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Lighthouse Cafe

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The breakfast was ok but the tables are so cramped together you were touching elbows with next table. The food was nothing special

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I actually stopped here twice - once for lunch on April 17 and again for breakfast on April 19. Both visits left us wishing that we were somewhere else. The food was okay, but not stellar and definitely NOT THE WORLD'S BEST...More

Thank robkadena
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the wheat pancakes with pecans and bananas and they were fantastic! Don't miss the homemade jelly!

Thank sippster7377
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family of 10, all ages, and were served by super friendly waitress and delicious food for our traditional breakfast at this wonderful restaurant!

Thank momally2three
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much worth the wait! We have been here multiple times over many years and it has consistently been the best breakfast choice for more than a decade! My favorite is the seafood frittata, while my family goes for the blueberry pancakes!

Thank blueskygannon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed across the street and could walk over in the morning which was very nice. We went at opening in the morning twice and were greeted by three others at most each time--so no wait and nice seating. But we observed...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good variety. I strongly recommend you call ahead. They don't take reservations but will put you on a list and give you the first available table in turn.

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate two meals there. I had a very good dinner salad and my husband a large hamburger that he liked. I thought breakfast, which they claim is the best on the island, was mediocre. My husband's pancakes were very heavy and if you want...More

Thank 8005travelbug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great breakfast as advertised, fast and friendly, may be crowded but as a party of 2 we only waited 30 seconds for our table

Thank guy w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for a late lunch, and there was no line to be seated but the place was fairly full. Even with a group of 7, we got drinks fast, food order quickly, and it was really good. Walls are covered with pictures of...More

Thank Tracy B
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Brad S
18 February 2018|
Response from Liz S | Reviewed this property |
They seem to reorganize for 5:00 start of the dinner crowd.
Beth T
20 September 2016|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
they should be, they open daily but best to google it
21 June 2016|
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
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We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
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