The Crackerbox

Do you know of this little gem just off the causeway in Fort Myers? 

The Crackerbox was recently named one of the “Best Sanibel Area Restaurants” by Food Critic Jean Le Bouef of the Fort Myers News-Press when listing restaurants that are “beloved by us locals for being good, reasonable and oh-so-close to our beautiful beaches.”

JLB writes: “Time hasn’t been kind to Fort Myers’  » Read more

Update on The Jacaranda

Thanks to our friends at The Islander for this update. Excerpt of article by Tiffany Repecki follows.
We’ll keep you posted on the re-opening as we learn more!

The Jacaranda Restaurant has switched hands and the new owners are nearing an opening date.

Re-opening as The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar, Eve and Alex Alves purchased the restaurant from Dr.  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Here!

The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for more than two dozen favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2018.

This year’s participants include:

1. Blue Giraffe
2. The Bubble Room
3.  » Read more

Scrumptious New Brunch Options

One of our guests’ favorite waterview restaurants is the Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort — just “next door” from Ocean’s Reach via a short beach walk.

Earlier this month, the restaurant introduced new brunch options that are sure to please.

On Sundays, in addition to their usual offerings, the restaurant has incorporated five different themed brunch items that will be rotated on a weekly basis.  » Read more

Sanibel Fresh

Photo credit: Artis Henderson, Special to The News-Press

Article by Artis Henderson, originally published in The News-Press:

Sanibel recently got an update to its healthy-eating options.

In August, Sanibel Fresh opened in the former Bennett’s Fresh Roast space on the island, swapping out doughnuts and coffee for acai bowls, Florida-brewed kombucha and locally sourced meats,  » Read more

Sushi Anyone?

Bailey’s General Store now offers fresh daily sushi for sale at their Seafood Market counter.

Shima Japanese Steakhouse, located at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa right around the corner from Ocean’s Reach, has partnered with Bailey’s to provide sushi options for store shoppers. Each day, the sushi is rolled by the chefs at Shima Grab N Go and transported to Bailey’s where it is available for purchase.  » Read more

Sprinkled with Love

It’s the most delightful doughnut-ful day of the week!

On Sanibel, you can follow an irresistible bakery aroma across the island and pretty much find anything that can be glazed, drizzled, frosted or sprinkled.

We dare you to head over to the Sanibel Island Bakery at Bailey’s General Store and just try to make a selection.  Known for both their Cronut,  » Read more

So Sweet, Indeed!

Sweet Melissa’s Café, a “must go again” for many of our guests, has been named as one of the top 10 restaurants in South Florida by USA Today.

Landing at number five on the list of the Best Restaurants in South Florida, USA Today touts the restaurant’s creative menu that is packed with fresh, local produce, seafood, beef and everything in-between.  » Read more

A Flash from the Past


Snapshot of Timmy’s Nook on Captiva Island before it was demolished in 1994. From 1952 to 1994, Timmy’s Nook was a popular gathering place frequented by natives and tourists alike. In 1994, under new ownership, Timmy’s was rebuilt and renamed The Green Flash.

Photo courtesy of the Captiva Island Historical Society Archives.

The History Gallery, developed by the Captiva Island Historical Society,  » Read more

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