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Dairy Queen

1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6915
+1 239-472-1170
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (125 reviews)
“banana split” (7 reviews)
“sundae” (13 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in a couple of times while on the island. They were very busy each time but we received our orders in pretty good time. The staff was very welcoming.

Thank R4238TTmikek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love "blizzards". On a hot day/evening ice cream is just what I needed! I love this old fashioned DQ with picnic tables to eat at too!

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think a DQ has ever let me down, and it certainly did not this time. Lines were short, prep was quick, and blizzard hit the spot.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Dairy Queen is a local landmark on Sanibel Island. It has been around for decades and is the only one on the entire Island. If you are craving a Dairy Queen treat after the beach this should be your pick. There is usually a...More

Thank Cordelia W
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

DQ is always a favorite stop. The lines are always long but worth the wait. We had a medium Carmel sundae and twist cone dipped in chocolate, the bill was $8.25.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on the way off the island after an all day cruise with Captiva Cruise. Even though there was a line at both windows they were moving rather fast. When we got to the window the young lady was friendly and efficient and our...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 8 March 2018

How nice to have a DQ with outside seating in February when visiting from Vermont. It was clean, good service, and of course...great ice cream. There is plenty of parking in this busy section of Periwinkle. Bathrooms in the back of the restaurant. Easy to...More

Thank Cindervermont
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Ah...the Sanibel Island Dairy Queen on Periwinkle. Relatively quick stop if you have small kids in tow and want something that will please them. Have patronized it for over 30 years....Not great...not bad. This IS NOT fine dining for adults and it isn't cheap. If...More

Thank mattfasang
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Good, basic DQ except that they did not have any strawberry topping for sundaes. Old location but has some outdoor seating.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had coupons from Dairy Queen mailed to us in Sanibel so we decided to go there for a quick bite. Well we were told they don't accept coupons since they are independently owned. We went ahead and ordered but their prices are not fast...More

Thank Jackie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1170
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