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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, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Description: Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme...
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just average food

Ate here for breakfast one morning and lunch one afternoon. Omelet was not made with fresh eggs, very flat. Lunch was a large size salad but avocado was old and stringy. With so many good restaurants on the island we decided to travel elsewhere for most of our meals.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
shellgilardi
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your time and money at this place. Awful food at high prices. Had breakfast and dinner there. We will not be back.

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Thank One2Marigold
ohio
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for breakfast one morning and lunch one afternoon. Omelet was not made with fresh eggs, very flat. Lunch was a large size salad but avocado was old and stringy. With so many good restaurants on the island we decided to travel elsewhere for most of our meals.

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Thank shellgilardi
Millstadt
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good service and a relaxed atmosphere. We went twice and enjoyed it both times. They also have a good wine selection. Grilled grouper was excellent as was the shrimp and pasta

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Thank Jackie M
Sayville, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at our vacation site late in the day, it was good to find the Sea Star Cafe still open and welcoming. Service was very good and the burger was cooked to perfection.

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Thank joaniecookies
Westchester County, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Good choices for breakfast, not crowded, nice staff. We had fresh fruit, with mexican breakfast wraps, YUM!

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Thank Cathy D
Vancouver, Wa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This restaurant is hidden from view of the street but is worth finding. The food is tasty and cooked perfectly and the wine selection is good. The service was excellent and no crowds. The only down side was that they close at 9 PM and twice we had the lights turned out on us.

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Thank Pamela G
Princeton, NJ
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Excellent grouper sandwich and caesar salad from the bar by the pool. The hardworking server has to fetch the food from the main kitchen, so service is slow, but the food was worth waiting for.

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Thank wws68
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Chef went out of his way for our group. We had a group of 14 and chef was more than happy to accommodate us. Doesn't seem that unusual right? Well consider the fact that all of the meal highlighted the fresh fish we caught on a charter earlier that day. We had shark prepared in 3 different ways.

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Thank RYK-V
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Shockingly awful service the mains arrived as we were eating our starter and the waitress was rude and aggressive "well we cook quick" " well I can take them back and put them under the hot plate for 30 secs until you finish". Food over cooked, dry and extremely overpriced.

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Thank Beth B
Miami, Florida, United States
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with my wife. The food was great (the ribeye was one of the best I've had). Good ambient and friendly staff. The prices are a bit high though. Food and drinks were great.

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Thank Valdes382

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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, Bar scene, Business meetings

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?