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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 good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (122 reviews)
“pork belly” (37 reviews)
“cobia” (66 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

It was OK, I would not recommend this restaurant as the food is very average. I guess if you wanted a decent meal, then go there. If you want an extraordinary dinner, go some place else

Thank bobellen65
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My party walked in without a reservation and we were able to sit in the bar for dinner. We split the beet salad which had flavors that exploded against your taste buds. Everyone had a petite portion for dinner which was plenty of food. The...More

2  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

After a disappointing dinner at another restaurant the night before we were a little skeptical. But the good was amazing! This is definitely on the list of restaurants to return to!

1  Thank EMacgill
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Had a terrific lunch today at Melissa's Cafe. The family and I were bicycling around Sanibel and we found this place on TripAdvisor. We got right in and were seated in an outdoor gazebo. The waitress was quite good and attentive to our needs. Prior...More

Thank CheddaP
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This was the best meal we had on Sanibel. You could taste every ingredient in the dish and the flavors were so good. We especially liked the Cured Yellowtail and Seared Scallops dishes. The Service was very good and the entrees/wines are reasonably priced. The...More

1  Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We very much enjoyed our meals at Sweet Melissa's. Service was excellent and we loved the option of small plates. We ordered the specials for the day and they were fabulous! Will definitely be returning.

1  Thank Scrosby789
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Pleasant room, nice staff, but disappointing food. Pork belly with clams sounded good but I don't think they understand what pork belly is all about, an unctuous overlap of meat and fat, There were some chunks of pork that tasted unpleasantly old. Fish stew was...More

1  Thank Alwayshopetoeatwell
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This was a lunch visit. When we arrived there were only two other tables seated. They had been open for almost an hour but it seemed like they were still prepping the restaurant. We all started with a cup of the tomato soup. It was...More

1  Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Great food and service. Melissa's scores big in all categories and would be successful in NYC or any other large urban market. Try the veal cheeks as an appetizer and the fish is superb. The menu is eclectic and innovative. Wine selection is better than...More

2  Thank bankruptcy
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We eat at Sweet Melissa's Cafe whenever we are visiting Sanibel Island. We like the small plate selection. I chose Skate, which I enjoyed. The beet salad is a "must have" for me, and the icecream/gelato is always an excellent choice for dessert.

Thank oz1972
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13 June 2017|
Response from Bos2traveler | Reviewed this property |
We saw several families with children ages 8 and up.
Heinz I
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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