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Schnapper's Hots

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1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4514
+1 239-472-8686
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I kept driving by this place on my way to other restaurants to get seafood. I kept telling my wife I wanted to grab a burger for lunch but it wasn't fitting into our schedule. Finally on Friday (our last day on the island I decided to stop here and I found one of the best burgers around. Great fresh... More 

Thank MrBigTime1
Rye, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A Sanibel fixture since 1998 this place is about hot dogs! Can't even tell you how any of the few other things on the menu are because everytime I come, its for the tube steak. For starters they use a quality mutt and char grill them. I find the Schanppers Original to be the hands down best in the line... More 

Thank K A
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275 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for a late afternoon lunch and found the food to be delicious. Fast and friendly service! Only problem no tables or chairs. There is an area to stand and eat your food or you take it with you. Try it you'll like it.

Thank FloridaMyrtle
Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting. Apparently the original owners were from Buffalo. Anyone from Buffalo knows a good char-broiled hot dog compared to the garbage (Nathan's or Sabarett) they sell at a lot of places. Loved the hot dogs and the atmosphere of a hot dog place. Wife had a chat-broiled chicken sandwich she liked as well. They also have a very... More 

Thank teddyballgame16
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop for some grub! Large menu with lots of options. Grouper sandwich and fries wit vinegar were delicious!

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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Totally all American joint! The bomb! Food is excellent! The staff is very accommodating. I go there every year and I'm never disappointed! Get the grouper basket and onion rings!

Thank Lisa R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Great hot dogs, hamburgers and fries! The only problems were their hours and lack of place to sit and eat. A great place to eat on the island!

Thank Sherri M
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

First of all - I love hotdogs. So when I saw this place, I was like-Sweet! The place is nice and clean - the staff was very friendly. I got two of their common signature dogs. Simply put, it was bad. Probably the worst I've ever had. I don't say this often, but I would not recommend this place to... More 

Thank Peri A
OnBehalfOf, Manager at Schnapper's Hots, responded to this review

Peri, We are sorry to hear this! As you can see from all our other reviews, most everyone loves our hot dogs. Of course, preferences are one thing but we can assure you the quality is there. If we had known at the time, we would have made it right. We hope that you would be willing to give us... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This place has the best hot dogs, wings and fresh cut fries! A perfect Lunch! You can get any topping on your hot dog; and even get a foot long hotdog!

Iowa City, Iowa
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Everytime we visit the Island this is our first stop! Great hot dogs, hand cut fries and ice cream. What more can you ask for!!!!

Thank darlinH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1528 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8686
Voted Sanibel Island's Best Take Out! Burgers.Dogs.Wings.Ice Cream.Fries.OnionRings

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