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Lighthouse Cafe

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (137 reviews)
“french toast” (122 reviews)
“strawberry jam” (37 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for breakfast, no wait. Food was good, they offer several daily features. Service was ok. Small space.

Thank aatask
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called ahead for a table since we were riding our bike there. It took us longer than we expected so we were happy to have our name on the list. It still took about 10 minutes for a table. We ordered breakfast, French toast...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is within walking distance of the Lighthouse on Sanibel Island! It looks to be a great "local" place to eat! However, we couldn't even get a table. It was an Hour wait for two with a high chair. This spot was recommended by a...More

Thank Chiefyn1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast. While you generally have a wait, the service and food is fantastic. I had one of the egg specials and my husband had pancakes. Both were delicious and you do not leave hungry.

Thank Jeff111702
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples went for dinner on a recent Friday night. We were early so there was no wait. By the time we left, it was very crowded. Service was great until the restaurant filled up, then it got pretty slow. The atmosphere is not exceptional...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, nothing out of the ordinary, and it is very small and cramped. We had brunch and waited over an hour because of the reviews. Not aware reservations were accepted, would have been nice to know ahead of time. Stores on either...More

Thank MJR987
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, not the best breakfast on the island but it was worth the 1 plus hour wait. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the restaurant. Has nice shops attached and made the long wait a little better.

Thank theflokester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stores next to them are very friendly. Front counter staff at lighthouse is rude and not friendly. Had we not already been waiting a 1/2 hour would have left. The waitresses were very nice and friendly. The mimosa was excellent and French Toast was...More

Thank Jamie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a gift certificate so decided to try dinner there . Breakfast has always been good & they also have dinner Dec-April. The server was excellent. We ordered conch fritters and they were overcooked & the one I had didn't have any noticeable conch...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 out on Sanibel Island for vacation. My entire family hands down said this is the worst breakfast we have had. My eggs Benedict was just plain and gross. The key lime hollandaise sauce was just watery and tasted no...More

Thank Chuck103
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Beth T
20 September 2016|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
they should be, they open daily but best to google it
21 June 2016|
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
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We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
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