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Blue Giraffe

2075 Periwinkle Way, Suite 14, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4113
+1 239-472-2525
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish wrap” (12 reviews)
“bistro salad” (12 reviews)
“burger” (96 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2075 Periwinkle Way, Suite 14, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4113
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a nice breakfast here. We rode our bikes from the resort we were staying at. They offered several choices for breakfast. We liked everything we ordered. They also offered a full bar. The drinks looked tasty, but as we were on bicycles, we...More

Thank Cynthia J D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, atmosphere & especially good service by Jeff!! We had lunch on a rainy day on the island that pretty much called for a little shopping & tripped over the business by accident. We'll definitely go back to try their desserts as well next...More

Thank Randy E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Blue Giraffe is the only restaurant we visited twice. The food was excellent; we all tried something different each time and found it all worthwhile the taste. The customer service was wonderful. During our first visit, the managers were checking on each table. The...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have a great experience, this was out second visit and had spoke to someone who raved about the food. It is under new management and we met the Chef/owner who visits each table. We had a mixed up in one of the orders and...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was very nice, good service, nice shopping area and to walk after eating and take pictures. Pet friendly too. To go into Sanibel/Captiba toll fee is $6 per car. Prices are good.

Thank Ysayus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Seriously, i was in the restaurant business for 15 years so i do say this about many places. But after spending the day at the beach our group was hungry. We googled places to eat nearby and the blue giraffe popped up. We looked at...More

Thank Vanwilder451
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal at the Blue Giraffe. There is outdoor & indoor seating. Staff was very friendly & competent. Food was great. Even the owner came around to chat. He took it over in October of 2016. Would highly recommend checking it out if...More

Thank AZgeckogirl
SanibelBlueGiraffe, Owner at Blue Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AZgeckogirl, Thank you for your five star review promoting what we like to call the "hidden gem" in Periwinkle Place. Our diverse menu with offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner encourages repeat patrons. Summer evenings bring musical entertainment to the shopping center green space...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the Blue Giraffe while waiting for the ladies. Eleanor, bartend/waitress, did and outstanding job of keeping are glasses full and providing interesting information about the UK. Did not dine there, but noticed the food looked delicious. Great atmosphere and really did not want to...More

Thank Jerry H
SanibelBlueGiraffe, Owner at Blue Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jerry H., We having been cultivating our libation offerings from the bar at Blue Giraffe with "the guys waiting for their ladies" in mind! Whether you choose to sit out on the patio or at the bar our servers will always take good care...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was boring and bland. Most of the fish we had seemed to be freshly defrosted. We left most everything.More

1  Thank atheneum
SanibelBlueGiraffe, Owner at Blue Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear atheneum, OUCH! It is difficult to comprehend that this review is legitimate with so few details shared regarding your recent dining experience at Blue Giraffe. Managers visit every table during the course of the day and evening to assure customer satisfaction. The assessment of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant because we were rainy day shopping in Periwinkle Way. The food was great, good portion size for the price. The crabcake sandwich was delicious and the southwest style burger was huge. However, do NOT get the tropical coleslaw, it was the...More

Thank K-carp2012
SanibelBlueGiraffe, Owner at Blue Giraffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear K-carp2012, We are glad that you enjoyed our signature Giraffe Cake Sandwich and Southwest style burger. It is disappointing that our coleslaw did not make the grade. Your comments will not fall on deaf ears. Input such as yours is always helpful otherwise we...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Breakfast menu
24 March 2016|
Response from BlueGiraffeSanibel |
Yes we have a Breakfast Menu, we are open 7 days per week from 9am-9pm. Breakfast is served.. Mon-Sat 9am-11am Sun 9am-Noon Please go to our website to see the menus and for further information OR call us on... More
Do you have gluten free options? Thanks!
10 May 2015|
Response from BlueGiraffeSanibel |
This question was answered by BG 10 months ago! but here goes again... we do not have a specific Gluten free menu but we have a large & varied menu and there are some gluten free options. please make your server aware of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2075 Periwinkle Way, Suite 14, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-2525
  • E-mail
The Blue Giraffe is the place to experience casual island dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week from 7am to close. Dine outside in the garden atmosphere of Periwinkle Place or inside at hand-painted tables, inspired by local artists. Our wide-ranging menu is full of fresh and local seafood, island-renowned chowders, custom sandwiches and burgers, refreshing salads, mouth-watering steak and vegetarian options. Unwind at our full liquor bar, sipping on a glass of wine, a frosty draft, bottled beer or one of our signature frozen drinks. As for dessert, indulge in hand-dipped Edy's Grand Ice Cream, or a rich cappuccino. You won't be able to get enough of our delicious island-inspired food, all in a friendly, tropical setting.
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