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Dairy Queen

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1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6915
+1 239-472-1170
11:00 - 21:00
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Glenview, Illinois
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nostalgic DQ, where there is almost always a line - part of the ambiance. Ice cream treats and other menu items too including burgers and more!

Thank Jeanne B
Baltimore, Maryland
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278 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard DQ experience with plenty of parking right on Periwinkle Way. Local staff here was speedy and friendly. Place can be super busy, but they move the line rather quickly.What better after a long day at the beach or after a nice meal?

Thank JC-Meg
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for our usual late night ice cream runs. Expect to enjoy the nice weather as you wait in line. Service and ice cream are great.

Thank Diesel762X39
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Until this place cleans their facility up, I would not recommend that you go there! The entire place needs to be pressure washed both inside and out. The servers were unsure of their products and not very friendly.

2 Thank crashvb
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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366 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the main road, easy to get in and out of....who doesn't love a good Banana Split while on vacation ??...

1 Thank cm_woods
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were out one day doing errands on Sanibel and saw the DQ sign. We decided to stop in and grab a couple of Bizzards. They were great just like at home back in Ohio. I know Sanibel does not allow franchises, but am glad they let this one sneak through.

Thank Jon A
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The DQ is unique on Sanibel since it is a franchise and the island does not allow franchises. We have a routine of going to the DQ right after eating at the Lazy Flamingo which is a great place for a grouper sandwich and conch chowder. Our server was great and really hustled which I found impressive. Atypical for Sanibel... More 

Thank woosailor
Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is your typical Dairy Queen though the prices are higher than other Dairy queens near us, I guess because we are kind of a captive audience once over the bridge and there is very little fast food. It's adequate for a fast burger or ice cream on the way to or from the beach when you don't have time... More 

Thank wildcatsu
Overland Park, Kansas
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330 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was just another DQ with average DQ food. It gets a poor rating for very slow service and being a terrible value. After we’d stood in line for over ten minutes they finally opened a second window. We stopped because it was between the lunch and dinner hours and we wanted a quick snack and an ice cream cone.... More 

1 Thank dskid
Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stopped for lunch. Had the fresh grouper sandwich. Outstanding! Great service in a totally casual and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank hswmd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1048 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1170

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