Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse
Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse

Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chipssanibelsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2394725700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room for parties of 6 to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2394725700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Causeway & Periwinkle Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private parking lot.
A word from Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse
Due to popular demand, dinner reservations at the bar must be made by phone

Chip’s Sanibel Steakhouse is Sanibel's Premier Steak & Seafood Restaurant.

Our kitchen is staffed with dedicated craftsmen and prime ingredients, meeting in a union of culinary artistry, resulting in appetizers, entrees and desserts with scents, tastes, textures and presentations vivid enough to provide a feast for all your senses.

Our comprehensive wine list will dazzle you with well-balanced inclusion of domestic and old-world vintages. Our fully-stocked bar featuring the finest single malt scotches, brandies, cognacs and ports allows us to offer the perfect counterpoint to every meal we serve.

Make Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse your complete Sanibel Island dining destination. Take the few steps through our doors and leave the rest of the world a million miles away. We are Florida's Premier Steakhouse, we do more than serve great meals...we create memories.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)romantic (28)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • First time visit!
    Staceyc61
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great - not as pricey as I thought it would be. Everything was yummy! So much food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious fare !
    Numny
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Succulent steaks and fresh locally caught fish. The seafood preparations are unique and innovative. An intimate, yet friendly, atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prime rib disapointing
    jmo457
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been going to sanibel stake house for the past few years for our anniversary and this is the first time we were disappointed my wife and I had the prime rib it was a bad cut very difficult to eat my daughter's pork chop was very good our server was very goog
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for 60th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the greeting we received from our waitress Jackie until the last sip of our after dinner drinks, the experience at the Sanibel Steakhouse was superb. Jackie was very helpful with appetizer and main course selections as well as helping us to decide the quanity of additional vegetables and describing the various cocktails that were available. The steaks were mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. The sauces were excellent accompaniments to the wonderful meat. I could not have asked for a nicer place to celebrate my 60th birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not quite worth the price. The food and environment are good, but their prices suggest they think more of it that I did. There are places near by that are a little better for less cost.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs update
    Sanibel9090
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was good for 3 of us but one person in our party got a grissley prime rib. Manager offered a substitute and it was very good. Think the decor needs an overhaul.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sanibel's Steak Secret
    Kmo7
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My experience at the Sanibel Steakhouse was fantastic. Usually on the island I prefer seafood, for obvious reasons, but when you need a great delicious steak, Sanibel Steakhouse is the place to go. Delicious food, excellent service, and quiet, intimate atmosphere. A real quiet place to enjoy some amazing food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Just Not Outstanding
    Holdingaces
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chip's was good but not outstanding, service was good but not outstanding we ordered: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes (great crab cake with a nice coconut and chile sauces), Scallops Casino (served on a half shell crispy topping but small scallops), French Onion Soup (the broth was heavy), Beefsteak Tomato Salad (the basaltic vinaigrette was lacking) the wait times between courses was terrible. We did not receive our entrees of 14 oz Kobe New York Strip (Kobe was tender and full of favor), 10 oz Filet Mignon (filet is filet) and Filet and Lobster (pretty much what we expected) for almost 2 hours after seating. The only course delivered on time was desserts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    (Jackie) our server was exceptional. She attented her guests very well and very knowledgeable with the menu. My dining experience was great especially when I had the fried cheesecake for dessert, which was recommended by her-:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor quality Steak
    Sanibel1965
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wonderful lobster, appetizers awesome and server outstanding. However the Ribeye steak was like a piece of leather. I choose not to complain it wasn't the servers fault but it's not the same restaurant it use to be.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great special occasion location
    GreatOccasion
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Can't say enough about Chips... great atmosphere, food, service etc.. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    MsEllieandCo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We first visited the Steak House in the early 90's, and it was outstanding. We continued to come several times a year, first from Islamorada and now from Clewiston, however this last visit was a disappointment. My husbands filet had grizzle and was not tender, the veggies were cold. I had the tuna and it was cold. I expect the center to be cold and red but it was blackened on a grill rather than crusted white and black sesame seeds and it was mushy. The Oysters Rockefeller was all cheese and spinach and gritty, one without an oyster ! We choose a $55 bottle of wine, it had a 'screw' top It is a three hour drive to Sanibel for an evening out to dinner and to pay over $300 for dinner, it wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Mofoodhound
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was awsome. Wait staff was very friendly, knew menus well, and informative. Best steak in the area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Gilsgirl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food & service were out of this world. Great romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Nswndl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was in my top ten for best meals that I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring an extra sharp knife.
    Whit
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My wife and I loved the ambience, friendly staff and most of the food. We both had the ribeye steak and we both had difficulty cutting through the steak, never mind chewing it. Too bad because we enjoyed everything else about the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steakhouse!
    whystayhome
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had 4 moms and 4 15 year olds for a special dinner here. The waitress answered every question of the curious young girls. The food was wonderfully presented and mouth watering. We all enjoyed it and will be back again next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Born2fly
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent happy deals. Definitely get your money's worth. Service was excellent and food was exceptional. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs updating
    BarbaraTVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    When you're on an island I guess you can get away with not having to update your restaurant. There was no one in the place, but yet we were seated at the very first table by the hostess table. From the outside it looks like a run down house and it's a little better inside but not the ambience we're used to. The food was decent and the service better than that, but given a choice I would opt for a more modern looking restaurant. The prices were high considering the looks of the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all alone.......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    There was no need for reservations, as it turned out, we were the only customers ! Most folks dine very early on Sanibel Island and we wanted to dine later (9PM). We even heard the kitchen staff comment that "They are European, so we'll be here awhile". And yes, we dined at our leisure and also tipped VERY well !! Our waitress was excellent and didn't make us feel rushed. We would definately go there again, but maybe earlier !! Enjoyed the food greatly !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Experience
    Thestones
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We dinned at Sanibel Steakhouse for our anniversary and it was wonderful. Our server Kyle was knowledgable and friendly. The food was outstanding, loved the beef carpaccio, lamb chops and Chilean sea bass. We were too full for dessert but Kyle brought is some mousse to celebrate our special occasion, he went above and beyond!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak house
    Susan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a delicious meal with wonderful service. Our drinks were good and desserts were extremely good. I had fried cheesecake. So very different. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Steak House
    gr8foodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The petite filets we ordered were cooked just right and nicely presented along with nice sides of baked potato and fresh green bean medley. The baked potato was especially tasty due to having it cooked with a salt crust on the outside. We would return here next year.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Again and Again
    Fantastic
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Once you've enjoyed one of the fine meals at Chip's Sanibel SteakHouse, you'll be going back again and again and again. When we make arrangement's to visit Sanibel, we make online reservations at Chips and look forward to the day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Cips review
    SukiVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Upon entering the rest. The hostess did not have our open table reservation and never heard of open table. I rec'd later an email from open table that we didn't use the reservation and then had to explain that we did with the name if our waitress and our bill amount. Food and service were very good but because if the reservation problem I would not go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Just ok despite recommendation . Lighting was extremely dark, food was just ok although very large portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best!!!
    Racer3012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Once a year my wife and I come from Ohio to vacation in Captiva. We look more forward to dinning there than the vacation! The food and service are OUTSTANDING!!!!! We highly recommend it to first timers who want a nice romantic dinner or just to enjoy the best food and service on the island, actually in the world!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    JhhohmanVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The oysters Rockefeller are awesome, so stuffed with spinach and cheese. We had a challenge with our steaks, but that can happen, the restaurant made it right. Their keylime pie is delicious as is their molten lava cake.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steak on Sanibel
    Piggycable
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    When we fancy a steak we always think of Sanibel Steak House. We invited guests this time and we all had steak. Being rather hungry I opted for a medium rare Cowbiy Ribeye on the bone with Parmesan and truffle fries which was excellent. My guests all enjoyed their food and the very good Merlot that washed it all down! No room for dessert but maybe next time. Service was polite and quick.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • recommendation
    steaklovers2u
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Atmosphere, presentation and food were excellent. Our server seemed to be rushing us; no sooner did she deliver our drinks than she was ready to take our order. Again as we finished our meals, she wanted to clear as each finished, which is disruptive to our conversations and experience in general.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    Hollz
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Had a great dinner on our last night in sanibel/captiva. The filet was superb and the porterhouse special was dynamite. Our waiter was joking with us and having a good time. All good things!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Steakhose
    JimG2VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Better than average steakhouse with good variety of other items; reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    SanibelSam
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    As full time Sanibel residents, we have had an on again off again relationship with the old Sanibel Steakhouse, and it's reincarnation as Chips Sanibel Steakhouse. When Chips first took over, a few years ago, the quality of both the beef and the service declined so much that we stayed away for a couple of years. A few months ago, we went back, and were pleased to see tha things had improved dramatically on all fronts. The really nice surprise was the other night when we decided to try their new (to us) Prix Fixe menu. What a great buy! My 8 ounce New York Strip, and my wife's 5 ounce Filet Mignon were really tasty, and done exactly as we had specified. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had excellent food at Chip's. We had an array of different appetizers and salads and everyone had something different for dinner from steaks to seafood to pastas. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly and gave us a lot of great information about Sanibel. I would recommend Chip's to anyone asking for dining tips!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great meal at sanibel steak
    goodfoodwellprepared
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Best steak on Sanibel. The rib eye was perfectly seasoned and cooked to exact awareness. Veggies were crisp and brightly colored. The sauteed red cabbage was unusual and just sweet enough to compliment the savory meal. The moderately priced Malbec was rich but light enough to refresh the palate. The key l ime pie was totally worth the calories. Fish lovers raved about their meals as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice...But Extremely Expensive
    Fireball739
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This was our most expensive meal on Sanibel. Even though the food was very good the prices are on the way top end of the scale. The staff was very polite and prompt with anything that was asked for. I think there are better places on the island for far less money. Our meal at Jacaranda on Periwinkle was as good if not better with great service and at half the price. The interior is very dark and the place is in need of some upgrading. Overall though we had a wonderful time at dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the price
    pnthers
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Only complaints are it's too dark, was hard to see the menu and it was very cold
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a cool evening and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    It was a cool evening and we were sitting on the porch. They still were able to make the area comfortable. We had a reservation and although we were not seated immediately, we were able to sit at the bar and order a drink ( the drinks were good) which was fine. Sanibel is a very fun place and this restaurant fits right in.It is not a special place but more than adequate for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our dinner!
    dannykay
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    My father said he was craving steak and was tired of eating seafood after being on the island for the past few months. I noticed the restaurant one day as I was out on my bicycle -during our week long visit to the island. I mentioned it to my Father, so we decided to try the restaurant....It was an excellent experience! Our meals were delicious! Service was fantastic! We are now back home in MO, but my father is still there and we left him with a gift card to return for one more steak dinner before he leaves the island for the summer!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter
    Organista65
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    If you go ..the food is always excellent but ask for Justin as your waiter..he couldn't have been nicer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.