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The Jacaranda Restaurant

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1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

White tablecloth and attentive service all the way (did we eat at the same place some of these other reviewers visited?). We had dined here years ago and loved it - always outside under the twinkling lights until this year when we enjoyed the elegant inside service; ten years later they still deliver - possibly better than before. Our dinners... More 

3 Thank Starr1027
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend in Sanibel. We wanted to stay low key for the entire weekend. Our fabulous bartender Kelly at Holiday inn suggested we try Jacaranda for dinner. That's where we met our Marvelous Mary in the Patio lounge. Mary was one of the best waitresses we've experienced on any trip. We ordered the happy hour appetizers which... More 

3 Thank Fooddeb1
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stumbled on this pearl of a resturant on an early Sunday evening. The crowd was mixed with a few families with children- all well behaved in the upscale setting. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful in her descriptions of the bill of fare for the evening. A number of owner- make specialties as well as... More 

4 Thank Bigben1305
Palm Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is for down and out dirty drinkers. Bar food. Island bum casual. This place has a clientele and it could be for you. I was overdressed and uncomfortable. Less dress up or beach attire casual the better. Outside areas could be nice on cooler evenings, it was quiet and appeared to be dark. We never ate...just one drink... More 

Thank SheriShea
Sanibel Island, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the JAC several years ago and were treated like vermon. We went to check it out and ordered the pre-dinner specials. That was all it took and the staff had no use for us. Fast forward, we did the same thing and were treated so poorly that it became downright insulting. Seeing that the... More 

Thank Craig1962stl
Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, thanks for reading this review. As a trip advisor reviewer, I am trying hard to limit my reviews to either very poor service or very great outstanding service. The Jacaranda Restaurant in Sanibel Island, FL definitely falls in the Outstanding Food/ Service category! We heard good things about this place but want to try it and experience it... More 

5 Thank Bryan A
Chestertown, Maryland
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Sanibel many times however this was our first visit to The Jacaranda. The staff at our condo recommended this as the place to go to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary and they were absolutely correct. The staff was friendly and attentive and our food was excellent, my wife had the broiled sea scallops... More 

5 Thank B C
Cincinnati, OH
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to sit outdoors but it was wet (not raining..but water kept dripping from overhangs - this seems like oversight to me. You could sit people out there faster if those were gone....). So the atmosphere changed a lot, we went from outdoor dining to white table cloth. But not overly fancy, just slightly stuffy. We were there early... More 

1 Thank circletheworld642
Bennington, Nebraska
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great happy hour from 5 -7 PM. Half-priced draft beer, house wine... A good selection of appetizers at $5.95. Best conch fritters I had on the island! Fried calamari, steamed gulf shrimp, and mussels were very good too. Shrimp was $7.95 for a half-pound.

4 Thank John_in_BenningtonNE
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from New Jersey and wanted to try someplace special with a more high end menu. We were thoroughly pleased. I tried the stuffed Grouper which was absolutely delicious. It was my first time eating Grouper and the servers recommendation was spot on. The lobster bisque was also excellent. Great Oysters Rockefeller. The restaurant was... More 

3 Thank Dawn G

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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
$22 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?