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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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Sanibel Island, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Happy hour mussels are the best in southwest Fla. Tomato base is great. Drinks are cheap. Islander go often with neighbors.

2 Thank zeke777789
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting the Jacaranda for at least 20 years and was my favorite restaurant. The past few times the food has gone down. Last night was no exception, the scallops had no flavor, the crab cakes were mushy, the grouper was good but the crab stuffing was mushy too. We did find a coupon for a free bottle... More 

Thank Melissa G
Sanibel Island, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DO NOT eat here if you are looking for a nice meal out! Their prices are UNREASONABLY HIGH for the quality of restaurant this is. For the same money you could be eating at Blue Coyote or Il Cielo, which are 10 times better. First of all, the ambiance and decor of the dining room looks like it was last... More 

Thank luvs2travel247
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very average. Nothing like we thought it would be. Had to repeat ourselves to get condiments. Not sat in a great spot even though we had reserved and place was empty

Thank mkalnins
Elkridge, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were afraid we were underdressed but two very nice hosts assured us we were welcome. Variety of dining rooms- we choose patio. It was ok. Our server was great and gave us local advice when asked. Food was very good. There are other places I would try before returning here. Didn't see the bar scene that others seem to... More 

3 Thank Suzann F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regulars at the bar/lounge for over 18 years. Although the quality of the food has gone down and the prices keep going up, we keep coming back because of the excellent bar service. Laura, the latest bartender, starts preparing our drinks when we walk in the door. She's fun to talk to and share stories with. She... More 

3 Thank Eileen P
Westborough, United States
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to Jacaranda about 8P. Not looking for a heavy meal so we sat in bar area and ordered our drinks and food in the sitting area opposite the dance floor. My wife and I ordered our wine and beer and a Grilled Grouper Sandwich and a Mahi Sandwich. It was perfect. The fish was very fresh and tasty. The... More 

2 Thank Arthur G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hesitant about this restaurant because their website menu did not display the prices but they were inline with all of the other very good places we dined while we were there (including Doc Fords, Sea Breeze cafe, and others - all very good by the way). But the food at the Jac was even more delightful. If they... More 

3 Thank Karen L
Manchester, NH
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a "regular" at the bar for about 6 years, as we live on the island several months a year. Happy hour is great with reduced bar apps and drinks. They have music every night and have quite a variety. The thing that makes a bar worth coming back is the friendly and competent staff. Currently its Laura at the... More 

2 Thank vangoghManchester_NH
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go there often. Love happy hour and often stay for the band and dancing. The staff is great! We like to sit at the bar, where Lara and crew, take great care of us. Lara is always up-beat and congenial !! The best! Had a great New Year's Eve there!!!

4 Thank claude s

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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
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, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?