Sanibel Island Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Sanibel Island

Indulge in fresh seafood during your stay in Sanibel. Dishes worth hunting down in your free time include grouper, snapper, stone crab and shrimp. Head over to Periwinkle Way for the best restaurants on the island such as Traders CafeGeorge & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille and The Island Cow.

Find the Best Restaurants in Sanibel Island

  • #1
    Joey's Custard
    #1 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $ | American, Cafe, Street Food
    2467 Periwinkle Way In Bailey's Shopping Plaza, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3230
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  • #2
    Mad Hatter Restaurant
    #2 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1493 reviewsTripAdvisor (1493)
    $$ | Steakhouse, American, Seafood
    6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
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  • #3
    Bleu Rendezvous Bistro
    #3 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 390 reviewsTripAdvisor (390)
    $$ | Seafood, Wine Bar, French
    2430 Periwinkle Way Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
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  • #4
    Il Cielo
    #4 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1131 reviewsTripAdvisor (1131)
    $$ | Seafood, American, International, Contemporary
    1244 Periwinkle Way 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
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  • #5
    Coffee Bar @Bailey's
    #5 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 234 reviewsTripAdvisor (234)
    $ |
    2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3230
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  • #6
    Love Boat Ice Cream
    #6 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 366 reviewsTripAdvisor (366)
    $ | American
    1700 Periwinkle Way Suite 9, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4334
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  • #7
    Over Easy Cafe
    #7 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3156 reviewsTripAdvisor (3156)
    $ - $$ | American
    630 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3136
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  • #8
    The Pecking Order Fried Chicken & Catering
    #8 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 593 reviewsTripAdvisor (593)
    $ | Soups, American
    2496 Palm Ridge Rd Located Across the Street From the SpeedWay Station, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3217
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  • #9
    Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream
    #9 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2261 reviewsTripAdvisor (2261)
    $ | American, Street Food
    362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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  • #10
    The Clam Shack
    #10 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3218
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  • #11
    Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island
    #11 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5569 reviewsTripAdvisor (5569)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
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  • #12
    The Sandbar
    #12 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1371 reviewsTripAdvisor (1371)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood
    2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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  • #13
    Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
    #13 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi
    1451 Middle Gulf Dr Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521
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  • #14
    Coconuts
    #14 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
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  • #15
    Sanibel Cafe
    #15 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 851 reviewsTripAdvisor (851)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
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  • #16
    Traders
    #16 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1839 reviewsTripAdvisor (1839)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, International
    1551 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
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  • #17
    Sunset Grill Incorporated
    #17 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    6536 Pine Ave, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2034
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  • #18
    Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon
    #18 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1854 reviewsTripAdvisor (1854)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
    634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
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  • #19
    Sweet Melissa's Cafe
    #19 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1338 reviewsTripAdvisor (1338)
    $$ | American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Wine Bar
    1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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  • #20
    Cip's Place
    #20 of 88 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1756 reviewsTripAdvisor (1756)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, International
    2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
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