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The Jacaranda

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1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 48
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  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food

nice restaurant good service the bar had a one-man band singer and was a nice night out in a real QUIET Sanibel Island

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Susan8532
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Waterbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

nice restaurant good service the bar had a one-man band singer and was a nice night out in a real QUIET Sanibel Island

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very exquisite restaurant with top of the line cuisines. I had an appetizer consisting of crab legs shrimp & oysters that was to die for. My entree was (2)crab stuffed lobsters with red mashed potatoes. It is very pricey but well worth the money. Top of the line.

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Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the best restaurant on the island! The food and staff are wonderful. Beautiful bar and patio, great entertainment. This is a must when on the island! You will never have bad meal here!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

ahhhh now this what being on the gulf coast should be. fresh grouper and roasted vegetables nothing better. ate on the patio sweet spot.

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was my first time to Jacaranda at Sanibel, but my husband and friends had been for happy hours. It was a fun relaxing evening with drinks and great food celebrating our friend's anniversary. Ben (ex-horse shoer) was our waiter. He was delightful and made sure that we had an excellent meal and atmosphere

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Winter Park, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went here for the reggae band that was going to be playing that evening. Was pleasantly surprised at how formal the dining room was. The food was excellent. Look in the coupon book for a coupon for a free bottle of wine with 2 entrees. Had dessert in the lounge listening to the band.

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So. Windsor, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Sanabel Island has a number of good restaurants, but on a recent trip none of them topped Jacaranda. The setting’s great — it’s mainly surrounded by gardens — and the food does not disappoint. We started off with one of their star appetizers, Oysters Romanoff: raw oysters topped with sour cream, vodka, and a dollop of caviar. “People come here... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We made a reservation for outdoor seating on the patio. The setting was great and service excellent. We were able to order from the early bird specials and had the stuffed grouper. It was the best meal all week and less expensive than our pizza at other places. We also delicious chocolate cake and ice cream. Patrick stopped by our... More 

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very casual fine dining. Fresh seafood and excellent preperation. White table cloth but wear your shorts. A lovely dining experince.

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were a group of 5 for dinner. We went knowing there was a reggae band that night, so we thought lively atmosphere. When we walked in we got seated in the white linen section. A totally different menu than the bar and the tables across the room from us. We probably should have gone into the bar but as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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