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East End Deli

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359 Periwinkle Way, Unit 3, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7407
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Milford, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and grabbed a classic Italian sub for lunch. Meat was fresh and sliced thin-delicious! Service was also great. They have very nice performance clothing with the Sanibel Gear logo on them. Way more than just your average souvenir t shirts!

Thank turkeytamer
Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our timeshare has always been in September for 30 years now, this is the first time I can remember the deli being open while we are on the island. I am so glad I stopped, the ceviche was perfect along with the authentic homemade tortilla chips. Can't wait to try the other items in the menu based on the other... More 

Thank Terri N
Glenn P, Manager at East End Deli, responded to this review

Thank you! All Shrimp products are made in-house and are Wild caught Gulf Shrimp directly from the boats in Ft. Myers Beach. Yes, this time of year is difficult as you likely can tell by how many businesses are closed. We are glad that you enjoyed your selections. Please try the Cuban or Shrimp Salad as they are extremely popular.... More 

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211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We decided to stop for a cool smoothies on our way back from the lighthouse. The smoothie flavors are pretty good: strawberry, banana, mango, vanilla and chocolate. Made fresh, right there. Ice cream and other foods like red beans and rice are also served.

Thank gabi_kansas
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Great spot to get lunch and picnic on Lighthouse Beach. Had shrimp quesadilla also ceviche and housemade guacamole. All super fresh and delicious. You can take fresh shrimp home to cook yourself if you would rather.

Thank Grizzly1971
Morganfield, Kentucky
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We have been here on 3 different vacations and we are never disappointed! The Cuban sandwiches are great!

Thank Donna E
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

WOW, I saw this place from across the street after I had finished lunch already, but I walked here out of curiosity. I find out they have lunch here too and they have Cuban black beans and rice and pork too. I just got a smoothie to go. Very good service too.

Thank Frank d
Cape Canaveral
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We're usually pleased with our order, but the most recent visit we ordered "Classic Cuban" sandwiches. It looked great until we bit into them only to find they used oregano...yes oregano. No way in heck does that seasoning belong in an unadulterated Cuban sandwich. They should have included that in their listed ingredients;the oregano completely hijacked the carefully developed original... More 

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Great Barrington, MA
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

As other reviews suggest, it's easy to overlook the deli in this store that sells sundries, but the food is quite good. My son enjoyed a generous turkey sandwich, my wife a good veggie collection, and I had an okay Caesar salad with shrimp. (Strangely, it was need greens rather than romaine, the Parmesan was finely ground rather than shaved,... More 

Thank Peter L
Glenn P, Manager at East End Deli, responded to this review

Sorry about the Caesar, should always be romaine and we will be adding fresh Parm....great finishing touch! Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Very good food and nice to have the soft serve option. Great service. A quick and easy stop on the way to the lighthouse.

Thank J.Hunter K
Abuja, Nigeria
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

It's a quick in out food place with some beach items, but do Check out the $9.50 Cuban sandwich -- plenty of ham to squeeze into your mouth wrapped in butcher paper-- like they used to do. Companion had Chicken Cesar Salad-- excellent with plenty of chicken and first rate dressing for $8.95. I had a Long Board Beer at... More 

Thank Bob W
Glenn P, Manager at East End Deli, responded to this review

Thank you! We are proud of our Cuban and all of our shrimp is wild caught Gulf shrimp. Enjoy Sanibel. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $9
American, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Periwinkle Way, Unit 3, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 12394729622

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