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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (124 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (39 reviews)
“cobia” (67 reviews)
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American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The food was great, but a little pricey. Service was adequate but apparently a lot more attentive when you order from the bar.

Thank 41378Rob
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I absolutely LOVED my experience at this restaurant, and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a very tasty meal and some expertly-mixed drinks. Reserve ahead of time, as it is very popular - not in the slightest bit surprised! What I loved most...More

2  Thank Just_Do_It_99
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Finished our one week vacation in Sanibel with our best meal. Sweet Melissa's was great from the beet and caesar salads through the banana pecan dessert. In between the snapper and tuna were awesome. Our server Dan was excellent. He gave us great insight into...More

Thank tony g
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We hadn't planned ahead enough to be able to get a reservation for dinner in high season, so we stopped in to see if we could get dessert at the bar. It was wonderful - we had 2 desserts (the key lime and the banana)...More

Thank Ebrenn
Reviewed 19 March 2014

After bypassing all the tourist spots we ended up here, glad we did! Best grilled fish sandwich I've had and my wife finished her burger. She never finishes a burger, but it was so good she couldn't stop. Nice screened in patio and friendly service.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 18 March 2014

this was by far the most accomplished cooking experienced on sanibel.A clear notch above others. A starter of home made pasta with duck egg was simple but inspired and the fish stew had all that you'd expect from natures bounty.A duck breast was top quality...More

Thank second row
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This restaurant was by far our favorite of the five that we ate at. Service was exceptional. The menu choices were great and we loved the petite choices. The vegetables accompanying the entries were some of the best and most creative we have had. We...More

Thank cathyr1003
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This was a good place. The drinks and food were creative! Service was very good. We enjoyed this place and price was okay.

1  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Our meals were uniformly excellent. The menu is not extensive, but contains some inspired selections. Fish stew and fresh fish special were very good. We like the petite entrees because it allowed for tasting some of the small dishes. The wait staff were super. Dining...More

4  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Everything we ordered was wonderful! Fresh and creative and delicious. The only problem was our waiter who seed to be a novice... Not knowledgable or very professional but that didn't mar our evening. We would definitely return!

Thank marytspecs
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
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