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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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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Convenient but pricey

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Whitney C
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Westport, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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?