When the sun goes down, the fun heats up on Sanibel with the island's rich assortment of restaurants, nightlife, and more. Dining on Sanibel Island provides everything from fresh, succulent seafood to sandwiches, steaks, and more served up in an assortment of upscale and casual restaurants alike. Some of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island include Sanibel Steakhouse, Hungry Heron, Schnapper's Hots, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, and many more.  Check out our list of must-try Sanibel Island restaurants. 

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Woody's Waterside

3051 Stringfellow Rd , Saint James City FL, 33956
An Old Florida Original...Laid Back, Nothin' Fancy...Just Cold Beer, Island Rum, Fresh Gulf Seafood & The Best Burgers Around!

The Jac Island Restaurant

1223 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel Island Fl, 33957
With live music nightly, the Patio Lounge attracts an affluent over-40 crowd to this friendly and casual restaurant named for the purple-flowered jacaranda...

Rosie's Cafe & Grill

2330 Palm Ridge Rd , Sanibel FL, 33957
Rosie's Cafe and Grill welcomes you to Sanibel Island! We pair traditional Rosie's recipes with Hungry Heron's recipes, offering you the best of both...

The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel FL, 33957
Sanibel Island Restaurant featuring American Style food and fun. Sanibel Island Cow.

Bleu Rendez Vous French Bistro

2430 Periwinkle Way, Ste A , Sanibel FL, 33957
Join hosts Mari and Chef Christian Vivet for a memorable dinner in an elegant French bistro atmosphere!

George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille

2499 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel FL, 33957
Among Sanibel Island restaurants, George and Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille offers truly outstanding service, atmosphere, and cuisine. We offer lunch,...

Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

1451 Middle Gulf Dr Suite #1 , Sanibel Island Fl, 33957
Easygoing, modern Japanese-style steakhouse with hibachi grill tables plus sushi & other fare.

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

2255 W Gulf Dr , Sanibel FL, 33957-6104
Our award-winning menu at the Thistle Lodge includes a blend of Floridian, European, and Asian flavors to please the most discriminating palates. The seafood...

Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel-Captiva Rd , Sanibel FL, 33957
Intimate casual fine dining restaurant with glorious sunset views.

Cips Place

2055 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel FL, 33957
New American fare & cocktails doled out in an airy bistro with a boat-shaped bar & outdoor seating.

Traditions on the Beach

3111 W Gulf Dr , Sanibel FL, 33957
Located inside of the historic Island Inn on Sanibel, Traditions on the Beach offers a great menu and a full bar. Come out and enjoy a wonderful dinner...

Lazy Flamingo

1036 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel FL, 33957
The Lazy Flamingo restaurants operate in the casual dining, seafood class of restaurant. The Company philosophy is to serve only fresh seafood and, provide...

Sanibel Fish House

1523 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel FL, 33957
The Sanibel Fish House Restaurant is known for serving the freshest seafood and friendly service.

The Sandbar

2761 W Gulf Dr , Sanibel FL, 33957
239-472-0305 239-579-0235 Reservations Parties of 1 - 10 People Lounge 4-9pm Dinner 5-9 pm 2761 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957