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Cip's Place

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American, Seafood, Family Fare, Continental
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2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-0223
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 394
    Excellent
  • 229
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 9
    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 fare, fantastic service...at island prices

Our family (two adults and one 3 year old) visited Cip's for lunch on our second day in Sanibel (Wednesday). Our son has a gluten allergy and they provided a few, but not many, options. They offer gluten-free bread yet be advised (as told to us by our waiter) that the fries are not gluten-free. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Math_Ed_Gator
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Bowling Green, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Bowling Green, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our family (two adults and one 3 year old) visited Cip's for lunch on our second day in Sanibel (Wednesday). Our son has a gluten allergy and they provided a few, but not many, options. They offer gluten-free bread yet be advised (as told to us by our waiter) that the fries are not gluten-free. Our son's 5 oz burger,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Cips Place has never failed to provide us a wonderful dining experience on Sanibel Island. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch have always enticed us to return for other meals. The food is fresh and well prepared. We especially love the Snapper Tacos, the Calamari , their Ciopino, and their great burgers!. Any order can be altered for the customer's taste.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere!! Fantastic outside seating!! Cool, covered front porch and patio !!! Ask for David, he is a great server!!!!

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Miami, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I went to this wonderful restaurant with my mom and our dog to celebrate my birthday. We sat outside in the porch area, which was very beautiful, the food was out of this world, and the service couldn't have been better. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

They off Early Bird dinners, if you order before 6:00 P.M. -- salmon, chicken, pasta and more. Food is very good. Moderately priced. Nice to sit outside even though there is no ocean view. Pet friendly. My husband and I have been going to Sanibel for 20 years. This is the first year we tried this restaurant.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Having dinner on the patio overlooking manicured gardens, nice atmosphere ruined when two women show up with a rather large "pet" dog, NOT a service dog. Question is WHY do you have to take the "pet" dog out to a higher end restaurant? There appears to be NO consideration to other customers such as myself with allergies to animal dander.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Upon reading many good reviews of this restaurant my wife and I decided to stop in while on Sanibel. I tried the buttermilk chicken that was much raved about but found it to be plain and boring. My wife had the snapper tacos which she said were "ok". The service was slow and seemed to be inconvenienced by our patronage.... More 

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Sanibel Island, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everything at CIPS is always wonderful but . . . the BUTTERMILK CHICKEN is really to die for . . . served on scalloped potatoes with sautéed spinach . . . I'm just saying' it is one of the best meals on Sanibel Island. The staff is so friendly . . . the place is a fun, fun atmosphere and... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We started with a starter of chips with sloppy joe's, cheese, etc. The sloppy joe's tasted as if it was microwaved for a few seconds. Not bad, but far from great either. I had the steak with chimi cherry; steak was good, sauce was not too much in volume and mediocre in taste. The veggies were good, the pommel au... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited on a weekday for lunch and the place was not busy at all which is surprising because we had a good lunch and attentive service. Nice nautical themed decor, great drink specials and a varied menu selection makes Cip's a place to try.

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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, Family Fare, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?