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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

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1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402 (Casa Ybel)
+1 239-472-1956
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is in a different class than the rest of the restaurants on Sanibel (caveat: i haven't checked the Madd Hatter): well though out dishes that rely on local products. This seems to be only seafood place that does not have salmon on the menu. Mussel appetizer was at least on par with everything i had in Belgium. Cobia... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been coming to snaibel/captiva for over 40 years and this restaurant is a DON'T MISS EXPERIENCE... i wish my club at home was this creative and prepared such special dishes truly a wonderful experience

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Thank Dustin G
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were seated in a good location, tucked in a corner out of the way of traffic. music was pleasant and not too loud, allowing easy conversation. the server was overly attentive, kept asking us if we were ready to order even though we said several times we were visiting and enjoying our cocktails before dinner. I liked that we... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know a restaurant is special when your daughter from DC and her 90 year old grandpa both want their birthday dinner celebration here. Since their B-days are 4 days apart this has become a memorable tradition. We had one delectable course after another, sipped some bubbly, had homemade deserts, and there is no better service anywhere. When you see... More 

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Thank melissam45
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! My husband and I celebrated our 34th Anniversary at Sweet Melissa's. Reception, Ambiance, Waitstaff, Janie, and Food, Excellent! Loved, loved, loved the small plates and the ability to share. Their prices weren't bad either, more than reasonable! We'll be back! One last thing, don't be disappointed, make sure to make a reservation before you go! Bon Appetite!

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Thank HeyCandyJ
Davenport, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant- had the oyster chowder, cobra, fish stew, and scallops! Great flavored and prepared perfectly! The goat cheese cheesecake is too die for! Highly recommend!

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Thank jh H
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had dinner here on three occasions. The Chef is very inventive and we like the new twists on old favorites. The service is excellent and informative. The atmosphere can be very festive to very formal - depending on where you are seated and what time of year. We prefer October as the crowds are not present and one... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place, delicious food and excellent service! Leave the kids at home and treat yourself to fine dining, good wine and a relaxing atmosphere. It's not formal - it's Sanibel - but it's a classy place with outstanding food.

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Thank iReign
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with linen table cloths and a limited lunch menu. It looks more like a great dinner place and other reviews led me to believe they had a limited dinner menu so we came for lunch. No problem. The food was fantastic! I had a farmers market sandwich and my husband had a crab sandwich they told me... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Sanibel for 35 plus years. Have driven by but never went in. We decided to give sweet Melissa's a try. And I am so glad we did! We made reservations on open table but it really wasn't necessary. The hostess sat us in a cozy room. Our waiter Brett came over promptly. He was very... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956

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