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Lighthouse Cafe

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (141 reviews)
“french toast” (123 reviews)
“strawberry jam” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love going to the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast. Although its small and quaint, call ahead seating certainly shortens the wait. 5 years ago I had their special of the day: Greek Scramble. Every time In return, I request to see if it is available....More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice little place to eat right before getting to the lighthouse on the island. The food was really good and staff very friendly

Thank Tessa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at this restaurant on two mornings. The food was great and the service was fast. If you are on Sanibel Island you need to try this place for breakfast. They also do lunch and dinner but we only did breakfast.

Thank 298Dave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well established local eating establishment. As with everything on Sanibel it is the traffic. We came over from Fort. Myers. Just remember to add extra time for slow moving traffic. We got there at the end of lunchtime- close to 3:00. We were welcomed and...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a worthy breakfast option Not as many options as other places but all are good Options for vegetarians. They are busy so don’t be surprised if you have to wait. There are shops to occupy you while you wait that have speakers in them...More

Thank carmenandmike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast on the way to the Airport and had a fantastic experienceI had the breakfast bun which was generous and tasty. My friends had pancakes which they were in raptures about and looked delicious. Also recommend the jam which...More

1  Thank Annabell489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent vacation in Sanibel we had breakfasts at our inn, but one morning we decided to eat out. TripAdvisor rated the Lighthouse Café highly so we went there and we were not disappointed. Like most vacation breakfast places there is a wait, but...More

1  Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast here a few times while staying in Sanibel. Convenient location on southern end of Periwinkle, with parking in front. Good breakfast fare. Service friendly and efficient. A little pricey. Can get busy in AM.

Thank Montauk123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Lighthouse for breakfast. Our table had everything from pancakes to omelettes and everyone agreed it was very good. The service is prompt to say the least. The restaurant is filled with photos of lighthouses from everywhere. You can tell it's been there...More

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good burger and fries. We didn't get there for apparently a fantastic breakfast, and I have to say the breakfast looked really good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank sftbalcoach23
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Questions & Answers
Brad S
18 February 2018|
Response from Liz S | Reviewed this property |
They seem to reorganize for 5:00 start of the dinner crowd.
Beth T
20 September 2016|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
they should be, they open daily but best to google it
21 June 2016|
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
  • E-mail
We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
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