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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

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1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Casa Ybel)
+1 239-472-1956
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 77
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  • 32
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful dining

We had lunch here and loved it. The restaurant is charming and the food very inventive and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
foodlover14
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florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here and loved it. The restaurant is charming and the food very inventive and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped in right from the beach for lunch. We didn't feel appropriately dressed, but the hostess assured us we were fine. The food was fabulous. The homemade ice cream was even better. We ordered the steak sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwich.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good service, great prices and more importantly, the food was amazing! Even the coffee was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Bobby was amazing and the food just as well. Would definitely come back. The food was different and the duck was the best. Thank you 😊

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Family was vacationing in Sanibel and read good reviews on sweet Melissa's, so we gave it a try. When we walked into the empty restaurant before 1700 the hostess asked if we had reservations in a sny sort of way. We optimistically sat down and ordered a round of drinks and two small plates, the pork cheeks and goat cheese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family had a very nice dinner. Food was good. Desert was just ok. Service was good. Very quiet. Would return on next visit to Sanibel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our server, Molly, did a great job making our evening special. From cocktails to dessert she was on point. One of the very appealing things about Melissa's are the "petite" portions - which are really just the right amount of food. We started with the rabbit pate - simply delicious! The thinly sliced pickles the perfect accompaniment! We both had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I recently had lunch at Sweet Melissa. We were in the mood for more upscale restaurant and after reading reviews decided to try it. We arrived around 2 pm. There was one couple in the restaurant so it was quiet. The main dining room is very pleasant with white tablecloths and black cloth napkins. We were seated... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Sweet Melissa's Cafe provides an upscale setting and a menu full of fresh options. But that didn't mean an expensive bill, nor were we turned away for our casual attire. Friendly service rounded out the great experience. (By the way, the farm fresh sandwich was enough for two, and very good.)

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I tried this restaurant for lunch during our recent vacation on Sanibel Island. We were impressed with the atmosphere and white tablecloth service - not a typical Sanibel and Captiva experience. We shared a roasted beet salad for starters and it was excellent. I had a crab cake sandwich and it was good but not exceptionally so.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?