Overlooking the backbay waters of Estero Bay while sipping a cold beverage, it’s easy to understand why Flipper’s has been named the “best waterfront restaurant” on the island.  For starters, the open-aired restaurant is one of the only restaurants on the island serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The casual, laid-back ambiance is one you’d expect from a beach location. What you don’t expect is the exceptional cuisine that comes out of the kitchen during all three meal periods.



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Executive Chef

Juan Cruz

Chef Juan Cruz is the Executive Chef for Flippers on the Bay and oversees the culinary operations for the outdoor, award-winning, waterfront restaurant as well as all catered events for Lovers Key Resort.

Chef Cruz is an El Salvador native and for the past 20 years has been building his culinary career in some of the finest kitchens in the country while learning from two of the world’s most renowned Chefs:  Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller.

Call Ahead


Call ahead before you come in to shorten your wait! Call (239) 765-1025 before you come in and we’ll place your name on our wait list. Check in at the host stand when you arrive and we’ll quote you the remainder of your wait time.