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“Casey Steered Us in ALL the Right Directions!”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is the place to find the best Caribbean flavors on Sanibel Island and surrounding areas! It is named after the character from author Randy Wayne White's best-selling book series and is a favorite dining spot for travelers from all over the world as well as a favorite for the locals looking for great food and atmosphere!
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Our bartender, Casey, in the upstairs bar was beyond fantastic! From the beer to the cocktails, to the appetizer to the food, to the dessert martinis, she steered us in ALL the right directions! Not only was Casey awesome, but the food was incredibly amazing! Every bite was heavenly. The design and décor of the restaurant/bar is also super cool, very warm, inviting, comfortable, customized, and elevated. We had a great meal, good conversation, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We highly recommend sitting at the upstairs bar with Casey as your bartender. She really made our dining experience top notch. If we ever find ourselves in Sanibel, Florida again, we will definitely be back to Doc Ford's!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank aligage72
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Doc Ford, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant! We always take note of the comments and compliments made by our customers about our service as well as our food. We hope to hear from you again. We will pass along your kind words over to Casey.

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Reviewed 27 February 2021

By far the best place to eat on Sanibel. The outdoor seating was a fantastic place to enjoy lunch. Our server Margaux was a true professional. We enjoyed a beet salad with shrimp and burrata cheese that was out of this world!

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank Cheryl P
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Doc Ford, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

We must have done something right to receive such an amazing review! Thank you for sharing your Doc Ford's experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to hear from you again in the future. We will pass along your kind words over to Margaux.

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Reviewed 27 February 2021

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Doc Ford's. Their menu is diverse and the chef has put together unique, "made from scratch" dishes for all kinds of appetites. We would highly recommend the beach bread that was particularly tasty and fresh. Would also like to give cudos to Margaux, our server, who was incredible. Hope to see Margaux at Doc's again soon!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank David H
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Doc Ford, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service provided by our wonderful staff. We will pass along your kind words over to Margaux.

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Reviewed 26 February 2021

First time time to the area and decided to try Doc's. We were soooo happy we did. We did not have reservations, but we were happy to sit inside so had no wait. We were fortunate to be served by Margeaux who was tremendous. Extremely friendly and professional but more importantly must love her job because it shows. She was awesome! The manager stopped by to check on us as well and we let him know how good the service had been. The food lived up to the service. Everything was excellent. The Ceviche was great as was the Conch Chowder. However the Yucatan Shrimp was amazing. If I lived in the area, this would be a go to place each week. Great ambiance and plenty of outdoor seating as well. The COVID protocols were also excellent with tables spaced, staff in masks, and everything very well cleaned. We watched the bussers clear and clean tables and they left nothing to chance. All in all a great experience. We loved everything about Doc Ford's.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Doc Ford, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

We must have done something right to receive such an amazing review! Thank you for sharing your Doc Ford's experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to hear from you again in the future. We will pass along your kind words over to Margeaux.

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Reviewed 26 February 2021

How could you not stop here after reading all the books. Lived up to our expectations except conch sandwiches were not on the menu. Casey our server was great

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank 575dorothyr
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Doc Ford, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your Doc Ford's experience with us! We are happy to hear our food, as well as our service, were up to par. We hope to hear again from you in the future. We will pass along your kind words over to Casey.

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