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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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  • 263
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  • 178
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 46
    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
Most recent review
Classy and great service.

Classy casual will be the dress code here. No tank tops or cut-offs. Just nicely tanned people among the white table cloths. the serer was teamed with a table clearer and this made for smooth transitions between courses and when plates needed removing. As I am writing this a week later- cannot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
karenaprn
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Noank, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Noank, Connecticut
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Classy casual will be the dress code here. No tank tops or cut-offs. Just nicely tanned people among the white table cloths. the serer was teamed with a table clearer and this made for smooth transitions between courses and when plates needed removing. As I am writing this a week later- cannot reacll the exact dished we ordered, but the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We walked through the door without a reservation. The host was happy to offer us a great table in the open air dining room. The waiter was on the money with service!! Our meals were excellent!! The Jac is a must when on Sanibel!

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State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Both food and service were great. They take reservations so that helped too. A little chilly to sit outside - but the patio looked inviting. Couldn't have had a better margarita! and dinner was outstanding. Waiter had a great sense of humor and was very professional. Wish we had dressed up a little more but not necessary.

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Colchester Vermont
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner here is expensive and just ok. Happy hour is the best on the island. 1/2 price drinks and apps are great. Many come here and just eat apps and listen to music that usually starts early and goes later than any other place on the island. A go to place for residents and visitors alike. You will be pleased... More 

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Ontario-Canada
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195 reviews 195 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

we went for an early dinner and found out it was happy hour, so they had a special limited menu of appetizers which were enough for a meal. We all had different things to eat and drink and were reasonably impressed. The waitress and servers could be a bit more friendly but the place was rather crowded so perhaps they... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had dinner at this restaurant to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were treated very well! The atmosphere is lovely and the service was great. Loved how the owner intermingled with the diners. Seemed like there were many folks who eat there regularly, which is always a great sign.

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Groton, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

On a Sunday evening with no reservation we were greeted and quickly seated to a nice meal. Sapphire martinis and Mojitos were great. Bread was served with shredded Pecorino Romano cheese which you add Extra Virgin Olive Oil to, a very nice touch. My stuffed grouper with crab was very good but pricey. My partners queen cut prime rib end... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have been to Jacaranda in past and had not so great service. But still chose to have our wedding dinner celebration here after ceremony. We had great service for that event and left very happy with the place. Food was amazing. my husband and I returned this yr and went for anniversary date while visiting Florida. We did not... More 

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Jarrettsville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There were four of us for dinner here, all had delicious meals. My husband loves duck, and it was on the menu, don't often find it. He said it was prepared just right. The atmosphere is nice and great servers.

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Brooklyn, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We arrived in Sanibel on Saturday, and chose Jacaranda for our first night. Noting that there was music, we got an early reservation, so as to leave before the band began. Our waiter, however, appeared so rarely at our table that the main course arrived with the music. The music, which was actually in the room next door, was so... 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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?