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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

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1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (137 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (41 reviews)
“pork belly” (39 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fabulous service and great food. Fresh Cobia was perfect. Grilled peach salad was unique. Nice wine choices. Fair prices. One of the only restaurants I would recommend in the area.

Thank Reva H
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here for our anniversary as we had a year ago. It's still a great deal, but I must say I think it was better the last time. In fairness, I think that our small plates this time were not as goo a choice....More

Thank Foodie141
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Mostly an adult crowd and those tables with kids were obviously out of place. Foodie heaven, the entrees were delicious. Wine list needs to be better stocked and a few more choices. Good service, great menu.

Thank Nvizble
Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a disappointing dining experience. We went on July 30, 2014. After being served our appetizer we had to ask our waiter to bring some bread. We had the red and yellow beet salad which contained 2 chunks of red beet and several chunks of...More

3  Thank Dana D
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful food. Service outstanding! Our server,Laura was fantastic. The stuffed calamari were amazing. The mussels to die for. The chocolate flour less cake oh my! Heaven on a plate! Can't wait until next year! Thanks for a fantastic meal!

1  Thank MERCY S
Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a fine dining experience accompanied by beautiful live guitar music and Molly's friendly and efficient services in an intimate dining area. My husband had Suckling Pig Confit and then Locally Farmed Roasted Guinea Fowl. I had Rabbit Pate and then a large plate of...More

Thank K L
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first visit here, and I am sorry we did not discover it sooner in our trip so that we could have visited it again. The service was outstanding, wonderful atmosphere, great choice on the menu, and the food was wonderful! It is...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Strange dark decor and heavy furnishings which does not help the ambiance . Is it Italian ? Reasonable fish dishes sometimes over complicated with sauces and odd veg . Decent wine list . No GF bread ! Service fine

Thank Worldtraveller1953
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were absolutely impressed with the flavors of the appetizers and the wine list. The rabbit pate was succulent; Lobster spring rolls elegant;Sweet breads savory; frog legs, amazing. Our entrees were the same: Many different items cooked to perfection including guinea fowl, cobia, smoked tenderloin...More

Thank Arabianhorse1
Reviewed June 28, 2014

I enjoyed the beet salad with grouper. The atmosphere is lovely. Pretty restaurant with attractive art work. Most of us would return. However, one lady who ordered the roasted romaine with shrimp found it tougher to cut than meat. Quiche, salad with beef got rave...More

1  Thank Patricia B
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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