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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
239-472-1956
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Casa Ybel
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English first
Florida
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a fine dining experience accompanied by beautiful live guitar music and Molly's friendly and efficient services in an intimate dining area. My husband had Suckling Pig Confit and then Locally Farmed Roasted Guinea Fowl. I had Rabbit Pate and then a large plate of the petite portion of Fish Stew loaded with seafood. Perfect presentation, each bite was heavenly.... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit here, and I am sorry we did not discover it sooner in our trip so that we could have visited it again. The service was outstanding, wonderful atmosphere, great choice on the menu, and the food was wonderful! It is a very upscale restaurant, but I thought the prices were quite reasonable for what you... More

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Strange dark decor and heavy furnishings which does not help the ambiance . Is it Italian ? Reasonable fish dishes sometimes over complicated with sauces and odd veg . Decent wine list . No GF bread ! Service fine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We were absolutely impressed with the flavors of the appetizers and the wine list. The rabbit pate was succulent; Lobster spring rolls elegant;Sweet breads savory; frog legs, amazing. Our entrees were the same: Many different items cooked to perfection including guinea fowl, cobia, smoked tenderloin of beef, and fish soup - mussels, scallops, etc. Dessert was no different with homemade... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I enjoyed the beet salad with grouper. The atmosphere is lovely. Pretty restaurant with attractive art work. Most of us would return. However, one lady who ordered the roasted romaine with shrimp found it tougher to cut than meat. Quiche, salad with beef got rave reviews. Quirky thing was when I put the reservation through on the website, I was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Was told I had to order everything at once, not what I enjoy or am used to when partaking of small plates. Therefore I ended up eating much less than I would have ordinarily. Don't remember that being the case on a previous visit. Food also seemed overly safe and not as richly flavored. Overall an average experience. My previous... More

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Pittsburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I visited Sweet Melissa's between our week-long vacation on Sanibel Island. The menu was awesome and the service perfect. If you are looking for a place to enjoy that one special meal while on vacation in the area, this is the place.

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I had our first anniversary dinner at Sweet Melissa's. The wine list was wonderful but the pour was terrible. Three sips and its done. The ambiance was best on Sanibel and service was professional. Started with Mussels and they were the best I have had in years. BUT my wife's medium rare steak was well done and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you want a nice meal instead of the usual "pub grub" try Sweet Melissa's. Prices are very reasonable and food is wonderful. Lots of unique selections on the menu

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The owner/chef of this restaurant is phenomenal. Her menu is set up with healthy and gluten free dining options and makes it easy to eat if you have a dietary restriction which is why we picked this place. I had the grouper dinner special half plate which was small but the perfect amount for me especially after sharing 2 appetizers... More

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