One visit to this open-air restaurant and tiki bar and you’ll know why it was voted the #1 Best Waterfront Dining Restaurant in Fort Myers in 2014. Flipper’s on the Bay offers outdoor seating and a spectacular panorama of the blue waters of Estero Bay where you can watch dolphins play as you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The restaurant is located on Black Island at Lovers Key Resort, a five minute drive south of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Boulevard, adjacent to Lovers Key State Park. If you decide to come by water, Flipper’s is at Channel Marker 4, Lat: 26.406.255 Long : 81.876. There are plenty of mooring anchors for you to tie up to, and the restaurant’s casual atmosphere means you’ll fit right in in your boating attire.
Flipper’s can get busy, especially during season. Although they don’t take reservations, they do offer call ahead seating. Just give them a call before you leave, and if there’s a wait they’ll place your name on the list. When you arrive, check in at the host stand and they’ll let you know how much time is left before your table is ready.