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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Indianapollis, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had the good fortune to dine at The Timbers three times during our recent stay on Sanibel, and we were delighted once again. We started visiting The Timbers at its original location on Rabbit Road in 1979, and we have returned every visit since. The restaurant's slogan, for years, has been "we serve it fresh or we don't serve... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In many ways, our dinner just what we expected after hearing about The Timbers--broad seafood choices, lots of preparations from which to choose, standard sides .Surprised by the great oyster selection, and the very personable service. Snapper, grouper, mahi mahi and crab cakes all good. Desserts better than they needed to be. Wish we could buy the seafood from their... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I feel that years ago this was a great place to have a lobster tail. We tried it twice, and it's not the same quality.

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East Amherst, New York, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite places on Sanibel Island. Excellent dining atmosphere (reminds us of Indiana Jones movies). Excellent fresh seafood on display at the counter. Very popular place during March, 2014, so needed to make call-ahead "reservations", which still resulted in a short wait. But food and service were excellent.

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stone mountain ga.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our family has been coming to Sanibel for many years, usually for Spring break for children, and now grandchildren. Are always hopeful of finding improvement in some of the local establishments . Wish we had found a better experience at The Timbers, didn't happen… noisy in the Bar with horrible " music" blaring , couldn't hear yourself talk or even... More

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Fairfield, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past 10 years and I am always disappointed. So we tried again this week and again the food is just average. My husband and I had the tuna and it was just ok (nothing special). I had a salad which was very ordinary -- there were goldfish on the salad.... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Seated immediately upon arrival thanks to call ahead seating. The best crab bisque I have ever had was a great start to our meal. Fish! Fish! Fish! Grouper, Tilapia, Salmon and Sea Bass. 4 great meals. The sweet potatoes with brown sugar & cinnamon are incredible. Start to finish we had the best service I have had in the last... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Hands down the best crab bisque I ever tasted. My fried scallops were so sweet. Great place for awesome seafood.

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Timbers is a nice, casual place to eat. We enjoyed the meal, the atmosphere, and the friendly staff.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stopped in because of the variety of options offered. Timbers offers a Seafood Market, a sit down full menu restaurant, and The Sanibel Grille,a sports bar, also with a great menu and family friendly too. We settled on the lighter side and were not in the least disappointed. In fact, both sides were on a wait at 6pm on... More

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