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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice location. Great food. Loved the avocado egg bfast burrito. Jason was our waiter. Personable. Friendly. Very attentive.

Thank sarahbrunton
Medina, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really tasty and generous breakfast. Dinner was good as well, my husband loved the raw oysters- very fresh. Excellent service by Josh!

Thank momsandyf
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very skeptical on eating here based on the reviews, we were staying at the inn and decided to give it a try. Food was very good. We ate breakfast one morning and it was ok. If your staying at the inn worth going to for dinner.

1 Thank Dani T
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363 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is part of the Sanibel Inn. We ate here just to have a quick breakfast before heading out to explore for the day. There was literally only one person working here. She was the hostess, the waitress, the busboy and quite possibly the cook as well. There was only one other family there when we arrived, but we couldn't... More 

Thank gabi_kansas
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying at the sanibel inn. The reviews were very mixed, but it was walking distance and we really liked it. It is a big place, but there were only a few people in the cafe when we were there. The waitresses were great, and the food was very good. No complaints here, definitely... More 

1 Thank Lis022
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is beautifully furnished with huge windows. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. Would deffo recommend.

Thank jue489
Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The restaurant was not busy...but the food was really good. It was a bit pricey and the drinks were not the best! Great for families!

Thank adktreefarmer
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We went with friends for dinner after a day at the Lighthouse Beach. When we entered there were three employees visible inside and two booths filled with two guests each. One employee was at a table and then slowly went to the bar and proceeded to pour white wine from a glass, BACK into a wine bottle! She then looked... More 

Thank dorannx2
Nashville, Tennessee
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281 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We started at the Tiki Bar and my frozen margarita was so light I was wondering if there was any alcohol in it at all. We moved to the bar at the Sea Star cafe - service was slow even though the place was empty but it was friendly. The bartender mentioned a renovation is planned and I would say... More 

Thank Marybeth58
Evanston, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Go to the Sanibel Inn Tiki Hut and order food that will come from this restaurant and sit outside. Great nachos, fries.

1 Thank Kathleen Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-579-0195
Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant is a wonderful addition to Sanibel Island. We are family friendly and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully appointed setting. Additionally we are open to the public from 8am - 10pm 7 days a week so all of our local friends, as well as our out of town visitors can enjoy a great meal at prices that will amaze you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?