Have a Whale of a Time at The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach

Great food, exotic cocktails, and sunset Gulf views combine to make The Beached Whale one of Fort Myers Beach’s most popular sports bar restaurants. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Photo courtesy The Beached Whale

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers Beach, The Beached Whale is a popular place for locals and tourists to hang out, eat, drink, and have fun. To date, this lively beach bar has netted 36 “Best of the Beach” awards including Best Bar, Best Wings, Best BBQ, and Best Female Bartender in Fort Myers Beach.

Rooftop Terrace on Fort Myers Beach

The location of “The Whale” is hard to beat, right on Estero Boulevard with views across the road to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a highly visible place to dine and drink by night and day.

Great food, exotic cocktails, and sunset Gulf views combine to make The Beached Whale one of Fort Myers Beach’s most popular sports bar restaurants. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Photo courtesy The Beached Whale

The Look Out Lounge is where locals and vacationers gather to toast the sunset each evening with creative cocktails, icy beers, and refreshing drinks. Nightly Happy Hour makes this lounge bar particularly good value. Diners who don’t want to miss a minute of their favorite sports can follow the game on 20 flat-screen TVs lining the Sports Lounge or outdoors beneath the awning on the Deck Bar. Recently remodeling has added a new lower deck, so you can enjoy your favorite drinks and meals without missing out on the lively atmosphere street-side.

Dining at the Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach

Those with a whale-sized appetite will certainly appreciate the generous portions of delicious seafood on the full menu. Start with the Raw Bar selection, where oysters and fresh peel-and-eat shrimp seems to taste particularly good in the local sea air. Seared tuna with chilled rice noodles and other unique offerings show that the menu is never boring and conventional.

Great food, exotic cocktails, and sunset Gulf views combine to make The Beached Whale one of Fort Myers Beach’s most popular sports bar restaurants. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Photo courtesy The Beached Whale

Crab legs, seafood baskets, and shrimp scampi flatbread are just some of the mouthwatering snacks and full entrees to suit every appetite. Soups and salads are available for lunch or smaller appetites along with yummy fish tacos and delectable Maine lobster rolls. Flatbreads are particularly popular, topped with spinach and artichoke, pizza-style margarita, shrimp, or BBQ chicken which includes house-made Texas BBQ sauce.

Old favorites such as grouper, coconut shrimp, and fish and chips all take their place on the comprehensive menu with a choice of fried, blackened, broiled, or crunchy coatings. If you prefer meat, the barbecue meats at the Beached Whale are legendary – including succulent drop-off-the-bone Danish baby back ribs. Meaty Whale Wings are offered in mild, medium, BBQ, jerk, or teriyaki spices to get exactly the flavor you crave. And if you want a whopper, how about the Whale Burgers, made from hand-pressed Angus beef.

Next time you’re in Fort Myers Beach looking for great food in a lively setting, check out for The Beached Whale. I know you’ll have a blast!

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Written by: Gillian Birch | Author Website

Gillian Birch is a freelance travel writer and, whenever possible between trips, she enjoys life in Florida. As the wife of a Master Mariner, she has traveled extensively and lived in some exotic locations all over the world, including the Far East and the Republic of Panama. Describing herself as having "endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust", she continues to explore Florida and further afield, writing about her experiences with wonderful clarity and attention to detail. With a diploma in Journalism from the BCJ, she has published several travel books and ebooks, all available on Amazon under her name. Formerly the Florida Editor for BellaOnline from 2011-13, Gillian is an active member of the International Travel Writers' Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers' Association, and an enthusiastic guest blogger for MustDo.com Visitor Guides. Learn more about her writing as YourTravelGirl at: www.gillianbirch.com and follow her blog around the world at https://gillianbirch.wordpress.com/

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