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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are very few places to go for music and dancing on Sanibel. Fortunately, the Jacaranda lounge offers live music and a small dance floor. This quaint little place is lots of fun. A real hidden gem.

1 Thank David R
Bates City Missouri
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184 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday night. Got there early shortly after 5 when they opened several cars. Had a drink at bar. $8? Too pricey even in Sanibel. Just had one. Seated shortly afterwards and ordered other customers started steadily coming in. We orders the shrimp alfredo my husband said the best he had ever had. I ordered the shrimp crab... More 

3 Thank Kathy B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this was a great casual restaurant of American food. Do t be fooled! We showed up wearing shorts and my husband and son had on tshirts.. They sat us at the worst table in an empty restaurant. Our server was very nice. Food was pricy. All deserts were $9. Food was ok.. But don't go unless you're... More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff welcoming and attentive providing a good service. Excellent menu, food good. Owners in attendance to oversee operations.

2 Thank John P
Rochester, Minnesota
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, I think we are officially over going to the JAC for happy hour. This is our 6th year in a row for a vacation in October on the island. We have been to the JAC each year, he last couple of years, the food has been ok, the service has been ok, and the prices have been high for... More 

Thank 97Rick97
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Heard so many great things about this place, and I am sad to say that it disappointed and I feel you can find better. Firstly, we were greeted at the bar by thee grumpiest bar tender in Sanibel... So, not the best start. We were told to 'sit at a table' and waited for ages for our server to arrive,... More 

Thank Juan M
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Ed works weekends on the fine dining side. He has great knowledge on the menue and will make you laugh. Dinner with entertainment.

3 Thank Laurie Y
Kalamazoo, MI
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Visit each year we're on Sanibel. Great drinks and prices good. One of the best burgers on the island. Also, stone crab is wife's favorite. Wonderful service. A very popular place.

3 Thank Kal-Traveler
Chicago, Illinois
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431 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Saw several ads for 5.95 apps and got there to $8 menu pricing. We stayed as we've loved the place in the past years. Shrimp was tough, wings undercooked and we had to beg for service. Told waitress about ad price...but it didn't matter...which is fine as menu said $8 and we ordered. Darn Darn Darn....we're here 2 weeks and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We came here because we had read all about the Happy Hour special ($5.95) appetizers and specials on drinks. Well, the appetizers started at $8 which I think was kind of misleading however we stayed and ordered several. Oysters were the best of all we tried but nothing was really bad. Our waiter was very attentive, bar area very noisy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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?