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Seafood Restaurants on Sanibel: Doc Ford's fame is in the name; a tropical crime fighting character in 20 books written by author Randy Wayne White. White is a silent partner who can occasionally be found in the bar at any of the three island locations. The off the beaten path location on Sanibel is the original Doc Ford's restaurant. The fictional character might be the original appeal for some diners, but it's the fresh seafood that keeps Doc's rocking. An upscale sports bar serving cuisine with a Caribbean flare, the sauces are all made from scratch. The Yucatan Shrimp is award winning. Don't forget, Doc's is also a rum bar, serving more than 40 selections. Enjoy live music and be sure to save room for the Keylime Pie.

Family Friendly Restaurants on Sanibel: There are three Doc Ford's in Southwest Florida, but Sanibel is home to the original. The restaurant's fame is not only in the food, but also in the name; Doc Ford is a tropical crime fighting character in some 20 books written by author Randy Wayne White. White is a silent partner who can occasionally be found in the rum bar or entertaining fans with book signings. This upscale sports bar serves food with a Caribbean flare, the sauces are all made from scratch. Kids will love the fish fingers and adults, the award winning Yucatan Shrimp or plentiful paella. Be sure to save room for the Keylime Pie. The restaurant store is full of fun beach paraphernalia and a large selection of White's books.

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Seafood Restaurants on Sanibel, Family Friendly Restaurants on Sanibel: "You may run into author Randy Wayne White at the bar"

Best for Seafood Restaurants on Sanibel Because: The seafood in this upscale sports bar atmosphere, is served island-style, as in Caribbean island.

Best for Family Friendly Restaurants on Sanibel Because: A casual, off the beaten path island favorite serving food with a Caribbean flare.

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