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Lighthouse Cafe

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
239-472-0303
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch or breakfast stop

Had an outsized and very reasonably priced breakfast, while wife had a grouper sandwich. Both great and great values. Small restaurant that fills up quickly with some people waiting outside to be seated (we abandoned our second visit this vacation because of that). Popular place, and off peak well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Alex M
Good for:
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The best suggestion ! Small roadside café open for breakfast and lunch. Pictures of lighthouses cover all the walls from all over. Friendly staff, food was hot and as busy as they were not a long wait time. Coffee was excellent. Rustic feel, casual dinning this was in a strip of stores with gift shops that contained local artist items,... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

For over 25 years we have been eating breakfast at the lighthouse Cafe on Sanibel Island. It has become a tradition to have breakfast there on our last day of our stay. I always have the waffle with pecans. This morning I had their pecan waffle which I love with perfectly done bacon (I hate undercooked half raw bacon) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Had an outsized and very reasonably priced breakfast, while wife had a grouper sandwich. Both great and great values. Small restaurant that fills up quickly with some people waiting outside to be seated (we abandoned our second visit this vacation because of that). Popular place, and off peak well worth eating at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This traditional café offers wonderful breakfasts in a quaint family run setting. It's hours are convenient and the food is delightful! Try their bloody Mary's!!

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Islamorada, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had dinner here with a big group. Everyone loved their meal. I had the salmon. Cooked to perfection. My husband had the ribs. Very tender with great flavor. Our waitress was fantastic. I know from experience that dealing with a big group is not easy. We look forward to going back.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Lighthouse Cafe has the best breakfast on the island, they offer very tasty food, have fast service all for a reasonable price. Hats-Off!!!

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Lake Worth, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate breakfast here. It was very tasty. The service was great and the speed that the food came out was incredible, but it was extremely expensive it cost over $40 for 3 of us.

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Parkland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had breakfast here on Sunday May 24th with my wife and daughter. Were told approx. 20 min wait. Turned out to be 49 minutes. I ordered malted pancakes with bacon. Was pretty tasty. Wife ordered some sort of omelet dish which she enjoyed. Daughter ordered juice, berries, and a bagel. The bagel was ridiculously stale -- all crumbly and not... More 

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Islas Canarias
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We, an adult family group of 4, recently roadtripped the Gulf Coast, and stayed 3 days on Sanibel. Everywhere we went, with the exception of Lighthouse Cafe was excellent. I cannot believe that I am reading about the same place we experienced, or did we happen to visit on the day the cat just died or something? No complaints about... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was a bustling place that operated like a well-oiled machine: quickly seated, skilled wait staff and great food. There were plenty of options so I was fortunately to have a table-mate who was willing to share. I was able to get a sweet meal (whole wheat pancakes with blueberries and warm blueberry compote) and savory (the Hobo scramble that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?