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Lighthouse Cafe

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
11:00 - 21:00
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Colchester, Connecticut
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

They say best in the world. I can't go that far, but it is the best I had in Sanibel and I'd put it in a top 10 breakfast places I've gone to. French Toast was excellent.

Thank MJL59
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service, but the best thing there..... well everything was great, but the strawberry preserve is to die for!!! I loved it and I even left with a jar of strawberry and blueberry preserves.... I don't think it'll make it home, but I'll enjoy it

Thank Ann S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do you like French toast, delicious hash, omelettes, eggs served exactly how you want them? Well, this place is for YOU! The nautical decor is exciting and allows for fun conversations. Their homemade strawberry jam is a delectable topping to toast, French toast, pancakes, or straight up on a spoon! Enjoy!

Thank Stacy R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our breakfast here after biking over to the Lighthouse Beach. Good veggie omelet and potatoes and enjoyed their strawberry jam. Lots of photo's of lighthouses around the world on their walls. Would eat here again if we ever make it back to Sanibel Island.

Thank Dawn B
Inverness, Florida
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They are open for lunch and breakfast and have a lot of choices for food options. Breakfast is served all day. We ate a late lunch here and the food was very good.

Thank TAGrammy
Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always come here for breakfast its tradition. The breakfast menu is extensive and whatever I have ordered has always been good coming to Sanibel would not be complete if we didn't come here at least once.

Thank Jeanna1857
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go here if you want anymore than breakfast food. I got the lighthouse burger with cheese. It was more like a hockey puck with semi solid cheese on it. I took two bites the second one being a forced one. I thought I would at least give it a fair shake. Yeah shouldn't have taken the second bite. I... More 

Thank Nancy D
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here mostly due to reviews we read about having the best breakfast around. We rode our bikes from our Condo. It was a Saturday morning so there was about a 45 minute wait, no big deal, we strolled through the shops next door. Cafe has an old Florida feel to it, our waitress was very pleasant and... More 

Thank IslandAdventure4
Fort Myers, Florida
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant for breakfast! Great atmosphere, friendly and prompt service, excellent menu choices! Never a disappointment and love their creamed chip beef! Enjoy!

Thank PETUNIA1985
La Grange, Illinois
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place lives up to its claim of the best breakfast on earth. Be prepared to wait, but you can hit the little shops attached to the diner while you wait. The potatoes are fantastic! Eggs were so fresh and wonderful! Wonderful restaurant!

Thank maryo612

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.

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