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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 - 10:00 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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364 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Lis022
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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276 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The young lady we had on Tuesday was beyond exhausted you could see it in her face but she sucked it up and take ok amazing care of my husband and I; plus all the other guest. This young lady stood at bar with us talked about our visit asked us where we were staying and we told her and... More 

Thank jades115
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309 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I wanted this restaurant to be better, because the food isn't that bad. I really believe the restaurant is under staffed, which causes slow service. There are other underlining problems going on here and it's to bad. This restaurant is on the property of the Sanibel Inn and there is a real disconnect between the two entities. It was weird... More 

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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We picked the Sea Star Cafe for drinks/appetizers based on Tripadvisor and it’s location on the beach. After some confusion trying to find this restaurant on a large multi- building property, we were seated in a second floor restaurant that was not on the beach. The roomy space and high vaulted/beamed ceiling and large open space seemed well suited for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, 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?