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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Good food and ambiance on Sanibel

This was our second visit to Timbers on Sanibel, FL. The food is very good and the restaurant has a great "feel." Very comfortable and inviting. Good service. Will go back when we return to area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was our second visit to Timbers on Sanibel, FL. The food is very good and the restaurant has a great "feel." Very comfortable and inviting. Good service. Will go back when we return to area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I usually avoid "no reservation" restaurants, but this one adds a wrinkle never seen by New Yorkers--call when you are ten minutes away and they will put you on the list. It works--sort of--but do expect a wait at almost any time of evening (until 8:30 or so, when the place clears out like an old-fashioned cartoon... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband is a regular at The Timbers Fish Market whenever we stay on Sanibel. We always enjoy their freshly caught grouper or shrimp! Easy in/out at the counter.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fish market - made awesome bacon wrapped shrimp and scallops to grill from here! And the fish dip is the best I have ever had.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and a guest. We love seafood. The service and food was terrible. The waitress was not pleasant and the food tasted terrible. We won't be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by a shopkeeper, but this time it didn't work out so well. First, we're a retired couple with smaller appetites so we generally share an entree. Waiter said there was a $6.00 splitting charge! Six dollars? Whaaaaa? Just for an extra plate? So we didn't go that route. I ordered the pompano ($29.00) and wife ordered the... More 

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Farmington, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have to say that I had much better seafood meals on the island than I did here. I tried the stuffed shrimp and was disappointed. The dish had nice size shrimp, but the stuffing lacked interest. Wait staff could also use a little improvement as well. Gave the impression they were being forced to work there against there will.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Can't say enough good things about Chef Teh and The Timbers! Every year when we come to Sanibel we make sure to have several meals at Timbers! And every year they continue to top the year before! Excellent food and awesome friendly people! See you all again next year!

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Chanute, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a hidden gem. It has been around along time and is definitely an "old favorite" of the residents! The décor is beautiful and the food is awesome! We celebrated our 40th anniversary with our 15 children and grandchildren here. Took a little while to get the food! but it was wonderful and hot when we got it. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Way over rated. Like eating at a Red Lobster. The only thing worth the money was the free bread. Had the wahoo with the sirloin added, sirloin was one of the worst I have ever ate.

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Additional Information about Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD $18 to $34
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?