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Rae’s on the Beach

3.8
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43 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
To our valued guests,

Our Resort is open, including dining option – Rae’s on the Beach – with safety and social distancing in mind.

In accordance with the Town of Fort Myers Beach’s most recent declaration announced July 1, 2020, Pink Shell will require all guests over the age of six to wear a mask while indoors. Masks will also be required outdoors when social distancing is not available—however, our team has put social distancing measures in place in outdoor areas including the pool and beach to ensure guest comfort.

Rae’s is located inside the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina with panoramic views of our private beach and Gulf waters. Menu items include a variety of seafood favorites with a Choose Your Catch option of Grouper, Mahi, Shrimp, or Day Boat selection. For those who prefer turf to surf, try the pan-roasted crispy chicken or center-cut filet. With a selection of wine, frozen drinks, local craft beer, and beachy cocktails, you’ll be feeling the beach vibes in no time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 43 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.6
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3.5
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarenW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great vacation restaurant. Service was EXCEPTIONAL!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The salads were good but the main course was mediocre. Tables are tiny and service was slow. We won’t be returning.

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RCA1956
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This was a nice place to have dinner. I think it is best for those staying at the resort. You can come very casual and I actually was looking for a nicer place. The views were great and the food was very good. Service was great. I would come back but not for a special event like a birthday

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sharit
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stayed at the pink shell for our 30th Tabby our server made everything special The snapper was amazing!!

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vipJessicaL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Seafood was not fresh. Very disappointing considering the location. I expected fresh shrimp and they were definitely not. Tried another seafood spot a day later with incredibly fresh seafood. Beach view was nice but with the food quality I would not recommend this place.

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luvdiningout
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good food, cocktails and service. Only downside is it's kind of pricey and not a very large menu but I would recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had great food, great service, and a great view!

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LouisB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines menu worked perfect for os and seating was great to enjoy sunset

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner @ Rae's--only negative was the rain that prevented us from seeing the gorgeous sunset view that Rae's affords. Rae's food & service was very good--we will look forward to dining there again!

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JanetG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The reservation did not include it was inside the hotel pink shell. So somewhat difficult
To find but the valet was very helpful
Large windows nice
Ambience of the restaurant needs much improvement. Lighting not romantic no background music furniture likely outdoor category
Felt like a remodeled fitness center
Food Very good salads and risotto and rib appetizer

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vipJA576
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The view spectacular. The only down side were the rest rooms. Shared with the pool side bar.

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vipAlbertM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service beautiful view and food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food was pretty good but the lighting is horrible and although our waiter was good it took a long time for the food to come.

JA
JudyA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service very slow. Menu limited for Christmas Day. Food acceptable, but nothing special. Had no rare cuts of prime rib. No restrooms close. Had to go down to pool level. Not a good experience and pricey.

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vipSmltee
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappoint it was a fixed menu for Christmas. Regardless the place was not what I expected. Wouldn’t go back.

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BROOKSD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food but deceiving in that they didn’t have outdoor dining.

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StacyR
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful view of the gulf and sanibel love coming here!

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vipTriciaC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The best Grouper dinner on Fort Myers Beach. The had an excellent menu selection and a nice wine selection. The mussels were delicious. The waiter could have been more attentive since the soup was served without a spoon and we had to find him. It was not crowded the night we visited so the noise level was fine. The view was beautiful and we will definitely visit again.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food very attentive server. Good view of the gulf. Could use a little higher end furnishings.

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RichardD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table should investigate this place. They took my 2:00 reservation. I paid my valets for parking my car only to find out they don’t open for lunch I was told they use the dining room for overflow lunch when I called the restaurant phone number the burger place on the beach answed. The beach menu was nothing like the restaurants that opens at 5:00. I wasted time money and traffic. I love open table I hope you won’t let them continue tricking people by taking lunch reservations. Respectively summited.

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vipPhilipB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was only open for dinner. Lunch was a limited service and seating outside only

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The waitress Cheryl was outstandanding and very presonable. Food was not the best. SHrimp and ribs were not very good!

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faustop
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I would recommend, but if you have a better alternate you can consider it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and they wouldn’t seat us. We were told we had to dine at they’re pool bar rather than in the air conditioned at the restaurant we booked

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JeffW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here on our last night at the Pink Shell. My wife and I had the fish of the day which was snapper. It was very good and fresh. Good portions size. My daughter got fried shrimp. Service was prompt. I also had the shrimp cocktail which was 8 medium to large size shrimp. Could have split the appetizer.
Service was good. Menu is a little limited but several fish choices and a steak option.
Restaurant is not big so I would recommend getting a reservation. They had three large parties with reservations 8-14 people each so that only left about space for 12-16 people.(4 tables).

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vipCarmen
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Wasnt a fan...service was awful. Valet made us pay $25 when it took over 2 hours at the restaurant! Wasnt our fault food and service was unbelievably slow. Nice spot overlooking the beach but the restaurant needs to get there stuff together.

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DonnaD
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It took longer than it should to receive service and then to get our drinks. We thought the menu was a bit limited and had hoped for a nice indoor bar area for a pre dinner drink. No indoor bar. We had enjoyed a dinner when it was the farm to table dining on the other side of the building. That was 2 years ago. Overall, Rae's was ok but we had other expectations considering it is in the Pink Shell Resort.

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vipCleanplate
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, good food but portions were small.

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AndyJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was okay. We flew in from Pittsburgh and had a reservation and got there exactly on time. The hostess was off somewhere and the waitress who was seating us didn’t know how to use the reservation pad. We were seated in a good spot for the sunset. The waitress was good. The liter of margaritas was a great deal, but they were very sweet. The food was okay but not great and definitely not large portions- okay portions. For the price and setting I would have expected a bit better, but it was a great place to watch the sunset and the service was pretty good. And food was good, but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant but they need shades or blinds to block the intense sun & heat coming in the windows in afternoon.

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Frozenriver
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Rae's fro our anniversary. The view is very nice. One of the best. The place was clean. Table settings very nice. We had two appetizers that were very good. Our server was exceptionally pleasant. We both ordered Mahi. One was the special (mine) the other was the daily prepare as you like with two sides. My wife liked hers. My Mahi was overcooked, the broccolini was so chewy that I could eat and the "crab dressing" was incredibly salty so it did not pair well with the Mahi....in my opinion. We will go again for the view.....I'll try another meal next time. If it's poor we'll cross the place off our list. Not terribly expensive but mine was worth zero. I'm not a complainer so I ate some of it and didn't say anything.

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vipAnita
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The dining room doesn’t open until 5. Our reservation wound up being at Bongo’s. Not a great menu compared to what should have been at Rae’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Was hoping for better more upscale food offerings
Server was great

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CourtneyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nothing too major to complain about. It took a while to get bread. Also asked for sweet tea, received unsweetened with sugar packets. Should have told us that do not have sweetened tea, and would have to sweeten it ourselves.

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Connie
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views, will go to dinner again at this wonderful place!

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Even though we had made a reservation, when we got to the entrance no one was there. It took a while for some one to sit us. After that things were quiet good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The tables are too small.
The room is cafeteria like
The music was not suited for dining.
Wait staff seemed to be lacking appropriate training.

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helen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I was pleased that we could order from the Bongo's menu. Rae's menu was very limited and too expensive.

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Debbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

My husband and I came to Rae’s for a post Valentine dinner. We thought it would be nice dining with a nice view. We didn’t realize it was an indoor restaurant so that was disappointing. Although there were floor to ceiling windows so you could see out, it wasn’t what I expected. The food was excellent and our server was great as well, very attentive. The restaurant itself was small and very plain, almost had a cafeteria feel. We had a table right by the window so did appreciate the nice view.

FAQs

Rae’s on the Beach is rated 3.8 stars by 43 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.