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“Food, Service, Location - All Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3037
239-472-8311
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Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Food, Service, Location - All Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I had a roast beef taco that was the special of the day. Was great. Partner had the seviche cocktail and shrimp boil - which he enjoyed.

This was a nice place to eat, but nothing was overly memorable.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had dinner here three times this week and each one was delicious. We had their specials a couple of times which were excellent. We're from Kansas City (home of beef) and Doc's ribeye is always a great choice. All the appetizers are good from the calamari to the ahi tuna to the shrimp quesadillas. Add a mojito and what else could you want?

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Good eating, drinking and atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had lunch here mid December and had the Fish Sandwich. It was super tasty. Loads of fish, fab slaw and black beans and rice side highly recommended. The bread roll holding the fish was a bit flimsy, great tasting bread but not substantial enough to 'hold' the fish through the entire eating..... Both rolls collapsed ..... ?? But not to detract from a great meal. Lovely, attentive service and well priced.

Visited December 2013
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New York, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“First stop from the airport for shrimp!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Sanibel location is always our first stop after landing in Florida for a big bowl of peel & eat shrimp! Never disappoints! Followed up with sandwiches that take a back seat to that shrimp. Will continue to enjoy our stop-overs here.

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pittsburgh, pa
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good food, good beer , friendly service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stopped for lunch while on the island, it was a very good lunch, beer was very cold and fresh, service was very good.

Visited December 2013
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