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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (125 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (40 reviews)
“cobia” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We tried Sweet Melissa’s for the first time and were so happy we did! We were impressed by the lovely atmosphere with nicely set tables inside as well as on a screened porch. There is also a counter/bar set-up that overlooks the open kitchen that...More

2  Thank zinfandel
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Dinner was $150 not counting the tip for 3 adults and 2 children. One drink each and no desserts. Really? It's accommodating that they have petite portions of their limited entrees and have a longer list of small plate starters, but all are expensive and...More

2  Thank C J
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our night at Sweet Melissa's. Molly was our server, and she was friendly, attentive and helpful. We took advantage of the petite version of the menu to try a few different entrees. The clear winner was the fish stew. The chorizo was cut...More

Thank Colafina
Reviewed 31 March 2014

All in all Melissa's has everything going for it. It has wonderful service and great food. We were welcomed by the hostess and immediately seated. Our salads arrived in a timely manner along with dinner. Hint: Others have commented on the prices but you get...More

Thank Jocelyn K
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I really wanted to love this restaurant. My girlfriend and her (food sophisticated) teens ate here in March 2013 and were very impressed, this year was to be my turn. The physical atmosphere is a bit sterile, sort of like a mid-range hotel lobby, but...More

1  Thank mpardus
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Very nice upscale restaurant. Limited menu with a few daily specials. Terrific mixed drinks and decent wine list. Good service. Have the fish stew. Wonderful.

Reviewed 26 March 2014

The food was great, but a little pricey. Service was adequate but apparently a lot more attentive when you order from the bar.

Thank 41378Rob
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I absolutely LOVED my experience at this restaurant, and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a very tasty meal and some expertly-mixed drinks. Reserve ahead of time, as it is very popular - not in the slightest bit surprised! What I loved most...More

2  Thank Just_Do_It_99
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Finished our one week vacation in Sanibel with our best meal. Sweet Melissa's was great from the beet and caesar salads through the banana pecan dessert. In between the snapper and tuna were awesome. Our server Dan was excellent. He gave us great insight into...More

Thank tony g
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We hadn't planned ahead enough to be able to get a reservation for dinner in high season, so we stopped in to see if we could get dessert at the bar. It was wonderful - we had 2 desserts (the key lime and the banana)...More

Thank Ebrenn
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12 June 2017|
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
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