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The Jacaranda Restaurant

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1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here Sunday evening. The waiter James was very attentive and helped with our selections. We both had house salads which were crisp and fresh. I had a baked seafood platter which was absolutely delicious. Husband had salmon which was also moist and fresh.

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1 Thank Yvonne S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are very few places to go for music and dancing on Sanibel. Fortunately, the Jacaranda lounge offers live music and a small dance floor. This quaint little place is lots of fun. A real hidden gem.

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2 Thank David R
Bates City Missouri
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145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday night. Got there early shortly after 5 when they opened several cars. Had a drink at bar. $8? Too pricey even in Sanibel. Just had one. Seated shortly afterwards and ordered other customers started steadily coming in. We orders the shrimp alfredo my husband said the best he had ever had. I ordered the shrimp crab... More 

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3 Thank Kathy B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this was a great casual restaurant of American food. Do t be fooled! We showed up wearing shorts and my husband and son had on tshirts.. They sat us at the worst table in an empty restaurant. Our server was very nice. Food was pricy. All deserts were $9. Food was ok.. But don't go unless you're... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff welcoming and attentive providing a good service. Excellent menu, food good. Owners in attendance to oversee operations.

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3 Thank John P
Rochester, Minnesota
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok, I think we are officially over going to the JAC for happy hour. This is our 6th year in a row for a vacation in October on the island. We have been to the JAC each year, he last couple of years, the food has been ok, the service has been ok, and the prices have been high for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Heard so many great things about this place, and I am sad to say that it disappointed and I feel you can find better. Firstly, we were greeted at the bar by thee grumpiest bar tender in Sanibel... So, not the best start. We were told to 'sit at a table' and waited for ages for our server to arrive,... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ed works weekends on the fine dining side. He has great knowledge on the menue and will make you laugh. Dinner with entertainment.

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3 Thank Laurie Y
Kalamazoo, MI
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visit each year we're on Sanibel. Great drinks and prices good. One of the best burgers on the island. Also, stone crab is wife's favorite. Wonderful service. A very popular place.

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4 Thank Kal-Traveler
Chicago, Illinois
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238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Saw several ads for 5.95 apps and got there to $8 menu pricing. We stayed as we've loved the place in the past years. Shrimp was tough, wings undercooked and we had to beg for service. Told waitress about ad price...but it didn't matter...which is fine as menu said $8 and we ordered. Darn Darn Darn....we're here 2 weeks and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771

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