Matanzas On the Bay - Restaurant and Upper Deck Bar

Fort Myers Beach 416 Crescent Street , Fort Myers Beach , FL 33931


PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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

Activities: Boating

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

Meetings & Events

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

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