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7:00 PM
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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

4.5
1613 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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 1613 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
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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vipJosefr (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 19 hours ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 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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vipMannyF (Naples)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very good as always

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Rolson6291 (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined 3 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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SueT (Key West)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we will be back!! We chose the small plates menu and were blown away by the mussels, beet salad and the shrimp and grits. The duck confit was our least favorite. The service was great and the hostess came over several times to see if we were enjoying our meals. A good value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was great and the food outstanding. All of us did three small plates and everyone enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I dined at Sweet Melissa’s for the second time in two weeks. We had excellent service, good food and enjoyed the guitar playing.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was a belated Valentine‘s Dinner with my wife. We were greeted as we walked through the door and seated immediately. Jason, our waiter, was friendly and checked on us throughout the meal. He explained the menu and made recommendations. Even though the restaurant serves small plates to share, there was an option for larger portions for some entrees. We did not leave hungry. I recommend the fish stew.

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vipJAAA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Melissa never disappoints. We always include at least one visit to Sweet Melissa’s when we come to Sanibel. It’s possibly our favorite restaurant on the island. As we were finishing up, we decided we’re definitely coming back one more time before we leave! Wonderful place!!

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vipGinaP (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Struggled to find something to order off the menu. Food was very expensive and small portions. Service was excellent, however. Cute place.

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vipPamdothall (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We always schedule a dinner here. Nice variety on the menu. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails. Nice outdoor patio that is screened in. Live background music makes for an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day dinner. We had a perfect table. Music was lovely. The most amazing goat cheese cheesecake in history!

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vipSLED1009 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food.

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JWSNMS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines galore

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Foodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Perfect from the cheese plate to the entrees! Delicious interpretation on standard fare. Try the miso-glazed scallops or the Osso Buco. Amazing!

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