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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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Price range: $18 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved out food specials and their frozen drinks. Definitely would go back again. We are a few things off if the chefs specials menu. All the fish was fresh and very tender. We loves the oatmeal bread and of course the key lime pie at the end.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Service was excellent. Other patrons were friendly and easy to engage in conversation if you want to. TVs are plentiful. Close to beachfront hotels. Get there early for a seat at the bar...or good booth. We ate dinner there almost everyday of our vacation. Loved it.

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

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurant for dinner. At the entrance you can the the fresh fish products. The decoration of the restaurant is a bit special, but the service was perfect and the food was great. We reallay enjoyed the stay.

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

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grandjunction
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

2nd visit to Timbers. This time we went into the sports bar side and while the food was good the service was horrible

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been to Timbers probably a dozen times while vacationing in Sanibel and there are things we consistently love: the delicious salads that come with meals, awesome oatmeal bread, their house dill-ranch dressing, the value of the early bird menu, abundance of shrimp and fish, and the neat ambience and decor. This time I tried the steak off the early... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was not my first visit, but sadly will be my last. The soup was very good, but the main course, swordfish was dry, clearly over cooked, the veggies were a veggie mix that seemed to be a frozen food offering. Key lime pie was ordinary. For a site known for fish this is unacceptable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took a group of girls here while visiting Sanibel, and we ended up eating here twice in one week because the food was so amazing. The crab meat bisque and crab cakes were among our top choices for food. The staff is wonderful, and very accommodating, and the atmosphere is nice for any type of outing.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Waitress was very friendly and always available. Seating was comfortable and food was excellent. Need I say more.

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

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East Hagbourne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On a previous trip to Sanibel, Timbers was a favourite restaurant but on this trip was not so good. The service was very poor, a had to ask for my drink 3 times and then it was not correct.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Timbers has been a steady performer for many years, while others have come and gone. Decor ("island casual") is pleasant, welcoming and genuine, as opposed to the decor at many chains (for example, Appleby's, which makes a weak and contrived attempt at looking "local"). Owner is a sports fan dating to late 80's, 90's Indiana Pacers, but has expanded his... More

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