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East End Deli

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359 Periwinkle Way, Unit 3, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7407
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went during lunch hour and quite a crowd. A very small building. The sandwiches were large, fresh and yummy. They were so good went back the next day and had lunch there again. No inside eating and outside is on a narrow porch with only a few tables. If you want guacamole get it early because it doesn't last long.... More 

Thank AineFlorida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little deli has very good food. You cannot go wrong with the Cuban and an order of rice and beans. Both are excellent and an order of each is enough to split between two. If you like fresh shrimp, call ahead and they will prepare the shrimp for you. It's very fresh and you can't go wrong.

Thank Steven M
Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stopped for lunch - had the counter attendant's recommendation Cuban a very good sandwich - serving is large - my wife and I wish we had split one

Thank BikeHawk
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped into the East End Deli for lunch. We both had a shrimp salad wrap and they were excellent. Good fresh food - friendly service - super casual. There's very limited seating - just a few tables on the porch. I would definitely be back for lunch both eat in or take out.

Thank Marybeth58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We always go here at least once during our Sanibel week. Their wraps & sandwiches are fresh made the way you order it. Can attest to portabello & also black beans & rice wraps. Always filling, wholesome & delicious.

Thank Jan P
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I were exploring Sanibel and Captiva recently and were so glad not to have missed this very local cafe and deli. We ordered The Island Wrap, which has black beans, rice, guacamole, cheddar cheese, onions, olives, green peppers, tomatoes and sour cream. It was a completely unexpected surprise to receive the most incredibly delicious wrap. I was... More 

Thank Mike C
Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Been coming to Sanibel for many years and the East End Deli never disappoints. Sandwiches are so tasty and generous in size. Love their shrimp salad and their Sanibel Club. Best to call ahead and place order with pick-up time. Enjoy.

Thank Kal-Traveler
Milford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in and grabbed a classic Italian sub for lunch. Meat was fresh and sliced thin-delicious! Service was also great. They have very nice performance clothing with the Sanibel Gear logo on them. Way more than just your average souvenir t shirts!

Thank turkeytamer
Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our timeshare has always been in September for 30 years now, this is the first time I can remember the deli being open while we are on the island. I am so glad I stopped, the ceviche was perfect along with the authentic homemade tortilla chips. Can't wait to try the other items in the menu based on the other... More 

Thank Terri N
Glenn P, Manager at East End Deli, responded to this review

Thank you! All Shrimp products are made in-house and are Wild caught Gulf Shrimp directly from the boats in Ft. Myers Beach. Yes, this time of year is difficult as you likely can tell by how many businesses are closed. We are glad that you enjoyed your selections. Please try the Cuban or Shrimp Salad as they are extremely popular.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We decided to stop for a cool smoothies on our way back from the lighthouse. The smoothie flavors are pretty good: strawberry, banana, mango, vanilla and chocolate. Made fresh, right there. Ice cream and other foods like red beans and rice are also served.

Thank gabi_kansas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
American, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Periwinkle Way, Unit 3, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 12394729622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?