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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (121 reviews)
“pork belly” (37 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 4 days ago

ON our return to Sanibel a trip to SMC was high on the list.last time in 2014 this was the best. Well things change and so has SMC.It still has a nice vibe and willing service but the kitchen appears to be struggling to maintain...More

2  Thank second row
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fried chicken and the slaw it is served with were excellent. I also had a salad that was a special for the evening. It was watermelon and heirloom tomatoes with feta and a delicious dressing. My sister had the escargot. We ordered a goat...More

Thank Cynthia J D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. Impeccable service. Started With the steamed mussels. Absolutely mouth watering. I had the scallops and my partner had the lamb. All I can say is perfection.Gordon Ramsey couldnt have done better!! The atmosphere is very quaint and cheery, the whole staff...More

1  Thank Paula D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sisters and I spent the weekend and asked for recommendations for great restaurant. We chose Sweet Melissa's for the first night because it was described as fun, casual and having great food. All of the above! We had great seafood with a fun crowd...More

Thank btootell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Sweet Melissa's. Made sure to have a reservation, as the previous year, the hostess was rude and hostile due to not having a reservation. The same hostess greeted us with the same impertinent attitude, trying to seat us in...More

3  Thank stardust1229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and the bartender, Kevin, was super nice. Traveling alone and stopped in for dinner at the bar. Met some nice people, had some great food and their drink menu is awesome with some unique mixed drinks.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read about Sweet Melissa's in a newspaper upon my arrival in the area as being one of the top ten restaurants in south Florida. I read the article with interest as I was going to be staying on Sanibel. I am here to tell...More

Thank RockManTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants! This is on our list every year for dinner. Especially, special occasion dinners. We always have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate here. This year we introduced friends to this dining experience and they were equally impressed. The seafood stew...More

Thank wjvzr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food with excellent service ( thanks Jennie-hope I spell your name right). They offer the entry two sizes: small and big. The small portion is big... We tools 4 dishes, all were uniq and good. One was fried field flowers... I liked it....More

Thank Nati I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Food, good service and always high quality ingredients!! This is probably the best restaurant on the island! I recommend to reserve!

Thank Alexandra v
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you a family friendly restaurant aka: kids?
13 June 2017|
Response from Bos2traveler | Reviewed this property |
We saw several families with children ages 8 and up.
Heinz I
Does anybody have the owner's (Gretchen Valade, Grosse Pointe, Michigan) email address?
14 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don't have it
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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