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Sea Star Cafe & Bar

££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
+1 239-579-0195
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Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place appears to be out of business. Disappointed as it was about 2 blocks from our Condo and we were so looking forward to walking on the beach and heading over to this place. Disappointed.

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Thank Deb M
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the newly rebuilt beach side tiki bar for an afternoon drink. The report there is that the restaurant is CLOSED for remodeling but food is available from the new kitchen at the tiki bar. As of early January,they were looking at several months until the new place opens.

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Thank michiganwanderer7
Northeast Harbor, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We only ate here twice during our stay for breakfast and once for lunch and all 3 meals were solid. Good food and good service.

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Thank richtownrealtor
Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have to say that for lunch the Sea Star is good. My last review of the Sea Star was based on eating in the restaurant which was disappointing. However, if you're staying at the Sanibel Inn having lunch at the Tiki Bar or poolside the Sea Star is a good bet.

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Thank Frank C
CT - USA
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

but the food was good. Mid week off season we walked from our room at the Sanibel Inn. Very skeptical as there was only one other party there and one waitress. Food and service turned out to be very good. By the time we left there were about 7 groups but the waitress had it covered just fine.

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1 Thank Tom2002a
Centennial, Colorado
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

what a gem. The food was exceptional, music was mellow...the drink were large and ample. The service was good and all of our food was cooked fresh. I recommend the coconut shrimp...my husband had shrimp scampi, and I had an Island Style salad. Very ample...even took some home with us. Key Lime pie was super.

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Thank Tish J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Sanibel with a few girlfriends and decided to try out some local restaurants. We came upon this restaurant which is connected to a resort on Sanibel. Walking in, we noticed the restaurant was very empty, only one other family was eating. There were only two servers that I could see. The lovely lady who waited on us,... More 

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Thank ahamilton78
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was at the hotel for a week on my stay this time. I was in the restaurant at my last stay and I had Christine as my server, so I went back to talk with this amazing young lady again. To my surprise she was there put smile on my face. She sat me we talked she put my... More 

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Thank bethy422
new jersey
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We ate here on our first night as we were tired and it was conveniently on site. It was good... Nothing fancy but we left satisfied. We had burgers and fish & chips and shared a huge slice of cheesecake.

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1 Thank HawaiiGirl08
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First off, we were staying at the Inn and the food was wonderful! For dinner, we had blackened grouper with coconut rice and sauteed veggies that were crisp and fresh. Our favorite lunches by the pool were the chicken club with perfectly prepared homemade potato chips! The chips were amazing! Chicken was tender and flavorful and grilled with great spices.... 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$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6922
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-579-0195
Description
Located in the Sanibel Inn & Resort, this casual American theme restaurant is a wonderful addition to Sanibel Island. We are family friendly and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully appointed setting. Additionally we are open to the public from 8am - 10pm 7 days a week so all of our local friends, as well as our out of town visitors can enjoy a great meal at prices that will amaze you.

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