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Blue Giraffe (Periwinkle Way)

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American$$
Food Truck now happy to serve guests at Periwinkle Place!
Blue Giraffe on southwest Florida’s Sanibel Island is located in the Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. If you’re looking to kick back and take it easy with a tropical beverage, or an ice cold local IPA AND you’re hungry, join the locals and dine inside where a full liquor bar awaits or outside on the pet friendly patio. The menu at Blue Giraffe is diverse and features fresh local seafood, custom burgers and sandwiches, succulent steaks and homemade dessert. Grab some Food Truck Tacos for breakfast before you hit the beach. Try a Cuban Sandwich or Grouper Rueben for lunch. Come back for dinner and give the Crab Stuffed Salmon or the Pasta Diablo a try. Kids can order from their own menu at Blue Giraffe so there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.
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Cantina Captiva

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Mexican, Southwestern$
Island prices burning a hole in your pocket? Come to Cantina Captiva for the best Mexican food and Margaritas on the island! Enjoy unique and spicy atmosphere while savoring the fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. To complement the evening choose from an array of imported and domestic beers and wines, not to mention refreshing margaritas.
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Captiva Island Pizza

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Pizza$$
We are open!
Welcome to Captiva Island Pizza, located in the Captiva Village! Call ahead or come on by to order your own custom pizza ready for you to take back to your hotel or condo or down to the beach for sunset!
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Cielo

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Farm to Table, International$$
When it comes to Sanibel dining, Cielo is setting a new bar in farm to table cuisine. We strive for the best in everything we do, from carefully crafted cocktails to creative dishes made from scratch. In a world where the word “fresh” is ubiquitous, we take things further, locally sourcing only the best ingredients and hand-crafting every dish with the utmost care.
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Cip's Place

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American, Seafood$$
Temporarily Closed until further notice. Cip's Place is a casual and family friendly restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Cip's Place offers Daily Features for Lunch and Dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m. daily serving wine, beer and a full bar. "See ya" at Cip's!
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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille - Sanibel

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Caribbean, Seafood$$
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is an award-winning restaurant with locations on Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers Beach, & St. Pete. Inspired by a character in a New York Times best-selling novel series by author Randy Wayne White, in turn inspired by Sanibel and Captiva Islands and days spent out on the water, Doc Ford’s is a perennial local favorite. Enjoy fresh seafood prepared daily, such as our Original Yucatan Shrimp, Mussels, Grouper, and more! “For the sun-kissed & sun-desirous alike, a vacation on a plate.” - The New York Times
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Huxters Deli

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Deli$
Huxters Deli is famous for fresh-made sandwiches and our specialty is Southern-Fried Chicken. We also serve a variety of homemade salads and, of course, pickles! Stop in for your beach picnic, lunch on-the-go or a take-out dinner. Call and ask about our "Special of the Day." Delivery is available through Sanibel Delivery! Give them a call at 239-308-5353.
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Island Cow

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American, Ice Cream$$
In the Moood for Udderly Great Food? Relax your hide at our tropical outdoor seating, play a few games with the kids, hoof it over to our full liquor bar for a tropical cocktail or frozen concoction and enjoy some live music on the weekend. Eight days a week we serve generous portions of Old Florida coastal comfort food and travel inspired recipes. Join the herd and belly up with over 300 menu items, specialty coffees, desserts and tropical cocktails! Voted Best Lunch AND Best Family Dining on Sanibel Island for 11 years and counting! Rated a Top 5 Breakfast in Florida by Southern Living!
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Island Pizza Company

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Italian, Pizza$
We are open for business!
Island Pizza Company is a quaint and colorful “FAMILY” owned restaurant located conveniently on Sanibel Island, with over 8 years of experience. We specialize in home cooked Italian cuisine. With an aroma of fresh cut garlic and basil filling the air, you enter an atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. We love pizza but here at Island Pizza Company, you can find some unique and innovative creations that combine flavors that no-one else can match. From chicken, to pasta and pizza, that’s made fresh daily using the best ingredients guaranteed. There are many restaurants that serve Italian Cuisine but there’s only one place with the quality and new flavors. So join us at Island Pizza Company where we will remind you that great food shared by great people ends in a great experience!
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Jerry’s Café

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American, Classic, Local Fare, Seafood$
We are open! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on hours.
Jerry’s Café is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy fresh-made breakfast pastries, signature sandwiches (check out our grouper!), delicious dinner entrees, and fabulous desserts – like our fan-favorite Key Lime Pie – all while enjoying our tropical bird habitat. In addition to our full menu we offer a build-your-own gourmet salad and sandwich bar, exciting daily specials, a fantastic full menu, and a wide assortment of beer and wine.
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Joey's Custard

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Desserts, Ice Cream$
Temporarily closed. We thank you again for the comfort and support you have given us in this trying time, and we are so looking forward to the day we get to serve you again!
A family and veteran owned local business serving up premium Custards, Ice creams, Frozen-Yogurts, Sorbets, Italian Ices, coffee, espressos, and more!
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Keylime Bistro - Captiva

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American, Seafood$
Although closed temporarily, our Boca Grande location is open! Our Captiva location will be back.
The Award winning Keylime Bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is sure to tantalize the most demanding palate, with a full bar and live entertainment featured 7 days and nights. Awarded News Press 1st Place Island Dining.
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Lazy Flamingo - Pine Island

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American, Seafood$$
We Are Open! Call the restaurant for an update on hours.
The Lazy Flamingo brings to its patrons a casual dining, seafood class restaurant. Our company philosophy is to serve only the freshest seafood and provide a festive and “local” type of atmosphere. Open daily, we have four locations.
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Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant

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American, Mediterranean$$
The Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant overlooks the entrance to exclusive Connie Mack Island. Inside you’ll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you’ll find a full liquor bar, extensive wine list, comfortable lounge and the area’s best live entertainment. Executive Chef Brad Kilburn leads his culinary team with consistency and dedication sourcing only the freshest local ingredients. His Mediterranean cuisine consists of a variety twists on traditional fare including some of the freshest seafood straight from the Gulf waters. Outdoor seating features a dock side view where exotic wildlife live in peaceful harmony with luxury yachts. The expansive 160’ outdoor porch is especially popular for spectacular sunsets. For weddings and other special events, their dedicated staff and waterfront facilities make your special day, extra special. Whether you sit inside or outside, The Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant provides guests with the ultimate setting for savoring Chef Kilburn’s exquisitely prepared culinary treats.
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Magic Bus on Sanibel

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Bakery, Chocolate Shop, Coffee Bar, Desserts, Ice Cream, Pastries, Speciality & Gift Shops$
Our goal when you enter The Magic Bus of Sanibel is that your senses will be overloaded with the sweet smells of homemade waffle cones, bright colors of tie-dye and candy, and you will immediately salivate for our delicious ice creams and specialty milkshakes! Whether you're a local in the area or just visiting Sanibel Island, we want to be your favorite ice-cream, coffee, and candy shop!
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MudBugs Cajun Kitchen

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Cajun Creole, Fresh Seafood, Oysters$$
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Bourbon Street at the Beach! New Orleans classics, with a Sanibel twist. Serving traditional island fare with a Cajun twist, MudBugs Cajun Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner. With two full bars located upstairs and downstairs, live music, a fun, laid back atmosphere...oh and did we mention Crawfish and Grilled Oysters? MudBugs Cajun Kitchen is sure to become your favorite island spots.
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Normandie Seaside Café

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American, International, Seafood$$
Temporarily Closed. Check our website for consistent updates on the West Wind Island Resort.
For exceptional and outstanding dining with a charming seaside feel — be it morning, noon or night — make way to Normandie Seaside Cafe at West Wind Inn. Serving an inspired menu of fresh ingredients and selections prepared daily, Chef Tom Sisson and his team promise you bright breakfasts, lively lunches and creative dinner choices, each with an island flair.
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Old Captiva House

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American, Seafood, Steaks$$, $$$
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!
Delight in the delectable at the Old Captiva House restaurant, located at the legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort. & Spa — the only fine dining and sushi restaurant on Captiva Island with a Gulf-front view of America’s Most Romantic Sunset. This charming and historic restaurant boasts a menu of mouth-watering island favorites and local seafood, plus other delights including fresh breads, desserts, and an extensive wine collection. Dine casual or formal at this 100+-year-old former school house, newly renovated to reflect quality and service with an ode to the tradition of this historic marker.
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Paper Fig Kitchen

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American$
Temporarily closed. We WILL be back!
Paper Fig Kitchen in Sanibel believes that even a quick breakfast bite, lunch on the go, afternoon nosh, or “I don’t have time to shop, chop, and prep” take along dinner should be creatively crafted, absolutely fresh, and without a doubt, delicious! Every item at Paper Fig Kitchen is made in House from scratch, which includes our fresh to freezer hors d’oeuvres, soups, prepared/green salads, entrees/sides, trays & platters, dressings, sauces, garnishes, etc. Client favorites, seasonal fare, daily specials, and sweet treats are available at our storefront, let us share our kitchen to yours!
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Phuzzy’s Boat Shack

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American, Seafood$$
Old-school joint on a canal with a funky outdoor bar for rum drinks & beer, plus burgers & seafood.
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Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream

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American, Desserts, Frozen Confections, Gelato, Ice Cream, Italian, Pastry, Specialty Coffees$
WE ARE BACK! This is a long time for all of us to recuperate, rebuild and reconnect but we are so very happy to announce the reopening of Pinocchio's on Sanibel Island. We have a lot to be thankful for. Our Customers who called, texted and emailed to check on us, our general contractor Jamie Swagler and Forthwright Construction who made us whole again, the vendors and the utility companies who restored services and product offerings and especially our landlord and staff at Periwinkle Place Shops who were there with us every step of the way. We are so very excited for you to return to Pinocchio's, a Sanibel tradition for 44 years and we look forward to many memorable years ahead. A Sanibel tradition since 1980, now loyal fans say Pinocchio’s is their first stop on the island before checking into their accommodations and the last place they frequent before they head home. Fans know Pinocchio’s is not just about ice cream. It’s a dessert experience. All of Pinocchio’s award wining frozen confections are handcrafted daily in their little green shops from the finest and freshest ingredients. Creating unique, memorable flavors such as Sanibel Krunch©, Dirty Sand Dollar©, Wedding Bells©, Gator Stew© and signature Key Lime Frozen Yogurt are the creative core of the Pinocchio’s brand. Daily dessert offerings include at least 36 flavors from their repertoire of over 200+ recipes of Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Sorbetto, Frozen Yogurt, Italian Custard and even Semi Freddo. Unique flavors, generous portions, a signature animal cracker on top of each product and friendly service all served in their new locations: The only Pinocchio’s on Sanibel at Periwinkle Place Shops and in Ft Myers at the Village Shops at Health Park. Come See Why There’s Always A Crowd at Pinocchio’s. It’s Simply the Best!...We Cannot Tell A Lie!
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RC Otter’s Island Eats - Captiva

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American, Seafood$
Award-winning RC Otter’s Island Eats is a place for the whole family! Located in the Heart of Old Captiva Village with lovely shopping and dining, you can enjoy live music daily with dining inside and outside. Open daily.
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Sanibel Deli and Coffee Factory

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American, Coffee House, Delicatessen$
We are open!
The Sanibel Deli is known to be a favorite local hangout and spot for the best coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sanibel Island. Winner of the Best Pizza at Taste of the Islands, Sanibel Deli offers wi-fi, indoor and outdoor seating, and an extensive line of gluten free options, The Sanibel Deli is the only place to go for delicious food at unbeatable prices!
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Sunshine Seafood Cafe - Captiva

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Continental, Local Fare, Seafood$$
Sunshine Seafood Café & Wine Bar is located on beautiful Captiva Island, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. We grill up fresh seafood, steaks and lamb chops on our wood grill. The atmosphere is tropical, with a strong emphasis on knowledgeable, attentive service and outstanding seafood cuisine.
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Sweet Melissa’s Cafe (At Island Pizza Co.)

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American, Contemporary American$$
As we rebuild our location please join us as we do pop-ups at Island Pizza Company located at 1619 Periwinkle Way! For catering please contact Melissa directly at mleigh20@yahoo.com
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T2 Bistro & Wine Bar

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American, Seafood$$, $$$
We will work as hard as we can to have T2 up and running. In the meantime come see us at Traders. Check our Facebook page for updates on when we will be re-opening.
T2 Bistro & Wine Bar, known by locals as simply “T2” is perfectly situated in the Village Shops at 2340 Periwinkle Way. T2 is the “younger, and fresher” creation of longstanding Sanibel legend, Traders Restaurant at 1551 Periwinkle Way. Enjoy delicious food prepared by our accomplished kitchen, a well executed menu and glasses/bottles of signature wines. The atmosphere is fun and fresh, having a 50’s Miami vibe, inside bar, and plenty of outdoor dining to enjoy food and drinks all day long!
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The Great White Grill

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American, Pizza, Sports Bar$
We are open! Check our Facebook page for updates on hours.
The Great White Grill has been voted the best Lunch, best beer selection and best place to watch the game on Sanibel and Captiva. We take pride in offering delicious eats and great times at the Great White Grill. Delivery available to anywhere on the island. We have a variety of items to fit every taste bud, including the best pizza, wings, sandwiches, and gyros in town. We also have a wide selection of 31 beers on tap, including local craft selections.
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The Green Flash

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American, Seafood$$
The Green Flash is a waterfront dining establishment in Captiva, Florida. It serves up traditional American dining with a distinct European influence. The kitchen uses only fresh ingredients, including market-fresh fish in all its from scratch dishes. The full bar provides plenty of drink options and the dining rooms and patios provide views of the ocean while you eat.

The Green Flash's menu begins with a range of starters like oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon, hot flash shrimp and mussels. There are plenty of salads and soups on The Green Flash menu as well, like the grilled chicken Caesar. Larger dishes include chicken porcini and pan seared diver scallops.
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The Mucky Duck Neighborhood Pub

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American, Pub Fare$$
We are open! Cash only. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
Located deep in the heart of downtown Captiva, where the sun sets nightly. At The Mucky Duck Neighborhood Pub, the beer is always cold, our menu specializes in the best delicacies and fresh seafood, and the sunsets are always breathtaking!
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The Sanibel Grill

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American, Seafood, Sports Bar$$
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Sanibel’s only true sports bar eatery! Featuring 14 large screens with Direct TV sports packages. NFL, NBA, NCAA sports, NHL and MLB. FRESH seafood, burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, BBQ ribs & meatloaf. Happy Hour daily! Outside dining and limited indoor seating.
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The Shack of Sanibel

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Ice Cream$
We are open! We are located on the East End of Sanibel Island, 1/4 mile up Periwinkle from the Sanibel Causeway. We are easily accessible right off the bike path on Periwinkle Way. Bring the family after a trip to the beach, and come try a fresh sample of our daily flavors when you arrive. Proudly serving Sanibel Island’s freshest frozen custard.
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Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

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American Fusion, Seafood, Steak House$$$
Temporarily Closed.
Bring your love of fine dining to Sanibel Island and Casa Ybel Resort. The award-winning, historic Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant is an enduring favorite, once graced by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Today, food critics, guests, and savvy locals alike come to savor epicurean delights amid a charming Old Florida ambiance. Whether you crave a piña colada pool side or melt-in-your-mouth fresh seafood, every meal sparkles with island magic. All accented by romantic Gulf of Mexico views.
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Traders

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American, Seafood$$, $$$
We are open! Serving Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Saturday with Live Music till 8pm!
Call 239.472.7242 for Reservations Since 1998, Traders has been a Sanibel Island favorite! The restaurant is unique in design with a great venue and atmosphere that is welcoming and upbeat. Traders is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious, award winning cuisine prepared by Chef Mike Patnode, voted Best Chef of the Islands! There is live entertainment most evenings, a fantastic bar area, outdoor dining, and an amazing gift shop next door. There is no doubt that Traders is loved by both locals & visitors alike!
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