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Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521 (Formerly Turtles Cafe & Patio)
+1 877-736-4320
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New Port Richey, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We loved this Tiki bar! Great drinks, and a nice selection of beers (domestic, imported and craft). We were happy to see Cigar City on tap. The food was good and the service was excellent. Go see Mike he was personable and attentive. Two thumbs up!

Thank Tim Lori K
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The whole atmosphere is so tropical and relaxing. The burgers are outstanding . Loved the chicken fingers too. Happy hour everyday with delicious frozen drinks. Highly recommend. The bartenders are so much fun ...

Thank Wendy M
Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This bar is located at the Sundial Beach Resort is the best place that I have ever stayed. The turtle beach & pool bar is under a Tiki Hut and is excellent. The bartenders are great, food is good and the drinks are great especially during happy hour. It is also right next to the main pool for the resort.... More 

Thank tj10314
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Jason & Jonathan are awesome! They made our vacation even better! Must try the Seafood Chowder and happy hour!

Thank Alyssa M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped in at Sundial for access to the beach after lunch. Standard pub food & beer. We are always looking for organic and grass fed beef, and didn't have much luck here. Nice secret access to Sanibel beaches! Not overly impressed with overall resort though.

Thank David P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had the grilled cheese and it was bomb! Get the Cuban as well. Better than expected beach food. Drinks and atmosphere are chill.

Thank aaron b
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate lunch here twice, and it was quite tasty. The bartender was very friendly as well. Also nice was the fact that the bar had plenty of shade.

Thank SanDiegoPhil
Litchfield NH
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stay at Sundial a few times a year and Turtles is always the highlight. Beautiful location and great food but what makes it so special are the awesome bar tenders! Jason, Kevin and Mike are fun, thoughtful and top notch service guys! We look forward to seeing them every time

Thank Mary P
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Saw the reviews for this place & peaked our interest. Wasn't sure if you could go if not a resort guest but that wasn't the case. I called ahead and asked. My husband ordered the special philly steak gyro sandwich which was amazing. I had a burger. It was cooked to order & the fries were thick cut and fresh.... More 

1 Thank Dawn M
Columbus, Indiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The bartenders at Turtle's are like a well-oiled machine! Kevin and Mike were our bartenders on our most recent visit to Sanibel and they never stop moving. They are very attentive to everyone around the bar and handle an impressive workload with a great attitude.

Thank Scott B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
American, Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521 (Formerly Turtles Cafe & Patio)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 877-736-4320
Situated on the main pool deck just steps from the beach, Turtle's welcomes you with a laid-back tropical Florida atmosphere. Open 11 am till 7 pm daily, guests enjoy a variety of delicious dishes paired with a tasty selection of tropical drinks, imported and domestic beers and an array of popular wines. Happy Hour specials are offered 3 pm till 5 pm daily with live entertainment on select nights.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?