Best Sanibel Restaurants

The Best Sanibel Restaurants

There are several great Sanibel restaurants. They range from quirky and funky casual places to elegant dining experiences. We have assembled a list of the very best Sanibel Island restaurants for you to visit on your next trip to Sanibel Island Florida.

Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille

975 Rabbit Rd.
Sanibel, FL 33957


Doc Ford’s is a sports bar with great food! Only the freshest seafood, meats and produce are served. Open for lunch and dinner. Dinner entre prices range from $13.95 for the Compeche Fish Tacos, which are wonderful, to $24.95 for the Achoate Grilled Grouper. My favorite dish, though, is the Dry Rubbed Rib Eye. It’s to die for. All in a great family atmosphere. Great drinks too!

Cheeburger Cheeburger

1975 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957


Wonderful 100% all natural angus beef ranging in size from 5.5 oz. to 16 oz! They also serve salads, wraps, platters and chicken sandwiches. The kid’s menu is a favorite. Also, great shakes and malts. It’s easy on the budget, too!

Lazy Flamingo

6520-C Pine Ave.
Sanibel, FL 33957


Excellent burgers, chicken fingers, oysters and more. This location of the Lazy Flamingo is in a very beachy section, known as Santiva, because of it’s close proximity to Captiva.


1036 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957


Same great food and service. Close to the Sanibel Causeway.

I love all 3 Lazy Flamingos. Every dish they serve is great. I just love the way they prepare the fried calamari. It’s yummy. So are their burgers and chicken fingers. The Lazy Flamingo in Bokelia on Pine Island is closest to our home and is the only one of the three directly on the water, so you can go by boat, which we frequently do.

Over Easy Cafe

630 Tarpon Bay Rd., Unit 1
Sanibel, FL 33957


Great breakfast spot. Lunch and breakfast are available all day. They also have a pet friendly patio, making it nice if you like to take your pooch for a morning or afternoon walk. It’s the only restaurant that I’m aware of, with a pet friendly area.

Schnapper’s Hots

1528 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957


Wonderful burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream. Widely regarded as having the best hot dogs anywhere. When I want a dog this is where I want to go. They also have wonderful fries.

The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957


Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Great menu, great food, great prices!

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