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The Jacaranda Restaurant

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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 319
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  • 197
    Very good
  • 73
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  • 50
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You can't go to Sanibel without having Dinner here!

We travel to my Uncle's home each year since 1994. Jacaranda is the same every year. Great food and drink and great service with a smile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
kinghill1
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Braselton, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Braselton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We travel to my Uncle's home each year since 1994. Jacaranda is the same every year. Great food and drink and great service with a smile.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been dining here for over 15 years..One of the best meals on the island..The Crab Cakes and the Baked Stuffed Grouper are out of this world..The Lobster bisque is to die for..Quiet, clean and a great dining experience..

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Half price drinks and appetizers from 5-7 pm. And half price of reasonable is MORE than reasonable. They hand batter their calamari and mix/make their own conch fritters. Not only is it authentic and inexpensive, its tasty!

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Looks like a casual find, like most island places dress was casual, but the food was creative and outstanding. Lots of choices, and types of dishes. Meat, fish etc. Worth making this one of your stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Jacaranda is fabulous! The staff is attentive, funny and just plain awesome. The food was incredible, the presentation of the food was like a work of art, and the quality did not disappoint. We almost didn't go in because the look of the outside is very nondescript, and quite frankly not impressive. Boy, are we glad we went in!... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful meal and service. I was alone and felt comfortable. Great live music. Staff went out of their way to help make my experience a great one.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a fun place to enjoy nightlife. We go there several nights during out stay and they have great entertainment. Great dance floor and the food is good too. We eat during happy hour where apps are half price. We then return later in the evening to dance. The entertainment is really good.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I knew we were in the right place when Pam greeted us on arriving! She was everything you except a hostess should be! She was truly interested in making our night special. Our waitress Ali did a fabulous job of making sure our every desire was met. The stuffed grouper was the best I have had. The flavors were perfectly... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was definitely the best meal we had during out stay on Sanibel Island. Front of house Pam was delightful and very attentive from the moment we entered. The food was excellent and there was a good selection of international wine available. Would thoroughly recommend the Jacaranda; the only negative being that it is a little expensive.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

wonderful seafood restaurant with very attentive staff. had the best meal here of our entire visit to Florida.

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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