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Cip's Place

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American, Seafood, International
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2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-0223
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11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its...
Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.
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  • 510
    Excellent
  • 299
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour values on food as well as drinks

We went to Cip's for lunch and returned another night for dinner. The food was well prepared. I had the Buttermilk fried chicken and my husband had salmon. Both were very good. The scalloped potatoes made a great side. The braised greens also were very good. The house wine wasn't bad and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
venicemonkey
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Ohio
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Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Cip's for lunch and returned another night for dinner. The food was well prepared. I had the Buttermilk fried chicken and my husband had salmon. Both were very good. The scalloped potatoes made a great side. The braised greens also were very good. The house wine wasn't bad and they gave a generous pour. Service was friendly... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I started with the clam chowder that was really thick and good. Cip's house rolls are pretzel rolls and are quite tasty and served with butter. I had the quinoa salad and it was fantastic! The lemon vinegrette a good addition to the quinoa, lettuce and veggies in the salad. I added shrimp and they were perfectly grilled. My companion... More 

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1 Thank kathie859
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great chowder, fish tacos and shrimp stir fry. Efficient service. Best key lime pie. Would go back anytime.

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1 Thank rosco1957
Indiana
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the few restaurants on the island that accepts reservations, but you have to get them in early. We prefer to dine outside over-looking the gardens. Have not had anything at this restaurant that we did not enjoy.

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1 Thank hotdogindiana
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate dinner at Cips' twice during a 2 week stay on Sanibel. We were able to get a reservation for the same day we called. It's a big room with outdoor seating also. The menu emphasizes very fresh seafood prepared simply but well. Nearly every restaurant offers fish grilled or lightly blackened; Cips' is no exception.. There are also... More 

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1 Thank CultureVulture60657
Charlotte, North Carolina
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went three times to the restaurant for lunch and dinner. Two of those with little children The food is excellent and the service too. The quinoa Garden Salad and the Crab Cakes were excellent.

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1 Thank Palmeraunica
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat outside although it was a chilly night we were warm under the space heaters. Indoors there were very few customers but it was loud so glad we sat outside. My husband got the steak special and I got the vegetarian pasta. Both were good. Veggie dish had lots of veggies that were not frozen. Great service, staff very... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good fish cooked well nice place, not noisy, attractive with tablecloths at dinner. Very attentive wait staff.

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1 Thank NanWoodward
Danvers, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a person with many allergies I really appreciate restaurants that go the extra mile. Our grilled sandwiches on GF bread were delicious. And the gluten free scalloped potatoes were heavenly. Much better than fries any day. I would go back just for the potatoes. Service was excellent. Atmosphere lovely and relaxed.

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1 Thank Johanna H
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are very good and prices are reasonable. The outside tables are very cozy. The inside gives you the impression of the inside of a ship.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?