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Sanibel Grill

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703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-4453
16:00 - 00:00
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Plymouth, Michigan
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

We did call ahead seating and still had to wait over an hour to get seated! Once seated, we had three young woman standing over us behind our booth, chattering so loudly we could hardly carry a conversation in our group. Then they knocked over their drink that was siting on the wall behind us and it went all over... More 

1 Thank Ray S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

This intimate sports bar is co-located with the Timbers, and like the Timbers (and sister restaurant Matzaluna) is reliable, consistent, and -- for what, after all, is not a neighborhood bar -- very friendly. Sandwiches and entrees are what you would expect, well executed and served promptly...but it is the appetizers and snack-type items that truly stand out. Members of... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

I have eaten and drank more times in this restuarant than anywhere in the world! The Food is always outstanding. The Chowders are superb. The fish (and my favorite is Grouper) is always prepared perfectly. Really Tuna is my favorite but the grouper is a little less expensive. Oysters raw or fried are great. Oysters with Sour cream and Cavier... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

The Sanibel Grill is a great place to go with friends and watch a game on one of the numerous televisions, enjoy the beverage of your choice and yes, even have a good meal. The Crunchy Grouper sandwich has been the draw for us as it is so much better than other what other restaurants call grouper. It is always... More 

1 Thank Michael H
Malden, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is the other side of Timbers and it is also terrific. Stopped in here for dinner and it did not disappoint. The sports bar atmosphere was fun, but the food really stole the show. Mahi Mahi blackened with a mango sauce was superb! We practically licked the plate. Served with equally tasty beans and rice. Wine and beer selections... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We had a great waiter who was friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was just ok. It is a sports bar w/ lots of tv's and picture memorabilia. The big problem for me was the odor coming from the rag they use to clean tables (you know that smell). They must have kept it close to where we were sitting---ruined... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Four of us went recently for our first visit...all ordered something different. A shout out to the chef who made scallops wrapped in bacon for my husband even though it isn't on the menu. Thank you. The Buffalo Shrimp was mush. The pizza was marginal. I would not get the pizza again. Our waitress was fantastic. Appears to be more... More 

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

We ate there as a family of 7 and enjoyed every bite! The shrimp was out of this world and so was the grouper!! The atmosphere is beyond belief! I have absolutely no idea how long we waited for a table because we were so preoccupied with the celebrity photos that cover - literally - every square inch of this... More 

1 Thank Natalie S
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

I asked TA for advice on where to watch the Sunday play-offs, and this was one of the places mentioned...so off we went. I was hoping for a place not too raucous, not too fancy, with good food. Here it is!!! Enthusiastic fans and wall to wall tvs made it great for the game, but the food and drink specials... More 

Thank 2IowaGals
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198 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Every time we come to Florida and are near Sanibel Island, we eat at least once at the Sanibel Grill. The Crunchy Shimp and Grouper are excellent and the staff is very friendly. Prices are very reasonable and you get more than you can eat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-4453

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?