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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than expected

We were on the island with family, looking for a place close to our hotel. The dated decor, reminiscent of an alpine chalet, didn't bode well, but the food turned out to be a nice surprise, particularly considering that many restaurants on Sanibel are overpriced and overrated. We tried a variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Patricia C
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Staunton, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I, along with our two daughters (ages 14 and 8) stayed at the Sanibel Inn and ate at this restaurant our first night...what a mistake! The Sanibel Inn was great and we assumed the restaurant would be too. But, no - the restaurant was all-around bad. Food was terribly disappointing and prices were too high for what... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Service was great and food was tasty. Great for breakfast when you don't want to cook and super for dinner after a long day at the beach.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The website for this restaurant is out of date, especially for breakfast items. The website menu lists several items not available on the menu given to you at the restaurant and the prices at the restaurant are significantly higher than those listed on the website menu. When I mentioned this discrepancy to the waitress, she said I probably was looking... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Best sushi on the island. Aung is a master. It's a charming little place and totally unexpected. Chris know how to run a sushi bar!

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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were on the island with family, looking for a place close to our hotel. The dated decor, reminiscent of an alpine chalet, didn't bode well, but the food turned out to be a nice surprise, particularly considering that many restaurants on Sanibel are overpriced and overrated. We tried a variety of seafood dishes, all fresh and tasty, as were... More 

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Okemo Valley Vermont
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We got a window seat overlooking the tennis courts, very pretty. Food was very good and after four entrees, an appetizer and a couple of sodas and beer/wine, the bill came to under $90. We were very (pleasantly) surprised!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place is a gem. The food and service are better than the top name tourist traps on Sanibel. One could actually relax and enjoy conversation without servers and expediters shouting and rushing you through your dinner. Thoroughly enjoy this place. Happy Hour prices are unbeatable. U hope this place doesn't change!

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Winslow, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went for dinner and had an excellent meal. Only three groups of people there on a Tuesday evening at 6:30. Was not an extensive menu...had pasta with shrimp and scallops was excellent

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We came in at 8:30 after traveling all day and had a great meal for four of us in 20 minutes! Our waitress was friendly and attentive!

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Noank, Connecticut
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

..an average meal. Nothing special. Service pleasant and on target.Sanibel has a captive audience as not that many places to go once you are here.

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Additional Information about Sea Star Cafe & Bar

Address: 937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-579-0195
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?