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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

₹₹₹₹American, ,
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (137 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (41 reviews)
“pork belly” (39 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family ate here after reading the reviews. We had high hopes, but we were disappointed. I had the blackened red fish, and my husband had the scallops. My fish was bland and sweet potatoes barely warm. The scallops were large, but the dish lacked...More

Thank Sfarring
Reviewed 5 days ago

DInner very disappointing. Filet mignon no longer on the menu Something I always looked forward to. A tough unflavorful, and fatty strip steak was not good . We normally dined here several times during the 3 months we.stay on Sanibel. Probably will not come back...More

Thank ronaldgarver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the owner-chef designed entrée and small plate menu of excellent fresh fare, to the friendly and knowledgeable staff, to the calm dining atmosphere, Sweet Melissa's is a five-star choice. My wife and I have found this to be a culinary oasis away from the...More

Thank Rick1007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner dine on the patio was such a relaxed meal with the best food I've had in a very long time . The staff was very attentive was impressive to see the owner working hard making sure everyone's meal was amazing. It's...More

Thank dab7007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We look forward to our stop at Sweet Melissa’s Cafe on each trip to the island. The food and service are beyond reproach. This trip I enjoyed the mussels served steamed and presented with a sauce which had me asking for more bread to savor...More

Thank Gbear2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CHEESE PLATE......out of this world wine list....................great FOIE GRAS.............excellent FISH STEW.............delicious..... Scallops...................wonderful SERVICE.................VERY GOOD.....JASON

Thank manseekingfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner. Food and décor were great. Service was fine. Main course salmon with a corn sauce was out of this world--crispy skin with tender inside. Grilled Romaine was the best I had ever had. And we are picky eaters. I also...More

Thank Edgeworth66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good and unusual menu choices here. A fried oyster appetizer, grilled octopus, ceviche, and shrimp and grits were excellent. Entrees included a wonderful fish stew, scallops, and a perfectly cooked local redfish. This restaurant offers half portions of most of its entrees, a...More

Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you spend more than a couple weeks on Sanibel you begin to discover that most restaurants serve variations on the same theme. A condition I call "Grouper Fatigue" sets in. Some places might encrust grouper in panko breadcrumbs, present it with a few veggies,...More

2  Thank Prazak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to be seated on the picturesque patio and were happy to see so many unusual menu items. We enjoyed a delicious seafood stew along with duck confit crepes. The crepes missed the mark somewhat with a lime dressing;however, the service and atmosphere...More

Thank beachwalkerfun
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13 June 2017|
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
  • E-mail
We are a chef driven restaurant emphasizing fresh, seasonal farm-to-table ingredients. A casual atmosphere featuring deluxe dining, outdoor screened garden lanai seating, live music, children's menu available and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2017 and counting...
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