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Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon

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634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
+1 239-472-8138
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a quick lunch here on a Sunday, getting to the restaurant about ten minutes before it opened. We got a table and the efficient waitress quickly brought us water and took our order. We shared the huge order ofhomemade potato chips (yum!!!) and I had the grilled shrimp which were quite lovely. The key lime pie for dessert... More 

Thank alembr
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for fine dining for lunch, go somewhere else. However, if you want a good lunch with marina atmosphere, this is the place. When we arrived, around 1:30 on a Friday, the place was packed and probably 40 people were waiting for a table. We put our name in and were told it would be about 30... More 

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I honestly don't understand where these great reviews come from. Most likely the location and the view. The food! Wow, bad bad bad. The coconut shrimp were over cooked and chewy, the sauce that goes along with them was like pineapple juice but watered down. The grouper sandwich, the grouper was so thin alls you can taste is the bread.... More 

Thank Nateonnos
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gramma Dot's is a casual atmosphere right by the Marina. No reservations but the wait isn't long depending on the day. Service was great, friendly and attentive, and not overbearing. Food was excellent, well cooked and hot. If you are going for a romantic dinner, this isn't the place but if you want a great place to go with friends... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great setting for sure, expect lines and crowds. We didn't mind waiting as we had never been and had been told you gotta go there. Well it was just ok. Calamari was not repeatable for sure, the grouper sandwich was lacking grouper, there was small filet lost in the big bun and fixings. My wife had an Asian salad that... More 

Thank John N
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Locals and visitors flock to this Sanibel Island restaurant that serves really fresh seafood in a casual setting right at the Marina.

Thank Alison T
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at around 1pm thinking we'd miss the lunch crowd but there was still a 30 minute wait being quoted by the pleasant hostess. Waiting guests are accommodated outside, with beer and wine available as well as great views of the marina. We were willing to sit at the bar to decrease our wait (as opposed to the low-top... More 

Thank Marti E
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to grandma dots with my family because they like it for 15+ years and it honestly is the first time I actually really like the food the view is great it's kind of just a tradition to go there again first time I enjoyed eating their food.

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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in the middle of a marina and while the food is OK ( not great), the grouper sandwich is hard to beat and you get to eat outside by the water. Gaping at the expensive yachts was our entertainment and wondering who can afford spending so much on boats.

Thank woosailor
North Carolina
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286 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here and enjoyed the marina setting. Found the food to be average. The exception was the key lime pie which was excellent. Small seating capacity so be in line 15 minutes before the doors open at 11:30.

Thank retiree2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8138

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