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Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon

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634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
+1 239-472-8138
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What is not to like? Ice cold beer. The best homemade potato chips ever. Huge pan fried oysters. Crisp salads and delicious key lime pie. Although in a yacht club , place is casual and very friendly - you do not feel out of place if you arrive in a Honda and not a 60 foot yacht. Go early for... More 

Thank healthyme
Florida, USA
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends. Located in a marina, it is clean, colorful and inviting. We had a small wait time but looking at the boats in the marina kept us occupied. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Our food was yummy and quick to arrive. Our only disappointment was with the fish & chips as in... More 

Thank CBYankee
Palm Harbor, Florida
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a certain ongoing love affair with beach joints featuring food served in baskets. Grandma Dots is the best. Their home-made potato chips and very fresh fried grouper are outstanding and we have made an effort to visit this restaurant on each of our eight visits to Sanibel. The blackened grouper is also good, but come on! Get the... More 

Thank blairah98
Cohasset, Minnesota
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was recommended to us by some of the locals, but when we checked out the posted menu, we found the prices to be way too high for our taste. We passed on this place as a result.

Thank BernieMat
Urbana, United States
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This wharfside restaurant has a no frills cafeteria-like atmosphere but the food makes it a four. The staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. The fish was well prepared and flavorful.

Thank Christopher C
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the seafood platter even though very pricey. Mesquite grilled grouper was very good as was the crab cake. The fried shrimp were tough and the fried oysters left a lot to be desired. (I guess that I am used to fried seafood in North Florida, not South Florida ..batter does not overpower the shellfish). It took 20 minutes to... More 

Thank Topgun48
Plainville, Connecticut
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224 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a busy Saturday at about 1245 and had to wait about 20 minutes to Fe seated. We wandered around the marina and checked out the boats. Our waitress was very friendly and a great server. Our 3 yo had the children's popcorn shrimp ( very tasty) though he enjoyed the homemade potato chips and fruit more. My... More 

Thank BillP1123
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At these prices ($40+/person dinner) they just should not be serving the lobster bisque in a plastic disposable picnic-type bowl, nor should draft beer be served in thin plastic cups. When you hold the beer in your hand if you aren't careful the cup will squeeze and the beer overflow. Come on. Secondly the service was hurried and with just... More 

Thank wb2trf
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only found this place because the place we had walked to was closed and the store owner closing up next door told us to walk down a few more blocks to the marina and there was a great place to dine and so we did. :) Busy place so we couldn't sit outside but still a nice view from... More 

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E. Fallowfield
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a cup of lobster bisque and a caesar salad with grilled shrimp but it was worth the trip just to sit dockside and enjoy the view! Very peaceful, with just a slight breeze as we enjoyed a delicious meal from a simple menu served by a deligtful wait staff.

Thank Gd1123

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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
USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?