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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 good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (255 reviews)
“shrimp” (172 reviews)
“fresh fish” (105 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 yesterday

We always eat at Timbers at least once during our three week stay in Sanibel (sometimes two or three times!) and have never been disappointed. The wait staff has yet to miss something. Hot food is always hot, salads always crispy fresh, the shrimp and...More

Thank YankeeMiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was full and it appeared understaffed. The staff were hustling, but unable to keep up at 5:45. Food was good. We had just a 10min wait for a table. The wait was longer for cocktauil sauce after our shrimp were served.

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious lunch oysters, salad, grouper. Wow Yummmmmm Fresh Flavorful and delicious Highly recommended for us to eat here by our dear friend Galvin

Thank Sgorie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here a few months ago and it was meh. Thankfully last night was much much better. The shrimp platter offered three different types of shrimp - all were delicious with generous sized shrimp, but the baked stuffed was outstanding. The key lime pie...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mike our server was prompt on some things and slow on others. I asked for vegan options and he gave me a separate menu, so make sure you ask if you want sushi or veggie. Otherwise the menu is mostly fish, heavily weighted toward shrimp...More

Thank JH928S4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best server, she was on her A game. The food was amazing. We went early to avoid the crowd, so ended up being the first ones in the dinning room. I'd call it fancy casual, as they have cloth on the table...More

Thank tbuck840
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most amazing sea bass I’ve ever had!! The food and service was great. This is a must visit when on Sanibel Island.

1  Thank alwaysonthemoveee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of five. The adults had seafood every day for a week at Sanibel Island and the kids had chicken fingers many times. The seafood at Timbers is fantastic but the chicken fingers are not on par with Doc Fords, Clam Schack,...More

Thank PerHaakan1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last year and the food and service was so-so, just chalked it up to an “off night”. So, we thought that we would try again this year...Nope! Not any better! We were a party of 2, according to the seating hostess our...More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Timbers has been a favorite restaurant of ours for 30 years of travel to Sanibel Island. We have a tradition of arriving on the island in late afternoon; checking into our hotel or condo by 4; and after a glass of wine out for...More

1  Thank TheWills
TimbersofSanibel, Manager at Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant on TripAdvisor! We greatly appreciate your feedback and loyalty to our establishment. We hope you come back for another 30 years! - Johnathon

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 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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