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Sanibel Fish House

1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-7770
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (106 reviews)
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the casual atmosphere in the bar area with the unique decorations attached to the ceiling. Live music adds to the experience.

Thank Bob1951STL
Mary S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to sit in the larger, high-ceillinged bar area with TVs and some high-top tables and are glad we did. Not noisy but fun. We (two couples) enjoyed our apps and entrees (I had the shrimp/scallops over fettucini alfredo, yum!) and sampling local beers....More

Thank nagled
Mary S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope that you come back to see us on your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The yummy crab dip appetizer started us off. It was cheesy and absolutely delicious ! My stuffed shrimp was good, as were the hush puppies. My husband's grouper sandwich was very nice. It is apparently family friendly, as we were seated in the restaurant area...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If a casual atmosphere with good seafood is what you look for then this place is for you. The menu is extensive and the service we had was excellent.

Thank Richard P
Mary S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start off with, we lived in the Maryland area, so seafood in Florida is always a challenge for us. We started with the crab and ship dip and it was very disappointing. Little pop corn shrimp and NO crab. Then we had some...More

Thank foreversummer_pnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This food was exactly what we were expecting--solid fried fish. The blue crab fish dip appetizer was cheesy and excellent. The service, however, made the food less enjoyable. The hostess left us standing for 10 minutes while she figured out where to seat us. The...More

Thank Sarah451985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4th visit to Sanibel but first to the Fish House. Service was great;food was plentiful and good; beer was cold;ambiance was relaxed

Thank Craig O
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We usually eat dinner at Fish House 2 times while we are here. Fun atmosphere and great seafood and salads. The staff is especially nice and welcoming!

Thank gwcreck
Mary S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Stuffed, grilled shrimp with hush puppies and caesar salad. Local beers on tap and good house wines; all with prompt, friendly service in a relaxed "at the beach" atmosphere. Next time I'm on the island, I'll go back.

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to Sanibel for many years, but this was our first time to this restaurant. Our server was cheerful, made good suggestions and made our dinner experience all the more enjoyable. Grouper tacos were "top drawer"! Worth the drive along Periwinkle.

Thank fkatjarv
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Mocha A
6 April 2017|
Response from Mary S | Property representative |
It was called Mc T's before it was Sanibel Fish House. We hope to see you on your visit!!!
21 February 2017|
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Response from TilyTD | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not recall if they are accessible or not..
12 March 2016|
Response from The_Fish_House_FMB | Property representative |
Reservations are not required, but making one is recommended during season. Please call (239) 472-7770 to make a reservation. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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