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

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  • 156
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I can't believe I've waited this long to eat here

We've been coming to Sanibel for several years, and I can't believe I have never eaten here yet. Burgers fries and brats are the order of the day. I could not have asked for any better combination of toppings I the 'lewinski' (polish sausage with dill relish, onions, and mustard). Everything tasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
mr_epp
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toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Sanibel for several years, and I can't believe I have never eaten here yet. Burgers fries and brats are the order of the day. I could not have asked for any better combination of toppings I the 'lewinski' (polish sausage with dill relish, onions, and mustard). Everything tasted great. My only gripe? Fries are a tiny... More 

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Indianapolis IN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was so tired of fresh shellfish, amazingly prepared seabass, wonderful chowders and gumbo, I just wanted a damn hot dog. Luckily my wife knew where I could get one. They are redoing the place inside but it's definitely not closing. They know to do a char dog which I appreciate as most don't and there are actually flames touching... More 

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Marathon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was on our list to eat. We had the original hotdogs. We found they were just average but enjoyed the malted shakes and fries.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've eaten at Schnappers on all 4 of our visits to Sanibel. Their chili dogs, hamburgers, and fries are delicious! Char-grilled and freshly made ... yum. We noticed that they've added a few picnic tables to the side of the restaurant since we last visited, which is nice - previously there was nowhere to sit and enjoy your food.

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Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by last evening for a quick bite and the place is closed. The inside is being gutted. The phone number rings and answers only with the phone number advising that I can leave a message. There appears to be no informational sign on the outside. The business signs are still up. Could this be the end? A four star... More 

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Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This little spot is very good for what it is: a quick stop for a better-than-average hot dog or brat or kielbasa, including a range of toppings. Indoor seating is limited, but there are plenty of outdoor picnic tables. We didn't try the french fries, but Sanibel natives tell us they are the best reason to visit Schnapper's.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great fast food.....a little pricey but portions were huge and they definitely have the best fries on the island!!

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nice place for lunch. I had the haddock sandwich and my wife enjoyed a chicken sandwich. It would have been nice to have some better seating but we enjoyed the food in our car.

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mayville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We've come to Sanibel 3 or 4 times now, the last time being 3 years ago. We've always grabbed Schnappers on our first night and usually again later in the week. The fries were still good, but the Schnappers have lost their schnap! The hot dogs weren't bad, but they really did use to have a nice snap to them,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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: 239-472-8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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