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“Great drinks and food!”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, 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!
Chicago, IL
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great drinks and food!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a wonderful spot to find in Sanibel! With the cute decor and the amazing smell coming from the restaurant we knew we had to stop. So glad we did what a great place. We enjoyed the Sanibel Sunset cocktail and I enjoyed the Yucatan Shrimp..... amazing! Just enough heat and garlic. Also enjoyed the Caprese salad which was excellent. I would stop by next time I am in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Upscale”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Upscale sports bar with a surprising twist. Local author owns the restaurant. Doc Ford is a character in a mystery series. Food was excellent and fresh. portions are a nice size but not over whelming. Great play to watch football.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“More rum please”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We liked it so much, we ate here twice during our week's stay. Great fish and "land" food! Oh, and we loved the drinks...Sanibel Sunset, Mojito, and Old Havana.

Visited November 2013
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Bethel, Connecticut
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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Fun bands, great food, casual setting. We go to Doc Ford's frequently and have never been disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Much nicer that we expected!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited here Sat Nov 2, in the evening. The joint was a-jumpin'. Very busy for a Sanibel establishment. Food was really good; we were stuffed. Wait staff was as expected. Hubby bought the beer glass on our way out. Next time on Sanibel, we'll return to Doc Ford's.

Visited November 2013
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