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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 508
    Excellent
  • 365
    Very good
  • 165
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent Restaurant

Food was ok. Healthy choices but a bit overpriced. Ambiance was decent. Was highly recommended by a friend but not sure I would give as high of a recommendation myself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
ChrisandTara2015
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food was ok. Healthy choices but a bit overpriced. Ambiance was decent. Was highly recommended by a friend but not sure I would give as high of a recommendation myself.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have had very good meals at this restaurant in previous years so don't want to judge harshly based on my latest visit however based on this visit I couldn't give it 5 stars. My wife and son both had seafood and noted it was excellent but I ordered a New York Strip with the recommendation that their steaks are... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took my family of four and ended up disappointed. The chowder is excellent, and so was the calamari we had as an appetizer. The actual meals were only ok. My daughter ordered $29 soft shell crabs and only ate a small portion because she said they didn't taste right. Pina colada was too sweet to drink and the vegetables were... More 

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TimbersofSanibel, Manager at Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, responded to this review

Dear Sam, I would like to start off by thanking you for your recent review of our restaurant and your experience, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately it sounds like you didn't quite enjoy your time at the Timbers. Glad to hear you enjoyed the chowder and calamari, as for the soft shell crab I wish you would have brought... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great atmosphere and wonderful fish choices. Highly recommend. Plenty of parking and bar available if you have to wait for a table.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Timbers is consistently our favorite restaurant on Sanibel. The fresh fish is always outstanding! The crunchy grouper can sometimes be a little heavy on the coating, but any of the fresh fish from the right side of the menu is superb. I have never had a bad meal here. The clam chowder is excellent and the house salad dressing is... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited with 6 guests and had a great meal..The food was cooked to perfection..I had Bronzed Cobia with a mango sauce that was excellent..The French Onion soup was great..I get it each time I dine there.Our server Domineque was one of the better servers we have had in a while..Quick, accurate and extremely pleasant..Couldnt of possibly been nicer. Made... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I called ahead on a Friday night for our group of 12. Although they don't take reservations, they said they would put us down on the list. We were seated fairly quickly, once we all arrived, but after 10 minutes of waiting for anyone to show up I resorted to calling the Host desk from my phone. (I was stuck... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of fresh oysters at a very reasonable price! The fish was prepared with unique flavors that were refreshing and yummy! Absolutely LOVED the Key Lime Pie!!!! We had it both visits 2 nights in a row!!!! Probably one of the best!!! Thanks Timbers for delivering awesome service and food to a rainy first visit to the island!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good fish restaurant, fish were fresh and pretty well cooked. Don't take the craft beer unless you donnot lile beer (who wish to drink a beer with an actual taste of mango!)

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Casselberry, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The seafood was fresh and prepared fantastically. Great atmosphere and great staff make this a "must go" to place on the island

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?