Restaurants in Sanibel Island
Even if they attract a somewhat affluent crowd, the restaurants on Sanibel Island lean heavily toward the unpretentious, with plenty of seafood and comfort cuisine—and a special emphasis on the mild, big-fish grouper. Try great seafood and local cuisine at of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island.
Jerry’s Family Restaurant is beloved for its Grouper sandwiches and an epic Key Lime Pie. Grandma Dot’s Seaside Saloon is a Sanibel Island restaurant, located at the marina, also has a love affair with grouper—fried or broiled—as well as offering an excellent popcorn shrimp. Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market is known as the best place for a good aged steak on Sanibel Island. Jacaranda is an upscale Sanibel Island restaurant known for its live music, steaks and seafood, such as linguine with littleneck clams. Perfect for a romantic dinner, The Mad Hatter is a waterfront Sanibel Island restaurant. It has a creative New American menu, with such options as black truffle sea scallops finished with a caramelized shallot beurre blanc, seared duck with a berry sauce or grilled maple-syrup-and-herb-glazed black grouper served with mascarpone risotto.