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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: 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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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place, not rushed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Nancy T
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Akron, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went here on our last night so we wouldn't have to fight traffic. It wasn't busy and we were seated quickly. The waitresses seemed to help each other and things went quickly. My hubby had the ribeye and was pleased. My fried grouper sandwich didn't taste like grouper. Very fishy taste. Had a tomato slice on it with a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurants is on the grounds of the Sanibel Inn, where we stayed. It was very nice to have a sit-down meal option right in the condo community. The food was good, but service was slow and the prices are a bit high.

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Lansdale, PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here on a recent week night. Very neat, clean bar with what I consider typical seashore bar food. Fried calamari appetizer was excellent with a slightly spicy breading; crab cake sliders were extremely tasty; fish 'n chips were a very good interpretation of the English classic. The french fries were done to perfection and if you order a... More 

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Trussville, AL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Decided to visit because it was next door to our hotel, and we could walk over after a long day of traveling. There were very few people there, so the manager let us partake of the happy hour specials from our table instead of the bar. We enjoyed sampling several food items while quenching our thirst with a cold beverage... More 

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Rocky River
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We went here for breakfast. It was not busy at all. I think this is a hidden treasure because the atmosphere is great and the food was a great value. We really enjoyed it.

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Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Limited menu options, tried the wings and burger and not the greatest. Service was good. Open limited hours

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?