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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island

2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
+1 239-472-8311
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yucatan shrimp” (504 reviews)
“tropical salad” (57 reviews)
“beach bread” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fine / standard / fairly sterile chain looking type restaurant. My wife enjoyed her food, oysters and ceviche. My fish sandwich (not local fish) was average at best.

Thank cbergin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate there at least 3 times during our trip. The food was that good!!! There are different corners to sit in or at the bar. Rum drinks are super yum!! It definitely appeals to everyone! Food was so good, esp for...More

Thank EVALYN F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at this establishment!!! Our server Heather Suarez was awesome!! Definitely a keeper for sure!! Heather was very attentive to our needs and was very understanding of my food allergy and was able to help us select the...More

Thank Lelia H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Doc Ford's is a must stop for a fine dining experience. We sat outside on the patio and had a very nice meal. I had the peel and eat shrimp and it was great and my wife had the shrimp flatbread. Then 4 of us...More

Thank DAVE L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Doc Ford's on Sanibel Island has a new location (1yr) but still has the same delicious food. Went there for a late lunch we had a wedge salad and the calamari salad enjoyed both and had a Great waitress - Sarah.

Thank IDiners
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Doc Fords is in an all new building. Really spacious. Large bar area with options to eat at the bar or nearby bar tables. There is also a separate dining room. We had a shrimp dish. I think it was called Tuscan Shrimp. Oh boy....More

Thank Suzma16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Doc Fords in early December and were seated immediately on the porch. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining. Our food was prepared exactly as we expected and Our server was attentive and created a comfortable atmosphere. The menu has a Caribbean focus...More

Thank Walt K
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our second visit to Doc Fords and they did not disappoint ! My husband had the Mahi mahi and I the grouper and both were just great. Our waiter was friendly and courteous and very attentive . We will definitely return!

Thank Gbprich
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the hostess to my waiter, Ray, it was a wonderful lunch. The mahi mahi fish tacos were the super amazing, served with black beans and rice. I had enough to bring back to my room to eat later. I highly recommend trying an original...More

Thank NurseMel213
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank yo so much, we're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite stop . Never been disappointed. We sat out on the screened in deck in mid November and it was very nice. I had the SEAFOOD PAELLA. I should not have even tried to eat the whole thing but I did. It...More

Thank Jim307M
Doc F, Guest Relations Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jim!

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shanisioux66
1 August 2017|
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Response from Sharidbw | Reviewed this property |
not on the beach but a short drive away
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Hayley1804
24 July 2017|
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Response from Daveandshirley | Reviewed this property |
Just a joke of course ... lots of bars around home have the "Free beer Tomorrow" sign.. Have a great time !
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hotforsanibel
18 May 2017|
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Response from bonnyusa | Reviewed this property |
We were there for lunch and did not pay attention to their hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8311
Description
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!
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