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1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-8686
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Voted Sanibel Island's Best Take Out! Burgers.Dogs.Wings.Ice...
Voted Sanibel Island's Best Take Out! Burgers.Dogs.Wings.Ice Cream.Fries.OnionRings
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  • 201
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  • 68
    Average
  • 27
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best grouper on the island

The hamburgers and hotdogs are average. The outstanding food is the homemade French fries and made to order fish. The fish is straight from the vat and delicious every time. I am a local resident and I know where to sniff out the good stuff

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise F
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Hamden, Connecticut
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242 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi Folks, If I feel like a hot dog or an Italian Sausage Grinder or my wife feels like good ice cream, we go here. They are slow but worth the wait. Regards, OldeBear

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Stow, Ohio, United States
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first stop on the Island for my 2 sons! Best coney dogs anywhere! This is a small walk up, carry out type eatery, that caters to families on the bike trail, or on the way home from the beach. Good prices and fun eats!

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Thank Gretchen S
Sayville, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was anticipating an over-the-top hot dog, but compared to my usual New York fare, I found these weiners no better than average.

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Thank joaniecookies
Sanibel Island, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hamburgers and hotdogs are average. The outstanding food is the homemade French fries and made to order fish. The fish is straight from the vat and delicious every time. I am a local resident and I know where to sniff out the good stuff

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1 Thank Louise F
Burlington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hot dogs are really good and you can customize them with lots of toppings! But the fries are the real icing on the cake here-crispy and delicious!

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Thank Susan S
Long Island
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207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I find this is the perfect lunch stop when we're out on our bikes and are hungry for a good sandwich. We generally share a grilled chicken sandwich and fries and although we think the sandwich as "shrunk" over the years, it is still very tasty. There is a trimmings bar so that we can add whatever... More 

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Thank LongIslandMabel
Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is my kid's favorite food place on the Island. If you like hot dogs, this is the place. Don't bother with the hamburger, go for the dogs

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Thank jenehr
Cumming, Georgia, United States
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102 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We usually hit Schnapper's upon arrival and departure. Great hot dog and polish sausage. Fries are addictive. Do yourself a favor and try the grouper. It's some of the best on the island.

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Thank Angie H
Monticello il
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night and were very disappointed. The Chicago dogs weren't Chicago dogs. Buns had no black seeds. No neon relish. Hot dog was ordinary. No pickles But the worse thing was the person behind the counter. Don't think "thank you" was part of his vocabulary. Don't remember this kind of rudeness the last time we went. Won't... More 

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Thank Sheila L
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The hotdogs have natural casings for that nice snap for every bite! Plenty of choices for toppings and great fries. Just wish they had indoor seating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Voted Sanibel Island's Best Take Out! Burgers.Dogs.Wings.Ice Cream.Fries.OnionRings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?