A staple of the Fort Myers Beach community since its doors opened in 1984, Matanzas on the Bay is best known for its fresh seafood, lively atmosphere and stunning waterfront views.
A popular destination for visitors and locals alike, Matanzas on the Bay serves lunch and dinner daily. Live musical performances can be enjoyed all week long, and happy hour is offered daily at the downstairs bar and at Petey’s Upper Deck, Matanzas on the Bay’s upstairs sports bar. Petey’s Upper Deck is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach!
Matanzas on the Bay has been a premier restaurant on Fort Myers Beach for more than 30 years, and is proud to offer mouthwatering fresh dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and friendly service. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers seafood from Blue Star Seafood Company, produce from Pair-A-Dice Produce, rum from the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and craft beer from Fort Myers Brewery.
Matanzas on the Bay caters to private events, providing an intimate waterfront setting for weddings, special dinners, showers, barbecues, holiday parties and more at its outdoor bayside special event area.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach, adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations with deep-water marina access, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available for guests traveling by land or sea.
Location: Bayfront, Beach Access
Rate Information: Free admission
Suitable for Ages: All Ages
Availability: Daily, Long Term, Monthly, Weekly
Hours: 11AM - 10PM
Dates Closed: Christmas/Thanksgiving - Restaurant only
Closest Airport: Regional Southwest
Driving Time to Nearby Lodging: on-site
Distance from Public Transportation: at bus stop
Designations: AAA Three Diamond, Superior Small Lodging White Glove Award Recipient
Pet Types Allowed: yes
Pet Weight Limit: none
Pet Deposit/Fee: varies
Facility Amenities: Boat Dock, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Entertainment, Food/Beverage Service, Live Entertainment, Marina, Restaurant
Rentals: Fishing Rental
Minimum Stay (in days): none
Number of Floors: two
Number of Units: 28
Number of Slips: sixteen
Size of Boat: 50 +
Number of Golf Courses: none
Seating Capacity: 200 plus
Cuisine Served: American, Caribbean, Gluten Free, Pizza, Seafood, Steak
Dining Type: Casual Dining, Fine Dining
Meals Served: Dinner, Lunch, Sunday Brunch
Restaurant Features: Full Bar, Group Menu Available, Happy Hour, Individual Checks, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Private Room Capacity, Smoke-Free, Smoking Area, Waterfront Dining
Restaurant Type: Nightclub / Bar, Sports Bar
Type of Bar/Nightclub: Live Music
Meeting Facilities: Catering Managers
Category: Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome
Wedding Services: Wedding/Reception Venues
Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 60
Total Number of Meeting Rooms: various
Total Sq Ft of Meeting Space: 800 square feet
Capacity, Banquet-style: 150