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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-579-0195
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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.
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English first
Aurora, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We've been vacationing at Sanibel's Loggerhead Cay for the past 3 years and with 4 little kids our choice is takeout. The Sea Star Cafe and Bar has been always outstanding - great dinner sea dishes and crab bisque! The only thing they need to improve is their website. We look forward their food every spring break.

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Orono, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went there for happy hour 4 to 6 pm. They say it is next to the water. It's not. We order a appetizer they say, oh our kitchen is closed at 5pm. Huh? I said. He said the main restaurant has happy hour from 5 to 7pm. We go there and was told no happy hour at that location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We always stay at the Sanibel Inn and walk over to eat here. We've been 4 or 5 times so far over the course of 2 years and have had a great experience each time. One of the times we went in was technically still lunch time, but they offered us a dinner menu in addition to the lunch menu... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a secluded little bar close to the beach, this is a must see. Small menu but what they have is great. The drinks are good and the environment is perfect for melting your cares away. I will be frequenting this bar as often as I can.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The traffic is terrible at lunch time on Sanibel so we ventured to the only restaurant in walking distance. We walked into a cavernous dining room that was almost empty - that should have been a clue to what awaited us. Service was fine, but food wasn't. Portions were generous, but food was all bland and tasteless. What a waste... More

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Bangor, ME
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Food was horrible, service worse, very limited menu and way over priced. We should have know we were in for it when we were there dinner time and nobody else was! And even with that the service was so slow, why?? We did have breakfast the next morning only out of desperation and that also was more of the same.... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had breakfast at the Sea Star one morning. It was pretty expensive - my French Toast was 2 pieces of bread that maybe had been brushed with egg (?). We found the inside of the restaurant agreeable, but the seating and service seemed confused and awkward.

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Rockford, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We walked in there was no one to greet us. Also my juice wasnt ever refilled. My dad asked for a refill on his coffee and it took 10 minutes for him to get a refill. Got all of orders wrong. We ordered pancakes and waffles, they have 3 tiny pieces of strawberries and 3 tiny drops of whip cream!... More

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New City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed the Sea Star three years ago on our last visit. We were disappointed this time around. The menu seemed very limited. The food was just average, nothing like our first time there. The only upside...our waiter was friendly and attentive.

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We ate here our first night on the island since it was convenient for our condo. The restaurant looked nice but we should have been warned when only two customers were present on a Sunday evening. We certainly were not expecting too much but both of our orders were bad. They had two fish specials and we decided to try... More

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