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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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Hastings, Nebraska
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped for a light supper during happy hour one day. Had a Corona and their "smoked fish dip." Fish dip is tuna salad. It's good tuna salad, but calling it fish dip seemed weird. It was served with red & blue tortilla chips that were meh. But it made a light meal for just $8 (again - happy hour... More 

3 Thank Amy S
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here with my parents last week and had a nice meal. The entrees were good, maybe not great, but definitely good and at a reasonable price. But the reason to come here is happy hour. They have the best happy hour specials on the island. $2.50 for house wines and half off a number of apps, including peel... More 

Thank Yankeebaseball
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216 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

- upon entering..... lead to a nice booth along the side in front room (we have dined here before) we see a dirty table, and vinyl booth chairs dirty...we quickly opted to sit in the next one down..once seated...it was dirty as well, just not as bad! Used a small napkin to try to wipe all the food particles from... More 

4 Thank chiantiConnecticut
Hauppauge, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was just ok. Food was pricey. Service was slow. Atmosphere is lacking for the prices they charge. More like a bar. Not a fabulous fish selection in spite of its name.

4 Thank Carol O
Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early dinner at the Sanibel Fish House today. The blackened chicken alfredo was very good & my wife had the crunchy grouper, which she liked a lot. Everything tasted fresh & well seasoned. We both had enough to take a little home for later.

Thank BobbyS1951
Lombard, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Fish House twice, once for dinner, once for lunch. The restaurant setting is appealing with it's colorful decor and open windows. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is delicious. My husband enjoyed the grouper reuben sandwich and I had blackened shrimp tacos. I love to sit outdoors when eating out and the large open... More 

Thank Bette S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband had the grouper reuben sandwich, a unique way of serving grouper, and said it was pretty good. I had the cod basket - a little too heavily breaded for my taste, but decent, and the fries were good. We came in through the entrance, but there was no one there, so we went into the restaurant area and were... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, must try the Clam strips, meat the size of my finger. Shrimps are so fresh and hummy, cocktail, fried...I am sure any way you have them at the "Jewel on the Isle". Very reasonable prices, super casual atmosphere, great service and just plain AWESOME in all regards. Can't wait to return.

Thank Lou A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick stop after a kayak trip for a couple of beers and a sandwich. It was a good grouper sandwich and I thought the price was reasonable for the portions. Would definitely return.

Thank Brian P
Osceola, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked thru the doors we felt soo welcome! The hostess was so cheerful and helpful! We asked for an "open window " table and she told us that it would be about a 15 minute wait and she was spot on! Here is why this has been the FAVORITE of our stay: Authentic! Super cool decor!... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?