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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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DC Metro area
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here one night. Restaurant was busy, staff was friendly and service was fast. Got the grouper, which was good, but could have used some more flavor. Also got desert, chocolate cake was good. Liked the bread served after ordering. Lots of seafood to choose from, would try again and get something else.

Thank mkjbs
Kennebunk, Maine
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have frequented Timbers for over 30 years, dating back to the original restaurant on Sanibel Captiva Road. Last night we found the service friendly and attentive, as always; and my wife's meal -- a terrific shrimp cocktail [Timbers always has the best shrimp we've ever enjoyed] followed by the crunchy shrimp special -- was excellent. But... More 

Thank RH0001
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great game--the Packers vs Dallas--with lots of other fans and had a fun evening. The food, the drinks and the service--all excellent!

Thank foxlivingwell
Sanibel Island, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful restaurant with deliciously prepared seafood choices as well as a market with well priced seafood for sale.Always fresh and varied.

Thank gloria462015
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here. Seafood market upon arrival upstairs. Great seafood. Very popular with visitors and locals as well. Not cheap, but value is good. Seafood platter will satisfy any hungry eater. I couldn't finish it. Not a bad thing on the table. Highly recommend. If you are going to eat in any restaurant in Sanibel, eat here.

Thank Ron P
Ashland, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had just arrived into Sanibel and it was later in the evening. Was welcomed by a wonderful server whose name I wish I could remember. Enjoyed an absolutely sinfully rich blue crab bisque, house salad and a delectable frozen peach beach drink.

Thank BuckeyePaige
Crooksville Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food!! Very nice servers!!! Got seated quickly even when it was buzy. Will definitely return. Great place to watch football and great dinner place at night.

Thank Sunflowerlove48
Peoria, Arizona
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I ate at the Fish Market. One of my friends had wings and onion rings and received outlandish portions. The basket of onion rings was overflowing. All the food we had was delicious and my blackened shrimp salad was especially tasty. The beer is cold. And all the pictures the owner has taken and posted in the restaurant... More 

1 Thank head2hawaii
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything here is Fresh. We ate diner here and returned the following day to buy fresh Salmon from their seafood market The menu is very large. Great atmosphere and service. raw bar or full service seating.

1 Thank charlesfredy
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say - we loved it. Everyone loved their meals , from the smoked fish appetizers to the parmesan crusted hogfish. All of the fish dishes were delicious. We even indulged in delicious deserts. (I loved the chocolate bread pudding). Great service (Thanks Sarah!). Love the atmosphere and memorabilia photos on the walls. Hope to get back!

1 Thank CarthayTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Sushi, American, Seafood, Soups
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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Le Sueur, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?