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“If you are on vacation in Sanibel, you owe it to yourself to go to Rosie's!!”

Rosie's Cafe & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Breakfast lunch dinner ice cream shop & coffee bar
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Rosie's is one of those restaurants that has a smaller menu but does everything well! All of our dinners were fantastic. You must have the cheese steak. Ice cream is superb!! Service was excellent--Hunter was courteous and professional and unfazed by our son (who has autism and not always acting in "typical" ways). LOVED THIS PLACE--you really should do yourself a favor and go! Thank you, Rosie's, for a wonderful, delicious experience!!

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5  Thank sdpb
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I live here a good portion of the year (8mos) and had enjoyed Rosie's at their old location, now it's my go-to place on the West end. Located at the end of the strip mall across from CVS is this great hidden gem. Forget Periwinkle and find Rosie's. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great at Rosie's! The chef knows how to cook! There are a lot of regulars here and it's just really a shame more visitors don't know about the fine food here at Rosie's. I love the fact that their French fries are fresh- hand cut. I love their shrimp- best around. They won best desert at Taste of the Island's for a reason- their deserts are really great.
The ice cream is amazing here too!

4  Thank cneri
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Rosie's is by far one of my family's favorite restaurants on Sanibel Island. The staff is very warm and friendly. They practically befriend you the moment you enter the door. The food is absolutely outstanding. Their soup of the day and their beach bread are our favorites. The restaurant itself is hard to see from the road and that's an absolute shame. Once you go in and try their food, you will be hooked. You would be surprised at how even a simple meal order tastes better then any that you have had before. The fresh cut fries will have you wanting more and more. We have referred family and friends to them and they quickly became regulars. Before you are done with your meal.. Be sure to Save room for dessert. Their ice cream is out of this world. Last week I ordered the French dip sandwich and the flavor blew me away. The week before I had the Cuban sandwich and instantly fell in love. It had to be one of the best sandwiches I ever had. My wife orders the chicken salad sandwich every time. Seafood lover? The grouper is always good and their Shrimp Po Boy sandwich will leave you smiling ear to ear. The hard to see location is the only drawback. I highly recommend you stop in and try for yourself. Then tell your family and friends.

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3  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went in for dinner. Been in sweet FL 3 weeks. By far my best experience. The chef Eli makes the tastiest creative meals. And our server ally was sweet and compassionate. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone

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2  Thank foodluv9
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have been here a number of times for supper and for ice cream. Extensive menu has something for everyone: casual sandwiches and salads to seafood entrees. Service is outstanding, everyone friendly and attentive. Great for families. Lovely premium ice cream, included with some meals (Royal Scoop from Bonita Springs). Would like to return for breakfast and bakery items. Any time, even during the busiest time of year, go just around the corner from Periwinkle to this gem of a Cafe!

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1  Thank Joyce_Bflo
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