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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great dinner out

Good dinner out with friends in Sanibel! Had the mahi with shrimp and my wife had the prime rib. Everything came out great, i have to admit thought the prime rib would be dry as it was a thin and quite blackened. The prime rib was amazing, the blackened seasoning was incredibly flavorful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
goofidad1812
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Brighton, Michigan
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First visit and loved the food, service and experience. When we arrived there was choice of eating in the a more formal dinning area or the patio. We choose the formal area & was seated by a beautiful garden area. We shared an appetizer (crab) not fishy but great taste of the crab. My husband and I both had grouper-his... More 

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2 Thank viccobu
Beavercreek, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed happy hour with reduced beer prices & appetizers. The raw oysters were excellent. Great atmosphere & décor in the bar area.

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2 Thank Linda D
Sanibel Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a delightful dining experience the Jacaranda offers! From the warm welcome when walking in the front door, to the lovely dining atmosphere in the "garden" room, to the perfectly mixed drinks, delicious bread and dipping sauce and the amazing food, not a detail was left undone during our recent night out at the Jac. Special thanks to Patrick, Irene... More 

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2 Thank SanibelDiner
Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good dinner out with friends in Sanibel! Had the mahi with shrimp and my wife had the prime rib. Everything came out great, i have to admit thought the prime rib would be dry as it was a thin and quite blackened. The prime rib was amazing, the blackened seasoning was incredibly flavorful and rivaled steaks i've had for 3-4x... More 

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2 Thank goofidad1812
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I learned from our waitress that restaurant was 50 years old.. and while the front of the restaurant definitely harkened back to the day when "old blue eyes" was in his prime the patio area where we seated (along the with giant plastic dolphin) had definitely seen better days.. the food was good but definitely on the pricey side.. would... More 

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another happy hour find a few visits ago to Sanibel. The Jac Bar pours a decent glass of wine for happy hour and the same for the mixed drinks. Hubby's Bloody Mary not as good as some other places. We each ordered the mussels appetizer. A very small loaf of bread was optional. We ordered one at a cost of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us for dinner, we all ordered seafood but different dishes. Our waitress was efficient enough albeit a bit odd. Our biggest complaint is that each of our main courses was served lukewarm. I am not sure if it sat in the kitchen too long or what the deal was but it definitely affected the taste. One... More 

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2 Thank NYMomNewYork_NewYork
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant could easily have been my favorite on Sanibel. The salad and appetizer was excellent. Then the power went off due to a storm. We waited and when it didn't come back we had the stone crab claws. Our waitress (Katerina) was very helpful and we ended up having a good meal but we felt that the manager could... More 

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1 Thank gloriamaris
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant twice since we have been in Sanibel and have throughly enjoyed both meals. The decor is open and colorful with inside and outside dining. The menu is extensive and the prices are reasonable considering it is in Sanibel. The service has been excellent on both nights. The waitresses are very knowledgeable and friendly. All... More 

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3 Thank Arnieonthego
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there a couple nights on our trip after dinner to listen to the bands and dance. Great music and good crowd of people.

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?