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2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
239-472-5323
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 8
    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 food and even better service

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast on our honeymoon. Service was great as the waitress knew all the locals and was fun to have a conversation with. The food came out in a timely manner. We had the Alligator with honey and the pancakes. You will definitely leave feeling full!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
joshualfoley
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great lunch. Salads were perfect and tasty as always. A great family run place we stop by every year when on Sanibel.

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

First breakfast on island tried the gator and eggs and was very pleased. Nice crowd and no waiting. a little small inside, as most places were, but good service and good food

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

If you judge a place by its coffee then go elsewhere. Tastes like the ultra cheap kind. Gator bites were ok, nothing more than novel. Scrams were less than fast food quality. Table near us raved about the benedicts and pancakes. Homemade jam is good. Buy a jar of mango! Service was good but it was midweek and no crowds.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast on our honeymoon. Service was great as the waitress knew all the locals and was fun to have a conversation with. The food came out in a timely manner. We had the Alligator with honey and the pancakes. You will definitely leave feeling full!

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Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast selection. I had the fish Reuben that was absolutely amazing. A side of grilled parmesian tomatoes was tasty too. Service was friendly and fast. Definitely would recommend

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OKLAHOMA CITY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Food was well prepared and the service was great. We had breakfast here many times during our stay - they had consistently good food and the servers were always very helpful and nice.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Coffee on Sanibel in general is not good, but here it was worse than brown water. Not any resemblance to coffee other than the color. Omelets were tasteless, egg white worse than regular with whole eggs. Service was good but nothing special, no one asked how if the food was tasty. Owners appear to resting on past accolades.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and was surprised with the freshness of the ham and havarti omelet and the toast. Nice atmosphere and quite cozy.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place flies a little under the radar but serves great food. We had breakfast/brunch with 3 kids. Food came promptly, and service was excellent.

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Wantagh, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went for breakfast on Sunday morning. There was a wait but we went to the shops nearby to kill time. I had sunnyside up eggs and bacon with toast (my usual). My friends tried a bunch of different things like biscuits with sausage gravy and alligator. All our meals came with hashbrowns. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-5323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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