The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lower Gulf Coast - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Captiva House

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This wonderfully romantic restaurant is casual, comfortable, and considered by many to be the best fine-dining restaurant on Captiva Island...Read More

  • 2. Sweet Melissa's Cafe

    $$$ | American

    You've seen them before, those people who take photos of their food: you'll become one of them when you eat here. Choose from full portions...Read More

  • 3. Thistle Lodge Restaurant

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Now this is romance: the lodge was built as a wedding gift from a husband to his wife and is now a gift to those lucky enough to dine here....Read More

  • 4. Traders Store & Café

    $$$ | American

    In the midst of a warehouse-size store, this bistro, accented with stunning Florida photography from Alan Maltz, is a favorite of locals. The...Read More

  • 5. Bubble Room

    $$$ | American

    This lively, kitschy visitors' favorite is fun for families and nostalgic types with fat wallets. Servers wear scout uniforms and funny headgear...Read More

  • 6. Green Flash

    $$$ | Seafood

    Good food and sweeping views of quiet waters and a mangrove island keep boaters and others coming back to this casual indoor-outdoor restaurant...Read More

  • 7. Lazy Flamingo

    $ | American

    At two Sanibel locations, plus two more in neighboring Fort Myers and Pine Island Sound, this is a friendly neighborhood hangout enjoyed by...Read More

  • 8. Over Easy Café

    $$ | American

    Locals head to this chicken-theme eatery mainly for breakfast and lunch, although it also serves dinner in season. Kick-start the day with the...Read More

  • 9. The Mucky Duck

    $$$ | Seafood

    A longtime fixture on Captiva's beach, it parodies British pubs with its name and sense of humor. Since 1975, it has consistently drawn crowds...Read More

  • 10. Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market

    $$$ | Seafood

    One of Sanibel's longest-running restaurants successfully satisfies visitors and residents with consistent quality and a full net of nightly...Read More

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