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About Sweet Melissa's Cafe
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.
Sanibel, FL 33597
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Acoustic Guitarist Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday Evenings
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
Sweet Melissa's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We conserve our dining dollars to eat out once during our vacation week in Sanibel. While the food experience is solidly above average, the service seemed aligned to typical, average restaurants on the Island. The importance of setting anf great service is essential to the great food experience. We will wait for the better reviews before committing again.
Melissa is a talented and innovative chef. I will remember this meal for a long time! Her staff is delightful and very helpful. And I LOVE the half glass of wine option. My happy suggestion for her is to add more vegetables to the menu. My amazing, delicious seafood stew (half portion, bless her) would have been even better with a side of brussels sprouts.
The food was excellent, the blackened grouper was cooked to perfection accompanied by deliciously flavored root vegetables, the scallops were also cooked perfectly-very tender and translucent.The service was very professional and friendly. Excellent cocktails as well. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Have been here many times -- nice job, excellent wait staff -- smaller plates allows you to try different items -- Octopus was good (not great) -- a little over done -- Fish Stew was outstanding -- even the smaller plate version was excellent -- A little pricy but not outrageous for island fair -- many steps above the fish and frays type of place
We eat here every time we come to Sanibel, which is twice a year, ususally on our last night. Love the Smokey Manhattan. The food is always unique and delicious. I had the fish soup which was the best ever. My husband had bbq shrimp and grits - definitely a gourmet version. Desserts are to die for. Every bite of food at this place is perfect. The guitar player plays beautiful background music. Love it!
This was our first visit to Sweet Melissa's. It was highly rated so we decided to give it a go. The place is amazing. Our server, Mark, knew the menu inside out and was really helpful. We split an octopus appetizer and the grilled romaine ceasar. Both were really good but they relied heavily on the wonderful sauces. I had the fish stew and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is perfectly balanced and has enough meat to please everyone. My husband ordered the Cobia special and loved it. We both order half portions and left happy and satisfied. They encourage the half portion and sharing so you can sample the flavors. Here again, Mark was really helpful. He could have sold us more food but instead focused on giving us a spectacular dining experience. We hope to be back soon to try the rest of the menu. They probably have one of the better wine lists on the island as well.
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