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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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73% Recommend
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English first
Boca Raton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I've never eaten at the restaurant, but thoroughly enjoy the bar. It's one of the few "late night" places on the island (they close around midnight). There is usually some kind of live music on the weekends and often during the week as well. Great fun for drinking and dancing with friends.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First time for us and the meal was wonderful. I had the scallops and my wife had the tuna. Service was above average and the food was great.The happy hour 5 -7 (only in the lounge) is for 1/2 price drinks and $6 appetizers. Go here first then get a table.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We have visited twice in the past week and on both occasions the food and service have been very good. The ambience is relaxing and there is a separate bar area with live music Of particular note are the skewered prime rib appetiser and the grouper.

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Estero
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Years back this used to be a great restaurant. Since then the quality of the food has been rapidly declining. I don't understand it, and I'm not in the restaurant business, but most, if not all restaurants on Sanibel / Captiva are sitting on Gold mines. No one wants to leave the majestic beaches to cross the bridge to eat.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Would not use restaurant .com coupon and 8 dollars for a kids pizza, 4 dollars for a chocolate milk, sorry won't come back

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Greenville, SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our first time eating here. They were the only place that didn't have a wait at the time we were ready to eat at 730. The food was good! I had the crab cakes 3 came on the plate. One of the servers fell in love with our kids. Went to his car got them special cool seashells!... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You can not only dress it up a notch and eat on fine white linen or eat outside in a romantic garden. Now serving lunch in the garden. At night spot out the dance floor and get those happy feet moving. I spent one birthday evening there. There is a video that I swore if it was shown I'll never... More

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Orlando,Fl.
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best happy hour on Island,5-7 pm: $5.95 gourmet appetizers with $3.50 drafts and $5.00 wines. Then a 7pm visit restaurant for 5 star meals.

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Jacksonville, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The wait staff was more than accommodating in helping us decide on our meals. The food was very good. It wasn't my favorite over an 8 day stay, but it was within the 3 or 4 restaurants.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food was presented well but had no flavor. We had prime rib and crab stuffed grouper. Neither were good and would we will not return.

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