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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (127 reviews)
“cobia” (70 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (38 reviews)
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American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3-3.5 star with mixed reviews. Food creativity 5 stars. Service 4 stars. Food quality 3.5 stars. 1 star for restaurant management. If you are going to close the kitchen, then don't offer a late seating! We reserved an 830 seating, and arrived early. Then the...More

Thank TravelingChicagoans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Grilled Pompano & the Fish Stew and both were memorable. We also had the Grilled Romaine Salad and the Ceviche Trio. Both were excellent. Sweet Melissa’s is perhaps the best restaurant on Sanibel. We will definitely return soon. Be sure to make...More

Thank Charley5555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Sweet Melissa's a couple of times now, including a "boutique" dinner they put together in Fort Myers. Made a special trip up from Marco Island for my birthday for that one. We've had several good dishes, including the escargot and the octopus...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great! Having lunch here was a great way to eat excellent food while keeping the price reasonable. The duck crepes are delicious and the BLT was the best I've ever had!

Thank DrakkarMKX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure visiting Sweet Melissa’s Cafe. The staff is great, food is wonderful, and the price is reasonable. Visit and you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food both lunch and dinner. Super staff. Nice ambiance. Recommend - best we found in a week on Sanibel.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sit at the bar where you can watch Chef Melissa and her team cook your food! SO much fun and delightful experience! This is one of our go-to places when we need cheering up! LOVE IT! I have never had a bad meal here. All...More

2  Thank Marion B
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I didn't feel the place added up to the reviews. We were a bit disappointed in food/menu choices and service. Super slow, very hot, extremely quiet--we felt like we had to whisper, and the food was just average. On the other hand, my cocktail was...More

4  Thank amanda_jacks1
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We spent our honeymoon on Sanibel Island and a friend had given us a gift certificate as a wedding gift. We had never been here after coming annually for 6 years. We were certainly missing a fantastic restaurant! We came for dinner on October 11...More

1  Thank Debbo10
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We ate here for lunch midweek. Our server, Matt, was very friendly, as was the hostess. Our food was very fresh, innovative, and plated up beautifully. I would highly recommend this as a place to eat.

1  Thank Rebecca S
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13 June 2017|
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
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