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Lighthouse Cafe

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Crown Point, Indiana
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

We went for breakfast. We had a party of five so we needed to wait for 45 minutes for a table. Plenty of shops around to look at while waiting. We all enjoyed our food and the service was very good.

Thank LFA11111
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location with ample parking for cars or bikes. Efficient waitress service and comfortable shaded area to wait for a table. Menu was standard fare and served hot and quickly. Only caution Is for the seafood Benedict; not sure it was real seafood. Nice idea but it didn't sit well with me

Thank tricia__h4121
New Jersey
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice inside, friendly servers, nice to be able to order breakfast til they close. We had a good mix of food on the table with some breakfast meals and some lunch For me the food didn't do it but wasn't horrible either. If I go back it will be because the family wants to go not because I am... More 

Thank KodaBeaufort
Midlothian, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was probably my kids' favorite restaurant from our week stay on Sanibel Island. There were many breakfast options but if you are a vegetarian, the selection is limited. The cafe is full of pictures from lighthouses around the country and has a huge gift shop to entertain yourself while waiting for your food. We rode bikes here since bike... More 

Thank jqwall
Rossford, Ohio
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were able to eat breakfast during lunch. They offer freshly squeezed juices, we had the orange and the grapefruit and they were so refreshing! Service was quick. Definitely a must stop if you enjoy yummy breakfast options.

Thank 163susant
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse Cafe had be recommended to us as a Must Eat at restaurant. Of all the places I ate while in Ft Myers, Sanibel Island this was my least favorite. First thing I didn't like was how crowded the seating area was. That was just a matter of bad timing for it because a table for two opened up... More 

Thank Gary C
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty standard breakfast place that offers everything under the sun. Kids had pancakes they liked and I had an omelette. All very solid. Service was fast and very friendly. Be prepared to wait a bit as it is very busy.

Thank T W
Alexandria, Virginia
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great local little find. Exactly what you're looking for in the morning. Just a little hole in the wall cafe with good coffee and breakfast fare, and plenty of personality to boot!

Thank MelBellSkiGirl
Knoxville, Tennessee
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast. In my opinion the food was ok, not the best I ordered eggs Benedict and the hollandaise sauce was a little watery and tangy for my taste. The potatoes had onions, which I did not know about so I did not like that There was no air conditioning, my husband was very hot. When he... More 

Thank Tnvol01
Lagrange, Georgia, Usa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by after seeing the reviews. I had the Malted Hotcakes with a poached egg. The Hotcakes were very tasty and filling. My wife had a Belgian Waffles that looked great. Highly recommended for a breakfast.

Thank David F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?