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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-579-0195
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant...
Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant is a wonderful addition to Sanibel Island. We are family friendly and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully appointed setting. Additionally we are open to the public from 8am - 10pm 7 days a week so all of our local friends, as well as our out of town visitors can enjoy a great meal at prices that will amaze you.
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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not crowded

This restaurant is on the property of the Sanibel Inn. While it fronts on the street, it has its entrance on the property- and not on the street as we had expected. We found that a bit confusing when we went for dinner there. The dining room is on the second floor of a large roundish, wooden... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
fauna
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is on the property of the Sanibel Inn. While it fronts on the street, it has its entrance on the property- and not on the street as we had expected. We found that a bit confusing when we went for dinner there. The dining room is on the second floor of a large roundish, wooden barn-like building with... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we came there when they just opend but got a nice cup of coffee and piece of cake. We can totally recommend the chocolate cake and the key lime pie :) the place is beautiful.

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Sanibel, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

best spinach salad! Tiki Bar disappointing! Were policed out by the Mall cop.Only for guests. Nice service inside. Very modern, upbeat. Awesome sushi!

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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friends and I go to the Starfish grill every Wednesday evening for Sushi, we look forward to it every week. I have brought with me at least 12 different people to introduce them to this restaurant and they all go back frequently. I sit at the Sushi bar because the Sushi Chef is so cool he tells the most... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I came for lunch and drinks to celebrate Veterans Day, and I was very disappointed with the service at the tiki bar ! The bartender was rude and spent most of her time on her phone. We almost felt as if we were putting her out !!! I have visited the tiki bar in the past and have always had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Although this is located at the Holiday Inn Resort, it is open to the public and advertise a nice happy hour with a view. When on Sanibel, you always want a water view so we checked it out. Bartender Dave had a great personality and we chatted with several locals...which is always a good sign...while overlooking the pool and the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Arrived late to the hotel and tired from traveling all day. The restaurant was on site and the staff and food excellent.

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Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We found this place through our motel staff. We went during the week so it was not crowded. This place is a real find for atmosphere! Seemingly endless wood and mirrors make it look huge. The server Karen made it a special night she was so attentive. I tried the Red Snapper with rice and veggies and it turned out... More 

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Ormond Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at the hotel so on our last day thought it would be convenient not to have to drive anywhere for breakfast. We should have driven somewhere else. The food was not good at all.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We just had a 90th Birthday Party/Family Reunion at the Sanibel Inn. The Sea Star is the restaurant on the property and what a great bunch of people. Marilu Gagnier and Chef RoRo were so kind and did such a professional job of setting up our celebration! We had 21 people including young and old and they treated us like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-579-0195

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant is a wonderful addition to Sanibel Island. We are family friendly and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully appointed setting. Additionally we are open to the public from 8am - 10pm 7 days a week so all of our local friends, as well as our out of town visitors can enjoy a great meal at prices that will amaze you.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?