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Lighthouse Cafe

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (143 reviews)
“french toast” (124 reviews)
“strawberry jam” (38 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday

A huge sign in front of the building says "The World's Best Breakfast". I would tend to disagree. While tasty, the breakfast was not the best we had on Sanibel, let alone the world. We did enjoy the food, and it was moderately priced. The...More

Thank RaceTrackHunter
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the Lighthouse Cafe for dinner. Grouper was pricey and kind of "fishey" tasting compared to other places on the island. Prices seem to be a little higher than other places on the island.

Thank UMTerpVirginia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast here after a morning of discovering beautiful shells and it was delicious. We actually stumbled onto this cafe at just the right time as we were seated immediately and then it began to get super busy. The breakfast was so good and...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know how they do it, but their omelettes are the best in the world. Also their strawberry jam is second to none. We had the jam shipped to us at home. Be ready for a long wait to get seated, but well worth...More

Thank Caryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there 4 or 5 times for breakfast. Nice cozy restaurant, good service, good food and good coffee. I'm sure we will be back!

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfasts, great location. Often times people end up waiting a long time to get a table. There is usually good shopping all around and the other trick is to call ahead as you are leaving and they put you on the call ahead list...More

Thank Shelley P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only hesitant to give a great review because it is already a very busy place with a wait to get in LOL!! Love the breakfast, never a disappointment.

Thank Ddsrepair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a half a day on the island, we had trouble finding a suitable place to eat with our boys. There isn't really a town center, and the traffic was really bad around dinnertime. Based on TripAdvisor and our position on the island, we chose...More

Thank traveller2527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend who had been to the Lighthouse Cafe in the past. At 9am, we had a 30 minute wait for a table. That time passed very quickly, thanks to the shops nearby! Once seated, coffee was promptly served and refilled as...More

Thank occasionaltraveler10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small place and very loud. Prices were kinda high for what was offered. Wasn't impressed. Overall just average.

Thank Kathe B
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Brad S
18 February 2018|
Response from Liz S | Reviewed this property |
They seem to reorganize for 5:00 start of the dinner crowd.
Beth T
20 September 2016|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
they should be, they open daily but best to google it
21 June 2016|
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
  • E-mail
We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
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