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1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8686
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever we're in the Sanibel area around lunchtime, a Schnappers hot dog beckons. It's an no-frills old-style joint - a touch of vintage Americana - by the side of the main road through the island, so you can buy your food en route to the beach, or do as we do, and eat it on the bench outside. The hot... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a good place if you want to grab a quick sandwiches. They have good hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. They offer other types of sandwiches but the three I mentioned are the ones I have tried. Once you get your sandwich, you put on your own condiments. The fries are very good and it seems to be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We decided to have an afternoon snack and stopped in. We had to wait a few minutes because the place was very busy, but it was worth the wait. The fries are very tasty and the chili dogs are too.

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Central Florida, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stopped in here to get out of the late day rush for the bridge. Schweeeeet! They split and grill their dogs, yum! The fries were perfect and the chocolate shake was spot on. Give them a try when you happen by. You won't be sorry.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stopped here with our family on the way to the beach. The burgers did not disappoint. It was about $10 for a burger and fry combo but well worth it. Would definitely visit again as it reminds us of the famous Gordys Hi-Hat back home in Minnesota!

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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We found this stop to be typical for fast food for lunch. The menu is ordinary, nothing too crazy. But the food we had was hot and made fresh. The place was busy and the fries were really good.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great hot dogs and fries. Makes for a great lunch when out on the bikes in the afternoon. Just make sure you have plenty of time as both times I stopped in there were only 2 people working. 1 cooking and the other taking orders and packing up food. The wait is crazy long. We also wanted ice cream after... More 

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Schnapper's is one of those places whose success stems from Sanibel Island nostalgia and hype more than great food or value. (Or even good food or value...) There truly is nothing remarkable about the food served by Schnapper's. Ordered a chili dog and was completely underwhelmed. I would count it among the worst chili dogs I've ever eaten. Can't say... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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164 reviews 164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This just goes to show that even in paradise, you can get a good hot dog, hamburger, fries, rings and great ice creams just like back home. Regards, OldeBear

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Everybody's different, but for me, it's gotta be the Schnapper's Chili Dog and Onion Rings! Awesome! Usually on Sanibel, we do breakfast a little later and dinner a little earlier then we do at home, and we skip lunch. On the days we don't, Schnapper's is our go-to lunch place. I Dig the Dogs!

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Additional Information about Schnapper's Hots

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

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