Sanibel Island restaurants

Top Choice American in Sanibel Island

Mad Hatter Restaurant

Vacationing Manhattan urbanites flock to what is widely regarded as Sanibel's best locavore restaurant. Contemporary seafood is the focus, with tempting appetizers such as oysters and a seafood martini, while mains …
Top Choice American in Sanibel Island

Sweet Melissa's Cafe

From menu to mood, Sweet Melissa's offers well-balanced, relaxed refinement. Dishes are ever-changing, but may include things like farro fettuccine, escargot with marrow and whole crispy fish. Creative without tryin…
Seafood in Sanibel Island

Gramma Dot's

Pull up a bar stool next to the charter-boat captains at this longtime Sanibel Marina favorite. Enjoy a no-fuss fried-oyster sandwich, mesquite-grilled grouper or the coconut shrimp. A great lunch stop.
Cafe in Sanibel Island

Sanibel Bean

Popular local hangout with an extensive cafe menu of quick, cheap eats that are surprisingly tasty and prepared with love. The staff are as friendly as they come.
Seafood in Sanibel Island

Lazy Flamingo

Look for the Pepto Bismol–pink shack just before Blind Pass and you’ll have found the friendly Lazy Flamingo. This is where locals go for blackened grouper sandwiches, conch fritters and ragingly spicy Dead Parrot W…
Cafe in Sanibel Island

Over Easy Cafe

Despite the Provençal decor, the menu offers strictly top-quality diner fare, including eggs every which way. Add fluffy pancakes, good coffee and friendly, efficient service, and this becomes Sanibel's go-to mornin…
Southern US in Sanibel Island

Island Cow

This colorful island cafe goes heavy on the cow puns, offering a cheery 'at-moo-sphere' and tons of options, from 'cowabunga' breakfast to 'udderly great' sandwiches and wraps. A new tropical cocktail menu and frequ…