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All 63 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Some fab food here, maybe the best on the island! Fish dishes fantastic, lobster and shrimp pancakes and Pig Terrine outstanding. Only bit of advice would be to sit your early diners together as we were placed round the corner by the AC and felt a little ostracised from all the others! Would have been much better to be sat... More

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Epping, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here and it was great as advertised. The food was delicious, the service was great and friendly and the atmosphere was romantic and quiet. We will definitely go back!

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Fort Frances, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped here just for lunch yesterday and found this to be a real gem. You have to try the grilled fish sandwich. The fish species was cobia and it was unbelievably good. I asked the chief about how the fish was prepared and he was only too happy to tell me. The service was great and the price was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Sweet Melissa is high end dinning. its not the cheapest place to eat but the food is to die for. was the second most tender steak i had on my trip to the usa. my wife had the scallops felt there could have been more for a main course but we both agreed it was a top meal great service.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I had two great dinners at Sweet Melissa's this visit to Sanibel. In our opinion this is the best restaurant on Sanibel, bar none, for the quality of the food, the ambience (great acoustic guitarist on most nights), and a friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Out thanks to Paul, our waiter on both night, for his great service... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times over the last two years. Always wonderful. The flavors are varied in the menu options. It's just a divine place to eat. Our latest meal from a few nights ago included goat cheese ravioli and a seared ahi tuna cooked to perfection.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our first time at this restaurant. Our food was very good , particularly the rabbit pate with pistachios . Main courses were perfectly cooked and with an interesting mix of flavors and textures. Service was very attentive and friendly. We will go back whenever in Sanibel.

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Califon, New Jersey, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is amazing. We sat at the bar for dinner because it was so busy, and I see why. I had the mussels to start and they we excellent. Everything my husband and I had was cooked perfect. Thanks Melissa, thank Kevin to he was the perfect host. I will be back every visit.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Dined at Sweet Melissas recently for a friend's birthday, and it was just as good as I remembered it. I had cured hamachi as an appetizer, and fish stew as my main, and both were excellent. My friend had the goat cheese ravioli, which I was jealous that I didn't order! Her main was the duck which she said was... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We tried this restaurant last week based on the good reviews that we saw on both TripAdvisor and Yelp. I'm hoping it was an off night for the restaurant, but it was terrible! I don't know how they are staying in business - we were there just before 6 pm and were the second table seated for the night. When... More

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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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