Five Top Sanibel Restaurants

Sanibel Island is famous for its beautiful beaches, dazzling sunsets and charming lighthouse – but that’s not all this sunny island has to offer. There’s also a mouthwatering selection of Sanibel Island restaurants to enjoy, from breezy cafes to luxurious seafront options. To help you choose from the selection, here are five of our favorite Sanibel Island restaurants

The Sandbar

This light and airy café offers delicious steak and seafood, and is a great choice for either lunch or dinner. With scrumptious dishes such as snapper, lobster and crab, it’s an informal and friendly establishment – especially during the daily happy hour (which goes on all evening on Wednesdays!)

The Clam Shack

Another laidback Sanibel Island restaurant that is perfect for those relaxed vacation afternoons and evenings, the Clam Shack has a great selection of delicious seafood dishes, mainly of the fried variety. The great service adds to the overall atmosphere, and it’s a great informal option. For a quick bite, you can always grab a tasty seafood roll to enjoy on the beach.

Il Cielo

If you are looking for a little extra luxury for your evening meal, look no further than elegant Il Cielo. Featuring rich hardwood and an innovative American menu that utilizes the enviably fresh seafood on Sanibel Island, it’s a real treat. Other special touches include a well-curated wine list and regular live entertainment.

Bleu Rendez-Vous Bistro

Offering scrumptious seafood with a French twist, Bleu Rendez-Vous is another excellent choice amongst Sanibel Island’s restaurants. The French inspiration is found not only in the menu, but also in the elegant décor and even the extensive wine list (although the USA is also well represented). A great choice for a luxurious dinner with Parisian style.

Mad Hatter’s Restaurant

Sanibel Island is famous for its sunsets, and one of the best places to enjoy them is at the quirky and cozy Mad Hatter’s Restaurant. The décor is as eclectic as the delicious menu, which changes often to make the most of the best seasonal produce. Located just meters from the beach and close to the Sanibel Island marina, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful seaside lunch or dinner.

These are just some of the great Sanibel Island restaurants to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a laidback bite to eat, or a luxurious seafood affair, you’re sure to find the perfect venue on the island.  If you want more information on things to do, and places to eat on Sanibel Island, contact us at Select Vacation Properties, or visit the links page of our website.

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