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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!

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 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.

Matanzas on the Bay to offer dining specials, live performances Easter Sunday

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21, offering dining specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. along with live music and scenic waterfront views.

On the menu for Easter Sunday at Matanzas on the Bay is the Surf & Turf Trio for $32, which includes a 4-ounce sirloin, 4-ounce cold water lobster tail and skewer of gulf shrimp with choice of side.

Live music can be enjoyed throughout the day, with Wayne DeLoria performing from noon to 4 p.m., followed by a performance by Sailor Larry from 5 to 9 p.m.

Free car parking and boat dockage is also available for guests traveling by land or sea.

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

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Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach. Sweethearts can enjoy a romantic date night experience on Thursday, Feb. 14 in an intimate waterfront setting with a dinner special, featured cocktail and live music.

In addition to its regular menu options, Matanzas on the Bay will offer its Surf & Turf Trio for $32. The dish features a 4-ounce cold-water lobster tail, 4-ounce sirloin and six gulf shrimp, served with a choice of side. Guests can also sip on a special Valentine’s Day cocktail, a red sangria, for $8. Offerings are available starting at 4 p.m. and while supplies last.

An idyllic destination for any Valentine’s Day date, Matanzas on the Bay is nestled along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach. Guests can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor deck, accompanied by a waterfront view.

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

Walk-ins will be accepted on Valentine’s Day, and free car parking and boat dockage is also available for guests traveling by land or sea.