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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (134 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (41 reviews)
“pork belly” (39 reviews)
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American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had a special event to celebrate just the two of us ... and wanted a special place. The atmosphere was a fit, the menu was a fit and our waitress Helen was VERY attentive. The food was a disappointment. The Grilled Smoked Beef Tenderloin...More

3  Thank SaintPatrick2011
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Sweet Melissa's Cafe is a great alternative for upscale dining on Sanibel Island. Inspiring specials and attentive staff. Be sure to try the special watermelon and heirloom tomato salad-wonderful flavor combination.

1  Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My wife and I have eaten at Melissa's before and had an excellent experience. This year, however, was not so good. We discovered upon arriving at the restaurant that the menu was changed to substitute Grilled Hanger Steak for the Grilled Smoked Beef Tenderloin. While...More

4  Thank James L
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Friendly staff found a place for us even though we did not have a reservation. Food was outstanding unique delicious. Our server Molly was courteous and efficient. We will go back again and again.

Thank elwellann
Reviewed 25 May 2014

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Sweet Melissa's Cafe. The service was excellent and we loved the live music - it wasn't loud, but rather romantic and relaxing. I ordered the rabbit pate - scrumptious. The entrees were well portioned and seasoned....More

Thank kenscoff
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We visited this past Monday for my parents wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal. The food and servers were great, and cocktails were perfect. The only thing I didn't care for was my appetizer, which was a lobster and shrimp tamale- it was too...More

Thank family1st
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This was our best dinner on sanibel. First, the service by Helen was attentive and excellent. The small plate of heirloom tomato salad with housemade herbed ricotta was spectacularly good. We kept tslking about it the rest of the trip. It sounds simple, but it...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Unable to give an actual review on the food because I did not eat here… I called to reserve a spot for 8:30p on a Tuesday night. The woman who answered the phone informed me that they only had 2 other reservations for the night...More

9  Thank Jill D
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Went here for dinner because we had heard great things. The food and service were excellent. My companion and I both had 2 of the specials - a fresh pasta and the Grouper - both as small plates - plenty of food for both of...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We ate here for the first time. It's a pretty restaurant and the service was great. I had the grilled cobia sandwich. I have never had better fish. Our drinks were good. We'll go back again and again.

Thank Susan33637
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
15 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
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