Island Dining & Carryout

Surely you’re not planning to cook too much during your vacation! Award-winning restaurants stretch from one end of the islands to the other – get your tastebuds ready for the freshest of seafood, northern Italian cuisine, prime beef and, of course, lots of key lime pie.


The best news of all? No jacket required, anywhere, although there are a few upscale restauarants where guys may still choose to pack one. All of our bike paths lead to many of the island’s casual eateries – delis, raw bars, hot dog and burger joints, sports bars and pizza places are readily available.

Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille is a unique place; a casual, family friendly restaurant with a sports bar that also serves gourmet food. If that isn’t enough, it’s also a place for book signings, entertainment, meeting sports heroes, fishing guides and working writers. The spirit of this fine establishment was inspired by local best-selling author Randy Wayne White’s main character in over a dozen books – Marion “Doc” Ford, marine biologist and ex-government agent. One visit will bring you back again and again.