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Oxbow Bar & Grill, Fort Myers, FL

Oxbow Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
102 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Casual dockside dining on the doorstep of Downtown Fort Myers. Panoramic riverfront views on the Caloosahatchee. A boater’s retreat with an upbeat nautical vibe. Serving coastal cuisine and more for brunch, lunch and dinner. Retail and rentals to ignite your spirit of adventure.

Looking for something else? All of Luminary Hotel & Co.'s food & beverage operations are open, including Ella Mae's Diner, Dean Street Coffee, our Lobby Bar, Silver King Ocean Brasserie, and Beacon Social Drinkery. We're excited to serve our local SWFL communities, those flocking to the area to help us rebuild, and visitors to our beautiful corner of paradise!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (833) 918-1512

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Ft. Myers

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Ft. Myers

    Most Booked

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  1. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Fish was overcooked and tasted like it had been frozen.
  2. M

    Manakinman

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very limited menu and while serve was good they were very crowded and the service was slow. Also I should have requested an inside table
  3. SH

    SusanH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was the best waitress!! Loved our meal and watching the beautiful sunset!!! We will be back!!!
  4. JK

    JerryK

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place
  5. DH

    DebH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed - view of the water is gorgeous, restaurant is beautiful and service great. Food was outstanding!!
  6. s

    superaud

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Oxbow was a wonderful experience . Everything from the service, food , ambiance and company was first rate. I plan to return on my next visit to Ft.Myers.
  7. DM

    DougM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The acoustic’s are a problem-especially with a musician. Need something to absorb the noise. Otherwise everything was great!
  8. GH

    GaryH

    Toledo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Location on the river was great. Food was average at best. Cubano sandwich was bland with little flavor and a bag of chips. Wife’s burger again was bland and lacking salt or flavor. Was expecting an upscale experience but was underwhelmed.
  9. R

    Rachaelstevenson

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    service was extremely slow limited menu was not busy and still waited LONG time for food/service.
  10. A

    Andrea

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with a beautiful view! Great place for a special occasion or a nice meal out. Was visiting Fort Myers and a great feeling of being on a tropical vacation with a beautiful view overlooking the water.
  11. JK

    JohnKirk

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view! Food and drinks were good. They have a nice clothing shop in the lobby.
  12. SD

    SusanD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Beautiful view ,friendly staff ( the bartender was so terrific smiling and welcoming us as we walked through to be seated) front staff seem young and inexperienced but friendly We ordered a chicken shawarma and a breakfast skillet. In each case they were perfectly cooked but really blandly seasoned( like how about some salt snd pepper for the eggs) I think the pita which was soft and fresh may have been too thick for the shawarma as I couldn’t get any flavor till I opened it and at the components individually. Our server was sweet ( she did ask if we needed change the the 100.00 bill that was left and the bill was 53.00 lol) Over all it was ok . I think all the hard surfaces effect the acoustics ( hard to hear) but the view was amazing. That location could be a great spot for a little higher end concept. 6 out of 10
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We made reservations for my husbands birthday dinner. We had been to Oxbow before and loved it. Our reservation was inside but due to cold due to cold and outdoor reservations having to move in we were not sat until 30 minutes after our reservation. After being seated we found out they were serving an extremely limited menu due to the hurricane 4 months ago??? I wish this would have been told to us when making the reservation as we would have selected somewhere else for the special night. Overall it was not a bad experience and food we did order was fine, but it definitely wasn’t the expected experience.
  14. SG

    SteelerGal

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Great restaurant. Manger is very attentive to make sure his patrons are enjoying. The tuna tartare is exceptional. I also had their daily scallop special which were prepared perfectly. View is of the river. Come early for a beautiful sunset.
  15. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    I ordered the “special” which was tasty and consist of 3 scallops and was served on risotto and with 2 vegetables. When the bill came what a shock it was to see that it cost 45.00.It was more than all 3 other meals at the table combined. This really turned me off. We also had to pay 5.00 for bread. I won’t be returning anytime soon.
  16. RB

    RyanB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Food was mediocre…service was extremely poor, took well over an hr to get food and then I was given a gift card that they didn’t allow for me to use, prices are way to high for the amount of food you get. Save your money and go somewhere else.
  17. BS

    BethS

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, but limited menu. Cocktail specials are delicious.
  18. l

    luvtofeast

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    1. We could not get near the restaurant to even drop-off . Even for Handicap! 2. Oxbow had a very limited dinner menu. 3. For $32 the salmon was fishy, the potatoes were tasteless, but the Asparagus was fine. 4. Short Rib quesadilla was good $16. 5. The burger and fries were good. All in all for a high end restaurant it was mediocre. Disappointing bringing friends who were visiting for such an unimpressive menu. It is a beautiful location.
  19. E

    Ericf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Filet was amazing. Had the sides swapped for my wife and I. Asparagus was well over done, the fingerling potatoes as well were over cooked. The filet was amazing and you had a bottle of Blantons bourbon at the bar, so that was great. Service was average, waited awhile for drinks and to order. Manager was very attentive though. Overall average experience but will be back
  20. P

    Pherb

    New England

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    So much potential, but some weirdness in execution brings me to a 3-star review. The waterfront location in Fort Myers is outstanding and the edifice is impressive and inviting. Parking is a bit of a confusion with 2-hour app-based payment that can be comped by the restaurant? (Given the location and grandeur of the building I was thinking there may be Valet parking?) Perhaps the problems were caused by dining on New Year's Day (January 1), but despite having an Open Table reservation and arriving a little early, I was told the party would have to wait 20-30 minutes because they were "short staffed." Actually, we had to wait about 5 minutes before the hostess greeted us. Fortunately (?), there's a rather large retail shop with all kinds of "Fort Myers" wear and trinkets to look at while we waited. We were actually seated after only about 10 minutes which was good and found the restaurant lively with almost a "sports bar"-type feel with large screens showing football games. There are large windows to the bay, but they're so dark you can't even see the people eating on the deck outside, let alone the passing boats on the water at night. I suspect the view is better in the daytime. The "Limited Menu" was small, but there were four unlisted "specials" that everyone in my party of 6 quickly opted for when they were explained. For starters we had the Sourdough Boule (a great deal), Truffled Burrata (very good), and Smoked Chicken Wings (also very good). 3 at the table had the Ribeye special which was excellent, while others tried the Cubano, and Pulled Pork sandwiches which were good but not particularly special. With this location, I was expecting to see more seafood, or more exotic meats (Ox, anyone?). Service was a little uneven over the course of the meal, but were were able to get the staff's attention when we needed it. It's probably a solid 4-star place any other night of the week.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot. We hope they expand the menu a title bit. But otherwise perfect.
  22. v

    vjbx

    Naples

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    New menu is plebeian. Nothing like the first year. Understaffed. All helpful but waited too long for everything. Need to go back to old formula
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and good but very limited menu. Complimentary dessert on birthday was very good!
  24. VW

    VoniW

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding!! We had to wait at bar for a few minutes with great drinks and bartender.
  25. H

    Honestly

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night outdoors for sunset and dinner. 2 hour parking available on premises with validation
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Reservation was made, arrived 2 min late. Table not ready, waited 15 min. Water served tasted like tap water. Ordered bottled water at my expense. Limited menu , limited salad dressings, salad was nice, Salmon entree good but nothing special, potatoes with it were tasty & salty. Received free dessert for our Birthday celebration, molten lava cake was served cold ! Service was excellent.
  27. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Don’t bother making a reservation they won’t honor the time they always take walk-in so they overbooked.
  28. MO

    MicheleO

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Oxbow to be a really nice, friendly, and well-managed restaurant.
  29. G

    Gmo1

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful staff and delicious food!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We met up with friends we hadn’t seen since IAN struck. We’re all so happy that OXBOW has reopened. We had a bit of a seating snafu re our standard seating Rez & which fortunately worked since our Rez was quite early & our guests preferred sharing the corner of bar rather than sit outside in the cold. Staff & manager were caring & helpful. Food was good, craft cocktails & service were also on point. Highly recommend an early reservation in advance of sunset it’s a lovely spot!
  31. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our server was pretty bad. I watched as she finally put our drink order in with the bartender about 15 minutes after we ordered. Timing was off, sometimes she was around others she was gone for a while. Food was nothing special and the menu is surprisingly limited. Atmosphere is nothing special. Had higher exceptions based on the outside and location of the restaurant.
  32. JJ

    JodiJ

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soccer mom reunion!
  33. M

    Momstroh

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Our server Brandon was the best - very attentive and on the spot when we needed anything. The specials were a nice add to the menu. The sauces paired with the entrees were light and flavorful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon’s Service was top notch! A delightful young man.
  35. FC

    FoodChique

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Live music was an added bonus!
  36. LD

    LindaD

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Five people in our reservation tried to seat us at table for four. Service extremely slow. Sat waiting on our first drinks for almost 10 minutes, even though the restaurant, bar not that busy. Food was very good but had to rush since everything was so slow and we were going to Florida Rep for performance. Will probably go back maybe this was just an off night.
  37. NL

    NancyL

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A very limited menu! It was very loud too! We ate inside. Our server was excellent! I think her name was Lucy?
  38. LN

    LindaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our waitress was very helpful and friendly! Told her my fries were not hot and I immediately got brought out a new hot order of fries! Ended up being a little chilly out on the water so we asked for the heaters to be turned on and it and it was lovely.
  39. J

    Josh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    A waiter never came so we left. Didn’t get to try the food or anything.
  40. CK

    ChrorizoKing

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Loved the restaurant location for a great view of the water and sunset. The parking validation was wonky but this may be a Ft. Myers issue. The food was fine. The menu was abbreviated due to a recent reopening after the hurricane but the selection choices were adequate. The service by the waitress was spotty. She was also working the bar for guests but I always find it inexcusable to have to ask for water glasses to be refilled not once but three times.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oxbow Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (833) 918-1512.

Oxbow Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Oxbow Bar & Grill

2200 Edwards Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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