Sunset Dining at Shucker's

About The Gulfshore Restaurants

Come eat, drink and enjoy the beach – right where the locals do!  At The Gulfshore we have the freshest seafood, an expansive food menu and a huge bar menu that includes signature cocktails, martinis and dozens of beer options.

Our NEWLY redesigned restaurant, Shucker’s At The Gulfshore, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy the stunning beachfront views from our custom bar area, and watch our team “shuck” the freshest oysters right in front of you, at our NEW Raw Bar! You can enjoy a full dinner, or enjoy custom crafted cocktails and daily drink and beer specials. Our NEW Small Plates menu includes both seafood & traditional comfort options, that are sure to please the hungry foodie in you. The restaurants opens at 8am for breakfast — and our breakfast offerings are local and visitor favorites, earning great reviews as one of the only full-service breakfast restaurants on Fort Myers Beach!

The Cottage offers the same sandwiches, burgers and expansive dinner menu that Shucker’s offers, in an open-air casual setting. The bar menu includes over 30 Signature Cocktails, Martinis and Flavored Shots. And with names like “Beachside Peach” , “Tie-Me-To-The-Piling” you get the feeling right away this place will be your new favorite! Enjoy nightly live entertainment from some of the most popular local bands.

When you want a more “feet-in-the-sand, drink-in-hand” type of experience, then The Beach Bar is perfect for you. You can order from the same menu as our other restaurants, and eat right on the beach while enjoying the Gulf breeze and Florida sunshine. The bar is open from 11am until Sunset, so come down to the beach and enjoy some tasty food, ice cold drinks and play a game or two in the sand, where sandals are always optional!

No matter where you come from, you are always a local at The Gulfshore!

The Gulfshore Circa 1921
The Gulfshore Circa 1921

History Of  “The Gulfshore”

The Gulfshore has a great, and almost 100 year old, history on Fort Myers Beach. The land was developed back in 1921 by a Fort Myers land developer named T.P. Philips. He developed the land to include a gambling casino, restaurant and an area downstairs that included over 100 bathhouses, and was known as the “Fort Myers Beach Casino”. The concept opened on May 8, 1921, the very first day the bridge to Fort Myers Beach opened. Sadly by November of 1921, a hurricane came through the area and demolished most of the location, and washed out all the downstairs bathhouses. In 1924 it was rebuilt in concrete and sand, resold to Pete Nelson who renamed it the “Crescent Beach Casino”.  It gets very interesting from here.

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The Gulfshore Circa 1921