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Sea Breeze Cafe, Sanibel, FL

Sea Breeze Cafe

3.7
3.7
191 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Sea Breeze Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving signature entrees, wild-caught seafood, classic favorites, salads and sandwiches. You can enjoy the same delicious menu offerings in our outdoor seating area and soak in amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico for an incredible al fresco dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am-11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am-5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 395-6013

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Cross street

    Middle Gulf Dr.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of spacious parking in a well lite parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Monday"s during our celebration of "Margarita Monday's. Strolling guitarist on Wednesday's "Sangria Sunset" and select Friday's and Saturdays

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    The view is spectacular. The food is rather pricey but, there are options for a healthy lunch. Also, the Chicken sandwich with avocado and pineapple was enjoyed by my husband. The Caesar Salad with fish added for added price was very good. We made a huge mistake ordering the fried clams. Heavily breaded large strips of rubbery clams for about 17.00 is a definite no go. Wait staff were pleasant but, for the price the meals we had were not worth the wonderful view.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    When we arrived, they told us that we would have to wait for thirty minutes for a table outside. Instead we could sit inside in a “hotel lobby bar area.” They clearly seated people who had not made reservations and did not even honor or pay attention to reservations made on OpenTable. I would not return.
  3. l

    luvnyc

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Sitting on the deck overlooking the pool- filled with screaming children - far too noisy. Ordered trout which arrived filled with bones and was tasteless. Sent it back and got a delicious well prepared hamburger. Chairs are too low for the outside tables. Need a higher straight back seat. Our waiter was very good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Made a reservation through open table and requested outdoor seating. When we arrived we were told if we wanted to sit outside it would be an additional 20-30 minute wait. So we waited since that was the primary reason we came. Sat at the bar and had drinks and they were good. Did get a table after about 20 minutes and it was a beautiful evening so worth waiting on. We were planning on order the sushi as theirs is excellent but unfortunately the sushi chef had an emergency and had to leave so they weren’t serving it and once again we were disappointed. The food we had off the menu in the past was a hit or miss but already there so decided to try again. Our server told us they had just changed the dishes on the menu over that week which sometimes means they are still working through things. We were very pleasantly surprised our food was delicious. Two of us had the blackened fish tacos and the others had the grouper. Everyone was pleased. Service was good and we will return next year.
  5. B

    Babbage339

    New England

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    There was chaos surrounding a new menu. The waitstaff appeared not to have been adequately briefed on it. Since the waitstaff was taking orders on paper, it appeared that the new menu was not in the computer. There were problems with what came out of the kitchen. The last time we ate there everything went smoothly so with time the current problems will likely get ironed out, but we will not be eating there again for a while.
  6. DW

    DavidW

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Very good food. Very terrible service. Our entrees were very good. That saved our review from a 1 star rating. The service, for whatever reason was an exercise in conscientious neglect. After we had been seated for a while, our waiter came by and asked us for our orders. He never went over any items or features on the menu, just took our order and left. We did not see him again until we were just finishing our meal and asked if we wanted another cocktail. We would have ordered one had he come by considerably earlier during the course of our dining. We waited at least a half an hour for our entrees and never got so much as a piece of bread. Our waiter never stopped by to let us know the status of our order. He never asked us if we wanted desert. He simply left the check with us and never asked us how our meals were or how we enjoyed our dinner. We wanted to pay our bill and leave but after 15 minutes of waiting for him to come back and pick up our payment, my wife finally got up and tracked down the hostess to come over and take our payment. I have never left a seriously bad review before. Quite the contrary. The night before we were at another restaurant and I gave them a superlative review. On a positive note, we sat at the bar before we were seated for dinner and our bartender, Andre, served us the best margaritas we have ever had. If you go there, you will be happy with the food and drinks. The exceptionally poor service we received left a bad taste in our mouths.
  7. B

    Babbage339

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I waffled between giving Sea Breeze an overall rating of 3 and 4. I opted for 3 because GOOD is the best descriptor. It is in a large resort complex several miles from where we are staying. It is the more casual of the two restaurants. Parking was not a problem. We enjoyed our food. The burger (perhaps called the 'Sea Breeze' or 'Surf...') with avocado and a fried egg was delicious and came with plenty of fries. It was a bit disappointing that with only three desserts on the menu they were out of one and according to our server had been since the previous day. If you eat on the porch, try to be seated to the left as you go out onto it. There seemed to be a considerable amount of foot traffic passing by the tables to the right going to and from ??? This is a casual suggestion; I definitely would not turn down a table to the right. A woman at the next table kept sneaking puffs on some sort of not-so-smokeless cigarette. This is just an observation since the smoke did not bother us. [NOTE: This lack of action by the staff presumes both that they spotted it which seems likely but not certain and that Florida law prohibits it.] Bottom line - We are going there for dinner again next week, taking friends with us.
  8. C

    Cece

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    A very disappointing dining experience. We arrived for an earlier dinner when the place was half empty. The server was very attentive and the bartender made excellent drinks. Wine however, was served in smallish cordial type heavy glasses which ruined any nose and flavor. They do not have proper wine glasses yet gave higher end wines on the menu. The 2 fish dishes were a disaster. Both were snapper. One grilled and the other pistachio encrusted. Both severel overcooked and dry. The vegetables, were well prepared, asparagus and cauliflower. The chicken dish was done well and not dry. We did not attempt dessert. The high star rating on Open Table was not justified and we will not return. We know the island well and will stick with other places. This was a special occasion dining for us in celebration of my birthday. This was put in the reservation yet no mention was made by the staff of happy birthday or any acknowledgment of that festivity. The resort it is in is beautiful the setting was absolutely lovely the food, very lacking
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Fine restaurant. A lot of children and we were a couple so a little overwhelming but not to the point that we wouldn’t come again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Resort restaurant - lots of families with children, very noisy, service was slow and under-staffed, wine list was poor
  11. V

    Vacaygal

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The inside dining room was very loud. A large group should have been in a private room. The service was slow. My food was cold and undercooked. The prices were high for the ambiance and value. Many nicer restaurants on the island for the price.
  12. J

    Jacs

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very much better than anticipated. Service was attentive and professional
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Seabreeze. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. Great service and ambiance was 5 star. We will definitely return.
  14. TD

    TomD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Sorry to say - disappointing. Booked Valentine’s Day/Anniversity. Was seated at table and was asked by hostess 10 minutes later to move to smaller table, which we did. This table top swiveled sideways 20 degrees back and forth. When order arrived, the food was tepid and not what we had ordered. Reorder was right, but ended up eating with the only utensil available, a knife until waitress returned. Noise level did not allow conversation. One the plus side, waitress had good attitude and tried hard - also comped a beaker of Pinot to try to smooth the situation, I don’t fault her. I understand how labor shortages impact business these days, my business suffers the same fate, but when we return to Ft Meyers, we will find other eating venue. This is the first revue I have ever entered, but your management needs to address these issues by looking in the mirror to find the solution.
  15. G

    Greg

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sea Breeze is good for a casual meal overlooking the water.
  16. BP

    BarbaraP

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very nice. Better daytime location
  17. WH

    WHDiner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was scattered from the start. My drink took longer to come out than my partner’s drink because as the server explained, “sometimes the bartender forgets about me.” Then we waited for the appetizer. Dishes stayed on the table for a long time before being cleared. It wasn’t busy and seemed like the staff had disappeared at times. The worst thing was that when my entree finally arrived, (it took forever), there was a black hair in it. The vegetables had cooled as well. The server apologized but didn’t ask if we needed anything else or figure out how to refresh my drink while I waited for another meal. The manager didn’t even have the decency to come by and offer an apology let alone anything to make up for this terrible experience.
  18. MD

    MilbethD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Although the lunch menu is limited, the service, the food and our view was good. We will definitely come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Limited menu, sat at the bar, no one helped us. So we left.
  20. JH

    JanH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great views, good food
  21. B

    Bill

    Naples

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people, beautiful views and excellent foods
  22. 1

    12345

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was exactly as expected. Food was good, view was lovely and server went out of her way to be helpful. Just what we were looking for… a casual restaurant for lunch with friends. Not my idea of a special occasion restaurant but for a resort I didn’t expect anything more than the experience we had.
  23. LK

    LizK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view, spacious feeling out on the porch/deck. Food was creative and delicious. It gets breezy (outside) because of the height, so plan accordingly.
  24. NG

    NikoleG

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was very expensive and one of our meals was way overcooked
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Limited menu, but a nice set of options, all very well done. Casual dress appropriate. Outside sunny-day eating deck excellent for breakfast and lunch.
  26. TR

    TiffanyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I agree with the other review I saw. OK for a hotel. Actually the hotel is really clean and nice. I'd recommend the Sundial Resort and Spa for any family wanting a get away. We ended up going here because the Sandbar was full. If you want to go out, make resi a MONTH ahead! All in all it was fine. Clean restuarant, OK service, but it was really expensive for what you got. We had to ask for bread (fresh and hot!) and refills of water. Kid friendly place you can even take a baby.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant is clean and comfortable. Our server was friendly. Some of the menu offerings were unavailable. The food took a while to arrive. We were pleased with the main course, but the dessert was not high quality. Overall it was an ok place for dinner on vacation. Had we gone during daylight the view would have been spectacular.
  28. DA

    DavidA

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good for a resort restaurant but not the same experience as independent restaurant. New server, Brooke, was excellent
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Valentine’s Day dinner with my family. The waiter was very nice but did not seem all that knowledgeable about the menu and he didn’t get the checks split correctly but we were able to figure it out ourselves. The food was excellent. My salmon was the best I’ve ever had. Definitely recommend it!
  30. g

    grazie2

    Baltimore

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decent bar food. Excellent mussels and very good hamburgers. Loud TV inside. Less noisy but chilly on shore front patio.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service
  32. NK

    NoahK

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food quality was incredible and the service was impeccable

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on December 3, 2019Thank you so much, Noah! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

  33. R

    Reneeb

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had to wait 40 minutes for overpriced food that was just edible. Fish was leathery. Service was poor. We couldn’t wait til dinner ended
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very family friendly. Great resort and restaurant

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on November 26, 2019Thank you so much for your feedback!

  35. H

    2fromHudson

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Eat on the terrace overlooking the Gulf. A great find. Good food. Good Service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great view overlooking the pool/beach. Good service. Price a little high, but that’s somewhat expected at a resort restaurant.

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on October 14, 2019Thank you so much for your review and feedback!

  37. W

    Whatavuew

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurants recommended by the owner of the condo we rented. The evening was beautiful so we sat outside overlooking the pool area. Beyond the pool was the ocean where a wedding was taking place on the sand. The pool area was noisy but not loud enough to disrupt our dinner. I had the seafood chowder and a shrimp salad. Both were delicious. My husband also enjoyed his meal. We would return to enjoy this restaurant again.

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on October 22, 2019Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us!

  38. J

    Jeiprop

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    View, food, service...all impeccable. Management of this restaurant is top notch; a fine oiled machine. They claim the fish is all fresh and I can confirm that as they were unable to fulfill my first choice and the substitute was excellent.

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on September 18, 2019Thank you so, so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to have you back again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service we loved our waiter and hostess !

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on August 8, 2019Thank you so much!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Grouper was salty and overall not good. Took awhile for server come but when she did it was fine. A manager was very friendly just food not up to par.

    Sea Breeze CafeResponded on July 30, 2019Hi there, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and we're sorry the experience didn't exceed expectations. As the Director of Food & Beverage at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, I would be happy to discuss your visit further offline. I can be reached at 239-395-6027. Frederick

FAQs

Sea Breeze Cafe is rated 3.7 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Sea Breeze Cafe

1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Middle Gulf Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Sanibel

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am-11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am-5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm-10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of spacious parking in a well lite parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Monday"s during our celebration of "Margarita Monday's. Strolling guitarist on Wednesday's "Sangria Sunset" and select Friday's and Saturdays

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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