Doc Ford's Sanibel Bar & Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-8311
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    5 ratingAugust 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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    5 ratingAugust 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 ratingJuly 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 ratingJuly 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 ratingMay 19, 2017

    Great selection of gluten free options. What a treat!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2017

    Very large and delicious menu with lots of choices.

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    5 ratingMarch 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 ratingJune 06, 2016

    Great crew, knowledge and awesome variety.

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    5 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 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 ratingNovember 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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    1 ratingNovember 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 ratingFebruary 07, 2014

    Great selection! Knowledgeable and helpful for gluten free options.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm

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