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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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975 Rabbit Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3037
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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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome decor and people and food!! New location and the menu is unbelieveable all kinds of choices and the prices are great. Had the steak special and I would have it again.

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Lorain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food & atmosphere. More of a mid line price....very good service & food. Caters id say more to seafood but ive had great chicken salads as im not big on seafood. Husband always gets theyre peel & eat shrimp steamed in a great seasoning.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Open just 11 days in their new location, the new Doc Ford's is spacious, but still has a cool clubby feel with 2 bars and lots of TVs for sports viewing. The food is amazing, fresh and inventive cuisine with a quartet of Doc Ford's sauces on the table to spice things up if you needed. My husband and I... More 

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Cicero, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a very nice dinner with a short wait line and no reservations.A lot of choices for dinner especially the seafood!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with our drinks and food here. The place is huge with a lot of outdoor seating options as well. We would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined at the new place a day after they opened. The atmosphere was heightened because everyone was truly excited to be in their new place. One would normally expect some hiccups during a launch, however it was not the case. The service was great and the food was just as good as 'the old place'. The ahi tuna appetizer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had been recommended by family we met at the pool. We were not disappointed. I had conch chowder which was very good. Spicy with a lot of flavor. Wife had steamed oysters which surprised her as how much they shrunk. They tasted good but very small. Wife decided to try something she had never eaten. She had the special, hogfish.... More 

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Stayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Two couples had dinner on Sun. Food was excellent, ribs were the best ever tasted, and the blackened grouper was very good. Server was very helpful with selections of drinks and dinner choices, as was the cashier/store staff. Wouldn't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brand new venue finished February 2016 Great food fresh fish daily along with great service especially if you get Casey as your waitress. Do not miss this restaurant is you travel to Sanibel Island

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Pensacola
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed that there was such a small shop selling DOC FORD items. Also the food was pricey but the quality was mediocre. I expected more. The waiter was not particularly friendly or helpful..... I had emailed the restaurant to ask if they could provide a list of sites mentioned in the Doc Ford books. I did not get... More 

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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, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3037
  • 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?