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Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House

4875 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, FL 33993
(239) 283-0113
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Ranked #9 of 13 restaurants in Matlacha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love discovering funky restaurants that serve good food! Sandy Hook fits that description perfectly. I've been looking for a restaurant that has outstanding crab cakes, and while Sandy Hook serves up a good crab cake, I wouldn't call it outstanding. The fact that they offer crab cakes made 3 ways is interesting. I tried the Imperial Crab Cakes and... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was our first experience at this restaurant. It has quite a "kitschy" atmosphere and is really worth a look around. The food is delicious and the service was great with a server that was knowledgeable and helpful. The food is prepared individually so there is no "fast food" feel to your meal. My husband had the haddock and I... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on making everything to order. While that may take us a little extra time, we really feel it makes a difference. We appreciate your review and hope that you will say hello next time you are in. I always like to meet my reviewers regardless of the review. Have a great day! More

Fort Myers, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The cracked conch is breaded and fried to tender perfection. The Key Lime Style mahi mahi is very tasty. The combo of toppings go very well together and don't over power the taste of the fish. The Hook, a seafood platter of shrimp, scallops and fish is broiled in herb butter. The service was very good too. We were fortunate... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and will have a cold beer waiting her for you upon your return! More

Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This dining experience was very good. The food was very good, and plentiful. The conch soup is very spicy so if you are not good with hot foods, don't order it. I had the chicken alfredo and the taste was wonderful.. very cheesy. I just wish it had been hotter...it was just lukewarm. The service was very good and the... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you Maryteresa. Our Alfredo sauce is homemade with lots of parmesan. It is my favorite Alfredo around. If you ever get food that is not as hot as it should be, let us know right away. I can always put it back in the saute pan to heat it up. As a side note, it is not on the... More

illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had the fried shrimp and the crab cakes. They were both fresh and delicious. We also sat by the window and saw dolphins playing in the water. We also saw pelicans, white ibis, herons and other water birds. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. They also have a good early bird dinner menu, but you have to get... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

We appreciate your time in reviewing Sandy Hook. Hopefully we will see you again. More

Dudley, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Was recently in Matlacha, Florida & had the pleasure of eating at the Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House! EXCELLENT food & excellent service! Had Calamari for an appetizer & it was delicious! We had fried shrimp and fried oysters & the breading was SO good! Slaw, french fries & everything we had we EXCELLENT! I would recommend this restaurant... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you Bonnie. I happen to love our cole slaw too. I am glad you had a great dinner and hope you come back again when in the area. More

Mitchell, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

While staying in Cape Coral, one night we let the GPS take us to Matchala and to Sandy Hook Fish & Rib. Short wait. Friendly staff; very helpful, efficient waiter. Great environment. The first night I ordered The Hook. The seafood was delicious. It was such a great experience, we decided to take friends later on during our visit. Second... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a chance on a GPS find and for bringing friends!! We hope you came back again when you are in town. More

Fort Myers
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

this was our second dinner near Pine Island -SO much better than the last time. Sandy Hook is what you would expect for a Florida Island Restaurant. The place is very eclectic with fish décor, right on the water, and the food is fabulous. We WILL be back!

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response. I hope that when you do come back you ask for me so I can meet you in person. Have a great day!! More

Punta Gorda, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Between the lousy service and bland food, we won't be going back. Mushy conch fritters that lacked conch, and just okay clam chowder. Nothing had much of a taste...reminded me of hospital fare or buffet food. It's really too bad because the location and view is fantastic. Should have known when every place in Matlacha is packed and lots of... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at Sandy Hook. I know that our Conch Fritters are one of our more popular items so I am not sure what happened in your case. I would love to hear more about your visit so that I can make corrections for the future. I do hope that... More

Inverness, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We took our fishing guide, Cap't Brian David from Changes in Lattitude's fishing charter to this restaurant by his recommendation. He was right about where to find the fish, and he was also right about this restaurant! It was really a good place to eat. Lots of cool things around to look at, a really good server, and really great... More

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Nicole M, General Manager at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had a great day on the water and at the Hook. Just so you know, you are always more than welcome to bring in your fresh catch and let us cook it for you! We have a number of customers that do this. After a long day of fishing... More

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