It’s vacation protocol when staying on a tropical island, to dine on seafood at some point during your visit. Islands like Sanibel know this and provide a plethora of places where you can find almost any fish you wish.
It would be hard to find a menu on Sanibel that doesn’t offer some kind of selection from the sea, but there are a few who specialize in all things water related. The Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel has that ‘old Florida’ feel, with a serene view of well-manicured lawns, gardens and the Gulf of Mexico.
Also on the more sophisticated side is Sweet Melissa's, known for having some of the best food on the island with a menu full of selections from both the land and sea.
Looking for something a little more casual and laid back, try Doc Ford's, serving fresh fish Caribbean-style. In addition, if you like rum, you will love the selection here with more than 40 to choose from. The Fish House serves tasty baskets and other fresh treats in a casual setting, inviting to the entire family.
While dining at one of these 10Best seafood restaurants on Sanibel, be sure to try the local grouper, lion fish, oysters and Florida shrimp, also known as ‘pink gold.’