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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, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 602
    Excellent
  • 406
    Very good
  • 182
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lobster

My wife and I ate dinner here. We both lobster that was some of the best we have ever eaten. The salad was crisp and tasty and the bread was very good. We had a standard baked potato and they gave you plenty of your favorite whether sour cream or butter.The vegetables that came with the dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Georgetown, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always make sure to have dinner at The Timbers when we visit Sanibel. The food and service are consistently great! Our dining experience was even made better by our awesome server, Dominique. She was very friendly and made excellent recommendations. Make sure you plan on eating here when you visit beautiful Sanibel.

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Thank DanandJoanne T
Millsboro, Delaware
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Our server was Dominique. She remembered us from prior visits and gave us great service. She has a tremendous personality and a beautiful smile. This was cause for a super dining experience.

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Thank JosephandAnne F
Bowling Green, Ohio
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is little I can add to earlier reviews except to say that I second the positive ones. This is very popular restaurant--justifiably so: Great food, fine service, and a far above adequate wine list. Here are just a couple pieces of info: Timbers does not take reservations. But you may call ahead about 30 mins to check table availability... More 

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Thank Charles M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1st time at Timbers, A+ for entire meal! Would definitely eat here again. As good as experience was it was made better by our server, Laura! Friendly, informative and knowledgable, best server we have had in 7 years we have been coming to Sanibel.

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

Thank you for the excellent review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure talking to you last night about Laura being the best server you've had on the island in 7 years (also glad to hear you enjoyed the food as well). Please come back and visit us again soon. Best regards, Johnathon More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to Timbers and in both times had Dan the server. He is fantastic! Knew the menu, made suggestions, and always lovely to chat with. Timbers is great restaurant! Seafood was fresh and wonderfully prepared! Thank you again Dan for making our experience at Timbers another great time! See you again soon!

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Thank moira b
Lexington, MA
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Timbers has the best most consistent seafood on Sanibel. They also operate a seafood market with the freshest fish, including grouper, and other local catch like permit, cobia, and shellfish including stone crab claws. Great cocktails and good wine selection as well. Not cheap, but worth it, with freshly baked bread and salad with each entree.

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Thank WellTraveled3
TimbersofSanibel, Manager at Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We only offer the freshest and highest quality of seafood to our customers and are glad you keep coming back to enjoy. Hope to see you again soon, - Johnathon More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate dinner here. We both lobster that was some of the best we have ever eaten. The salad was crisp and tasty and the bread was very good. We had a standard baked potato and they gave you plenty of your favorite whether sour cream or butter.The vegetables that came with the dinner varied between "well... More 

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Thank Tom P
Connecticut
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422 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more reasonably priced seafood restaurants on sanibel. Definitely try their locally caught selections.

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Thank TravelJR
Beavercreek, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We buy all of our fresh, local caught seafood at Timbers Fish Market. The staff is knowledgeable about the fish, giving recipes on how to prepare it. enjoyed the $1 oysters (available at the fish market bar only.) They have outdoor seating. In the restaurant/bar area there is a large bar with happy hour alcohol discounts. Lots of TV's for... More 

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Thank Linda D
Chicago
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had had a lot of fish and were craving beef...delighted to find that we arrived just in time for the early bird special. Everything was well prepared and would definitely return. The crab cakes were also great. I think it is a great value ...as is the market that is right at the entrance.

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Thank travlingmama

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?