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Cip's Place

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2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
+1 239-472-0223
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place for dinner. If you are from NE, I would skip the calamari as it is definitely not what we are used to. I had a pasta dish and my husband had a snapper dish. They were both good.

Thank vcarlucci888
Wallkill, New York
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186 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While shopping we asked a few local merchants about dinner recommendations and Cip's was mentioned and are we glad! We enjoyed an early dinner before the SI Luminary Festival and thoroughly enjoyed it. They have $5 appetizers from 4 to 6 pm. We love the calamari and the peel and eat shrimp. Dinner was excellent and we enjoyed the Mahi... More 

Thank JoeD-HudsonValley
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must stop for us before Luminary night. The staff is friendly, drinks are awesome and the food always delivers.

1 Thank Brian W
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had both a lunch and a dinner here. Lunch was chowder and fish tacos. Chowder was great and fish tacos were very good. All of the fish dinners are good.

1 Thank VanVlietTraveler
Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The special of the evening was seafood strudel. It was soooo good! It just melted in our mouths. I'm going to try making it at home. The service was excellent and everyone was friendly. Our drinks and desserts were also very good. We will be back next year when visit Sanibel again.

1 Thank JoyBulldog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A couple we met at the Island Inn said to try Cips before we returned home-and it lived up to their glowing review. We went one day for lunch and enjoyed it so much that we went again for supper the next day. The food and service were great both visits. And the restaurant and grounds were beautiful.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Cips and we were totally pleased with our experience. Our waiter came to the table promptly and was helping in making our meal choices. We both had the petite fillet. They were perfectly cooked and were delivered to our table within a reasonable amount of time. The sides (scalloped potatoes and asparagus) were also... More 

1 Thank Myrlyn
Vero Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cips numerous times but this last visit was a huge disappointment. There were 4 of us dining and 3 meals out of the 4 weren't up to par. The calamari was overcooked, the tuna poke, very fresh, had a sweet tasting sauce which wasn't good to our liking (2 of us). The crab cakes were very... More 

Thank BuckosMom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we've had out in months. Our server David was very helpful and friendly, making great recommendations. Each dish was well executed. Some highlights were crispy truffle fries, special shrimp and crab gumbo, quinoa salad. Perfectly balanced cocktails too: mojito, white sangria and top shelf margarita. Highly recommend, can't wait to return soon.

2 Thank Robert W
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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have usually found CIPS to have good food and service. Unfortunately this time it was not true. It takes constant attention to quality to maintain a 5 star rating. We may try CIPS again as they deserve another chance. Our food was below average last time.

2 Thank don m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0223
Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.

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