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The Jacaranda

1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
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Price range: $22 - $40
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a great happy hour in its cozy lounge. Based on the appetizers we got, I wish we'd had dinner there! Good ahi tuna, good teriyaki skewers, good service!

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We only dine here for the very affordable sunset menu, which is available between 5-6. The options are limited and somewhat tired, as are options on the regular menu, but the quality of the food is fantastic. We had flat iron steak (best on trip), fried shrimp, baked stuffed grouper, and chicken Marsala. All except the shrimp were sunset menu... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have not been here in years, but apparently new owners have recently purchased the place, and we were NOT impressed. The food was mediocre, at best. My husband said that his veal was tasteless. Certainly not worth the money. And, they gave us a hard time when we tried to use the two coupons we had for a free... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to have some drinks at night and enjoy some music this is the place. However, if you are looking for a great meal it is not. It is quite odd that of my party of 7 not one person is pleased with dinner and The Jacaranda made that happen. In addition to... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dinner was a real treat. The lounge offers a casual happy hour that we plan to revisit with friends. Great value. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable in both dining venues.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family has been coming to Sanibel for over 20 years and going to the Jac for 15 of them. We love the island atmosphere and local live music. BUT! this week we have been disappointed 2 nights in a row. Monday night we arrived at 11:20 and the manager wouldn't let us in (hours are until 12:30) and last... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stopped for happy hour and the bar service was superb - note that they also have music. Drinks were not expensive. The place has local charm...the bar tenders also told us of other places we might enjoy on the island. Very friendly.

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central Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely Father's Day dinner at The "Jac". When we visited Sanibel 15 years ago, we had a nice meal here so decided to return. So glad we did! The service was exemplary, with our waitress going above and beyond to get us what we needed, suggesting items, even bringing my husband's drink outside to... More

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Sarasota County Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here to see the band and enjoy evening drinks at the bar two nights while staying on Sanibel The Chicago band caters to people who love to dance and enjoy a fun time...we did!! The bartenders were cool and many people came here for dinner and stayed after to hear the band. This is a great place to... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Happy hour cocktails and snowcrab, whats not to like. Usually live music later on great place to have fun with friends. The tuna sushi is also a favourite. Great service, nothing too much trouble. Can't wait to return on my next trip to lovely Sanibel.

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