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Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse
Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse

Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ChipsSanibelSteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (239) 472-5700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, 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 (239) 472-5700

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent happy deals. Definitely get your money's worth. Service was excellent and food was exceptional. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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 !!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Just ok despite recommendation . Lighting was extremely dark, food was just ok although very large portions. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Better than average steakhouse with good variety of other items; reasonable."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. Only complaints are it's too dark, was hard to see the menu and it was very cold"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you go ..the food is always excellent but ask for Justin as your waiter..he couldn't have been nicer!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Brought my family, wife, two grandchildren, and son and daughter-in-law to Chips. Service was great, and most important so was the food."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "tables too close together, on long banquette, made conversation hard. The room was over dark which with the furnishings gave a sombre feel. a sharing plate of stone crab had been cooked and then warmed up so was overdone. my wifes sea bass came on a huge plate filled with risotto and vegetables.... not attractive .... my wagyu steak was properly cooked pittsburgh style .... but so it should be at $44+ ... our most expensive meal by far in Sanibel and not a patch on Il Cielo. There is tradition and living in the past. very disappointed"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Chips had strong ratings, so we made a reservation and went. Something seemed off kilter from the moment we walked in. Our teenage daughter (who probably watches too much TV) suggested that the restaurant apply to be on Restaurant Impossible. Staff seemed off their game. Ordered appetizers and salads, but my daughter's appetizer was no where to be found. Server said the kitchen lost the slip. My husband's steak was grizzly and impossible to cut. My salmon was tasteless and served with some weird things like spiced cabbage, mushy mushroom risotto and the little carrots that come out of a bag at the grocery store. We got out of there as fast as we could and would never return."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Sanibel. Both upscale and comfortable. More fun than Mad Hatter's."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is the fifth year we have come to Sanibel and we always return to Chips.the only negative this year is that they do not accept Travelers checks.Should be posted somewhere.However we will still return as the food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was very good, the service was great. But it was a little too noisy."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic. No need to travel to a big name steak house as Chip's Sanibel Steak House is as good as any of them even better. Vegetable's came with the entree which Is a savings compared to other steak houses. My group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the meal."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "For a highly rated steak house, we expected much more. The food was good for the price, but not exceptional, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We thought the food was very good. Steak was tender and delicious. I had the prime rib- medium size-and it was cooked beautifully and very tasty. The veggies were terrific. Ample portions and nice presentation. We went on a Saturday night and found that the wait staff was overwhelmed but pleasant just the same. Our side order of creamed spinach never arrived and staff had no idea of who ordered which meal. "Who gets the chicken?" A large party's boisterous conversation dominated the area. No one's fault but, it took away from our evening's enjoyment. On the whole, I would return on a weekday night to savor the fine cuisine.."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was good but what appeared to the only wait person on duty was run off her feet dealing with what seemed to be the entire restaurant. The appetizers were fabulous with lots of layered flavors and the entrees followed suit with lots of great flavor combos. The only detractor was an extremely loud table that the staff did not even approach to ask them to keep their celebration at a more reasonable noise level."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Have been going to this restaurant for many years., This is a good place for quality stakes on the Island. Not for families with children as the space is limited. Has a good menue selection."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "we had reservations at 9 and we were going to be seated right at the door party of two but we declined that horrible table to sit at the bar until something better opened up, could only get a table in the bar area as the back was apparently for special guest or regulars? Hostess was WONDERFUL very pleasant and nice and drinks were outstanding I tried many different kinds and they were all made to perfection. Food was a decent portion and great tasting highly recommend for food. prices were good we really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Jackie, our server, could not have been more fun with our foursome on February 13, when we celebrated Valentines a day early. At 5:30, we had her full attention and she was delightful. In all my dining experiences, I have never met a more delightful server than her. The Sanibel Steakhouse is lucky to have her. The food was delicious. The portions were generous. We ended up taking our dessert home to enjoy later. The appetizers and entree choices were many and it was tough to choose. We will be back before we have to venture back to Michigan this spring."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "we reserved via Open Table a month prior to get our group of four in to Chip's. Through most of our stay, the resturant was about 60% full (it was 6:30 PM). The service was great as were the dinners. Only thing we did not like was our table which was right at the entrance. We asked for another table, noting the many open tables and were denied. Think "Open Table" customers get less valued seating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's day. Hostess was great!! The food was delicious. Thank you fir such a good experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014