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Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon

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634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
+1 239-472-8138
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11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great setting for sure, expect lines and crowds. We didn't mind waiting as we had never been and had been told you gotta go there. Well it was just ok. Calamari was not repeatable for sure, the grouper sandwich was lacking grouper, there was small filet lost in the big bun and fixings. My wife had an Asian salad that... More 

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Thank John N
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Locals and visitors flock to this Sanibel Island restaurant that serves really fresh seafood in a casual setting right at the Marina.

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Thank Alison T
Ohio
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at around 1pm thinking we'd miss the lunch crowd but there was still a 30 minute wait being quoted by the pleasant hostess. Waiting guests are accommodated outside, with beer and wine available as well as great views of the marina. We were willing to sit at the bar to decrease our wait (as opposed to the low-top... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to grandma dots with my family because they like it for 15+ years and it honestly is the first time I actually really like the food the view is great it's kind of just a tradition to go there again first time I enjoyed eating their food.

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Thank SPWITT
Wooster
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in the middle of a marina and while the food is OK ( not great), the grouper sandwich is hard to beat and you get to eat outside by the water. Gaping at the expensive yachts was our entertainment and wondering who can afford spending so much on boats.

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Thank woosailor
North Carolina
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273 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here and enjoyed the marina setting. Found the food to be average. The exception was the key lime pie which was excellent. Small seating capacity so be in line 15 minutes before the doors open at 11:30.

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was great. The wait was only twenty minutes. Selection was fine, service okay and food overall okay. Eating outside is Best. Appetizers are fine.

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SLC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our order was perfectly taken prepared and served in a short amount of time. The chowder was a lovely flavor and consistency considering the disappointment the night before at another very busy very popular local spot. Crabcakes were perfectly seasoned, sauce delicious . You won't be unhappy with anything here.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, did not like that drinks were served in small " bar drinking size cups" Really took away from the visually appealing meal my wife was served. Staff was polite and friendly,

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here three times, drove from Captiva. The shrimp basket rocks! We tried fried and grilled- both were fantastic options. The key lime pie was 'the classic'. So yummy and retro, just pie and whipped cream. Still dreaming about it, seriously!!! Great little patio with a marina view. The ladies/waitresses were all lovely. We just loved Gramma Dots!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8138

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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?