We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Jacaranda

1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Price range: $22 - $40
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
Write a Review

521 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
    231
    155
    53
    41
    41
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sanibel Island, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Delray Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
central Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sarasota County Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This restaurant has been around 50 years. If you want the most amazing seafood and steaks, come here! I am an armature chef, so we hate going out to eat because it always seems like an expensive disappointment. Well, not at the jacaranda. I really don't know why there are reviews about how expensive everything is. Good seafood is not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mason, OH
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We dined here for Father's Day at the recommendation of staff at the condo complex. It was not their first recommendation or our first choice because many restaurants were closed on Sundays, however it was a nice meal. It is pricy and there was nothing that was super special about the meals, but we all enjoyed what we had for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
kentucky
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The seafood at Jacaranda was great! I highly recommend it. But, the value for money is not as great - I dont recommend going with kids here - but for a date night, its a fun place with good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years and their meals are always consistently delicious. I always order seafood here, but others in our party enjoyed their steaks as well. I recommend going early, they have a great early bird menu out on the back patio and have a great happy hour. If you stick around, or are going... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed The Jacaranda also viewed

Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Jacaranda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Jacaranda, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing