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Food and restaurants in Sanibel Island

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“45 minutes away to this great on the beach seafood place on North Captiva. Pristine white sand beach and sparkling blue Gulf Waters. The drive alone is worth it. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“A dessert must be had here! The selections of their delicious desserts are to die for! You can just go for dessert and/or dinner! This kitschy place is a must see restaurant. Stop in for a drink, dessert and dinner! Visit the souvenir shop across the street. The atmosphere takes you back to 1940!”
  • 30 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Arrive earlier for less of a wait. There is a $6 bridge toll to get to Sanibel. I would recommend packing the car for the beach and making a day of it. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Best Waterfront drinks & dining on Island. Blackened Grouper Sandwich or Ahi Tuna and Chilled Shrimp App. Really fresh Coconut Shrimp is my husbands favorite. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious far looking over the bay, elevated seafood menu in a handsome setting overlooking the water.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Don't miss out on Mucky Ducks or the Bubble Room if this is your first visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is less than a block away from Villa Key West...however there is a canal to hinder your journey if you were walking. The drive around the canal is a little more than a mile and well worth it. You can dine on the water or inside. The daily special are always worth checking out.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place for a fine dinner out. Featuring local seafood catches and an extensive menu. You will not be disappointed. Be sure to try the "Doc Ford Yucatan Shrimp" AMAZING! ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Cafes

Grocery or Supermarket
“Delicious food in the cafe located in Jerry's supermarket. Their benedicts are delicious and enjoy it in the well-forested area around the supermarket.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great breakfasts! If you have to wait, it's okay because there are some great shops right next door! They have outdoor seating and allow dogs:)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Treetop restaurant featuring american fare, live music & a full bar. An island favorite!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lunch and Dinner: "Best Dining in Lee County" by Gulf Shore Life, the dinner menu offers entrees in full portions or "small plates" giving diners the ability to enjoy multiple dishes in one visit. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Known as the island's best breakfast. Known for specialty pancakes also offers inventive sandwiches & other deli-style eats. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Good food every time. Love the decor. Located in a shopping mall called Tahitian Gardens. Worth it for a quiet, quick place to go for Breakfast or Lunch. Not sure about dinner availability. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Grocery or Supermarket
“Delicious food in the cafe located in Jerry's supermarket. Their benedicts are delicious and enjoy it in the well-forested area around the supermarket.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local super market! If you need it, they have it. Key lime pie is to die for! Great donuts and coffee bar! General store and liquor store in same complex.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“On the Island and downtown: Good morning! Something for everyone-- BACON glaze donuts or steel-cut oats. Great coffee too. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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