Serving Sanibel for over 115 years, this historic establishment offers a bakery and deli, prepared foods to go, coffee bar, fresh seafood market, and butcher shop, as well as locally sourced items.
Quality and convenience is found at Jerry’s Foods, centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Browse a wide selection of your favorite and locally-made items. Home to Jerry’s Café, enjoy freshly prepared meals in the restaurant.
Coffee & Breakfast
A cozy island breakfast staple, The Lighthouse Café is “The World’s Best Breakfast” serving meals from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Indulge in omelets, frittatas, and hot cakes—as well as lunch items such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
One of the most popular dining destinations on the island, Doc Ford’s “Home of the Island Mojito”, serves up award-winning seafood (including their famous Yucatan Shrimp) during lunch and dinner in two dining rooms and an outdoor patio.
Located inside the beautiful Sanibel Marina, Gramma Dots is a breezy local eatery serving fresh-off-the-boat shrimp, grouper, crab, lobster, and more. Open daily from 11:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Perched on the edge of Sanibel’s main thoroughfare, The Lazy Flamingo serves up delicious freshly caught seafood and more as well as ice-cold beer. Home to plenty of whimsy island ambiance guests will enjoy local favorites like oysters and fish tacos in their indoor and outdoor dining rooms.
Fresh seafood and friendly service await at the award-winning Sanibel Fish House. Offering a full menu of appetizers, salads, baskets, pasta, and full entrees chockfull of shrimp, clams, lobster, crab, calamari, and more plus great drinks and in a fun, casual atmosphere.
An island favorite since 1998 Traders delivers a unique dining experience with coastal-inspired dishes. Savor the flavors of fresh grouper, salmon, shrimp, ahi tuna, and more of your favorites.
Homemade fried chicken and comfort food are offered at The Pecking Order Fried Chicken, a counter-serve joint that uses heart-healthy peanut oil. Reasonably priced fried green tomatoes, fried chicken by the bucket, chicken and waffles, and sides like gravy, mac & cheese, collard greens are just the start to the expansive soul food menu.
Part of the United States
National Wildlife Refuge System, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve is known for its abundant wildlife, hiking trail systems, education center, tours, and water recreation activities.
Located on the east end of the island, Lighthouse Beach Park has one of the larger parking lots for beachgoers, restroom facilities, great shelling, a fishing pier, and more including the historic 1884 lighthouse.
The 28-acre Bailey Homestead Preserve is both a natural sanctuary and historic site. Visit this attraction and delve deep into Sanibel Island’s history and beauty. In the late 19th century this property belonged to Frank Bailey, one of the island’s first pioneers.
As the only museum in the country dedicated strictly to shells, mollusks, and conchology Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has more than 30 exhibits featuring shells of all kinds, shell art, and interactive experiences for children.
SCCF is a land trust whose conservation efforts span almost five decades across the Island. Their preserves total over 1000 acres on Sanibel and more on the surrounding islands. Though several of the preserves are non-public, some are open to tour including Sanibel Gardens, Periwinkle, Pick preserves, and others.
Sanibel’s only movie theater offers first-run films on two screens with 59 seats in each theater. VIP reserved seating is available; senior and children’s prices are available in addition to the adult admission of $12 after 5 p.m.
Owned and operated by the Stewart family since 1986, Adventures in Paradise tour group offers fishing charters, shelling tours, dolphin watches, and sunset cruises to locals and visitors on Sanibel Island.
Voted Sanibel’s best bike rental company and is the island’s only repair and retail store. local owners Billy & Salli established the Bike Shop over a decade ago. Daily and weekly rentals of a variety of bicycles are offered as well as guided Segway tours across the island.
Family owned and operated on Sanibel Island since 1985, we pride ourselves on providing courteous, professional service along with low rental rates on bikes, floating rafts, beach equipment, floats, paddleboards, kayaks, tennis, and pickleball rackets. Weekly rentals start at just $30.
Tarpon Bay Explorers provides fun, educational & recreational nature tours, cruises, fishing charters & equipment rentals out of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. 12% of what you spend at Tarpon Bay Explorers benefits U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service! Pricing is dependent on tour/rental selection.