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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3037
239-472-8311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you get to sanibel island florida don't miss doc fords.the food and drinks are excellent. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are in one of randy wayne wrights novels.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The food is so yummy! The Yucatan Shrimp is the best thing on the menu, but the fish tacos are also fabulous. Everything we had was splendid and superb! The service was also fabulous. Also, let me say the Moscow Mule is now my favorite adult beverage!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I 've read all of Randy Wayne White's books and was excited to visit a place named after his main protagonist! all though we did not eat, the menu is full of South Florida and Caribbean dishes. I was also able to pick up an autographed copy of his latest book!!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

loved the sailfish and other decorations around the restaurant. Gave you something to look at while you waited for dinner, but we hardly waited at all the the food was delicious. I had the salmon on red cedar plank which was awesome and my husband loved his dish too. Tell them to unscrew the lightbulb if you get in the... More

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Sanibel, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Doc fords has the best conch chowder I have ever had. Even better than when I was in the Bahamas. There shrimp tacos are great. The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. The grouper is also very good. Don't miss ths restaurant when visiting sw Florida.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We came here on a Saturday night and were able to get an outside table on the second floor. This was a good location to view the bay and people watch the diners below. I had fish tacos and they were very good. I would recommend them. On the table were several Doc Ford's sauces. I tried several and thought... More

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place for an event! The heavy appetizer option was plenty for our group of 60+. Staff is WONDERFUL, party room is really pretty!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was the second trip to this restaurant and again we were pleased. Had a 20 minute wait for a table...bugs were to bad to wait outside. We had the fish sandwiches and shrimp. Food was super fresh and hot on arrival to table. Service was good. Value is as expected for island but worth it. Would say that the... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went here for lunch and the food was excellent. We started out with a cup of the clam chowder and conch chowder and both were delicious. Then we enjoyed the burger and the crusted fish sandwich. Everything was so good we came back the next day for more conch chowder and to try the beach bread, it is decadent.... More

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Have to say this was a pretty good meal. No complaints from anyone and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. The place was roomy and we did not feel crowded at all. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. Also was nice to go to a restaurant on Sanibel and not come out feeling ripped off feeding a family of four.... More

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island More

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Additional Information about Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Address: 975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3037
Phone Number: 239-472-8311
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Family Fare

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