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Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon

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634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Cape Coral, Florida
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269 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to come and celebrate an event with great views, great food and great people. Ofe of our favorite repeats when we get back to the area. Enjoy

Thank Peteo72
Elkville, Il
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small marina restaurant with terrific food. The seafood is fresh and well-prepared, especially the grilled grouper. Oysters are plump, lightly-breaded, and served piping hot. Ditto for the fried shrimp.The clam chowder is the best we have found in 3 years of visiting Sanibel. Staff is helpful and cheery. A meal here is not cheap, but I imagine... More 

1 Thank orangysfriend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at a pleasant location. Prices reasonable and staff friendly at this quaint waterfront venue.

San Antonio, Texas
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My innkeeper recommended this to us for any type of meal. It is absolutely wonderful. It is situated on the water at the Sanibel Marina. Great views, wonderful food, drink and service. The home made potato chips are amazing, as was the rest of the food. I will definitely return.

Thank John D
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always stop here at some point for lunch or dinner when I am in the area visiting family. Love the grouper sandwich, homemade chips and fruit. I enjoy seeing the boats in the marina and the owners float plane in the parking lot. Great sights and tasty food. It can be a wait when it's high season.

Thank Beth C
San Antonio, Texas
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178 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our innkeeper at Tarpon Tales told us about this place. Otherwise, we would not have gone here, but omg it was wonderful. It's been around for years, it's very clean with great food and service. We shared a salad (huge and yummy) and the grilled grouper sandwich. Their version of tartar sauce was very good, and the homemade potato chips... More 

Thank Deb B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived in Sanibel we had some time before we could check into our condo; we decided to get lunch at Gramma Dot's.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best clam chowder ever and I'm from new England. The seafood is excellent and can't wait to go back. A waterfront restaurant with great service.

1 Thank James D
Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This little charming place right at Sanibel Marina makes boating there convenient. Great views on the marina. We enjoyed blackened grouper salads, all fresh and tasty. Everybody on staff smiled and helped in any and every way they can. Overall a nice experience, very fair priced (particularly for the waterfront location), small and charming with great (and fast) service. We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch. Greeter was friendly, server, not so much (Jill). Party of 6 - two sandwiches, two salads, two fish and chips (actual chips, not fries). All the food was alright at best - beware, they do charge for refills on sofa drinks. Clam chowder is okay. Overall, an edible meal, just nothing to write home... 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
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: (239)472-8138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?