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“Great Restaurant off the Beach”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Reviewed April 15, 2014

BC bartender outstanding, Servers could not have done more to make you have and outstanding dining. Just be here

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have eaten at Doc Fords 4 times and each time was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always great food with a friendly, lively atmosphere. Many good items on menu including Yucatan shrimp, banana leaf snapper, and the specials are always yummy. Don't miss it when you are on Sanibel!

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Thank Lptsanibel
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the most happening restaurant on Sanibel. It is where all the cool residents and visitors can be found. Founded by a local author, it has that rum bar feel and appeal. But Doc Ford's is more about eating than drinking. Fresh seafood, yummy salads and black beans & rice, meat and potatoes - everyone can find something here. We have visited all three locations (Sanibel, Captiva, and Ft. Myers Beach) and have had consistently good service and food each time. Rumor has it that the Sanibel location will be moving elsewhere on Sanibel in the next year or so. They could use more room, as this place gets CROWDED during season. If you go, be sure to buy a T-Shirt on the way out - they are the best on the island.

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Thank sanibel_sadhu
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

OK, it looks like a sports bar and there's usually a wait. WAIT; it's worth it! In season, you'll see some sunburns, but off-season, it's the Island residents, here for the great hospitality, a friendly bar, excellent service and some of the best food on the Island. Fresh fish (even tripletail on occasion), crisp salads, a world-class fish taco, and great pulled pork. This kitchen does a wide variety of excellent dishes from scratch. No frozen whatever's off the Sysco truck. Good beers on draft, a really fun aquarium in the back and real island hospitality. Come join the locals.

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Thank Tom U
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Sanibel and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island.

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