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7:00 PM
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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

4.5
1619 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies (28)
Executive Chef Melissa Talmage offers a divinely creative menu sure to fit any foodies dream. Serving lunch and dinner, Chef Melissa challenges your taste buds to explore an array of different textures and tastes. Our dinner menu is broken into sections and the entrees are offered in half portions to give you the ability to try a few different dishes in one visit. We also offer an extensive wine list to enhance your dining experience. Come join us for another side to island dining.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5 pm
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(239) 472-1956
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Melissa Talmage
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Casa Ybel
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Entertainment
Acoustic Guitarist Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday Evenings
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1619 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkcapi (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always a fantastic meal.

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JonK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Late lunch that was done as scrumptiously as any dinner we have had here. The fish sandwich was delicious as was the quiche of the day and the soup special.

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vipPaulJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food. Fish soupentree is great as well as tuna. The smaller portions were more than enough together with a salad. Well priced wine list. Service friendly and efficient. A real bargain in fine dining

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saj45 (Denver)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We loved everything about Sweet Melissa’s except the beignets with dipping chocolate for dessert. Outsides looked adequately cooked, but insides were raw dough. Yuck. We sent it back. They were very nice about it. We each ordered 2 small plates...grilled octopus was superb, as was the fish/seafood stew. Impeccably fresh, well prepared, beautifully presented.

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vipJosefr (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

As always delicious. Best food on the island. Service was terrific.

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KRHA 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant in Sanibel for quality and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was very informed about food choices, attentive without being overbearing. The food was delivered at the right time by kitchen staff. Water glass filled as desired without asking. Very enjoyable meal atmosphere.

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vipPatti (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and the service attentive.

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vipMannyF (Naples)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very good as always

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Rolson6291 (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The server Jason was excellent. His dinner recommendations were extremely helpful even though we have been following Melissa’s cooking for the past 14 years. Anything she prepares is excellent. Noise level get so that intimate conversation is difficult. Desserts are great, especially the sorbets. A place that runs great A-Z. Make a reservation is needed to get a specific dinning date.

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