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Cip's Place

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2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
+1 239-472-0223
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the atmosphere here. Eat outside if you can... it's just so cozy. This place was recommended by a local fishing captain, and he was right. Great place to eat, drink and relax while you're on vacation. Menu has great variety so there's something for everyone. Any check out the mural on the wall if you're interested in island history.... More 

Thank MCfromNC2017
Reston, Virginia
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324 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Cips. They only take reservations for larger groups. We requested a table outside. The Mahi Mahi BLT was very very good. The buttermilk chicken was also tasty. Kona beer hit the spot. We'll definitely return to Cips the next time we're in Sanibel.

1 Thank SPKinVA
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had good food, but I must disagree with the previous reviewer's opinion of the fish tacos. I thought less of them than I expected. However, the clam chowder was spectacular and the crab cakes were delectable. But my favorite part of the experience was the atmosphere. We sat on the back "porch" which is nestled right into the trees.... More 

2 Thank Julieroadtrip
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. Shared a salad and each had a seafood entree, finished with dessert to put us over the top!! Would definitely go back for a nice dinner. Not for everyday, though very reasonable for the quality and service.

1 Thank I F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My entire family from ages 11 to 36 enjoyed Cip's. Our server was excellent. The food was delicious. They have gluten free options and bread. The bread was the best I've ever tried. There is an up charge for gluten free bread but it is worth it.

1 Thank MC B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch outdoors was a pleasant experience. My wife had the half salmon salad which she said was very good. I had the mahi BLT which was OK, but would probably order something different next time. Service was good.

2 Thank Gary J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day in the sun and surf, dinner at Cip's Place was the perfect end to our perfect day. The food was amazing, I'll be dreaming of the buttermilk chicken, nice wine options, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. A definite Sanibel must.

1 Thank Maggie B
Big Canoe
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351 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No gulf view, but a very pleasant place. We had a nice meal outdoors. Nice beer & wine selection and we enjoyed our food very much. Our server was friendly and took good care of us. If you get tired of the other "cutesy islandy" places, give this a try. It's more of a mainland type of place. I had... More 

2 Thank BigCanoeGeezer
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding food and drinks for lunch. Sat on outside screened area and can recommend with no reservations.

2 Thank Barbara D. H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Sanibel many times. We had lunch at Cips for the first time yesterday. I have to say it was the best meal we had during our trip. Everything was perfect from our delightful waitress, Chyna, to the outdoor patio, to the delicious crab cake sandwich which Chyna said was her favorite. My husband's buttermilk chicken wrap... More 

3 Thank Jane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Seafood, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0223
Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?