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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“Large selection of food including burgers, fish and chicken. Pet friendly. Yummy breakfasts ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Love Docs Fords. They have great food and a full bar. Owned by the great author Randy Wayne White. You can pick up one of his books there too. There are 3 locations: Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fine dining at Blind Pass area. New American cuisine. Sunsets. Friends and I have not been disappointed.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A mix of classic seafood dishes and many great foo choices in a local, casual dining atmosphere with outdoor dockside seating or inside... great food, beer and wine 2131 Oleander St St James City fl”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“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
Seafood Restaurant
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“Live music, saltwater aquarium bar, outdoor sunset dining, great food and great atmosphere”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great lunch/ dinner space. On the water of Sanibel Marina. Try their Key Lime Pie.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Posh golf-club bistro & bar serves steaks, salads & other American fare. Popular for delicious dinner specials, reservations are recommended ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If your way out on Sanibel, or Captiva, and do not want to spend a ton of money to eat this is the place to go”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Unique dining experience on island, both upscale and laid back at the same time. Also a mercantile of unique gifts.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“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
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“Convenient bike ride or nice 1 mile walk, this breakfast restaurant is really good. Fantastic breakfast potatoes! Get there early.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Timbers Restaurant is located just next to The Sanibel Grill, Timbers is casual, but more upscale while the Grill is a sports bar, so you have an option. Timbers has great food and nightly specials that change so its always fresh and new.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pizza, italian & craft beer. The 3 major food groups. Great for kids. Great for all. I know the crayons are for kids, but I can never help myself. Good portion sizes. Leftovers not uncommon.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Get the Grouper Plate and the Cajun Shrimp appetizer - Ice cold beer served in frosted mugs - listen to the locals - enjoy”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Known to locals only as "George & Wendy's", this bar/restaurant has live music almost every single night, along with open mic night on Tuesdays. While Sanibel generally gets real quiet at night, G&W's is open.”
  • 4 locals recommend