifer
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit here. Our service & food were great. I’d definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jonathan was awesome. Food and service were all excellent.

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StacieG
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was spectacular. Great experience and very enjoyable time with the entire family. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sean was truly a great server. Very attentive and amazing knowledge of the menu. I was recommended this restaurant by multiple friends. Food was average. Don’t understand the hype.

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KelleyP
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, top quality and always leave satisfied. Outdoor heaters are a huge bonus

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was good. We had a good time. Will go back again.

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DarleneW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The six of us each had something different and we will all pleased. Just so hard to decide what to have. Will need to go more often. I usually get shrimp and grits but this time had a salad which was great. Shrimp and Grits or Cuban next time.

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LoriS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Tuesday night and loved it. Went back the following night and a table of people were so rowdy we could not enjoy our meal. They were so loud it ruined the dinner and the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scallops on Monday night and the Ahi tuna appetizer! Can’t beat either!

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DDhoff
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Yucatan shrimp is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Hard to get into, plan ahead. Live music! Great service , waitress and waiters are always available and charming. Beautiful views! Casual comfortable setting for all occasions or just a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!!

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Doc Ford’s comes through with a spectacular dining experience. Our group was there for a National training meeting and we were all thrilled with our food, service and value.

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DebbieE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service couldn’t have been better not to mention the view of the water. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Headhunter
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant located right on the water. We had an outside table over looking the water and the food selection, service and pricing was excellent.

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JasonD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, great food and service. The menu has something for everyone and you won't be disappointed, make your reservation and enjoy!

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Robyn
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Birthday Dinner, one of just a few times out since COVID restrictions. Requested outside, granted upstairs, seated spread apart, masks on everyone. Food and service was amazing as always. Perfect night. Thank you

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PhilA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels were fantastic along with the chowder.
We even purchased the sauce the mussels were in so we could take home!

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vipddistler
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the server was patient as we were not very decisive in the beginning. Music was phenomenal. If I would ding on anything it would be there decision to not open the bar area due to the tropical storm threat. However they seated us 45 minutes early and the rest is history.

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vipTXfizzy1
Nashville
69 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space looking over the boats and water. Good Covid measures in place. Excellent service (although I don't like to be "asked" to review a place, but sweet girl anyway. The food is why you come here because we loved the shrimp!

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vipmike
Charleston
82 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a Florida highlight. This is a restaurant chain that keeps a high standard. Will plan to go back when in the area again

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RosemarieH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was marvelous. Our only "complaint" is that we were seated under a large wall fan and the person sitting closest to it could not hear much of the rest of our conversations, the fan was quite loud. Otherwise we enjoyed it all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wasn't a five star due to the wait for our main course. But appetizer was out quickly, food was excellent, and our server, David, was great!

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GP2610
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. So much fun! Loved it. Favorite place in FMB and now I'm reading the novels!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th anniversary week

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DouglasA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter, Alexis, took good care of us and explained any questions we had on the dishes that we ordered.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome experience overall. Honestly the best dinner and mojito I’ve ever had!

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PegF
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Sandy was top notch! Food was delicious and the birthday dessert was yummy.

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vipRichaC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch and live music. Excellent choice!
Lobster roll was excellent so was pulled pork sandwich and crispy chicken. Had a rum flight - found a really nice new one.

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FernandoD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The server was awesome; however, the check crew by the deck made me feel like we were bothering them.

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StevenZ
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and always consistent. Great place for dinner and music.

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mgdbythesea
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clam chowder solid but didn't wow me. Seared tuna was good but tuna was too thick and still cold although seared! Panko Fish knocked it out of the park. Key lime pie tasty but tiny lol

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vipSmurf
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the flounder and it was very good. I would have it again on my next trip

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CindyF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special...pecan encrusted snapper with blue cheese risotto....simply AMAZING. Alfredo was our server. He was attentive and fun! Thank you for great food and service!

FAQs

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille-Ft Myers Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 765-9660.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille-Ft Myers Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.