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The Jacaranda Restaurant

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1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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177 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A little background. My family and I started coming to this restaurant in the mid 80's, and it became our favorite on SI very quickly. The former Manager, Patrick was a constant presence and was the people person who year after year worked the whole rest.-he was part of the "fabric" that made it what it was. Patrick is gone,... More 

Thank WHR8
Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Five of us came here for dinner - three of us vacationing and two from Ft Myers area. From the beginning, the waiter was rude and flippant. My drink was supposed to have come with fresh raspberries, and when I asked about them, he insisted it was just flavored vodka. I had to point it out on the menu, then... More 

1 Thank Mmlonergan1961
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner group was large, nearly 30 people. The staff handled everything well. My salmon was delicious, with a nice sweet and sour sauce that went well with the rice side. Also a nice helping of perfectly cooked vegetables on the side. The manager greeted us afterwards and thanked us for coming. A nice, personal touch.

3 Thank Julie J
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attentive staff. Veal Picata was excellent and grooper very good. Dinner includes salad, veggitabes and choice of starch. Also had live music that was quiet enough to still enjoy dinner.

3 Thank John S
Sanibel Island, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be a regular visitor with their daily entertainment and good happy hour but the bartenders in the bar are crabby to staff and patrons. Locals appear to have gone elsewhere

Thank davesanibel
Sanibel Island, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When traveling you want to have the best memories of your trip with family or friends. The atmosphere at this restaurant is wonderful. The service was extremely great. The food was a bit less than what we expected. I had the prime rib, the flavor was good and the potato was cold. The scallops that another family member had were... More 

Thank bella402
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Started at the bar, great bartender and martini. Singer was singing off key...so we moved our dinner reservation from the terrace to the dining room. The owners/staff were just great with a good energy and were happy to change our location. However, this dining area needs new seats. I sat on my wine menu to keep from sinking way down... More 

Thank LynnS628
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant the night before flying out to go home. While the outdoor decor was really nice and the staff was super friendly, it was the food that got us. My guy had one of the signature dishes, Stuff Grouper with crab and rice. It was nice the Chef came to the table to get a review on the... More 

Thank Jo L
Shelton, Connecticut
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate inside because it was a bit chilly that night. Had a great waiter who was super attentive and easy to talk to. We don't like waiters who are too snooty or standoffish. Their mojitos are great. I had the crab stuffed mushrooms and the blackened mahi mahi and shrimp. It was all really excellent. My husband had the... More 

4 Thank felicitym14
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great dinner at Jacaranda last night and a free bottle of wine to boot! Blackened Mahi Mahi and shrimp for me and grilled grouper for my wife. She has celiac disease and the staff took great care of her, somewhat unusual for many restaurants. One of our top 3 on the island.

4 Thank Richard P

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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
US$22 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771

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