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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island

2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
+1 239-472-8311
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yucatan shrimp” (478 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (226 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
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1 - 10 of 4,350 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

New and improved location. Same great food and service! It's all about the Yucatán shrimp. It's a must have if you go there. My husband and I split and pound and get different sides. Must eat here if you go to Sanibel!

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brenda was a fabulous waitress and the food was amazing, the specialty drink was delicious, would definitely recommend.

Thank Ethan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here twice in 3 days. The first time we got different plates and then split them. We ordered the Ribeye Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Asparugus etc, and also the Yucatan Shrimp (1 lb). Wow, what an amazing meal this was. The flavors...More

Thank SteveHewitt999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just love Doc Fords. We discovered the restaurant during a bike ride and were looking for great cocktails. We also found delicious food. This place is a must!

Thank susanrbrewer
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much Susan! We're glad you enjoyed it, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife had a grouper sandwich that looked good but I ordered the "award-winning fish sandwich" and it was bland.

Thank Don C
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the fish sandwich as much as you expected Don! We hope you're willing to give us another chance!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the Yucatan shrimp. Amazing. Husband had snapper in a banana leaf. Also great. I don't think there was any outside seating when we were there. Looks like they were working on it. Great grapefruit Moscow mule.

Thank Kim P
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Kim! Hope to see you guys again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant's appearance & ambience is excellent. The outside is well maintained, while inside offers marvelous food and is conducive to conversation. Our server's name was Terri, she was very knowledgeable of menu fare and things to do and see while visiting Sanibel Island.

Thank James S
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Ruby! We'll let Terri know & we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just got home from having a dinner with my father at Doc Ford's. It was my very first time to the restaurant and found my experience to be very wonderful and enjoyable. My waitress Terri Stanley was awesome. She had a very pleasant, helpful...More

Thank Ruby S
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Ruby! We'll let Terri know & we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My Best Girl and I thought the Banana Peel wrapped Snapper sounded Yummy, it was Better! Out of this world flavor! We were full but enticed by the Yucatán Shrimp so we came back today and had it as an appetizer.... wow, then we shared...More

Thank Tom C
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Tom! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived around 630pm on a Friday and the place was packed. After being told it was approximately a 45 minute wait for a table inside, it took about 20-25 minutes for us to be seated. Our waiter was Andy and he was outstanding. When...More

Thank GreyScott26
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! We'll let Andy know you enjoyed your time & we hope to see you again soon!

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Hayley1804
23 July 2017|
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Response from Dean W | Reviewed this property |
We are back in Texas but if you visit the island please have a drink for us!
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hotforsanibel
18 May 2017|
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Response from bonnyusa | Reviewed this property |
We were there for lunch and did not pay attention to their hours.
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Alison Z
3 February 2017|
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Response from CircusMom3 |
No. No water view!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8311
Description
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!
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