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Best Beachfront Restaurants on Sanibel

Sanibel Florida Beachfront RestaurantsPart of the charm of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands is the ocean. Dining on the islands is one of our favorite activities. We’ve compiled a list of the best waterfront restaurants to enjoy a variety of cuisines from an incredible view.

Thistle Lodge

This historic beachfront restaurant features European, Asian, and Flordia style cuisine. The restaurant has a romantic atmosphere with a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Traditions on the Beach

Traditions on the Beach is a favorite of the locals and takes pride in using fresh, local ingredients to create Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Along with the amazing beachfront view, the restaurant features live music and dancing every night. 

Sea Breeze Cafe

Sea Breeze Cafe is within the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. They serve a variety of sandwiches and salads, as well as signature entrees and fresh wild-caught seafood. You can enjoy your food inside or outside on a palm-lined patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter offers American Cuisine that changes seasonally and is always prepared from scratch. This elegant restaurant is known for its beautiful sunset dinners as it overlooks the ocean.


We hope you enjoy these suggestions. Contact Phaidra McDermott for all of your Sanibel Real Estate needs. 

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