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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 308
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  • 195
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Favorite

Dinner at the Jac is always good! No appetizers tonight so straight to dinner. Husband and granddaughter had the scallops and thoroughly enjoyed - big, meaty - cooked perfectly. I had the crab stuffed grouper and loved it. Great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Gerri H
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Montgomery, Ohio, USA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Montgomery, Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner at the Jac is always good! No appetizers tonight so straight to dinner. Husband and granddaughter had the scallops and thoroughly enjoyed - big, meaty - cooked perfectly. I had the crab stuffed grouper and loved it. Great service!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Have been going to this establishment for years always for their prime rib. Food and service is always great. On our last visit with friends had coupons which they only allowed one per table which was not stated on either. Rules should not be changed after purchased.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to Jazz it up one night and listen to incredible music. This is the Place. The violin and flute player were the best I've ever heard..AMAZING!! We danced all night long and made some new friends along the way.. Can't wait to go back and try the food.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant has changed a bit over the years. It is more pricey these days. But, the food (mostly seafood) is well prepared and tasty. The service was good. It is not a good place for children.

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

For the 17th year, we have saved the last night on Sanibel for The Jacaranda. It is our special treat to a wonderful vacation before returning home to reality. The service is outstanding and very accomodating. We sat in the back dining room which was nice and quiet. This year, (they) offered a 10% discount off of your bill OR... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Jacaranda a truly horrible experience. As my wife and I were seated we did order a cocktail. I ordered the Lemon Drop Martini and when it arrived at my table there was no sugar on the rim so I stopped the waitress from pouring and asked for the sugar. When she came back the rim was sugared and she poured... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was good and the pricing was right for the area. Very friendly service and beachy atmosphere.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I loved the experience as much as the food. Our waiter, Benjamin, was the absolute best waiter I have encountered in a long time. He was very professional and made us feel like we were royalty. I highly recommend the Jacaranda. The stuffed fish was excellent and the key lime pie was authentic...to die for!

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River Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Jacaranda - like the great and original name of this place, the food and service were great. Crab cake for an appetizer was excellent - moist and tasty, definitely try it if you like crab cakes! The entrees of fresh blackened fish were delicious and the freshness was obvious. Lastly, save room for dessert, namely, the turtle pie -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went for appetizers in the lounge.If you are any type of a foodie , don't go ! Shared quesadilla, filet sliders and stuffed mushrooms. The mushrooms tasted like sawdust, i bit into the slider and it was grizzle and the other was dry and so so. Disappointed in spending 50 dollars.If it was filet, I'm not sure what kind .... More 

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Additional Information about The Jacaranda

Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?