Dining

Periwinkle Place shopping center on Sanibel Island is far more than a strip mall; it is a delightful destination in its own right. You’ll find a children’s play area, beautiful tropical flowers in well-tended gardens, and shady seats overlooking cool fountains. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Periwinkle Place is Sanibel’s Hub for Island Shopping and Dining

Sanibel is not the place for mega malls and the largest shopping center on this beautiful island is Periwinkle Place. It has just 26 businesses, shops, and restaurants yet remains in keeping with... Read more
The Sanibel Lighthouse is an iconic landmark at the east end of Sanibel Island. You can’t climb the 130-year-old lighthouse, but the grounds are always open for walks along the boardwalk and nature trails. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Things to do on Sanibel, Florida

Frequently featured in the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the USA, Sanibel Island is a tiny barrier island reached by a causeway from Fort Myers, Florida. This laid-back island is 12 miles... Read more
Pepperoni pizza fresh from oven Beach Piez pizza restaurant Sanibel, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Beach Piez

By: Gillian Birch Most of us are guilty of eating over 1000 meals a year, and quite a number of those are pies, or should I say “piez”. Located in Bailey’s Shopping Center... Read more
Great food, exotic cocktails, and sunset Gulf views combine to make The Beached Whale one of Fort Myers Beach’s most popular sports bar restaurants. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Have a Whale of a Time at The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers Beach, The Beached Whale is a popular place for locals and tourists to hang out, eat, drink, and have fun. To date, this lively... Read more
MustDo.com | Fort Myers, Florida historical marker The Southwest Florida Historical Society.

Downtown Fort Myers River District

Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers has a rich past and an equally flourishing present. Built in the early 1900s, downtown Fort Myers retains a charming ambience with its... Read more
MustDo.com | Dixie Fish Co. casual Old Florida waterfront seafood restaurant Ft. Myers Beach, FL

Dixie Fish Co. in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers’ locals know that the best place to buy fresh fish is at the old shrimp docks on Fisherman’s Wharf, San Carlos Island. It follows that the best place to find excellent... Read more
MustDo.com | Dine on regional fresh Florida fish, seafood and organic produce at Il Cielo Italian restaurant Sanibel Island, Florida

Sky’s the Limit at Il Cielo Restaurant

By: Gillian Birch If you get a craving for tasty American Fusion/Eclectic cuisine, Il Cielo is the place to find it. This white-cloth restaurant raises the bar for gourmet cuisine on Sanibel Island, thanks to... Read more
MustDo.com | Scallops South Beach Grille restaurant Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Upscale Dining on Fort Myers Beach at the Art Deco South Beach Grille

Dining in Fort Myers Beach does not have to mean tasteless prawns and deep-fried-everything. The upscale South Beach Grille at the Santini Marina Plaza on Estero Blvd does away with all preconceptions by... Read more
MustDo.com | Dine waterside at Nervous Nellie's Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Unforgettable Waterfront Dining at Nervous Nellies and Ugly’s Bar

Whether you arrive by car, bicycle or boat, Nervous Nellies is always bustling with happy diners. This casual family restaurant with its unforgettable name has been a fixture of Fort Myers Beach for... Read more
MustDo.com | Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream Sanibel Island, FL. Must Do Visitor Guides

Pinocchio’s Ice Cream is a Little Taste of Tuscany on Sanibel

By Gillian Birch As colorful and popular as the fictional character it is named after, Pinocchio’s Ice Cream has been a Sanibel tradition for over 33 years. A visit to this local landmark... Read more
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