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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

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703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 598
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  • 406
    Very good
  • 182
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  • 59
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  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lobster

My wife and I ate dinner here. We both lobster that was some of the best we have ever eaten. The salad was crisp and tasty and the bread was very good. We had a standard baked potato and they gave you plenty of your favorite whether sour cream or butter.The vegetables that came with the dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tom P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to Timbers and in both times had Dan the server. He is fantastic! Knew the menu, made suggestions, and always lovely to chat with. Timbers is great restaurant! Seafood was fresh and wonderfully prepared! Thank you again Dan for making our experience at Timbers another great time! See you again soon!

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Lexington, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Timbers has the best most consistent seafood on Sanibel. They also operate a seafood market with the freshest fish, including grouper, and other local catch like permit, cobia, and shellfish including stone crab claws. Great cocktails and good wine selection as well. Not cheap, but worth it, with freshly baked bread and salad with each entree.

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Thank WellTraveled3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate dinner here. We both lobster that was some of the best we have ever eaten. The salad was crisp and tasty and the bread was very good. We had a standard baked potato and they gave you plenty of your favorite whether sour cream or butter.The vegetables that came with the dinner varied between "well... More 

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Thank Tom P
Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the more reasonably priced seafood restaurants on sanibel. Definitely try their locally caught selections.

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Thank TravelJR
Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We buy all of our fresh, local caught seafood at Timbers Fish Market. The staff is knowledgeable about the fish, giving recipes on how to prepare it. enjoyed the $1 oysters (available at the fish market bar only.) They have outdoor seating. In the restaurant/bar area there is a large bar with happy hour alcohol discounts. Lots of TV's for... More 

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Thank Linda D
Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had had a lot of fish and were craving beef...delighted to find that we arrived just in time for the early bird special. Everything was well prepared and would definitely return. The crab cakes were also great. I think it is a great value ...as is the market that is right at the entrance.

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Thank travlingmama
Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop at this restaurant our first night on the island-love their fresh seafood and it is worth the wait.

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Thank hotdogindiana
Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many mentions in the guest book of our condo led us to try Timbers. The fish was excellent and the restaurant is very pleasant. Our waitress said we could bring in fillets of fish we caught and for a charge they would cook it, add the rest of the meal and serve it to us in the restaurant.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like the nautical atmosphere and the dinner specials available prior to 5:30 pm. Clearly... "Timbers" has a wide variety of seafood dishes, but their 10 oz. sirloin steak is hard to pass up. We have been here many times and never had a problem with the food or service. This trip to the "Timbers" was another 1st class dining... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Timbers 3 times on our last visit to Sanibel, we must like the place. We ate twice as a couple and once on Thanksgiving with friends. Not being American Thanksgiving is not celebrated in England but our American friends insisted that they could not survive without the ritual slaughter of a turkey in a fish restaurant, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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