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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (271 reviews)
“fresh fish” (110 reviews)
“shrimp” (178 reviews)
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Sushi, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our second year on the island and tonight was our first time here! And it won’t be our last!!!! We really enjoyed our selves for several reasons: Being greeted by Kevin! You could totally tell he had the place totally together and sailing...More

1  Thank Bruce and Mary S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Consistently good food, fresh fish. Owner still works behind counter and very friendly. Worth the wait, if one. Get the peel & eat shrimp for meal at home as well!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here many times before at different times of he day and week, we decided to drive the one hour from Punta Gorda again for good food and service. Tonight, Evan was our server. While the food was good, the service was lacking. We...More

Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered what our waitress said was their most popular dish - grilled grouper. My fish was raw. I returned it and they brought it back three minutes later - no better. Would not go back.

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

He had Skewered Shrimp she the Scampi. Great baked potatoes, great clam chowder... excellent and consistent in quality and service A great dinner!

Thank Blaise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a food seafood restaurant for our last night on Sanibel Island. Timbers did not disappoint. We started with an oyster flight with fresh oysters from Canada, MA, RI, and FL. Our flight came with a list and description of each type...More

Thank poseygurl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated promptly and had good service in an atmospheric setting. Always order bronzed grouper when I eat at Timbers, but tonight ordered seafood platter, which was slightly less perfect. (It's shrimp scampi, grouper, and scallops. A tad too much butter in both the...More

Thank Ariel O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really good time here - good service, good food, and good company. We hadn't been in years b/c the last time we went the service was very slow, but we were pleasantly surprised on all accounts and will likely return!

Thank donnakZ9244WO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah, it’s subjective, I know. But Timbers is my favorite restaurant on Sanibel Island. Every year I check out other places, and have some outstanding meals. But I keep coming back to this place. What’s so good about it? I don’t know. It’s hard to...More

2  Thank ditto1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place if you want to have fresh fish on the island! There's lots of options - fish, lobster, oysters, shrimp, steak, etc. The meals are pretty basic with meat/fish, potato, vegetable. So, don't expect anything fancy. But, the fish was cooked perfectly....More

1  Thank Sfour
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Questions & Answers
22 February 2016|
Response from kachina152 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up unless it is a holiday, they should seat u in a couple of minutes
10 December 2015|
Response from kachina152 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they have early bird. The standard early bird in Sanibel is about 5-7, some times later in the summer, people want to stay on the beach until the last possible minute. 😍
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128
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