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Sanibel Fish House

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1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-7770
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had our last dinner on the island here. Fresh, wonderful food, great service, and fun tees. The atmosphere was also really nice. We sat in room with the open doors.

Thank Dani G
webster, ny
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw several people in the restaurant as we drove by, turned around, had dinner and wasn't disappointed. My wife and I had grouper lightly blackened and it was cooked perfectly. Because of my diet I had 2 sides of sautéed vegetables, and they were tasty. I would give it 5 stars, but I found the tarter sauce lacking a little... More 

Thank sheila771
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Caribbean themed restaurant is a fun place to stop for fresh fish. I had the blackened grouper sandwich with sweet potato fries. It was delicious. The fries are GIGANTIC, and very tasty. The bartender was willing to turn the Key Lime Pie Martini into a margarita for me. Our server was attentive and willing to help us find other... More 

Thank Vacationers62
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a group to the Fish House on Sanibel. We started with some Ceviche, smoked fish dip, and oysters. Everyone had something different and everything was awesome. The service was excellent. The Sea Bass, Hogfish, Steak and Lobster, lobster mac and cheese were all cooked to perfection. We ended with the homemade mud pie. It's HUGE.

Thank wentsminger
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in September 2016 while on holiday from England and were seriously impressed by the food! I had the lobster tacos and they were incredible, plus not too ridiculous in size (which we found with most of the entrees in other places). The service was really fast and served with a smile and I loved the fish-shaped plates that... More 

Thank Jenni L
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice fish place. We had a nice soup, salad, fish etc. Ambiance is nice. Charming little place. Good food.

Thank Shaukat K
Lagrange, Georgia, Usa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 4th trip to the Fish House. We had just arrived on the island and wanted a light meal to tide us over until our room was ready. We split a grilled shrimp entree and it was cooked perfectly. It is reasonably priced and we have always had a great meal when we came by.

Thank David F
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

April 6, 2017 Sanibel Island Stopped for a very late lunch or very early dinner depending on who you talk to. Sanibel Fish House for Lunch 1523 Periwinkle Way by far the WORST seafood we have had while in Florida. We stopped at the tourism office and picked up multiple flyers to see what was available to see, do and... More 

5 Thank Linda C
Crestwood, Illinois
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and menu selection here is very good. The drink selection is good as well and there is a happy hour too. Many good locally-caught fish dishes. We had plenty of food and drink for the money but it was probably just a tad higher for lunch than average for the island.

Thank gms58
Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a drink and a snack and we're fully disappointed. The drinks were very weak, the service was scarce. It wasn't a horrible place but there's many other places to eat and drink on the island, I wouldn't bother with this place a second time.

4 Thank KathFW

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-7770
The Fish House Restaurants are known for their amazing seafood and 2-4-1 frozen Rumrunners. ALWAYS, a wonderful relaxing environment, great customer service, and the freshest seafood! Now what more could you ask for? Our menu offers the best in seafood, as well as great alternative choices! Our seafood dishes include: blackened tuna bites, hot blue crab and shrimp dip, oyster baskets, grouper tacos and lobster tacos - to name a few. The Fish House provides excellent heart healthy items too. You'll love our desserts, our homemade Key Lime Pie "melts-in-your-mouth"! Before you leave, you'll want to check out our store. Take a look at our souvenirs: coolie cups, hats and visors, tanks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, and our "one-of-a-kind" fish plate. They make awesome gifts.

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