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Sanibel Fish House

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1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-7770
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want fresh fish, this is the place. We were greeted by five different people and our waitress was Olivia. Very knowledgeable about the food and very friendly. We had margaritas(happy hour special) and a key lime martini. We ordered the wings for an appetizer. Also, had the blackened grouper, hush puppies and cole slaw. Very good. Would go... More 

Thank fishonMi
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pan seared tuna melt sandwich - 5 stars! Sometimes something is exactly what you want to eat at exactly the right time. Delicious.

Thank moyes61
Galloway, Ohio
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We eat here on each of our visits to Sanibel. The wait staff is attentive and friendly, and the food is quite good.

Thank sqstultz
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ordered the crunchy Grouper basket. The meal came with 3 small filets, fries, and coleslaw. Everything was amazing. My son ordered shrimp tacos along with Bam Bam sauce. He said they were great.

Thank Pamela B
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a reservation even though it wasn't necessary and our table was already set-up waiting for us when we arrived. The waiter was prompt and courteous. The entrees were delicious; the grilled mahi mahi was seasoned just right. The key lime pie was scrumptious, too! The prices were aligned with the service and value.

Thank cmyers03
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of 5 went for dinner hoping to find fresh local fish entrees. Basic meals. Nothing too exciting. I had the grouper and spent the rest of the evening in the bathroom. I am sure it was some type of food poisoning. Sorry to report this but I became violently ill. Happy to say no one else was effected. It... More 

1 Thank Martinidry
Brooksville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish and seafood. Wonderful service. Excellent experience. Would definitely eat here again. Happy hour great too.

Thank Kathy F
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just looking to grab something small within walking distance of our hotel and this spot worked out great. Food was good and didn't take too long. Good drink specials in the bar.

Thank Breezy-N-Wheezy
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You feel like you've come home again with the upbeat Bartenders Angie and Byron...wonderful place to spend a happy hour or lots of happy time! Excellent prices and excellent food! Fun beachie atmosphere in the bar area and great Tshirts for sale.

Thank mom98wmu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quintessentially charming island place to eat... sit at a booth with the doors next to it open to the light breeze.. or sit in the large and well laid out bar area... We had several dishes.. all were delicious!! Great for fish of all kinds!

Thank Tina h
Mary S, Manager at Sanibel Fish House, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are always glad to hear guests enjoyed their meal with us. At the Sanibel Fish House we do our best to provide an interesting and innovative menu. We appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-7770
The Fish House Restaurants are known for their amazing seafood and 2-4-1 frozen Rumrunners. ALWAYS, a wonderful relaxing environment, great customer service, and the freshest seafood! Now what more could you ask for? Our menu offers the best in seafood, as well as great alternative choices! Our seafood dishes include: blackened tuna bites, hot blue crab and shrimp dip, oyster baskets, grouper tacos and lobster tacos - to name a few. The Fish House provides excellent heart healthy items too. You'll love our desserts, our homemade Key Lime Pie "melts-in-your-mouth"! Before you leave, you'll want to check out our store. Take a look at our souvenirs: coolie cups, hats and visors, tanks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, and our "one-of-a-kind" fish plate. They make awesome gifts.

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