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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: 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
They say it's the "best breakfast in the world"

I disagree. The restaurant is cute and small, the staff is friendly, and the prices are reasonable. We both ordered a breakfast sandwich with home fries and while it came out super quick the potatoes werent even hot. I was disappointed. They do have a pretty decent size souvenir shop that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
shortysmalls954
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I disagree. The restaurant is cute and small, the staff is friendly, and the prices are reasonable. We both ordered a breakfast sandwich with home fries and while it came out super quick the potatoes werent even hot. I was disappointed. They do have a pretty decent size souvenir shop that is definitely worth looking around in.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was our first time eating here. We ordered eggs, grits, home fried potatoes, toast and strawberry jam. The coffee was very good as was the good. This was our trip out from the island, so next time we will try during our stay. They had a large menu wither several yummy selections such as blueberry pancakes, muffins, etc. The... More 

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Margate, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a place where the locals and the visitors come because the food is consistently good. Hearty breakfast fare and really good potatoes. Pancakes ok and eggs are great. Good coffee. Small place, few tables, sometimes long wait times. One of the long time Sanibel traditions. Ice cream right next door.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice breakfast at this restaurant. They have a nice selection of breakfast items and good coffee. The staff is nice and serve is prompt. It's not a big place and it can feel cramped. Go early because it gets crowded. They are also opened for lunch.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always sit on the deck overlooking the boats. It has a roof so in shade and cool to sit and enjoy friends and good food. Lunch prices are good and I've never had anything I didn't like. Good staff and good service. A great place to sit and enjoy the time. Boaters can dock and dine. It is a... More 

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fort myers , florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for over 20 years. We used to bring our kids here when we were on vacation . Now our kids bring their kids here. We moved to Estero 10 years ago and it is still a treat to drive across the causeway to have Breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe. Love the Blueberry pancakes, the light... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great breakfast. The service is very good. Reasonably price. The strawberry jam that is served with the breakfast is excellent. The verity on the menu is

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very convenient to any of the four "Inns of Sanibel." Excellent breakfast, fast efficient service, reasonable pricing for resort restaurant.

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Billings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had good food but didn't think it was anything spectacular, and admittedly $3.95 for 3 pieces of bacon (ordered as a sign) on top of already ordering a breakfast entree is a little ridiculous. Convenient for where we stayed but I think we'd prefer elsewhere in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and the service was excellent. There were 10 people in our party and they had no trouble seating us very quickly, though we apparently got there, 8 A.M., before the rush began. The children in our party were able to find foods they enjoyed very easily and thought it tasted great also.

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Additional Information about Lighthouse Cafe

Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
Phone Number: 239-472-0303
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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?