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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Big breakfast menu, something for everybody

It was busy, but we were seated quickly and had drinks right away. I had eggs Benedict, "Lighthouse style" on a croissant. The hollandais had key lime in place of lemon, and it was a nice subtle special touch. My husband had a seafood omelette, the fisherman's. It was so so. Bay scallops and a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jenny S
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for a plateful of good food...whether it is b'fast, lunch or even dinner, it will be served by a friendly wait staff just the way you like it. Coffee is hot and plentiful, and the bill is always reasonable.

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Thank MereSanct
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finally stopped in to find out if their breakfasts were reallya s good as everyone claimed. Was not disappointed! I had the french toast with a side of bacon. The apple wood smoked bacon was cooked to a crispy perfection. And the french toast was excellent! My wife had their salmon eggs Benedict. I typically don't like my salmon cooked... More 

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Thank Nick B
Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was busy, but we were seated quickly and had drinks right away. I had eggs Benedict, "Lighthouse style" on a croissant. The hollandais had key lime in place of lemon, and it was a nice subtle special touch. My husband had a seafood omelette, the fisherman's. It was so so. Bay scallops and a few of those teeny tiny... More 

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Thank Jenny S
Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure what all the hub-bub is about regarding this place. We liked the homey atmosphere but the food was just ok.

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Thank sandybigtoe
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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184 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Sunday morning hot spot for great food and fun environment. Lighthouse theme and a bit out of the 50s, somewhat cramped inside. Good variety of menu and I particularly liked the seafood frittata. Others with me enjoyed the eggs benedict, coconut french toast (have to ask for that one off the menu), and Denver omelette. You'll have a long... More 

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Thank MarkV709
Champaign, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to eat somewhere local for breakfast, and I am happy that we stumbled upon Lighthouse Cafe. The staff is very friendly, and service is fast. We arrived at 8am on a weekday, and only had to wait a few minutes to get a table. The menu has something for everyone, and portion size is generous. If you walk... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Hampshire
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a popular restaurant, near (strangely!) to the island lighthouse, and the walls are covered with photos of lighthouses from the US and elsewhere. Eating late on purpose, we were lucky to get a table for lunch straight-away, but most people were having to queue, a common problem now on Sanibel. There was a good choice of food, mainly... More 

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Thank Terlow
Wiltshire
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for a quick lunch...very popular café. Lovely selection of food on the menu ranging from breakfast to lunch...hot cakes seem to be a speciality (pancakes). Interior covered in pictures of lighthouses from around the world...great quirky place...great value...tasty food. Great gift shops either side,

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Thank Sandra0
Indiana
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally go here for breakfast, but lunch and dinner are good to and they accept reservations which is nice for evening dining.

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Thank hotdogindiana
new jersey
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great, staff was very pleasant and helpful. They had a good wine selection for a small restaurant. We decided to skip dessert to walk down a few store fronts to go to the home made ice cream store.....

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?