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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We always get our fresh fish at the market area of The Timbers. The staff is passionate and helpful and they sell spices and sides to go with your selection if you need them. Free recipies are also available. The desert case is pretty difficult to avoid:)

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wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for dinner one night as it seemed to be the only place that looked open. Our fish was excellent. Drinks just okay. They have a shared plate policy of charging $5 and then each party gets the full potato and vegetable serving. We liked that but usually don't. It's quite large and I'm guessing in the high season... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had dinner there early in the evening, the fresh fish is as advertised...FRESH! The selection is outstanding. Friendly and personable server...what's not to like?

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Fort Walton Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I ordered the grouper bites and there were just awful. They are fried but they then toss them in butter and garlic. The clam chowder was served lukewarm. It was the consistency of paste and the flour used to thicken could be tasted. The fresh lobster tail had sat in the fridge so long that it was dry and tasteless.... More

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Service was very good and the cocktails well made. The food and quality of food was superb. ]They had a Kids menu as well.

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Greenville, SC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

First, you can probably get in to Timbers. The place is big and has lots of large tables. The service was excellent, but I agree that the menu was average and a little pricey. Food was merely OK.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came here after being referred by local bartender….disappointed Nothing jumped out on an overpriced menu; so we stayed for beer oysters/sashimi. Decided to stop by Jerry’s and make our own grouper. Oysers: eh. Red Snapper sashimi: GOOD. Inside, a bit drafty, bright, and far too big for my taste. Beware of restaurants with busy, big, laminated menus.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place goes all out on everything seafood. Try out their tuna, grouper, or shrimp entrees. They are probably the best on the island of Sanibel! Enjoy!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The atmosphere was lovely and I appreciated that it was a 'no cell phone' dining area. Our server did not come to the table often and I had to ask someone else for more water. The Fish Salad was very tasty but my grouper left a lot to be desired. It was tasteless. My son's meal was very good though.... More

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Timbers has operated for many years on Sanibel. We went there last night. SERVICE: lackadaisical. Need I say more. FOOD: if you can no longer taste food, it might go through as not half bad. My taste buds still function, and I found no taste. The vegetables were boiled and without any flavor whatsoever. The sea bass was expensive ($32.00).... More

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