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“Great food”

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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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!
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Liked the place. Very good food. Purchased special of the day. Will go again. Open till 10 pm. Went for 4th of July vacation.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, July 15, 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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West palm beach
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“We will be back”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and attentive. Shawn was an excellent server! Food and beverages hit the spot. Our oldest son loved it so much he wanted to come back for dinner!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, July 15, 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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Port Orange, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
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“The shrimp and grits were amazing!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

It's a little pricey and we had to send back the oysters. (They were full of shells). But the mussels, jerk pork chops, and island shrimp and grits were amazing.

  • Visited July 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, July 15, 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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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simple and Excellent”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having been a fan of Randy Wayne White's novels for many years, I had to go to his restaurant. White sometimes works food into his novels and I always go away hungry. Not so at the restaurant he has named after his main character, Doc Ford.

I haven't been here since last summer, though the memory of my meal is a pleasant one. I had tripletail cooked in a Columbian style, just as he had once written about in his books. Having spent so much time in South and Central America, White has learned a great deal about cooking seafood simply, as to never cover the flavor of the fish, shrimp, etc., but to complement it or enhance it.

I look forward to my next visit to this location, as well as his newer locations in Fort Myer's and Captiva.

  • Visited August 2013
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this review, July 15, 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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wallingford pa
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198 reviews
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“Quite Pricey”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went here at the recommendation of tripadvisor and someone we met at the pool. The food was food but we felt it was a little expensive.The atmosphere was OK but a bit loud. We felt the portions were adequate. Bill was over $100 for a family of 4

  • Visited June 2014
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