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“Good Stuff”

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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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!
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Stuff”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited on back-to-back days for dinner and lunch. We sampled Yucatan shrimp (very good, but not as spicy as we'd heard), shrimp and grits (very good), ceviche (good flavor, but a few "fishy" tasting pieces"), fried grouper sandwich (really good - served on a sweet whole wheat bun - but ours needed more spicy remoulade to bring everything together), and ahi tuna appetizer (really good and could be a dinner in and of itself for 1 person). Lots of other interesting things on the menu to try in the future. Great setting. Oh, and the very best Moscow Mule I've ever had.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank RolandAmerico
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, June 21, 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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Springfield, MO
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Three Visits in Two Weeks!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Of all the restaurants in Sanibel, Doc Ford's is our favorite. We had dinner here three times throughout our vacation. Over the last 5 years of vacationing in Sanibel, we've dined at Doc's approximately 10 times and their food, service, cleanliness and atmosphere is always consistently good. Great fit for couples or families. Dine & Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, June 21, 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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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews
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“Yucatan Shrimp- WOW!”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am not a huge seafood fan, but the yucatan shrimp was outstanding! I shared the yucatan shrimp and the quinoa salad, which had avocado, fresh spinach, and shrimp, with a friend for a delightful dinner.
Plenty of variety for seafood fans. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, June 21, 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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Laurens, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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“Good local food”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the 3rd time that we have eaten there. My daughter and I shared oysters/stone crab, which were great. My husband had the grouper sandwich. He said it was just okay. Was a little fishy. Trust me he loves fish too. The service was good. The prices are a little high. I do like Doc Ford's. But we may try something else on the island next time.

  • Visited May 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, June 21, 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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New Carlisle, Ohio
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7 reviews
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“Our favorite place to eat on the island”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We have dined here 1 other time and decided we have to come here again and was not disappointed. The hostess was friendly the waiter was top notch the service was on point!! The food is some of the best that sanibel has to offer!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank rangers36925
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, June 21, 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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