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We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served (seasonally from Dec 15th till April 30th) from 5pm till 9pm.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this breakfast place just has that feel of a neighborhood place. service and food were great, It was our first visit but we will visit again, Like the tomatoes for breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely the best food and service around. The clam chowder was amazing. Great atmosphere and if you like lighthouses they have all kinds of great pictures of them.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe while visiting Sanibel Island. The owner(?) was very friendly and a pleasure to speak with. Food was terrific, fresh and very fast. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed breakfast at Lighthouse Cafe on two occasions while visiting Sanibel. The Eggs Benedict are excellent, the bacon is very good and the coffee is good. The service is outstanding. The Lighthouse owner greets you with warmth and friendliness and gets customers seated as...quickly as possible. We only had to wait 15 minutes one day while we shopped for souvenirs next door. If you don't like something you've ordered, they will replace it with an alternate choice without charge. Very customer friendly, outstanding food and service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fresh and yummy! Don't skip the strawberry preserves. Staff was friendly. Overall pleasant experience :)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to Sanibel a few times and this was our first time stopping here. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

With all of the hype advertising surrounding this sleepy little mom and pop, we thought, can’t go wrong! Wrong. The food was bland and cheaply made. We both ordered some of their seafood breakfasts, which turned out to be mostly broccoli. Everything fell rather flat,...plus they got my husband’s order wrong. Would not return. If prices for seafood are causing a shift in prep, either raise the prices or drop the seafood. The middle line is disappointing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Sweet cafe! Orange cranberry muffin with strawberry preserves was delish. Fish sandwich was great! Cheesesteak was good. French fries were really good. Nice to have breakfast for lunch if you want it. Would definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

Lunch was delicious and reasonably priced. We had the herbed grilled chicken sandwich and the smothered fish sandwich. The fries were perfectly seasoned like the sandwiches. Looking forward to coming back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Great food, good service, easy atmosphere makes you feel at home. Lighthouse omelet is tasty.. Fresh Strawberry jam for your toast!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

I had the buttermilk pancakes and bacon. Both were done perfectly. My husband had the seafood omelette and was surprised and the amount of seafood. Great service by Steve and everyone was friendly. Love this place.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Our family of four had a delicious breakfast today. Everyone loved their dish. The French toast was thick and flavorful. The sausages were top-notch. The eggs Benedict had just a hint of key lime to the sauce. Our server was very efficient and friendly. The...atmosphere was fun with lighthouse photos all around. Can’t wait to visit again on our next vacation!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Had breakfast here 20 yrs ago & had to come back when we returned to Sanibel. I had the whole wheat granola pancakes with bananas on top. Very good! Hubby had the omelet with shrimp, scallops and crab. Think it was called Sanibel Omelet. Very...good. They service lunch too. Next time we come to Sanibel, we’ll have to try their lunch too. Service is good and quick too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

If you have not had breakfast here then you need to try it. While you may need to wait a bit for a table it will be worth it, having been off the island for a number of years my wife and I went back...to the Lighthouse Cafe for a wonderful meal it was as good as we remember it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

If you come during breakfast hours be prepared to wait about 1/2 an hour or more. But it will be worth it. Very crowded inside but friendly and efficient service. Our breakfasts were well above average.

Date of visit: April 2022
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they should be, they open daily but best to google it
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Yes, Lighthouse Cafe offers takeout services.

Lighthouse Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4