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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (122 reviews)
“pork belly” (37 reviews)
“cobia” (66 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We picked a couple of the specials including a watermelon\tomato salad that was amazing. The octopus was just ok. Good staff and pleasantly quiet, even in the bar area.

Thank flypigs
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this restaurant based on one of Chef Melissa's cousin's suggestion and we are so glad we did! Looking for an upscale place for lunch rather than dinner, this is the place to go. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. I...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Melissa's has the perfect mix for a fabulous dinner - food and ambience I Loved the ravioli appetizer with hazelnuts. One in the party ordered the tomato and watermelon salad and thought it was delicious. My husband loved the beef tenderloin said it was...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews and had to try this restaurant. It did NOT disappoint! The ambiance was perfect, the cocktails were creative, very good and our server was the best! We read on TripAdvisor that Mark made other people's dinner more enjoyable so we requested...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We make this our regular stop when visiting barefoot beach in Bonita. They serve love boat homemade ice cream and it's the best! The black cherry is the best I've ever had.

Thank mizzoumark1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our dear friends Mothers 98th birthday tonight - 9 of us - incredible fish stew and grilled romaine- service and food could not have been any better- we all live on Captiva and by far this is our favorite spot to dine!

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to have a beautiful gourmet dinner in the quiet front room. The service is perfect; attentive and not intrusive. The portions are wonderful, enough to eat for each course while portioned so I do not feel guilty having an appetizer or share the...More

Thank 889joym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet Melissa's has a reputation for being an institution on Sanibel Island, has the awards and listings to back it up and, on the evidence of our visit, fully deserves that reputation. The menu isn't huge, but on the evidence of the various choices of...More

Thank TonyBT2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melissa's Restaurant is as good as ever. As I am not a big eater, I like the option of having the smaller portion. The menu is clever as well.The one issue is pricing. It seems to have gone up quite a lot. My tab for...More

Thank carbenno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ALWAYS ask a local where to find great food! On point from start to finish. The watermelon heirloom tomatoes with feta and basil vinaigrette....summer on a plate! Chef Melissa's flavor combinations are inspired. We will be talking about this meal for quite some time

Thank trichix
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12 June 2017|
Response from Bos2traveler | Reviewed this property |
We saw several families with children ages 8 and up.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
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