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 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 297 reviewsTripAdvisor (297)
    $ | American, 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 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1568 reviewsTripAdvisor (1568)
    $$ | Steakhouse, American, Seafood
    6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
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  • #3
    Bleu Rendezvous Bistro
    #3 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 402 reviewsTripAdvisor (402)
    $$ | Seafood, Wine Bar, French
    2430 Periwinkle Way Near Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3207
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  • #4
    Coffee Bar @Bailey's
    #4 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ |
    2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3230
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  • #5
    Il Cielo
    #5 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1136 reviewsTripAdvisor (1136)
    $$ | Seafood, American, International, Contemporary
    1244 Periwinkle Way 1/10 mile east of Donax Street, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4704
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  • #6
    Love Boat Ice Cream
    #6 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
    $ | American
    1700 Periwinkle Way Suite 9, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4334
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  • #7
    Over Easy Cafe
    #7 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3289 reviewsTripAdvisor (3289)
    $ - $$ | American
    630 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3136
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  • #8
    The Clam Shack
    #8 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 656 reviewsTripAdvisor (656)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3218
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  • #9
    The Pecking Order
    #9 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 625 reviewsTripAdvisor (625)
    $ | Soups, American
    2496 Palm Ridge Rd Located Across the Street From the SpeedWay Station, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • #10
    The Sandbar
    #10 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1428 reviewsTripAdvisor (1428)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
    2761 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5913
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  • #11
    Shima Japanese Steakhouse
    #11 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
    1451 Middle Gulf Dr Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521
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  • #12
    Sanibel Cafe
    #12 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 883 reviewsTripAdvisor (883)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
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  • #13
    Sunset Grill Incorporated
    #13 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 808 reviewsTripAdvisor (808)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    6536 Pine Ave, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2034
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  • #14
    Traders
    #14 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1881 reviewsTripAdvisor (1881)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, International
    1551 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
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  • #15
    Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen
    #15 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1884 reviewsTripAdvisor (1884)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1200 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • #16
    Coconuts
    #16 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
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  • #17
    Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon
    #17 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1936 reviewsTripAdvisor (1936)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
    634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
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  • #18
    Lighthouse Cafe
    #18 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1923 reviewsTripAdvisor (1923)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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  • #19
    Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island
    #19 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6004 reviewsTripAdvisor (6004)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill
    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
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  • #20
    Jerry's Foods
    #20 of 89 Places to Eat in Sanibel Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1585 reviewsTripAdvisor (1585)
    $ - $$ | American
    1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4334
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