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Tipsy Turtle


Check out this News-Press article featuring Tipsy Turtle, the restaurant which currently occupies the Periwinkle Way space that housed The Jacaranda — longtime island dining institution — for decades.

Happily, the article states that “from The Jacaranda to The Jac to Tipsy Turtle, a longtime Sanibel restaurant space has found a thriving new tenant”!

The article continues, “Tipsy Turtle’s food matches its island theme with tropical favorites such as crab cakes, rum-glazed meats, shrimp dishes and the catch-of-the-day, along with more casual fare such as soups, salads and burgers.”  The menu is also served late night, and the restaurant has recently opened for breakfast, as well.

While much has changed at this iconic island eatery, the late-night action has remained consistent.  Tipsy Turtle’s “back bar” offers up live music every night, and Bar Manager Sean Donnelly has crafted a whimsical list of cocktails, including the “Tasty as Shell” mojito and Candy Coolers topped with sticks of rock candy.

The article highlights some of the challenges that owner Eve Alves has had since purchasing the restaurant in 2017, where son Nicholas works as general manager and sister Harriette, who had a successful bakery business in the Florida Keys for many years, whips up many of the scrumptious desserts.

“We have something for everyone here,” Alves said. “Dining inside, outside, distance, games, music, kids, pets.  It’s clean, and you can rest assured you’ll have great food and lots of fun.”

To read the article, click here!

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