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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, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 278
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 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 place to dine and dance

This is our favorite place to go to dance (and have dinner or drinks). Food is very good and service is excellent. During the winter season the bar had live music for dancing every night. Some variation in the music, so need to pick and choose.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Robert D
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Rye, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good service...good food. Loved the atmosphere here. Don't forget your coupon for a free bottle of wine.

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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant on our final night of vacation with no reservations, but this proved no hindrance and we were seated in the veranda at a large comfortable table. The food was excellent and the stuffed grouper is a meal I will fondly remember for sure. Patrick was a terrific and gracious host and even arranged for a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you would like to visit or revisit the 60's, this lace has got it down to the décor. Great food and very reasonable happy hour prices 5pm - 7pm in the lounge. If you are not there by 5:15pm the lounge will be full but looses people around 6:16pm. You can dine outside with the same specials as the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Best dinner we had in Sanibel. Food was well prepared and tasty satisying different palates from meat eater, seafood lover and young child. Terrific bread, good service, etc. Overall a delightful evening although a little pricey.

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State College, PA
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27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

When we are asked about where to eat on Sanibel for those who do not know the Island well, we suggest the Jac. The wait staff is good, knowledgeable, a good wine list, and fresh foods to satisfy.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is our favorite place to go to dance (and have dinner or drinks). Food is very good and service is excellent. During the winter season the bar had live music for dancing every night. Some variation in the music, so need to pick and choose.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had made reservations ahead of time because there were going to be 24 people. That number through us into banquet mode for the restaurant. So we all voted on our top 3 picks for the main course. Had to pick one starch. A menu specific to our group was designed. The food was excellent. The service was top notch.... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been here as long as I've been coming down (30+ yrs.). More refined dining with great food at reasonable prices. Nice place for a special night out.

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La Grange, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One of the few places on the island with Live Music although that is often stretching the definition of live music as frequently it is nearly Karaoke style entertainment but when they hit it's fun and there is often dancing. Dining is good and the wait staff is nice.

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Bloomfield MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were in Ft Myers and drove to Sanibel 3 times (and paid the toll 3 times) to go to Jacaranda. Absolute fun place in the evening. Twice we went for drinks and dancing; the crowd was older, no surprise, but were acting half their age, big surprise. Last time we arrived before 7PM and most appetizers were $5.95 and... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?