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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
+1 239-579-0195
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

First off, we were staying at the Inn and the food was wonderful! For dinner, we had blackened grouper with coconut rice and sauteed veggies that were crisp and fresh. Our favorite lunches by the pool were the chicken club with perfectly prepared homemade potato chips! The chips were amazing! Chicken was tender and flavorful and grilled with great spices.... More 

Thank lrattner2016
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here as it was our first night and we were staying at the Sanibel Inn. No atmosphere, with poor menu that was expensive. Staff were friendly but managed to get a few things rung no cutlery, no water( until we requested) and an incorrect bill. They really need to up there game.

Thank PeterMooney
Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The best Grouper we on our entire Florida trip. Nice restaurant but they don't know to market the place. Had only 6 tables full out maybe 40. No bread basket, everything was ala cart. No prices listed for there fish dinners? our grouper was $22. Also you have to walk up stairs so elderly people may have issue, I did... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted an early meal and we're staying at Song of the Sea next door, so this seemed like the perfect option. The server was attentive and friendly, the menu choices good, with some different offerings from usual. I had blackened hog fish, hubs had fried shrimp. We shared a delicious key lime pie. All food was well presented and... More 

Thank Polly-from-Beds
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We came in it looked so dead, we almost left till we met a beautiful young woman. She sat my husband and I greeted her self I believe Christine she said. She gave us amazing recommendations we ended up taking her up on grouper and loved it. Drinks she made us were lovely as well as her. This young lady... More 

Thank bethy422
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice location. Great food. Loved the avocado egg bfast burrito. Jason was our waiter. Personable. Friendly. Very attentive.

Thank sarahbrunton
Medina, Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Really tasty and generous breakfast. Dinner was good as well, my husband loved the raw oysters- very fresh. Excellent service by Josh!

Thank Sandy F
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was very skeptical on eating here based on the reviews, we were staying at the inn and decided to give it a try. Food was very good. We ate breakfast one morning and it was ok. If your staying at the inn worth going to for dinner.

1 Thank Dani T
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381 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is part of the Sanibel Inn. We ate here just to have a quick breakfast before heading out to explore for the day. There was literally only one person working here. She was the hostess, the waitress, the busboy and quite possibly the cook as well. There was only one other family there when we arrived, but we couldn't... More 

Thank gabi_kansas
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here while staying at the sanibel inn. The reviews were very mixed, but it was walking distance and we really liked it. It is a big place, but there were only a few people in the cafe when we were there. The waitresses were great, and the food was very good. No complaints here, definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-579-0195
Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant is a wonderful addition to Sanibel Island. We are family friendly and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully appointed setting. Additionally we are open to the public from 8am - 10pm 7 days a week so all of our local friends, as well as our out of town visitors can enjoy a great meal at prices that will amaze you.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?