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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

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” (131 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (40 reviews)
“pork belly” (38 reviews)
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American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By far the best food on the island. We ate there our first night and returned twice more, after discovering that there were very few other places with find dining on the island. The bread and olive oil, the mussels, the grilled romaine salad and...More

Thank LKMC_from_NYC
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've eaten here several times, and the food is always superb, with the smaller entrees just enough. Service excellent and a great perk is that even when its full, its quiet (for those of us of a certain age who have a hard time hearing...More

Thank 41beachgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service is great and the wine list is very impressive.

Thank BarryPortsmouth_OH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

By accident we came here after intending to go to another popular spot which had a 40 minute wait. So we decided to try this place (had been here in past years) without reservation. Hostess suggested sitting at the bar which was cozy and fun....More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always one of our fav fine dining restaurants on Sanibel. Never disappoints. Started with cerviche and great drinks. Salads were grilled Caesar and artisan for my wife. Entrees were halibut special for me and blackened snapper for my better half. Ended up with sorbet and...More

Thank tlmay1
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us planned this dinner and made reservations on Wednesday for a Saturday night evening together. When we arrived they said they could not find our reservation and tried to get us to sit on the porch but It was real cold and windy....More

Thank trubw3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great time we had! The 5-course meal was spectacular. Every course was a delight to look at and so tasty. The service was excellent as well. We have eaten at a lot of restaurants in North America during the last few years and...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service, the atmosphere, and especially the food were all wonderful. It was a tough day because our kids and grandchildren left after a wonderful visit. I knew my wife (me too) would be sad, so I wanted to take her someplace special. I was...More

Thank onearleft
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a last minute reservation on open table on Christmas Eve... the atmosphere was lovely.. they had a guitarist.. service with Jason was great. I had the scallops.. and I highly recommend them. My husband had a beef special which he thoroughly enjoyed. We...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Sanibel multiple times over the past 25 years and hands-down this is one of the most enjoyable meals we have experienced on the island. The seafood stew is AMAZING! The service is incredible. Definitely stop here for great atmosphere, service and fantastic...More

Thank takoh
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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
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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
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