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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-8311
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big place with plenty of seating inside and out. Very friendly service, and food was great. We had 5 different appetizers, and 4 entrees. Everything tasted great and the Presentation was nice. Seafood tasted fresh, and nice portions. very enjoyable atmosphere.

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW WOW !!!!!!! They built a new restaurant in a new location and it is very impressive. Looks like no expense was spared here, very elegant and well done, very inviting atmosphere. Service was equally very good and friendly but i was not impressed with the food; my steak seemed a bit overcooked and the spicing on it was not... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really good ambiance. The outdoor seating is excellent and the service was very good. The shrimp and grits is an interesting combo!

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Thank sclawndr
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We shared crab cakes and the famous fish sandwich followed by key lime pie. Crab cakes and fish sandwich were tasty, maybe pass on the pie. The had a few local beers- try one of those

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came here for lunch. We both ordered the panko fried fish sandwich... And it was very good. So glad we ordered it. I had the black beans and rice with it and they we're tasty and not hot or spicy. My husband had fries and I tried a few of them and they we're also very... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was visiting from out of state. We first couldn't find the restaurant. The restaurant had moved a couple months prior, and no information on new location found on line. We ended up calling and the manager gave us new address and direction. Our waiter was ok. Not overly friendly. He seemed to be running around. Our food was cold... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's nice to visit someplace once a year and be able to get the same great service and food each time. Servers make great suggestions and are very friendly. Food is always amazing. Even the side salad is delicious, so you don't feel gypped if you go healthy and replace the fries!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not like the place in Randy Wayne White's book. Nice place w/option of outside seating. Great dirk, Doc's Cure. Big portions. Good fries. Grouper sandwich was bland. Attentive waiter, Andy.

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Thank kdils
Vermont
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the new Doc's still has the same ambience!!! Donna the hostess is the best, and visit with Brian!

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Thank maybew
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great island atmosphere, a local favorite. Good variety of food, good service- the dark and stormy drink is delicious- enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8311
Description
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!

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