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Matanzas on the Bay to offer Valentine’s Day dinner feature, live music Feb. 14

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Matanzas on the Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a dinner feature and live music at its intimate waterfront setting on Fort Myers Beach.

On Feb. 14, sweethearts can enjoy the baked salmon, a tender and flaky fillet topped with a creamy jumbo lump crab imperial and served with a choice of side for $28. The Valentine’s Day dinner feature will be served from 4 to 9 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.

Live music will be performed throughout the evening with Sailor Larry taking the stage from 5 to 9 p.m.

A romantic destination for any Valentine’s Day date, Matanzas on the Bay is nestled along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach with seating available indoors and along the outside deck. Free car parking and boat dockage are also available for guests.

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.

Valentine’s Day specials, live music on deck at Matanzas on the Bay

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Matanzas on the Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with dinner specials and live music at its intimate waterfront setting on Fort Myers Beach.

On Feb. 14, sweethearts can choose from a 1-pound serving of Alaskan king crab legs, steamed to perfection, split and served with a choice of side for $49, or the baked salmon, a tender and flaky fillet topped with a creamy lobster sauce and served with a choice of side for $28. The Valentine’s Day dinner specials are served from 4 to 10 p.m. and each meal is accompanied by the restaurant’s idyllic waterfront views. Matanzas on the Bay’s wine list and full menu are also available.

Live music will be performed throughout the evening with local artist Daniel D taking the stage from 5 to 9 p.m.

A romantic destination for any Valentine’s Day date, Matanzas on the Bay is nestled along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach with seating available indoors and along the outside deck. Walk-ins will be accepted on Valentine’s Day, and free car parking and boat dockage are also available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay’s Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser raises $2,028 for CROW

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Matanzas on the Bay’s family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser has raised $2,028 for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).

Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 26, the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser featured an array of children’s activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, fun games and animal-themed arts and crafts. Throughout the day, guests enjoyed food, craft beer and live music by guitarist and singer Scotty Bryan, as well as interactive, educational sessions led by CROW’s wildlife experts with appearances from wildlife ambassadors Lola, the American kestrel, and GiGi, the Virginia opossum.

“CROW has been a longtime partner in caring for the beautiful wildlife that surround and often visit our waterfront restaurant,” said Tony Coppolino, general manager of Matanzas on the Bay. “CROW’s efforts play an important role for residents, visitors and local businesses like ours that enjoy and benefit from healthy native wildlife. We were glad to bring the community together to show our support for their meaningful work.”

Proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will help CROW continue to operate its teaching hospital to save the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through veterinary care, public education programs and its visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and animals through wildlife medicine.

“CROW is very grateful for the support from the community and Matanzas on the Bay,” says CROW’s Executive Director Alison Charney Hussey. “They put on a wonderful event for a great cause, everyone had a fantastic time and we are so thankful for their support for CROW’s mission to keep our beloved wildlife healthy!”

Matanzas on the Bay hosting Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit CROW

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is partnering with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) to host a family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed fundraiser.

The CROW Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach. Free car parking and boat dockage is available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Children can have their faces painted by animal artists and participate in pumpkin painting, fun games and animal-themed arts and crafts activities. CROW’s wildlife experts will also lead interactive, educational sessions exploring Florida’s fascinating animal residents, highlighted by appearances from the clinic’s engaging and lovable wildlife ambassadors.

Live music by guitarist and singer Scotty Bryan can be enjoyed all day long. A $14 buffet will feature some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including ribs, bacon-wrapped shrimp, pizza, corn on the cob, potato salad and pineapple coleslaw. Craft beer from Fort Myers Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. Guests can participate in a selection of prize drawings and Matanzas on the Bay will also be collecting donations throughout the duration of the event.

Proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will help CROW continue to operate its teaching hospital to save the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through veterinary care, public education programs and its visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine.

To learn more about the event, follow us on Facebook.

About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call 239-472-3644 ext. #222.

Matanzas on the Bay to host musicians, music fans for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 27-29

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Drink, food specials on deck for festival weekend

Matanzas on the Bay is among eight sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 80 singer-songwriters from around the country.

Music lovers can enjoy drink and food specials at Matanzas on the Bay throughout the weekend, with all Blue Chair Bay specialty drinks on special for $7 and buckets of Landshark for $15. With the purchase of a Blue Chair Bay drink, guests can also enjoy half-price appetizers, choosing among Matanzas on the Bay’s popular dishes including beef satay skewers, coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops and more.

Matanzas on the Bay has announced the following performance schedule for Island Hopper:

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 7 p.m.: Johnny Bulford, Heidi Raye
  • 8:15 p.m.: Hunter Smith, Ayla Lynn

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 2:30 p.m.: Ashley Ray, Megan Linville
  • 4 p.m.: LaLa Deaton, Lena Stone
  • 6 p.m.: Rachele Lynae, Jordan Minton
  • 7:30 p.m.: Ava Suppelsa, Carly Tefft

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 1:30 p.m.: Jared Mullins, Keefe Klug
  • 3 p.m.: Gabrielle Macafee, Cassidy Daniels

 

Island Hopper is a multi-city music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers to Southwest Florida. The event starts Sept. 20-22 on Captiva Island, then moves Sept. 23-26 to historic downtown Fort Myers before closing Sept. 27-29 on Fort Myers Beach.

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. For more information, please visit IslandHopperFest.com and follow the festival hashtag #IslandHopperFest on social media.

Matanzas on the Bay launches summer prix fixe menu

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Summer offerings include four-course dinner, wine for two

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has introduced its summer prix fixe menu, featuring a four-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine, available now through the end of October.

Summer dining specials at Matanzas on the Bay are available from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays. Guests will have their choice among a tantalizing selection of Matanzas on the Bay’s popular appetizers, mouthwatering entrées and decadent desserts, offered for $60 per couple.

The summer prix fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of appetizer to share
    • Bay bread – lump crab, artichoke, onion, tomato; bleu, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
    • Rum-dipped coconut shrimp – rum- and coconut-dipped shrimp, served with a red pepper cherry sauce
    • Calamari – flash fried with banana peppers and served with marinara sauce
    • Shrimp- and crab-stuffed mushrooms – shrimp, crab, onion and celery, baked with cheddar

 

  • Salad
    • Small house salad – mixed greens, tomato, onion, cheddar, mushroom, cucumber, craisins and choice of dressing

 

  • Choice of entrée
    • Shrimp- and basil-crusted snapper – savory compound butter charbroiled atop a fresh snapper fillet
    • Crab cakes – lump crab, Old Bay and herbs topped with a zesty remoulade
    • Caloosa chicken – char-grilled chicken with spinach, mushrooms, tomato and garlic white wine butter
    • Baby back ribs – slow-roasted baby backs flavored with sweet and spicy BBQ
    • Stuffed flounder – hand-rolled flounder fillets with seafood stuffing and garlic cream
    • Stuffed shrimp – local Gulf shrimp with seafood stuffing, baked au gratin with provolone
    • Choice of side: baked potato, sliced local tomatoes, potato salad, garlic smashed potatoes or seasonal vegetables

 

  • Bottle of wine
    • Choose a bottle of Vista Point chardonnay or cabernet to enjoy with your meal, or opt to take $10 off any bottle from the wine list

 

  • Choice of dessert
    • Homemade key lime pie – tart, tangy and made from scratch with an Oreo crust
    • Ultimate chocolate cake – three layers of chocolate decadence, chocolate mousse and chocolate cake, iced with chocolate ganache
    • Salted caramel cheesecake – graham cracker crust with a unique sweet and salty twist on a traditional treat

 

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