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“Fun Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sanibel Fish House

Sanibel Fish House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Fish House Restaurants are known for their amazing seafood and 2-4-1 frozen Rumrunners. ALWAYS, a wonderful relaxing environment, great customer service, and the freshest seafood! Now what more could you ask for? Our menu offers the best in seafood, as well as great alternative choices! Our seafood dishes include: blackened tuna bites, hot blue crab and shrimp dip, oyster baskets, grouper tacos and lobster tacos - to name a few. The Fish House provides excellent heart healthy items too. You'll love our desserts, our homemade Key Lime Pie "melts-in-your-mouth"! Before you leave, you'll want to check out our store. Take a look at our souvenirs: coolie cups, hats and visors, tanks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, and our "one-of-a-kind" fish plate. They make awesome gifts.
Wellington, Florida
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“Fun Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

We used to eat at McT's, but for some reason we didn't try the Sanibel Fish House after it took over their spot a couple of years ago. We finally did and it's a much better restaurant then McT's ever was. We sat at the bar and decided to order a few beers and some appetizers. Our bar tender was friendly and we chatted a bit. There was a local after work crowd there which is always a good sign. We had some peel and eat shrimp and shrimp poppers. Both apps were really good, but the poppers were best. After a couple more beers we decided to split an order of grouper bites. The fish was fresh and the light batter was perfect. The bar has a number of TV's so it's a good spot to watch a game. Looking forward to coming back!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food overall, but not knock your socks off good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

Overall the food was very good and I would return. Our salads beat our entrees to the table by 30 seconds or so. Unforgivable in a place that wasn't that crowded. George the server was nice and said sorry but not other explanation for the timing gaffe. Blackend chicken was excellent. Fish was very good but just average compared to other places on Sanibel. Go figure.

  • Visited August 2014
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Average and Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family and I have been vacationing on Sanibel Island since 1998. Recently, my family and I visited the Sanibel Fish House as part of our week-Long vacation. We immediately felt comfortable. This restaurant caters to singles, couples, families, and groups. The food was hot and delicious, and at the same time average. There is nothing wrong with average. An by average, I mean no disrespect. The food was, in my opinion, good, but not great. So at this point, I'm at three stars. However, the decor and creativity warrants punching my review up a star. For example, on the slanted ceiling, beach-themed item, such as picnic table, umbrellas, sandals, and more, were bolted upside down. The overall service was very good. However, I want to 'shoutout' to Mary, who was out server. She served numerous tables. She was knowledge, timely, cheerful, and made our visit to the Sanibel Fish House memorable. Overall, recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Delicious fish with whimsical decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the Sanibel Fish House on our first night in Sanibel with family. We really enjoyed the corn flake fried grouper, shrimp and grits, paella and lobster mac and cheese. The service was friendly and efficient. Most delicious is the key lime cheesecake dessert. We would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Great food, drinks, service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the steamed oysters, and fried lobster tacos and all were outstanding, and Maureen was a great waitress. Thank you for a great time, we will return

  • Visited August 2014
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