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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
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 429
    Excellent
  • 304
    Very good
  • 145
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, good food and nice setting

We dined here the first night we arrived and chose it based on Tripadvisor ratings. It was just as described...excellent. And because I am travelling with my elderly mother, we are sharing meals. They accommodated us with a second serving of soup/salad and veggies for $6 extra. More than enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
CanadianTraveller48
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NiagaraFallsCanada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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NiagaraFallsCanada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We dined here the first night we arrived and chose it based on Tripadvisor ratings. It was just as described...excellent. And because I am travelling with my elderly mother, we are sharing meals. They accommodated us with a second serving of soup/salad and veggies for $6 extra. More than enough and we had room for desert.

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New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great seafood restaurant. The crunchy grouper and crunchy shrimp are terrific, My granddaughter has celiac disease and must be completely gluten free. Timbers is very careful to make sure she has a gluten free meal. We just spent 1 week in Sanibel and ate at Timbers 5 of the 7 days.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was prompt and courteous, food is always very good. Like most restaurants on Sanibel, there will usually be a wait during the season, but there are chairs and fans around the area outside next to the restaurant and you are allowed to carry drinks to that area if you wish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our waitress, Bonnie, was great. Knowledgeable about the menu and the island. Food and drinks were great. Decor was cute but dusty. I'd go back

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Weston, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Timbers is solid with good seafood, a fun sports themed room, and plenty of room inside to enjoy a meal without being right on top of the other diners. There is normally not a wait. Service is friendly and there is a generally good selection of fresh fish and raw fish.

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Boston, USA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We tested the Timbers in a number of ways: - called ahead and they put us on the list reducing our wait - served up Florida craft beers for hop heads, malt lovers and my 93 year old father-in-law - cooked up a whole red snapper for the table roasted exactly the way we wanted it - fit together appetizers,... More 

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Michigan
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44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went early for dinner, service was excellent, possibly because not too many people came yet? Overall, the food was wonderful. We had fresh oysters & Mussels Provencal to start with. Oysters were fresh & real good; mussels not so great. The latter either was not fresh or was overcooked as the mussels were too small relative to the shells.... More 

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White House, Tennessee
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45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was by far my favorite meal on the islands. I got a surf and turf 10oz sirloin and buffalo shrimp. It was excellent. I hope management reads this you NEED to accept Discover as a form of payment, our server told us he has several a night trying to pay with their Discover Card. We had one in our... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family and I visited this past weekend for dinner and we were not very impressed. Our waitress knew little of the menu and could not tell us what kind of fish we wanted if we were looking for something close to cod. Other than that the atmosphere was just okay. Prices were very high.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The early bird specials are amazing...a selection of full size portions at a lower price...seating before 5:30. The seafood is excellent!

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