Grand Opening For The Original Shrimp Dock

December 6, 2017 Daily Update

Located in a historic shrimp packing facility at the end of Main Street near Fort Myers Beach famously known as Shrimpers’ Row, The Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill has announced their grand opening.  Featuring a Florida style seafood menu with delicious signature shrimp dishes, the property offers a casual atmosphere with stunning views overlooking Salty Sam’s Marina and the Back Bay from the most expansive waterfront decks in all of Southwest Florida. Guests can enjoy waterfront dining at its best with “Boat to Plate” seafood favorites, tropical cocktails, and Florida craft beers in a historic shrimping shanty.

“We wanted to pay homage to the rich history of the Fort Myers shrimping fleet,” says owner Matt Hanson. “This property was originally a shrimp dock and packaging facility and with the availability of the best shrimp in the world right here on the island, we thought it was a perfect fit.”

The rustic charm of the building has been updated with fun, tropical colors and vintage Florida decor.  Patrons are greeted at the hostess stand which doubles as the counter for a seafood market selling fresh shrimp, lobster tails, scallops and signature house-made sauces.  Diners will find an expansive shrimp offering on the menu as well as land based favorites like meatloaf, chargrilled burgers and a selection of homemade pizza.

“We’ve created some truly inspiring menu items using Florida’s fresh seafood,” says Chef Eddie Vasquez.  “My personal favorites include the Stuffed Shrimp, Grilled Grouper, Gator Bites, and the Giant Shrimp Spindle made with largest, goliath-sized shrimp you’ll find anywhere…it’s like lobsters on a stick!”

The Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill is poised to become a landmark dining destination on Fort Myers Beach.

If you would like more information, to schedule a media tour of the restaurant, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Marketing Director, David Kastan at (239)463-7333, ext.113 or email [email protected].


The Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill is the latest addition to Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures, a multi-venue entrainment and dining destination in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Its family of businesses also include Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, the Salty
Sam’s Pirate Cruise, Sigh Sea-R Tours and Salty Sam’s Marina. Salty Sam’s has been operating in Fort Myers Beach since 1999, and has won numerous awards for best waterfront dining, attractions and best marina.  For more information visit