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The Jacaranda Restaurant

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1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
+1 239-472-1771
17:00 - 23:00
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my parents favorites on the island. Beautiful tropical outdoor patio with dining, a bar and live music. Too bad it rained and we were seated indoors in a small room with a loud wedding party. The service and food were still above average. This will be a keeper.

4 Thank Charles Y
Munich, Germany
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner took an hour to arrive and manager only stopped at tables of locals. After visiting 28 years, we won't return.

Thank Bandit215
Seguin, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we enjoyed a beautiful dinner here on Sanibel Island. We sat on the patio and were surprised to find live music. It was relaxing and delicious. Staff was very friendly. A surprise find for us.

4 Thank lisamarieclarktx
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here in the part of the restaurant where it is quiet. Benjamin was our friendly waiter, who really did his best to give us a wonderful evening. The food was also great. The decoration with all the paintings is not my taste, but that is okay.

4 Thank vkxNederland
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jacaranda looks like a much smaller place than it actually is. We are the type who enjoy eating only two meals while on vacation...breakfast and dinner. And we enjoy eating dinner early so we can avoid the crowds and just decide on our dinner choice by the way the place looks. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Jacaranda has... More 

3 Thank Roger B
Loveland, Colorado
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were so pleased to hear Some of our favorite music coming from the Parking lot as we arrived. He was playing Matilda by Harry Belafonte and let me say how outstanding his singing is! We danced BEFORE we even ordered! Oh what a night! I highly recommend this guy and I hear he is playing the... More 

5 Thank sunnyynot
Cleveland, Ohio
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating staff. Reservations were suggested but we went early-around 6:15 and the restaurant was pretty empty. Our waiter said it gets very busy after the sunset as everyone comes after that. Shortly after being seated, a party of 5 with a child approximately one year old was seated next to us; we asked to move and the staff was... More 

5 Thank Kimberly R
Kingston, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Enjoyed a lovely family dinner last week at Jacaranda. We've been before and the food and service is consistently good. Our server this time was Benjamin, who was beyond lovely and made our experience a pleasure. The food was delicious - everyone enjoyed everything they ordered. We understand that there has been a change in staff - I think that... More 

5 Thank heidi B
PATRICK H, General Manager at The Jacaranda Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Heidi B. I would like to Thank you for your positive review. Yes there have been many changes at the Jacaranda restaurant. We do take great pride in our customer service, and provide the freshest food. Thank you again for your positive comments. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I had a long day of golf and shopping in southwest Florida and we just wanted to have a nice meal. We had not been to the Jacaranda for at least three years. We remembered it as being so so the last time we were there. This meal was delicious and our waiter Benjamin made sure everything... More 

7 Thank John A
PATRICK H, General Manager at The Jacaranda Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John. I want to thank you for your positive comments about Benjamin. Benjamin Like all of the servers I have retained at the Jacaranda, our in my opinion some of the best on the Island of Sanibel. Again I thank you for your comments, I will look forward to meeting you on your next visit to the Island and... More 

Lindenhurst, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My family and friends were in Sanibel for two weeks staying not far from from this restaurant. We visited several times during this two weeks. During one of our visits, Tuesday night karaoke night they had a new bartender that did not know the happy hours. All of our drinks were charged at full price when we said something to... More 

Thank tcgregg62
PATRICK H, General Manager at The Jacaranda Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patrick. I want to apologize to you for your not so pleasant experience at the Jacaranda bar. I can not make any excuses for individual comment or statements, I do encourage all to please bring any concerns to my attention, so that they can be corrected in a timely manner. We at the Jacaranda take great pride in our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1771

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