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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

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703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 438
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  • 311
    Very good
  • 148
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As fresh as it gets

My grandaughter and I tried Timbers on the suggestion of the clerk at our inn. We were not disappointed. Since this was a distance from our inn and we did not have a car we had to use a taxi which was resonable. It is a climb to the restaurant portion but our taxi driver alerted us to the fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
dotanHatfield_Pa
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hatfield, pa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent a week on Sanibel Island and we were looking for a raw bar. Someone suggested Timbers, so we tried it...at happy hour (4-6). The first time, we had a mix of the Texas Wild Gulf oysters and the local Pearls. Both were fresh and yummy, but the Wild Gulf were huge, so after eating a dozen each, we had... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I called in advance of our arrival and asked for a table. They do not take reservations. Both my husband and I had the bacon wrapped shrimp with barbecue sauce. Yum. What a great blend of flavors. Mine was ordered with a side of rice pilaf and hubby had a baked potato. Mixed fresh vegetables was the side. We also... More 

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hatfield, pa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My grandaughter and I tried Timbers on the suggestion of the clerk at our inn. We were not disappointed. Since this was a distance from our inn and we did not have a car we had to use a taxi which was resonable. It is a climb to the restaurant portion but our taxi driver alerted us to the fact... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not fancy but with good service and excellent food. Located on the second floor with parking underneath. Shares space with a popular bar and grill. Ideal for families with children.

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Albany, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Sanibel for many years, and The Timbers remains our favorite restaurant. The meals have been consistently excellent! I love the warm atmosphere!! A couple of days ago, my husband had Amberjack fish dinner and I had Grouper!! Both excellent choices. The workers are very friendly, and Anja P. Danek, the dining room manager, is really... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Timbers was a Very nice restaurtant with good atmosphere. Waitstaff was excellent; We had a large party of 11 people. They were very attentive and well equipped to handle all of us. The fish dishes were very good. The place is a bit pricey but given the menu it is a bit to be expected. Overall this is a place... More 

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Orono, Maine
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42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's been a long winter and there have been lots of tourists. Wait staff is ok but you can tell they are tired of people. The fish was good, we had the local Triple Tail. It's a bit expensive though.

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Indianapollis, IN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate at The Timbers more than once on our recent Sanibel vacation - we also dined at sister restaurants The Sanibel Grill and Matzaluna. We have enjoyed the menu and hospitality of The Timbers for more than 30 years. The food is tremendous, and the service is above expectation. For those seeking FRESH seafood prepared very well, I highly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Consider yourself warned. My family visited twice: once in 2008 and now once again just 2 days ago. And they were both bad experiences. I thought it might have improved in the last 7 years. It didn't. When we were there just 2 days ago we thought we might get very fresh seafood. It wasn't. We thought we might get... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is no secret that Timbers is a great restaurant choice on Sanibel, and I was reminded of that when bringing 'up North' visitors there on the weekend. One, this has great food...my gourmet-cook visitor couldn't say enough good things, he loved his meal. This started out---and is--a fish market, so it is fresh and delicious. I happen to love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?