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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty and casual

Nice atmosphere, casual and comfortable. You can grab a few drinks and order anything from pizza and wings to fabulous nachos. Super comfortable and large portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Melissa_M_524
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Miami, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Jupiter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just went there for the first time. My dinner was excellent, the Fisherman's Platter. Shrimp scampi, scallops and bronzed red snapper (nothing fried), plus soup or salad, vegetable and potato (french fries, baked potato, sweet baked potato or rice pilaf). i choose the New England Clam Chowder and it was amazing. My daughter had the crab cakes and she found... More 

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Genoa, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Timbers based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was very disappointing and hit our wallet hard. My husband ordered the fresh caught grouper and it was good but the veggies served with it were nothing special. His entree was $29 and definitely not worth it. I had seared tuna which wasn't anything special. It was a good... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An annual stop here is a must for our family - always a great meal and experience. We usually number 8-10 adults and a number of kids, and are always welcomed and fed well! Fresh fish and seafood is their specialty, but "landlubbers" have good choices as well. Try ordering a number of desserts (fantastic) after dinner, and passing them... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Let's start by saying, we loved the atmosphere. The place was immaculate and our server was on point. It's refreshing when your server (ours was Yo) knows the menu like the back of her hand. The food..OMG...the homemade bread served immediately was so earthy tasting and fresh. The Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters Rockefeller tasted like the sea..fresh..I had the Chilean Sea... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice atmosphere, casual and comfortable. You can grab a few drinks and order anything from pizza and wings to fabulous nachos. Super comfortable and large portions.

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Timbers is usually the place we go to on our first night in Sanibel and have never been disappointed. This time I had grilled scallops which were delicious. My husband had fresh grouper - yummy! The seating is comfortable and not too fancy, and the service is attentive without being intrusive. We took home a slice of pie for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Like most every family vacationing on the gulf, we were in search of the perfect place for a fresh seafood dinner - and we found it! One of our two daughters is a very picky eater who generally refuses any kind of seafood. On this occasion she opted for coconut shrimp & loved it! And wow! These shrimp were HUGE!... More 

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Mount Sterling, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A local resident recommend Timbers and we are so glad they did! Amazing dishes, great service, and wonderful desserts. We couldn't say enough about how great this place is! The kids were treated great as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So we come to Sanibel Island every year. We've always eaten at Timbers. Last year we went elsewhere based upon some of the negative reviews. Decided to go back this year because we missed it so much. Best decision we could have made! Our meals were delicious! Do yourself a favor and ask for Dominique to be your server. She... More 

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

First off thank you for the positive review on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate the feedback! Also thank you for coming back and dining with us, as you mentioned last year you decided to not dine with us based upon some negative reviews. We do try our best on all levels to ensure an overall great dining experience but sometimes mistakes... More 

Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Been to Sanibel many times, and hadn't tried Timbers. Friend recommended it and off we went. Nice location with plenty of parking. Ordered the fried octopus for appetizer and it was delicious, perfectly cooked and so tasty! My son ordered the oyster sampler and those were great as well. I ordered the Parmesan Sea Bass, which was delicious and so... More 

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Additional Information about Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD 18 to 34
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?