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“Sanibel Island's Best Kept Secret!”

George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $37
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: George & Wendy Schnapp both moved to Sanibel Island in 2002, George from Buffalo and Wendy from Chicagoland. They met on the island, fell in love and married in 2007. George has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. Together they opened George & Wendy's Seafood Grille in 2011 to provide a place where locals and visitors could come and enjoy good food, drinks and entertainment. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week offering an extensive menu sure to please any palate. The Chef and General Manager work together with their team to provide a welcoming dining experience for all. George and Wendy's Seafood Grille offers one of largest Hand-Crafted Cocktail menus on the islands, 20 beers on tap, an extensive wine list and a full liquor bar. Entertainment is provided most weekday evenings and weekends. Kid meals are served on a souvenir Frisbee to enjoy. T-Shirts, hats and local artwork are also available for purchase. We are open late for dinner and offer a late night dining menu as well. It's fun for the whole family.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sanibel Island's Best Kept Secret!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Visited Sanibel Island for the first time last week and received many restaurant recommendations from hotel staff and friends who had visited. No one mentioned George and Wendy's which we stumbled upon on our way back from a recommended restaurant that wasn't open for lunch. Lucky for us because we had a great experience at George and Wendy's! Our server Sally was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent! The clam chowder was the best we've ever... delicious and piping hot. I had the Shrimp Scampi which had lots of large shrimp and my husband had the BLT which he said was very good with thick slices of smoked bacon. It was a Sunday so they had live music which was a nice touch. Our drinks were served quickly and we had enough time to look over the menu before ordering. The walls are covered with original paintings that are colorful with an 'island theme' and very interesting to look at. Overall our lunch was great and we will definitely go there again the next time we visit.

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altoona, pa United States
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Above average. Service an Issue!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Beginning to seem like George and Wendy are skimping a bit on their labor hours! For the 2nd visit in past 3 weeks, service was not good. We sat at the bar which rarely has a bartender. She must wait on tables by the bar, as well as tables outside, and also service the Bar. Took over 5 minutes to get another drink. Another server brought the food and promptly departed. Wanted salt and pepper. Nobody around to ask. Beef Weck very good. Grouper a tad overdone but tasted good. May repeat after Busy Season is over.

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East Troy, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Casual atmosphere with good food”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Had some interesting menu items and a nice staff. This is not really a place for a romantic dinner, rather a casual but fun place in a central location.

Visited February 2014
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Stow, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Went there for Super Bowl - the acoustics in the bar are very bad-a lot of echo-could not understand the TV at all ( we do not have hearing issues). The food was just OK-except I ordered my fish blackened & it was not but the wait staff- said it was when delivered. Later another staff member agreed that it was not. Wait staff by committee is irritating. In their defense they did take it off the bill although I said that it was not necessary.

Visited February 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“No view, but the kitchen is open.”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

After 3 hrs. on the beach we were looking for cold drinks and a late lunch. The first 2 well known places we stopped at close the kitchen between lunch and dinner? Never heard of George and Wendy's, but we could eat there. Very glad we stopped. The seafood paella and the grilled shrimp dinner were very good. The salad is fresh and colorful. Really good fresh, hot bread comes with dinner. There is no view, but great artwork on the walls. Very good service too.

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