Doc Ford's Sanibel Bar & Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
91% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 Directions

(239) 472-8311
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 26, 2017

    Excellent gluten free menu with friendly and knowledgeable staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 11, 2017

    Best GF meal. Very knowledgeable staff. Separate GF menu. The grouper was delicious. Also they have a dedicated fryer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 04, 2017

    Amazing food! Had the margarita pizza on a gluten free flatbread, and it was delicious! They do have a gluten free fryer, and the fries are terrific! I have been twice since being diagnosed with Celiac, and have had Absolutely no issues. Visit if you have he chance

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 23, 2017

    This restaurant was amazing! The staff was knowledgeable and they had a lot of gluten free options. I have been here a few times and totally love it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 05, 2017

    This place had an actual tri-fold GF menu full of amazing choices. My teenage daughter had the beef cheesesteak and I had a cheeseburger, both on the best GF rolls we've tasted in a long time. The fries have a dedicated GF fryer rounding out this awesome meal. **There are two Doc Ford's locations in Captiva; only this one has the dedicated fryer as it's a brand new kitchen. The chef came out and explained his fiancé has a dairy allergy and he now understands why prepping food safely is such a big deal. Wonderful experience all around!

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    5 rating
    May 19, 2017

    Great selection of gluten free options. What a treat!

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    5 rating
    March 17, 2017

    Very large and delicious menu with lots of choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 14, 2017

    Another great visit. Very nice Gluten-Free menu and knowledgeable staff. I had the blackened Grouper sandwich with GF bun and side salad with balsamic vinegar and oil from cruets. Delicious. IMPORTANT NOTE: they have relocated to a beautiful new building near the old location. The new address is 2500 Island Inn Road. 02-17-2016 review: Great luncheon. GF menu. Knowledgeable server. Had Campeche Fish Tacos with GF corn taco option. Best tasting beans and rice I have ever had. Staff showed their allergy awareness by bringing a fresh batch of Papaya poco de gallo direct to our table and explaining they had just prepared carefully to ensure no contamination. Excellent food and attentive service while restaurant was packed at noon rush. This is a top notch operation.

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    5 rating
    June 06, 2016

    Great crew, knowledge and awesome variety.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 24, 2016

    The options were quite expansive. They now have a specific gluten free menu with many items and statements on how to order certain items gluten free. We did have a miss on the appetizer. Despite the server and us both saying no bread the mussels got plated with bread. Fortunately it was off to one side so our daughter still had several to choose from. The waiter was apologetic and was prepared to take it back but it worked out. We all had gf meals and so she was able to sample quite a bit. Banana leaf snapper, steamed shrimp in bay, paella and fish tacos. There isn't much in the way of gf desserts I saw, but we had no room anyway. Very good food, no reactions, solid process in place to accommodate.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 18, 2016

    They have a gluten free menu and are happy to accommodate Celiacs. They seem to be very careful with cross contamination and they "flag" your food as an allergy in the kitchen and cook it in a different oven.

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    4 rating
    April 21, 2015

    We went twice to the one on Captiva Island. They were very knowledgable both times we went. They don't have a ton of options but I felt like my daughter was in good hands. The manager came out and personally delivered her meals and dessert. She is very sensitive to even the slightest cross contamination and she didn't have a reaction. Overall very good just wish they had more options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 12, 2014

    They place is great.... I was worried when reading the reviews above about soy sauce, but the have obviously corrected there error and have in big lettering on the gluten free menu to order without soy sauce.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 05, 2014

    Please DO NOT eat here if you have Celiac disease. Our initial impression was very good as we ended up with a server that seemed knowledgeable. I explained to him that I have Celiac and must worry about gf ingredients as well as cross contamination. I ordered the Ribeye entree as my dinner and the server assured me all ingredients were gf. Three bites into my dinner I realized I was tasting soy sauce. I called the manager over and he checked with the kitchen who advised him they had in fact used soy sauce on the vegetables. He offered to make me a new one but that didn't help because I knew the evening would be spent vomiting. They took the meal off of the check and comped our drinks. I found Doc Fords on this website and needless to say I was very upset by my experience.

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    5 rating
    February 07, 2014

    Great selection! Knowledgeable and helpful for gluten free options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 20, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Flatbreads & shrimp tacos are the go to. Great options. Lots of options. Every single time the manager has come out to talk to me which rarely seems to happen anywhere else let alone every single time. I usually get a flatbread. Best part is my entire family (who can have gluten) love the place so we go every time we're visiting. Their shrimp tacos are delicious too

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 13, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Awesome food! I couldn't have had a better gluten free meal!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 07, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    never thought I would find Paella gluten free. great gluten free menu. very helpful.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    April 28, 2017

    5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924

    sehr grosse GF Speisekarte für erwachsene ein Traum. leider nichts für unseren Zöliakie Sohn drauf.

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    5 rating
    April 20, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Very helpful GF menu and delicious food with a fantastic view!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 12, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Huge menu good for celiacs

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 28, 2017

    5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924

    They have a very extensive gluten free menu and seem to know what they are doing. My food was very good.

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    4 rating
    February 28, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Fun place. Love all the clever decorations/ bathroom. (You have to go there to understand). They have a gluten free menu. My build your own burger was great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 12, 2017

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Great gluten free menu! Food was delicious. Awesome atmosphere and view. Gluten-free Flatbread for sandwiches was great. Manager came to our table after we ordered to assure us that the GF meal would have special handling to ensure safety and no cross contamination.

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    4 rating
    August 28, 2016

    5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924

    They have a Gluten Free Menu, many dishes are the same from the regulare menu, that simply needs to be ordered GF. Burgers come with no bun, no dedicated fryer. They seems to be informed about celiac and cross contamination but we didn't risk it and had a cheeseburger no bin and we were fine.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 16, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    This restaurant takes celiac disease seriously. Our server was wonderful

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 12, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Fabulous food! Knowledgable staff! Someone even came out to assure me that they alerted the chef about my meal.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 20, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    the gf menu had lots of options. i feel great this morning, so i will definitely go back. the waiter was helpful and patient with my questions. the bar tenders really had no idea however.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 22, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    I honestly wonder if they have a Celiac working there or someone associated with this company that is Celiac. They know exactly what to do and recommend. When the waitress offered the fancy drinks I asked her if I they were GF. She went to the bar and returned to tell me that I should stick to the simpler choices or wine. I was impressed with honesty. I had two meals there during our vacation week and had zero problems.

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    5 rating
    February 29, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Food was amazing! Atmosphere was so fun! Definitely going back!

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    5 rating
    February 17, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Delicious flavorful food. My boyfriend and I shared the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos and they were incredible. Friendly staff and beautiful views overlooking the water

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 12, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Excellent food, knowledgeable staff, and a gluten free menu. A manager even came out to discuss the gluten free options. Awesome seafood. I had the shrimp and grits and it was truly awesome. A MUST DO.

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    5 rating
    January 07, 2016

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    5 stars for having a separate gluten free menu so I don't have to weed through what I can't have. Really good gluten free flatbread pizzas and the gluten free bread is phenomonal! Get one of the shrimp boils with a side of gluten free bread that you can use to dunk in all of the flavorful buttery goodness!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 29, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Fantastic service and great food! The manager even came out to talk to me. I have a severe wheat allergy and celiac, I have to carry an epi pen...I never worry at this restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 21, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    I highly recommend this place. Many GF options. If you tell them you are gluten free due to a medical condition (like my celiac) they mark the ticket as such and cook your food on a dedicated gluten free line. The wait staff was very conscientious and notified me whenever they brought a gluten dish to the table. The kitchen staff came out before preparing my food to double check my restictions. I felt very safe. And the food is good too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 11, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Excellent! Server asked if I was GF by preference or medical reason so she could have prepared accordingly. Island shrimp and grits was a delightful dinner!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 22, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    We had several meals at Doc's. Most were at the south seas resort. Great variety for gluten free. Fresh seafood. The salads were fantastic.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 21, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Impressed. The GF menu is huge with a variety of fantastic options. After I gave the waiter my order and before I could spit out my celiac routine & questions, the waiter asked if I was ordering for dietary preference or a medical condition because the chef would need to know if my food needs to be prepared in a separate area. Whoa! Never had someone offer up this information before. I always have to initiate the (often awkward) conversation so this proactive approach on the restaurants part was pretty exciting. The food was awesome, best fish tacos I've ever had. It's the day after and I'm in the clear, no issues. A great celiac find!

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    5 rating
    February 20, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Several choices on separate menu. My son has Celiac, and had no issues the next day. Friendly staff, delicious food, fun atmosphere right on the water. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 09, 2015

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    good number of GF dishes. had a burger, not much of a fish eater. very good burger with flat bread, realy a grilled pizza crust, so it didn't crumble like many breads or buns. everyone else loved their meals as well

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 16, 2014

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Has an awesome gf menu. Had the Yucatan shrimp taco. Loaded with shrimp and awesome flavor of u like spice. Kids loved the fish fingers and pizza and husband loved blackened grouper Sandwich. Prices are average for seafood in area

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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