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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
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
Most recent review
Good food near the beach

Ate lunch here with friends after strolling the beach at Lighthouse Point. We had good service and good food. Grouper sandwiches, Caesar salads, shrimp salad, very good. Busy place though so you might want to get your name in and then browse in the nearby shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
BuckeyeProudOhio
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Ohio
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate lunch here with friends after strolling the beach at Lighthouse Point. We had good service and good food. Grouper sandwiches, Caesar salads, shrimp salad, very good. Busy place though so you might want to get your name in and then browse in the nearby shops.

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Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Although we were there at lunch time I chose to have the breakfast. The bacon was crispy and the eggs were perfect. The fish was good but my companion who had the seafood salad was disappointed - too much fake crab. I liked the close comfort of the place and the walls covered with pictures of lighthouses. We wanted to... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have had breakfast here a few times, and this year it was as good as ever. My husband had the special coconut French toast, and I had the regular French toast. Both were made with thick slabs of French bread, and were prepared well with fresh chopped coconut on the Special. We opted to pay an extra $3.50 for... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Close to hotel, good food, varied menu, good service, old Sanibel Island feeling. Looking for a hearty breakfast, this is the place to find it. The homemade jam was delicious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I think that Lighthouse Café recently started serving dinners. We went there for the first time for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meal. We had shrimp and calamari dinners - both very good. WE also were very happy with the ability to get a table and the service received.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had often had breakfast at the lighthouse cafe and enjoyed our experiences over many years. This was our first dinner and it was a treat. Our server was efficient and helpful. Our appetizers and fish entrées were the best we had this week. Save room for Pinocchio's ice cream in the same parking lot, they are the best anywhere.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The lighthouse cafe is a local breakfast favorite and always a wait. Their French toast was written up in Bon appetit magazine so we had to try it. The French toast was spectacular! We have eaten there a couple of times since and all was good. Place is small so call ahead to be put on the wait list.

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Enjoyed the kitchy atmosphere of this small restaurant. Great grouper sandwiches, friendly staff, good service. They are now open for dinner and take reservations.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We found this great place for a lunch on Sanibel. The food and service were great. We accidently found this place when we were looking for a unique ice cream place next door. While we had a short wait for a table, it was well the wait. We would definitely return

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was very good. The service was excellent. We called from our condo to ask how long the wait. He said it was about 20 minutes, but they have call ahead seating. When we were walking in to check in - they were calling our name. We ordered a sandwich and a salad. The portions were large. We ended... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?