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Matanzas on the Bay announces drink specials, music schedule for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 24-26

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Matanzas on the Bay is among seven sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2021 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 60 singer-songwriters from around the country.

Music lovers can enjoy drink specials at Matanzas on the Bay throughout the weekend, with buckets of Landshark for $15, buckets of Corona Premier for $18, Bud Light Seltzer for $5 and Deep Eddy Vodka drinks for $5.50.

The following musicians will be performing at Matanzas on the Bay for Island Hopper:

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 7 p.m.: Rich Lafleur, Brad Hutsell
  • 8:15 p.m.: Heidi Raye, Julianne Ankley

 

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • 2:30 p.m.: Katie Lyon, Eric Durrance
  • 4 p.m.: Nick Wayne, Hannah Ellis
  • 6 p.m.: Liz Moriondo, J. Robert
  • 7:15 p.m.: Angie K, Heidi Raye

 

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • 1:30 p.m.: Kristen Kelly, Julianne Ankley
  • 3 p.m.: Jay Allen, Kylie Morgan

 

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest runs from Sept. 17-26. It kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 17-19, then moves to historic downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 20-23, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 24-26. The event is the largest songwriter festival in Southwest Florida and offers a unique experience to interact with songwriters at pool parties and beachside venues.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. Schedule is subject to change, with latest performance information available on the Island Hopper mobile app. For more information, please visit IslandHopperFest.com and follow the festival hashtag #IslandHopperFest on social media.

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Matanzas on the Bay launches summer prix fixe lunch menu

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Summer special includes three-course lunch for two

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is launching its summer prix fixe lunch menu, featuring a three-course lunch for two.

Available July through September, summer lunch specials at Matanzas on the Bay are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Guests will have their choice among a selection of Matanzas on the Bay’s popular appetizers and mouthwatering entrées with a slice of decadent Key lime pie for dessert, offered for $40 per couple.

The summer prix fixe lunch menu includes:

Choice of appetizer to share

– Calamari – hand crafted and flash fried, served with marinara sauce

– Conch Fritters – ground conch, green peppers, pimentos and bam bam sauce

– Crispy Crunch Shrimp – in-house creation hand-tossed in seasoned rice crispies with red pepper cherry jam for dipping

– Beer Battered Onion Rings – hand-dipped onion rings, served with sriracha ranch

Choice of two entrées

– Coconut Shrimp – rum- and coconut-dipped shrimp with a red pepper cherry jam

– Fish Taco Wrap – fried white fish, pineapple coleslaw, diced tomatoes, guacamole and cheddar cheese

– Half-pound Matanzas Burger – chargrilled half-pound burger made to order

– Club Sandwich – toasted whole wheat, lettuce, tomato, bacon, turkey and American cheese with bacon aioli sauce

– Choice of side – pineapple slaw, sliced local tomato, French fries, garlic bread, homemade chips, Chef Dave’s potato salad

Dessert to share

– Homemade Key lime pie – tart, tangy and made from scratch with an Oreo crust

Additionally, Matanzas on the Bay offers two refreshing cocktail options for the summer, the Key Lime Colada, a frozen blend of tart Key lime rum and creamy piña colada, and the Matanzarita, a blend of tequila, fresh lime juice and sour mix served frozen or on the rocks.

Guests can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor deck, accompanied by a waterfront view and live musical performances daily. Free car parking and boat dockage is available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay to feature food special, live music to celebrate Father’s Day June 20

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20, offering an all-day dining special from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and live music for dads and guests to enjoy.

In addition to its regular menu options, Matanzas on the Bay will offer a 14-ounce slow-roasted prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce for $30, which includes a garden-fresh vegetable and choice of side. Toast to dad with happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.

Nestled along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach, Matanzas on the Bay offers an idyllic setting for those treating their dad to a Father’s Day celebration. Guests can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor deck, accompanied by a waterfront view. Live music can be enjoyed throughout the day with performances from noon to 9 p.m.

Matanzas on the Bay offers free car parking and boat dockage for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay to offer Lobster Day dining special June 15

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating National Lobster Day on Tuesday, June 15 with an all-day dining feature, accompanied by scenic waterfront views and live music in the evening.

On the menu is Matanzas on the Bay’s twin stuffed cold water lobster tails, paired with vegetables and served with a choice of side for $37. The feature will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., while supplies last. The full menu is also available.

Live music can be enjoyed from 5 to 9 p.m. Free car parking and boat dockage are also available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay celebrates Mother’s Day with food and drink specials, live music on May 9

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating Mother’s Day with all-day dining and drink specials on Sunday, May 9, accompanied by live performances for moms and guests to enjoy.

Matanzas on the Bay will offer its lobster-encrusted snapper, topped with a lemon wine sauce and served with asparagus and choice of one side, for $29. The featured dish is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., while supplies last. The full menu is also available. Guests can also raise a toast to mom with a glass of Vista Point chardonnay, which will be available to moms for $2.

Nestled along the bay of Fort Myers Beach, Matanzas on the Bay offers an idyllic setting for those treating their moms to a Mother’s Day celebration. Guests can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor deck, accompanied by a waterfront view.

Live music will be provided throughout the day, featuring performances from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Free car parking and boat dockage is also available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay to offer dining features, live music May 5 for Cinco de Mayo

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 5 with all-day dining features and live music in the evening.

Festive appetizers on the menu for Cinco de Mayo include pico de gallo, loaded queso French fries and Dave’s con queso dip. The pico de gallo is homemade, fresh-chopped and spicy, served with tortilla chips for $8. The loaded queso French fries feature crispy fries topped with queso dip, bacon bits, shredded cheddar and diced tomatoes for $10. Dave’s con queso dip melds a creamy cheese sauce with diced jalapeno, spinach and pimento and is served with tortilla chips for $9.

For lunch, the fish taco wrap features fried white fish, pineapple coleslaw, diced tomatoes, guacamole and cheddar cheese and is served up with refried beans, rice and sour cream for $13. Also on the menu are shrimp or chicken quesadillas with blended cheese, salsa, sour cream, refried beans and rice for $14.

For lunch or dinner, the seafood chimichanga includes a lightly fried tortilla filled with shrimp, crab and homemade Monterey cream cheese, served with rice, refried beans and a side of sour cream. The dish is available for lunch at $16 or dinner at $19.

Matanzas on the Bay’s Cinco de Mayo menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., while supplies last. Drink specials include $4 Coronas and $6 house margaritas on the rocks, also available all day long, with regular Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m.

Live music can be enjoyed from 5 to 9 p.m. Free car parking and boat dockage are also available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay to offer New Year’s Eve dinner specials, live music Dec. 31

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Matanzas on the Bay is ringing in the New Year on Fort Myers Beach by offering New Year’s Eve dining specials and live performances for guests to enjoy on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Matanzas on the Bay will offer two featured dinner specials for New Year’s Eve, including the crab-crusted butterfly hogfish, served with a lemon-cream sauce and choice of one side for $26, as well as the Chairman’s Reserve black angus prime rib, a 14-ounce cut of high-quality beef served with choice of one side for $29.

New Year’s Eve dinner specials are served from 4 to 10 p.m. with Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Seating is available on a walk-in basis, and Matanzas on the Bay’s wine list and full menu are also offered. Free car parking and boat dockage are also available for guests.

Matanzas on the Bay will also feature a special New Year’s Eve performance from Mary Winner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Matanzas on the Bay celebrates 35 years

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Matanzas on the Bay, best known for fresh seafood and waterfront views, is celebrating 35 years on Fort Myers Beach.

Established by owners with a passion for beach history, Matanzas on the Bay maintains the essence of Old Florida. The restaurant and our adjacent 28-room inn today feature a contemporary, coastal-casual setting that pays tribute to Fort Myers Beach. You can see countless pictures on display dating back to our location’s earlier days as a seafood processor and marina.

Over the years, the restaurant has undergone several expansions to the kitchen, dining areas and upper deck. We also created a patio for special events and expanded the main dock that provides deep sea access. A recently completed renovation in honor of our 35th anniversary also introduced refreshed décor, new flooring and a revitalized outdoor deck overlooking the waters of Matanzas Pass.

A commitment to quality and community has been our “recipe” for longevity. That’s why our menu features locally sourced products from Blue Star Seafood Company, Pair-A-Dice Produce and Fort Myers Brewing Company. These fresh, local ingredients give guests a true taste of Southwest Florida.

In addition, we give back to our community, advocating for local initiatives supporting the military, children, health and the environment. Matanzas on the Bay has provided many free dinners and hotel rooms to soldiers. We have also hosted fundraisers for Operation Open Arms, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, among others, to help make a difference locally.

What started as a small restaurant operation 35 years ago is now a beach destination with more than 75 staff, and several team members whose time with Matanzas dates back to our early days in the 1980s.

We are honored to celebrate 35 years, and look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach reopens indoor, outdoor dining options

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has reopened its indoor and outdoor dining options with adjusted daily hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting Monday, May 4.

Serving Fort Myers Beach for 35 years, Matanzas on the Bay is known for its waterfront views and as a popular destination for those visiting by boat or by land. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Matanzas on the Bay’s latest menus are available here and will be updated as new offerings are made available. Daily happy hour specials can be enjoyed from 3 to 6 p.m.

For a limited time, Matanzas on the Bay is offering its full menu of Dave’s Dockside pizzas at 25% off on Mondays, available for those dining in or taking hot pies to go. Additionally, the restaurant’s frozen Take & Re-Bake pizzas are 25% off every day of the week, available in Cheese, Pepperoni, Dave’s Docksider, Deluxe, Super White and Meat Lovers.

Matanzas on the Bay continues to offer a great selection of its popular dishes to go as well as a take-out drink menu that includes Piña Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Key Lime Coladas, Bloody Marys, cocktails, beer and wine. Orders can be placed in person or call ahead at 239-463-3838 and boat dockage and plenty of parking is available for those traveling by boat or car.

Matanzas on the Bay is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach. Guests can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor deck. Indoor dining options will be offered at 25% capacity and outdoor dining at 50% capacity, with six-foot social distancing and extra sanitizing precautions in place to ensure guests remain safe and at a distance while dining.

For more information, call 239-463-3838.

St. Patrick’s Day dining specials, live music March 17 at Matanzas on the Bay

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with festive dining and drink specials on Tuesday, March 17, accompanied by scenic waterfront views and live entertainment in the evening.

Starting at 11 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Matanzas on the Bay will offer a buffet-style dining experience, featuring Chef Dave Chetwin’s Famous Corned Beef and Cabbage with carrots, creamer potatoes and dinner rolls for $17 per plate, available while supplies last. Drink specials include $4 pints of Guinness, $6 Bushmills and Jameson, also available all day long, with regular Happy Hour available from 3 to 6 p.m.

Restaurant-goers’ waterfront dining experiences will be enlivened during the evening hours with a performance by Sailor Larry from 5 to 9 p.m.