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All 65 Sanibel Island Restaurants

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
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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So. Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the upscale atmosphere. Loved the music played by a musician which set the mood. Food was delicious.

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Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I am torn about not giving a 5 rating. Although I loved the crisp white table cloths the total ambiance wasn't great, not at all bad but not great considering how wonderful the food was. It seemed a bit dull. However, we are most interested in the quality and taste of the food which was very, very good. I had... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here several times & have always been blown away by the food and service. This time, not so much. Grilled Caesar was amazing, spot on. Conch chowder was just okay, red soup with large biscuit on top. Conch was not the star of this soup. BBQ shrimp and grits were delicious. Biggest disappointment was the scallops, with potatoes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

This restaurant, patronized twice, best by far we experienced on the islands. High quality, well prepared and delicious. Twice ate at bar overlooking kitchen which I recommend for entertainment value of watching a professional cooking team work. very fun although very different from one day to the next with a slight change in players and pace of orders. Service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With 20+ years of Sanibel experience I have to say that this Place is a real customer experience. Crabcake is much more crab than cake. The service is professional and elegant. The environment is clean and quiet. You can enjoy the food and your friends. They give you more for the money spent there.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As 'Brits' we think of a café as a sandwich or cake with a coffee. Going on a review on Trip Advisor we tried this restaurant tonight. Having had 6 nights of mediocre food and not really having great expectations we had a wonderful evening. This is a class act. No ingratiating waiters as in other restaurants on Sanibel, wonderful... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a gem of a restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was superb. We were especially happy to see that they offer petit portions. That way we had room for dessert! And you can make a reservation. We will return here on our next trip to Sanibel.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live on Sanibel - this is the best on the island time after time. Creative menus and platings. Service is always great. Terrific for couples, families and friends.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife heard about Sweet Melissa from a family member who suggested this wonderful place to have dinner. While on island, we did just that! Mike, our waiter was very knowledgeable on the special of the day, the entrée was superb and well cooked. I especially love the "organic" non alcoholic drinks from their menu. I can't suggest a better... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Who knew! This restaurant is a jewel. Had one of the best meals ever. We were a party of seven and everyone had the same opinion. And make sure you save room for dessert.

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Additional Information about Sweet Melissa's Cafe

Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
Phone Number: 239-472-1956
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Eclectic

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