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“Good food, nice atmosphere, great service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Spicy shrimp, cheesy bread, snapper, and spinach salad all really good. Carrot cake as good as any I've had. The Cure was a delicious drink.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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marine
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Mediocre menu and bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

They are a sports bar/restaurant and very noisy. We have eaten here frequently in 2009-12, The food and service started out very good and has constantly declined in both. They have focused on opening other restaurants and management has neglected quality to gain quantity.

Visited December 2012
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
We Thank You for taking time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We at Doc Fords take our quality of food and service very seriously. We hope that you will try us again in the future and Thank You again for letting us know how we are doing we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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The Villages, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“good for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went to Doc Ford's for lunch. Had the calamari salad... yummy!! Also had a rum drink that was very good.

Visited October 2013
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Thank tinaw2010
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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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936 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Great Place to End the Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Been here several times,stopped for diner and drinks while staying on Captiva Island.Friendly bartender and servers,the food is average.We have tried almost all the appetizers during visits at happy hour.Early closing as is much of the island.If you haven't been here before,Beware of the No-See-Ums,they can ruin a vacation.They are very tiny flying biting bugs that you cant see that come out at dust and are all over the islands.Buy Spray.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChALUTCH
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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Ate there twice during our stay and were not disappointed either time. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. Fast service. A little loud but not bothersome.

Visited September 2013
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