For an original “On Beach” dining experience, the Mucky Duck is an On Island classic and is open for sunsets daily.
Located in "Santiva", at the western most end of Sanibel just before the bridge to Captiva, this restaurant is an undiscovered jewel.
The pool bar and restaurant at The Casa Ybel Resort is open to the public and is a great sport for lunch and happy hour.
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille on both Sanibel and Captiva are not traditional sports bars but both have lots of TV’s and festive crowds, which makes them a great spot to watch sporting events.
If you’re looking for really good food, this is the foodies’ choice for the islands.
If you’re looking for a great breakfast on Sanibel, the Over Easy Cafe is one of the most popular spots on the two islands.
Gramma Dot’s offers a marvelous lunch and dinner menu serving our customers seven days a week from Sanibel’s only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine dockside at the Sanibel Marina.
This fantastic restaurant has something for everyone: extensive lunch and dinner menu, pet-friendly patio dining and full bar with nightly entertainment and late night menu.
This iconic restaurant has been an island favorite since 1978 serving fresh seafood and steaks with a lot of personality.
Did you know that The West Wind Inn resort’s pool bars is open to the public? It is the ideal location with an unbeatable view to sit in the shade and share a cocktail with friends.
Although they request you to wear shoes when walking into this Sandbar, the food is as fresh as if you were still on the beach!
If your sweet tooth says indulge, there is no better place than Joey’s Custard to satisfy your need for gourmet ice creams, yogurts and custards.
With the largest beer selection on the island, hand-made pizzas, and amazing Pittsburg style sandwiches, the Great White Grill is the perfect place to get a bite.
The Pecking Order is at the top of the list for carry out and delivery joints. If there is such a thing as gourmet carryout, this is it.
This restaurant has some of the most beautiful views of all the restaurants on both islands. It has an outdoor patio and the inside is a wall of windows.
While not technically on Island, Charley’s Cabana Bar is close enough to count and worth the trip over the causeway.
This colorful and popular restaurant has in and out-door seating and has one of the longest menus you’ll find.
The Bubble Room on Captiva is a unique dining experience that is fun for adults and kids. Bubble Scouts bring you sticky buns and pizza bread (aka Bubble Bread) before you even begin your meal.
The Sprout is an organic gourmet vegan café and juice bar and the vegan meals are so delicious it makes you happy to be healthy!
Located in Chadwick’s Square near the entrance to South Seas Island Resort. It has all your usual Starbucks fare and some outside seating.
The Sanibel Bean has a dedicated following and is located across from the public park. It is self-service and has indoor and outside seating.
The Deli has a little bit of everything. Breakfast sandwiches, homemade soups, and a local favorite for pizza.
For a quick and delicious cup of joe and all of its variations, this coffee bar will not disappoint.
One of the few restaurants with a view of the Gulf, it is also one of the few really gourmet restaurants on the islands.
The original Lazy Flamingo, located at the very end of Sanibel just before the bridge to Captiva, used to be the best kept secret of locals.
Housed in a little green shop in the Seahorse Shopping Center on the east end, Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream has been a Sanibel tradition for more than 33 years.