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“Favorite spot on the island” 5 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!
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favorite spot on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visit Doc Ford's every time we come to Sanibel--at least half a dozen times per year. The food, atmosphere and service are all top notch. We can't pass up the Yucatan Shrimp or Shrimp and Grits--they are both the best we've ever eaten.
Perfect place to bring first time island visitors or, like us, perfect to visit every time we come to Sanibel. Not to be missed!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.
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“Great Restaurant off the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

BC bartender outstanding, Servers could not have done more to make you have and outstanding dining. Just be here

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.
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“No bad experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have eaten at Doc Fords 4 times and each time was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.
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“Great food and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always great food with a friendly, lively atmosphere. Many good items on menu including Yucatan shrimp, banana leaf snapper, and the specials are always yummy. Don't miss it when you are on Sanibel!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.
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“Consistent and cool (as in hip)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the most happening restaurant on Sanibel. It is where all the cool residents and visitors can be found. Founded by a local author, it has that rum bar feel and appeal. But Doc Ford's is more about eating than drinking. Fresh seafood, yummy salads and black beans & rice, meat and potatoes - everyone can find something here. We have visited all three locations (Sanibel, Captiva, and Ft. Myers Beach) and have had consistently good service and food each time. Rumor has it that the Sanibel location will be moving elsewhere on Sanibel in the next year or so. They could use more room, as this place gets CROWDED during season. If you go, be sure to buy a T-Shirt on the way out - they are the best on the island.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.
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