Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille-Ft Myers Beach
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Our Signature Dish! Tomlinson traveled to the Bay of Ascension, Quintana Roo, Mexico to fish for bonefish and came back with this great recipe. Steamed peel-and-eat shrimp in a dressing of real butter, garlic, mild Colombian chilies, fresh cilantro, and Key lime juice
Blackened w/ tropical salsa
Fresh grouper grilled, blackened, or fried. Served with Doc's tartar sauce on a freshly baked roll
Due to traffic our party was late...they were extremely helpful in accommodating us.
Our server was friendly but very inexperienced. Meals were mixed up, things forgotten & bill had to be redone several times. I would go back & hope to have better service. It may also be not enough help.
The cost was pretty high for the quality of the food but the live music was incredible and made it totally worth it ! Would go back again.
So glad we made reservations and asked for outdoor seating. We had a terrific view and the food was great.
Not a place for special occasions.
Great food and a beautiful comfortable view from inside Outside seating crowded and Noisy
Been wanting to go Doc Fords for sometime and so glad we did. The snapper was incredible. Bought some Yucatán sauce to go. Great experience.
Sat on the deck, pleasant. The food was delicious!
We love everything about this place- atmosphere was kicked back and fun. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was awesome both times we were there. We hope to return before we head back home.
My husband and I were on vacation from Pennsylvania. The location was hard to find but the reviews pushed us to come anyway. We were seated on an outside dining space that was quiet and relaxing with a gorgeous view of the bay. I could hear that it was more energetic in other spaces of the restaurant, but this was perfect for us. There was a table of people celebrating a birthday, this is a good choice for a special event. I got the Caribbean style shrimp and grits. The grits were awesome! My husband got the Panko fried shrimp with French Fries. He loved it and both of us loved the shrimp. We shared the Stone Crab Claws which we really enjoyed, they were pre-cracked so they were not too much work. Our server was Alfredo and he was friendly and very efficient. We never waited for anything and he checked on us at appropriate intervals. This was not our experience in many Fort Myers Beach restaurants. We left very happy!
Very nice place, service was great food was good, beautiful scenery, nice drinks.
Really enjoyed our dinner at Doc's while on vacation from MN. Fun place with great food and service.
We visit every time we come down on vacation! Love the Yucatán Shrimp!
Loved loved loved it. We will definitely return to Doc Fords.
Sandy (our server) and bartender (forgot his name) were absolutely amazing! Friendly and accommodating... even all the blender drinks 🤗🤗🥰🥰
This restaurant was lovely for lunch. The second time we had lunched there. I am writing this review because I was prompted to, since we dined there. I am also hoping that we get our points for visiting this restaurant. I have contacted open table twice about not getting my points and have still not heard back from them.
First time there (although we had seen it from the road numerous times) LOVED IT! Ate outside and enjoyed the great views and the live music. Food and service were outstanding. Already have a reservation for 2 weeks.
The food was fabulous. I had the salmon and it was quite possibly the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. One of our guest said that tuna and another had though crab cake appetizer. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Was another great meal
Great food, and great atmosphere.
We had booked our dinners reservation weeks in advance via Open Table. Although we had our confirmation number and proof, they said they had no record of our reservation! They did not try to accommodate us. It was a crowded Friday night and it was hard to find an alternative. Poor hospitality and disappointed.
Thursday night red snapper dinner entrée was excellent. Fish and shrimp tacos are great. Entrée tropical salad was disappointing, mostly lettuce with very few toppings.
It always feels like a vacation when we dine here.
Great food, great service, amazing rum selection
When (not if) you go there you must have the Yucatan Shrimp. They are outstanding. Its like a trip to the Caribbean. Save room for Oysters on the 1/2 shell.
Food and service were great! We were seated outside. They allow dogs with outside patrons. There were 2 dogs that got into a barking match that was very annoying as we anticipated a quiet afternoon lunch by the Marina.
Beautiful waterfront dining in a pleasant atmosphere. Food and service was excellent. Only negative was a large group entering off of the boat dock without masks wearing bathing suits. They seated themselves and circulated around the dining area without management saying anything to them. CoVid safety protocols were not adhered to.
Very pleased with the efforts to social distance the tables.
Food was delicious as always
Great service and amazing food. We had the best dinner at Doc Ford's FM Beach since we arrived in FL. We would recommend the pina colada! WOW. Their signature shrimp dish is packed with flavor. We are anxious to go back hopefully this month.
David our server was awesome!! We are from Indiana and will be back.
Excellent food. Great service. Let us enjoy our drinks and appetizer before they brought the food. Really friendly staff with amazing views. Would highly recommend this place
The food and service were fantastic! Always our first stop to eat every time we come to Fort Myers!
Beautiful nite...sat outside over looking the harbor...music was fantastic
We love Doc Ford’s. The food is always amazing. Pick anything on the menu...you won’t be disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely. I think every table has a water view. Service is great. Doc Ford’s is everything you love about Florida. So go...enjoy!!!
We wanted a quiet table not near others. Sat on the porch behind the desk. It was perfect.
Great place to eat authentic seafood dishes prepared by their amazing chef! I don't eat veggies and I ate them all mixed with the cheesey risotto and hog fish! A must eat at restaurant when in Ft. Meyers Beach !!
Great evening spent on the water! Will go back!
The food was so delicious. Our waitress was amazing. She was super attentive and it was very busy too. Our first time there and will definitely go back.
Food and service excellent. Would definitely go back when I’m in the area.
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 4.7 stars by 131 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.