Sanibel and Captiva Dining
From the famous Cheeburger Cheeburger to the fine gulf front dining of Thistle Lodge, the restaurants on Sanibel Island and Captiva Islands are diverse, not only in menu, but in atmosphere as well. Captiva Island’s Bubble Room abounds with fun eclectic memorabilia - a restaurant experience you cannot get anywhere else. And make sure you leave room for a memorable dessert!
Restaurants such as Captiva’s The Mucky Duck and The Green Flash offer panoramic views of the gulf and bay waters. Dine at Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille, inspired by the main character in Randy Wayne White's novels. Or try Cip's Place for indoor or outdoor dining. Before or after your Cip’s meal, take time to peruse the huge mural featuring many key people from Sanibel's history.
If you are a breakfast lover, Sanibel Island offers the Lighthouse Café, "world famous" for their breakfasts, serving over 700 meals every morning during season. The Over Easy Café is another tasty addition to the island's breakfast choices, as well as the award-winning breakfast at the Island Cow. (Don’t forget to visit the Island Cow for dinner when they have their nightly "mooing" contest.)
Sports lovers will enjoy the pub atmospheres found at both of the Lazy Flamingo locations and The Sanibel Grille, too. Here you don’t have to worry about missing your favorite game on TV while enjoying a tasty meal.
For a picnic at your Captiva Island rental or a relaxing dinner in your Sanibel vacation rental, stop by either Jerry's or Bailey's grocery stores. Both have extensive deli departments with lots of yummy choices for your take-out meal. Don't forget dessert - their pastries are to die for. There are several delicatessens on both Sanibel and Captiva that are great choices for a picnic or a light lunch in your Sanibel Island condo rental. After a long day at the beach, relax at your Sanibel condo and order in for pizza at Island Pizza and Pasta. Want a meal on the run? Sanibel has two “fast food” establishments - Subway and Dairy Queen.
With so many wonderful choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you will want to move to Sanibel Island, just to become a regular at one of our delectable restaurants.
Come rain or shine, shopping on Sanibel and Captiva Island is mighty fine! A shopper's paradise is not far from your Sanibel Island rental with hundreds of exceptional shops to enjoy. You’ll be sure to find a truly unique shop to help you cherish your vacation on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. You will find island shops from fancy boutiques to charming, privately owned artistic shops where you may find that special one-of-a-kind item. You can be sure that your shopping experience on Sanibel Island or Captiva Island will be truly memorable. Don't hold back; let your feet do the walking and your money the talking!