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Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

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703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
+1 239-472-3128
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this restaurant many times on our trips to Sanibel. You have to queue or wait in the bar if you have not booked - its often so popular. Great seafood options, Oysters and crab claws especially are good.

Thank CatHolt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several dishes were overcooked, tough seafood with little flavor. Sorry, I don't care to pay $25 for a pice of tilapia, steamed veggies and one domestic beer. Actually, I would pass on all farm raised fish requiring to pay even more for a better choice.

Thank T C
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The two girls at front desk were very nice. I should have understood that when they told me that the restaurant has not been busy lately, there may have been a problem. There was and is. The individual who runs it has training in possibly anything else than cooking, and probably has not eaten food even. Our first encounter was... More 

Thank az3_13
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every now and then we go to Sanibel for a little island life and total relaxation. One of our most favorite places to eat out at is the Timbers. This last time we went, we were trying to decide on fish or the steaks...our waiter (Uman??) was extremely patient and funny (he laughed at our jokes!) and extremely knowledgeable about... More 

Thank Karen A
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Timbers began business in a kinda ramshackle, "added-on" building years ago. And the owner, Matt Asen...well he invented something called "crunchy grouper". This entrée took off and went to the stratosphere...propelling his facility to bigger and better things. There is now "crunchy shrimp" too ! I have dined at timbers for over 20 years now, and the service, food and... More 

Thank Hans R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Timber's is the first place I go to when I arrive on the Island, as it anchors my sense of "Island life"... after my first meal there, I know I have landed and can now relax! Any visit after the first meal or stop at the raw bar for a few oysters is just a reminder that we are pretty... More 

Thank lhamo1953
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had passed by this place many times and finally stopped. Boy were we missing out. Great place atmosphere old Floridian style unique to some of the other stops. Great seafood.I had the grouper my husband had the snapper kids opted for steak, no one was disappointed. Our new favorite spot.

Thank bhfoodie2017
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking g forward to so e great fresh fish on the gulf. We got the grouper bites appetizer and they were a bit fishy tasting. We had to cover them in ketchup to eat them. Then I ordered the grilled grouper. For the price I was disappointed at the portion size. The grouper seemed more like it was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Timbers has excellent facilities, dependable fresh seafood and very appropriate service. Easy car parking and elevator services are very good. We've visited this restaurant for many years and can always expect the same level of cooking and service. They achieve remarkable consistency which is something someone in their management needs to be commended for. The fish is excellent and (I... More 

Thank Iorrie P
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our "date night" here during our visit. LOVED THE OYSTERS and happy hour! The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We were not rushed which was nice. Fantastic fish market as well!

Thank LadySomers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Sushi, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-3128

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