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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-579-0195
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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
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here last week. I was a little nervous when we 1st walked in because no one else was there. But I was quickly greated by a very nice waitress. And the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Shrimp Po'Boy! My only comment is the menu could use a little more variety. Maybe a... More

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Eustis, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I came here for breakfast one morning and it was delicious! I had the bacon avacado burrito with breakfast potatoes and rye toast. My husband had an omelet, breakfast potatoes, and white toast. The breads were thick and fresh, the coffee was great, the food delicious, and the service fantastic. I would recommend. However, it is pricey... More

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Va. Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I can see why no one comes here to eat. The menu is terrible in so many ways. The menu does not have a lot to choose from. There is nothing on there for kids and when you get your food it is something you don't want to put back in your mouth.

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west palm beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Place is beautiful, modern, very clean, music is delightful. Was attended immediately by a very courteous lady. We ordered two day specials, Mahi on mango salsa and snapper on lemon-butter and cappers sauce. Both came with herb rice and balsamic glazed steamed vegetables. Also, had onion rings appetizer. Everything was exquisite. This restaurant is off on a side road, therefore... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this restaurant. We checked out the website and were underwhelmed. We chose to eat there because it was within walking distance from our condo. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was beautiful. I had the best Pina Colada I have ever had! I had the lobster ravioli-YUM!!... More

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Tukwila, Washington, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

our four-top had to serve ourselves at the outdoor tiki bar, which was a great atmosphere being beachside. we ordered lunch items--the grouper sandwiches were really tasty--and they arrived in styrofoam and plastic containers. that really cheapens the experience, even with the "compostable plastic" cups, which because of florida's nonexistent commercial composting operations will endup in the landfill, along with... More

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Sanford, FL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I gave this place an avergae rating because their while their breakfast cowboy skillets were for lack of a better word....disgusting.....the kobe burger we had at the tiki bar was great. At breakfast it seemed we had to ask for everything...sugar, menus, silverware, napkins, refills on drink and coffees. The steak in the cowboy skillet was like something scraped off... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were staying at the Sanibel Inn and decided to just walk to their restaurant instead of trying to go out and drive around to find someplace to eat. I was a bit skittish to try the restaurant because some of the reviews had not been the best. We were so pleasantly surprised! The waitress was wonderful and so helpful.... More

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Liberty, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our sea food was hot, fresh and good ... we have eaten here in the past when vacationing on the island- the service has always been bad last year we said that even thought the food is great the service was so so bad we would not come back. Well we arrived late in the day this year and was... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a shame this establishment didn't stick with Ellington's as it is now there really isn't much positive to say. Our last visit there the wait staff were overwhelmed with the huge crowd of three costumers. We sat at the bar and after a terribly long wait finally offered to help mix our own drinks and run the bar for... More

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