Welcome toFlippers on the Bay

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Come by Car or by Boat

Flippers On The Bay is located at Lovers Key Resort on Fort Myers Beach. 

Overlooking the backbay waters of Estero Bay while sipping a cold beverage, it’s easy to understand why Flippers on the Bay has been named the “best waterfront restaurant” on the island.  

This open-aired restaurant is directly on the bay with a perfect view of some of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork. The casual, laid-back ambiance is one you’d expect from a beach location but you may be surprised by the exceptional cuisine served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Executive Chef Juan Cruz

Executive Chef Juan Cruz has cooked alongside some of the country’s best chefs: Thomas Keller and Wolfgang Puck.

The El Salvador native spent the past 20 years building his culinary career in some of the finest kitchens in the country, primarily in California.

He brings exceptional talent to the kitchen and always has a welcoming smile for his guests.  


Two Signature Dinner Entrees Include

Taste of the Bay and Chilean Seabass. 

Taste of the Bay dish at Flippers on the Bay
Chilean sea bass entree at Flippers on the Bay

Taste of the Bay

Fettuccine pasta tossed with succulent lobster meat, shrimp, and diver sea scallops, pear tomato, shallots, and bacon in a fresh basil pesto cream sauce.

Chilean Seabass

Pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass served with a citrus miso sauce and stir fried rice.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 


  • 8771 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


  • Big Carlos Pass / Channel Marker 4, Lat: 26.406.255 Long : 81.876.262


Call us at (239) 765-1025 before you come in and if there happens to be a wait, we'll place your name on our wait list. Check in at the host stand when you arrive and we'll quote you the remainder of your wait time. While this is not a reservation, your wait time in the restaurant will be shortened by using Call Ahead Seating.


  • Breakfast
  • Appetizers
  • Entrees & Pasta
  • Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches
  • Specialty Drinks & Wine List
  • Desserts
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