The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants on Sanibel Island

With vacation season right around the corner, and so many people hoping to get back out into the world, you can imagine how busy many of the traditional vacation spots are getting. However, what if we told you that you don’t have to go very far to enjoy a fabulous tropical vacation that can include the whole family? 

If you are looking for an incredible vacation destination with white sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, and tropical weather, then you don’t need to look any further than Sanibel Island. We have everything that you could possibly hope for in a vacation spot, including incredible Sanibel Island rentals!

While you’re enjoying your time here, be sure to visit a few of these Sanibel Island kid-friendly restaurants. 

Blue Giraffe Restaurant

Located in the Periwinkle Place Shopping Center, the Blue Giraffe Restaurant strives to offer you a unique dining experience to enjoy after you’ve seen all the things to do on Sanibel. They have incredible island-inspired cuisine that will astound your taste buds. When you arrive, you will be seated at a hand-painted table. You can enjoy the luscious garden atmosphere of the pet-friendly patio. With their kid-friendly options on their menu, it is a perfect restaurant to visit with the whole family!

Sanibel Fish House

Having served Southwest Florida for twenty years, you can bet that the Sanibel Fish House serves up some incredibly delicious seafood. As the winner of some pretty amazing awards in 2015, 2017, and 2018, they clearly know what they are doing regarding fresh, locally caught seafood meals! They have an awesome casual dining room that is perfect for the entire family, with great child-friendly menu options and some delicious adult beverages for the parents! They are by far one of the best places to eat in Sanibel.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill

Based on the amazing Doc Ford novels written by Randy Wayne White, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill is a great place to bring the family to enjoy a casual dining experience and bring some of the Doc Ford tales to life. While traveling many of the Southern areas of the globe, Randy fell in love with the sauces and spices that went into these locales’ food preparation and wanted to bring those flavors back home. Doc Ford’s was opened hoping that they would be a more upscale sports bar selling food that would set them above the rest! And that is exactly what happened! Come and see what their food is all about.

Sanibel Seafood Grille

If you’re looking for a dining adventure, then you needn’t look farther than Sanibel Seafood Grille. What sets this seafood restaurant apart from the others is the various unique dining rooms spread throughout the establishment. They have a main dining area, a garden setting patio, a sports bar and lounge, and a back dining room, each with its own unique experience. The restaurant proudly cheers for the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills offering free Jello shots to bar patrons for each Bears or Bills touchdown! The kids will enjoy the various themes throughout the restaurant. Parents will love the casual dining and amazing menu options!

Cips Place Restaurant

Cips Place Restaurant is another down-to-earth restaurant for families to enjoy a great meal. The restaurant itself offers a casual and comfortable dining experience, with incredible food and good times, and has plenty within its walls to remind people of the good old days on Sanibel. Why not have a delicious family-friendly meal and end the day with a wonderful game of Mini Golf just steps away from this incredible restaurant? The kids will have a blast!

Plan Your Next Stay

With so many incredible dining options to choose from, your only task should be choosing an amazing Sanibel Island rental to go home and relax in after your meal! So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and let our attentive customer service team book you in for your next Sanibel Island vacation. With so much to do and see and so many wonderful foods to eat, you won’t be disappointed with your choice!