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Cip's Place

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2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
+1 239-472-0223
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The special of the evening was seafood strudel. It was soooo good! It just melted in our mouths. I'm going to try making it at home. The service was excellent and everyone was friendly. Our drinks and desserts were also very good. We will be back next year when visit Sanibel again.

1 Thank JoyBulldog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A couple we met at the Island Inn said to try Cips before we returned home-and it lived up to their glowing review. We went one day for lunch and enjoyed it so much that we went again for supper the next day. The food and service were great both visits. And the restaurant and grounds were beautiful.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Cips and we were totally pleased with our experience. Our waiter came to the table promptly and was helping in making our meal choices. We both had the petite fillet. They were perfectly cooked and were delivered to our table within a reasonable amount of time. The sides (scalloped potatoes and asparagus) were also... More 

1 Thank Myrlyn
Vero Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cips numerous times but this last visit was a huge disappointment. There were 4 of us dining and 3 meals out of the 4 weren't up to par. The calamari was overcooked, the tuna poke, very fresh, had a sweet tasting sauce which wasn't good to our liking (2 of us). The crab cakes were very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we've had out in months. Our server David was very helpful and friendly, making great recommendations. Each dish was well executed. Some highlights were crispy truffle fries, special shrimp and crab gumbo, quinoa salad. Perfectly balanced cocktails too: mojito, white sangria and top shelf margarita. Highly recommend, can't wait to return soon.

2 Thank Robert W
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have usually found CIPS to have good food and service. Unfortunately this time it was not true. It takes constant attention to quality to maintain a 5 star rating. We may try CIPS again as they deserve another chance. Our food was below average last time.

2 Thank don m
Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner for my birthday. My stepmother had the seafood streusel and it was amazing. My husband and I had surf and turf also wonderful and they made a substitution to accommodate my father who has diabetes. Great staff, everyone's super friendly.

1 Thank hce40
Florida, USA
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here, as we do every time we are on Sanibel. On this particular evening, we sat outside. Those who ordered cups of chowder said it was a bit too salty. Three of our party ordered fish tacos. The fish was fresh and delicious. A bit more kick to the salsa for this dish would have made it better.... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never had a bad meal at Cip's and it is a great place to go for either a quiet dinner or with friends. The seafood is fresh and well cooked and there is always a choice of special. The cocktails are delicious and the wine menu - though mostly European - did have a good selection and the wine... More 

1 Thank Annie M
Bates City Missouri
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184 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by local residents. And also met one of the waiters at another local restaurant earlier in our stay. So since two 👍 how cud we go wrong. Glad we did. $1 off beers. Several $5 apps on Hh. Calamari very good. Awesome spicy marinara sauce too also had regular marinara as well. Very interesting bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0223
Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.

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