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Food and restaurants in Sanibel Island

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A must-attend attraction with traditional american fare, cold beer and a beach view. An island favorite for a great cocktail, meal and beautiful sunset.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“The Bubble Room is a staple on Captiva with "Bubble Scouts" serving up great, fun food and a HUGE selection of out of this world desserts. this place has been a staple on the island for decades. The Bubble Room was born in 1979 on its present site on Captiva Island. The world-famous restaurant that it is today followed a very modest beginning of just a few tables in the front room of the home of the Farquharson family. Today’s famous multi- theme restaurant slowly took shape. Starting with old toys from the 1930’s and 1940’s as its décor in the one room, the collecting began and has continued to the present day. Many of the original items are still seen here today along with the moving trains now on all three floors added for kids (of all ages). Popular with the many visiting stars of cinema in its early years, photographs soon began to adorn the walls and grew to the profusion of old idols and scenes from the big screen, now seen around you on every available wall space. The front room was decorated for Christmas and the additional theme of “its always Christmas at the Bubble Room” took shape with the introduction of many Father Christmases, the Elf Room and year round Christmas lights. The present owners have followed and developed these original ideas faithfully adding more and more fantastic toys and decor. In the early days old favorites recorded on private tapes were played as background music. Later came the extensive collection, all composed in the 1920’s,1930’s and 1940’s, that you hear today The Bubble Room was one of the first on the Island to introduce the bright and cheerful pastel colors now widely used on the island. The restaurant still presents several of the distinctive original menu items offered by the Farqhuarsons, including such favourites as Socra cheese, Bubble Bread, Carolina Moons, Tarzan, Eddie Fisherman, and many of the delicious and oversized desserts. Enjoy your visit to the now-famous Bubble Room Restaurant.”
  • 25 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The island cow is an island favourite, great selection of beers and fresh cocktails including a Starbucks cafe. They have a ridiculously large menu featuring American cuisine including burgers & raw-bar options amid cow-themed decor. Their specials are usually a win, don't hesitate to try something new at the cow!”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great food, great drinks and staff. We like coming here by boat or by golf cart to sit outside and watch the boaters go by. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Don't miss out on Mucky Ducks or the Bubble Room if this is your first visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious far looking over the bay, elevated seafood menu in a handsome setting overlooking the water.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and service. Beer and wine only. A must on Thursday nights, there is live music right on the water.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Try their island-inspired cocktail menu with proceeds to local children's charities. My personal favourite at Doc Ford's is shrimp and grits. Their yucatan shrimp is fantastic! Doc's is a relazed option for Caribbean eats, island-inspired cocktails & plenty of TVs for catching the game. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafés

Grocery or Supermarket
“Delicious food in the cafe located in Jerry's supermarket. Their benedicts are delicious and enjoy it in the well-forested area around the supermarket.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“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
Café
“Treetop restaurant featuring american fare, live music & a full bar. An island favorite!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Known as the island's best breakfast. Known for specialty pancakes also offers inventive sandwiches & other deli-style eats. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“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
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Good food every time. Love the decor. Located in a shopping mall called Tahitian Gardens. Worth it for a quiet, quick place to go for Breakfast or Lunch. Not sure about dinner availability. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Grocery or Supermarket
“Delicious food in the cafe located in Jerry's supermarket. Their benedicts are delicious and enjoy it in the well-forested area around the supermarket.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Offers bait, fishing and shelling equipment for purchase along with a wide selection of boat, dock and beach accessories.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“On the Island and downtown: Good morning! Something for everyone-- BACON glaze donuts or steel-cut oats. Great coffee too. ”
  • 2 locals recommend