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.

About Matanzas on the Bay

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers seafood from Blue Star Seafood Company, produce from Pair-A-Dice Produce and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit www.MatanzasontheBay.com.