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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8311
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Doc Fords is one our traditional go to restaurants. We went to this restaurant the first Saturday we arrived. We got there around 730. We only had a wait of less than 10 minutes. We were a party of 4. Their tables seem mostly for parties of 4. Bigger parties seemed to have a small wait. They do take reservations... More 

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Thank shashi21
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just stopped to check menu and decided to have a drink. Bartender was unfamiliar with my drink of choice of drink which is a Bushwacker so he looked it up. He really took his time to get it right and it came out perfect. Very friendly staff!

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Thank gypsyray
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must stop everytime we are at Sanibel Island. The whole family gets the grouper sandwich with sweet potato fries!!! Some vacations we will go multiple times. Staff is always friendly, food is always great and we love the little mint candies!!!

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Thank AllieJimHorton
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in Sanibel for a week and this was the best dining experience we have had yet. The decor is fun. The staff if suuuper friendly and helpful. We had a server named Jerry, turns out we are from the same small area of Indiana! He helped explain alot of the menu items and drinks and had recommendations. First thing... More 

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Thank Mandy S
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I got take out so I cannot say much about the dining experience. I can say the place was packed when I picked up my food. The wait time for my order was minimal and i was impressed considering the crowd. Hostess was nice and professional. I observed the staff while waiting and they seemed to be... More 

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Thank stmcgarret
Sanibel Island, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live on Sanibel and we've been eating regularly at Doc Ford's since they opened on Rabbit Road. The ambience was good and you could consistently get a good meal. However, we've noticed in the last 6 months that the quality of the food has gotten noticeably worse at both their Rabbit Road and Captiva locations. They're using new sandwich... More 

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Thank Joel O
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the third time I've dined here. This time was also the most disappointing. First, I ordered the rum punch. I've ordered other rum drinks in the past as well and none of them have blown me away. For a place that touts themselves as a rum bar, they need to find a way for their rum drinks to... More 

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Thank gdip1014
High Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food and good prices. Our waiter, Andy was fantastic. Great service by all staff with no waiting time to be seated.

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Thank Carol Y
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good service and food was great, had the ribs, ceviche and oysters. Don't even try to get a starter, entrees and dessert you will blow up, massive servings

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Thank Patrik S
foxboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to try a lot of places to eat on sanabel island.This one served conk soup which didn't add up to his liking after having it years ago in vero beach,Our fish was delicious.People very pleasant and place is spotless.I would recommend it .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-8311
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?