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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%
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“seafood” (269 reviews)
“fresh fish” (108 reviews)
“shrimp” (175 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 3 days ago via mobile

The ambiance is "hey guys". While the specialties are seafood, they supposedly know how to cook a filet mignon. Wrong! The cut was fatty, and medium rare means not cooked. All in all, a disaster. My rating would have been worse, except for the server's...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went for the early bird. Our waitress was perfect! The seafood was excellent? The atmosphere is fun and the pina colada was great

Thank CSCIndianapolis
Reviewed 5 days ago

I indulged: 16 oysters, varieties of my own choosing. Generally I order fish, either cooked or raw in sushi (Chef Teh is Asian and the fish comes in daily, so sushi is a 100% safe choice here). The oysters couldn't have been colder or better....More

Thank OrientChris
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner at the Timbers. Even though we had 8 people (including 2 kids under 3) we were seated almost immediatley on the screened porch. At first I thought it would be to hot (we were there in August) for everyone - with...More

Thank kimberlya750
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice during my stay on Sanibel and was not disappointed. My friends were keen that I experience the lobster event on Friday and a very kind young ma helped me to access the delicious flesh. Second time. I had the Mahi Mahi which was...More

Thank Annabell489
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I make sure to go to Timbers every time I’m visiting Captiva. Worth the drive from Captiva back to Sanibel. Great service, fun atmosphere and excellent fish.

Thank getaway46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular place. Lots of seating. Good seafood. Good wait staff. They have market where you can buy seafood. Adequate parking.

Thank Ned S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of good fresh fish made your way....attentive and accommodating for gluten free diet. Use 1 hour call ahead to beat the wait.

Thank joel r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Sanibel don’t miss the Timbers! This is a busy seafood restaurant, even with early bird dinners! The shrimp scampi was delicious with very large fresh shrimp. The grilled grouper was outstanding and a large enough portion to share. Meals come with...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I ordered the “special” this time from their $15 list. Her salmon dish was above average and my scrimp scampi was below average. We both had a baked potatoe side that appeared to of been fast-tracked in a microwave. The wine was...More

Thank Hhoppin
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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
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  • 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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