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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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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived early in the dinner service. Our server and the General Manager where very professional . I had the Shrimp and Grits as recommended by Captain Peter of Hey Mon. The place was packed by the time we left with a wait. We always make it a point to have dinner when visiting Sanibel

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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

Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We dined here twice during our week long visit. I just had to return for their amazing peel and eat shrimp. Although there are many prep choices, I can't resist cold peel and eat with cocktail sauce. And these shrimp were JUMBO! Doc's has a nice casual atmosphere with good prices, an outdoor deck, and an entire menu of rum... More

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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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband insisted we go here because his sister said it was supposed to be good. We were not disappointed! We had a 30 minute wait on a Saturday night, but enjoyed a nice rum punch (many interesting drink choices) while we waited. Four of us shared a Yucatan Shrimp appetizer. I am still thinking about it a week later.... 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We went here because of the number of reviews. My wife got a hamburger with the wrong toppings and sides. My daughter got a hot dog with fries could not believe the mold that was on the bun! I had a fish sandwich that was good. If you can do the basics that not good. I would never go back... More

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I am sincerely sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. We take great pride in customer service and satisfaction. I can only hope that you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to inform us on what is going on, so that we can take the proper measures to resolve... More

Land O Lakes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for dinner tonight and it was delicious. The ribeye was cooked to perfection, the mushrooms were seasoned just right, the stone crab was Devine and the conch chowder was yummy. We sat outside and Rachel was very attentive and the service was quick and polite. Can't wait to visit again.

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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

York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended to us by a few of the locals on Sanibel Island and it lived up to its reputation. The Yucatan shrimp was amazing and the clam chowder was very good too. Excellent sports bar with a great atmosphere - very busy so you might have to wait for a table - but worth a wait. Only... 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

Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very average place to eat the appetizers were very good the main course was average the service was good. The noise level was loud as a sports type bar would be.

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Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Not gonna spend time echoing all the favorable reviews already written here, except to say they are all accurate! We LOVE this place, for its atmosphere, ambiance and staff as well as its food and drinks. Don't miss it if you're anywhere close to Sanibel-Captiva, and be sure to try the Yucatan Shrimp... Spectacular! Paired with a Dark & Stormy... 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

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

one of the more lively places to eat favord by locals and travelers good food good prices will come back again we had the shrimp to start shared a starter wished we had one each as they were yummy followed by ribs and key lime pie with some good cocktails as well defently top place to eat.

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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

Muncie, Indiana, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have gone to Doc's for years and have noticed a drop off in quality of food and service. We both ordered the clam chowder, but we're served potato soup. One piece of clam in mine and two in my wife's. They need some quality control.

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

I am sincerely sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. We take great pride in customer service and satisfaction. I can only hope that you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to inform us on what is going on, so that we can take the proper measures to resolve... 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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