This is at the Upstairs bar - Dogs usually prefer the downstairs deck. It all depends if you want to sit on the bar


Nellies serves drunken wings, seafood quesadillas, seared sirloin steak, and Florida gator bites. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Nervous Nellies has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 2,895 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Jun. 25, 2019
    Great For Dogs!

    Super friendly staff

  • Jun. 2, 2019
    Great Experience

    Nervous Nellies was great. Good food, buckets of beer and they couldn’t of been nicer to our dog. They brought water numerous times for him and everyone loved having him there. Will 100% be back because of the people there.

  • Mar. 21, 2019

    Great place to take your pup!’They even have a dog menu!!

  • Feb. 27, 2019
    Wonderful Place & Super Dog friendly!

    We have been going to Nervous Nellies for years & absolutely LOVE the place! Beautiful waterfront views & great food. They have a menu like I have never seen before!!! It is so long that you will never be able to read the entire menu before you leave! They even have a dog menu! At times they have outdoor entertainment. I love that their entertainment is not so loud that you can't hear your own table conversations. It is just perfect background music. When we were there last they had someone going around the restaurant making balloon figures for children & adults at the tables. Everyone was enjoying that. Service has also always been very good. Lots of outdoor seating! They also have under cover seating (where the dogs are allowed to) for people who do not want to be near the sun. Their other tables closer to the water also have umbrellas that can be put up or down if needed. They even have heaters for those cooler days. Of course there is indoor seating for people who want to sit inside & who don't have dogs. I loved the fact that my dog could sit on the bench right next to us at the table. Lots of restaurants will only allow dogs if they sit on the ground under the table. These people are super dog friendly. Nervous Nellies is a wonderful place & I don't think you will be disappointed at all here! Always a wonderful experience! Can't wait to go back!

  • More than a year ago
    Amazing food, amazing view, amazing service!

    I adore this place. It is right on the water and they almost always have live music. The music wasn’t too loud but it was tropical and made me feel like I was in paradise! I have a Great Pyrenees who is fairly large but they gave us a table with enough space for her to lay next to and not be tripped over by people. They brought her a water bowl and a HUGE dog biscuit. The food was amazing, service was wonderful and overall just a beautiful spot. The Rueben is delicious! Would highly recommend to bring your pups!

  • More than a year ago
    Perfect Evening

    The food was delicious and the dogs were greeted with large dishes of ice water. The music was beautiful, and so were the views of the water. I would highly recommend this place whether traveling with dogs or not.

  • More than a year ago

    Everything about Nervous Nellies is Awesome. The food is outstanding and they treated our dogs like princesses. I didn't know this please existed until we were searching "dog friendly" places. Have gone both times I've been in Ft Myers in the past year and will continue to go back. Would give them 10 Bone rating if I could

  • More than a year ago
    Great Place!

    The food was great, with a huge menu. They treated our dogs very well, giving them their own bowl of water. Everyone was very kind. We will be back!

  • More than a year ago
    Great boating destination for lunch.

    We had a wonderful lunch at Nervous Nellies this afternoon. Our 3 corgis were welcomed with a bowl of water. Very convenient docking and delicious food. We will definitely be back soon

  • More than a year ago

    Best dog friendly restaurant in Ft. Myers Beach

  • More than a year ago
    Food great, singer loud and aweful

    Food is good, huge menu, staff friendly but there was a country Western guy singing the whole time which was driving us crazy. Only a couple of people would applaud, he needs to go, otherwise a pleasant place to go.

  • More than a year ago
    Favorite local pet friendly restaurant

    The food is great, menu is huge, staff is really frbiend, and very accommodating to pets. Our Shih Tzu, Cinderella, loves going there.

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Friendly staff
Super chill!
Dog Menu!
Nova loves Nervous Nellies!
Evelyn & Ernest
Dog Menu
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