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

4.7
131 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 131 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RolfR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

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DeborahJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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GeorgannaB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we made reservations and asked for outdoor seating. We had a terrific view and the food was great.

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vipJeffA
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Not a place for special occasions.

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EricMGailH
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a beautiful comfortable view from inside Outside seating crowded and Noisy

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PatriciaF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the deck, pleasant. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CassieMay
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDianaV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very nice place, service was great food was good, beautiful scenery, nice drinks.

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viplocaldiner
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Doc's while on vacation from MN. Fun place with great food and service.

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TheresaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit every time we come down on vacation! Love the Yucatán Shrimp!

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PeggyC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved loved it. We will definitely return to Doc Fords.

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vipSandyW
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandy (our server) and bartender (forgot his name) were absolutely amazing! Friendly and accommodating... even all the blender drinks 🤗🤗🥰🥰

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viptheDoley
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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aliciaa
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipBetsy
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was another great meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and great atmosphere.

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Disappointing
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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SusanH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

MS
vipMaryS
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always feels like a vacation when we dine here.

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vipTimJ
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, amazing rum selection

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vipHayden
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJoevasz
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

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.

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JoeD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tjb1
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased with the efforts to social distance the tables.

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PattiT
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always

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DebC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DavidM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David our server was awesome!! We are from Indiana and will be back.

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StevenK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! Always our first stop to eat every time we come to Fort Myers!

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vipDINERSUE
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful nite...sat outside over looking the harbor...music was fantastic

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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Paml
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a quiet table not near others. Sat on the porch behind the desk. It was perfect.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening spent on the water! Will go back!

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EDPNP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobynB
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Would definitely go back when I’m in the area.

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 4.7 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.