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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-8311
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winnipeg
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New building broken up with 2 bars, 2 patios and 2 dining rooms. Food and service were both great. Prices were reasonable. This was a good evening out and a very pleasant experience.

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Thank Panama_HatWinnipeg
Sanibel Island, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pretty restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining choices.Excellent seafood,delicious preparations.Very fairly priced!

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Cary, North Carolina
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started our meal at Doc Ford's with the best Coconut Mojito I've ever had. Serving it in a Mason Jar was a nice touch. Our food was great. We had the special of the day which was a coconut crusted Grouper with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and roasted broccoli. Hubby had the Crusty Grouper Sandwich and Sweet Potato fries. Ended with... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar because we were lucky to find two seats and the wait time was long. Truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. Food was wonderful; beer is cold; life is good.

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Thank Daniel G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food & service! I had the Seafood Paella that was incredibly good! The service was top-notch! When we go back (and we will!) we'll ask for "Patti"! Very knowledgeable of the menu, is patient (sometimes I can't decide what I want!), and made great suggestions!

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Thank Joseph H
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lots of recommendations from friends that live in Ft Meyers and they were right on the money the fish sandwich was great and the Yucatan Shrimp he best

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Thank Francine J
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat. Love the hats for sale. Very clean and service was excellent. Always my favorite place to eat on Sanibel.

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Thank Ron B
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to their old location and gasped with disappointment when we thought they were gone. Thankfully we discovered they moved. Their new location is beautiful and the food is even better. Very fresh and flavorful food. Love the outside seating. Nothing like a rum drink and fresh seafood after a day sunning on the beach.

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Thank Jill R
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun atmosphere, great Fish 🐟 dishes. We had the ceviche as an appetizer, the fish tacos and spicy 🌶 shrimp tacos. The salsa for the fish tacos 🌮 was excellent. We saw someone with carrot cake and wished we had room for it. Try a dirty monkey 🐒 it's a great frozen drink. For for groups of all ages! Terri... More 

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Thank Melissa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I were seated on the back porch. Great waiter and food even better. Husband was wondering about the pairing of his food: coconut encrusted triple tail special, mashed sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli served with a pinta colada sauce but is was delicious. My Yucatán Shrimp and mixed salad also were fabulous!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-8311
Description
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!

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