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Sanibel Cafe

2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
239-472-5323
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Was on Sanibel for vacation with family. Our time and meal at Sanibel Café were great experiences. My crunchberry salad and grilled grouper were excellent. Thank you to Roxy our server, she was very personable and professional. The place is lively, lots of big screens around the bar.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

All I can say, is that the food was not worth the price. Dinners are cheaper than this breakfast. Sodas $2.50 and it was horrible. I had to ask them 3 times for a different soda, I finally gave up. Will never go back. We ended up buying groceries and making breakfast in our hotel room for 1/4 the price.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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130 reviews 130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Homemade it is, chicken salad, speciality sandwiches, breakfast, waffles and pancakes oh my. My favorite is a scoop of chicken salad/scoop of tuna salad and a array of fresh fruit on a lettuce bed. I ate every bite. You are met at the door, seated, and the service begins. Katie will be there, or her Dad who owns the place.... More

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Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went in for lunch and were sat near the back. I am not sure if the AC was running, broken, or just not turned on enough but it was incredibly hot in the cafe. We asked to move near the middle where the fans were and the host graciously agreed but by that time our appetites were a bit... More

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Duluth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Granted we didn't have the much raved about breakfast but the lunch was nothing to write home about. My husband liked the tuna salad but my club wrap was only memorable because it was soggy and bland. For the prices and all the hype we expected more. Might be an idea to stick the breakfast menu or find another spot... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There's a wide choice on the menu, the food's fresh, and the portions are large - we split a sandwich meal and were glad we did as half was plenty. Good service - refills appeared without asking and splitting a meal was no problem. The cafe's well furnished with deli-style booths and an island feel to it. Glad we stopped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everything from the attention from staff to the food screams local! The home made raspberry jelly is to die for! The french toasts and kids loved the French toasts and pancakes. Philly steak omelette was OK. I will make this a place to visit if you're in the area.

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clarksville, md
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Of the three places we had breakfast while in Sanibel, this was our least favorite. I had the french toast sampler... which sounded really interesting until it arrived and I found that all of the almonds and the coconut had been burned during the frying process. Good in theory... not in practice. Kids liked the M&Ms pancakes.

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having been to Sanibel Island a number of times, we decided to try the Sanibel Cafe. This is an establishment we had previously overlooked. the clientele. To be a mix of locals and tourists. After being seated by a very pleasant hostess, we embarked on the chore of selecting from a two-page breakfast menu. While I won't go into detail... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came for lunch around noon. We were seated and had only a few seconds to look at menu when she came back to take our order. I asked for a couple of minutes but it took her about 7-8 minutes before she finally came back. The place was not busy at all and the 2 waitresses working that day... More

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