Doc Ford's Sanibel Bar & Grill

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 10 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924 Directions

(239) 312-4275
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Excellent options and a good sized separate menu. My daughter loved that she had so many choices. They were knowledgeable and accommodating. Good food too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Very knowledgeable- asked if it was allergy or preference. has GF menu which is most of the menu. Had tostado, spinach/artichoke flatbread, tropical salad w blackened chicken which does not have the crisps onions. Mine came out w them and the manager rushed over to apologize. Overall great food. Also mojitos are yummy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    They had a separate gluten free menu and even had a dedicated gluten free fryer, so I got to have French fries!! The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Doc Ford’s.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Best gluten free menu and delicious! I have never seen such a large gluten free menu anywhere, 3 whole pages!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Extensive gluten free menu. We tested the grilled chicken sandwich on gf bun, 1/2 roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables with Nima Sensor. Result indicated our order was gluten free. Everything was delicious.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Chef made the special gluten free for me. Large gf menu- fantastic!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Always an amazing gluten free meal. They have a diverse menu and are extremely knowledgeable. I had the tuna appetizer and the shrimp and grits. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    They have a detailed GF menu, and the food is amazing and tasty. Best fish I’ve had, and staff kept gluten from my meal. No markers or special plates though. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    ALWAYS delicious and safe! I love going here-best GF grouper sandwich ever!!! The atmosphere cannot be beat!! Cocktails are wonderful. Staff is great and knowledgeable. Hands down, my favorite restaurant at FMB. Just wish they had a dedicated fryer!! Come on Doc Ford's you can do it! :) if you've never read a Randy Wayne Wright novel featuring Doc Ford, you're missing some fantastic fiction, these are great reads!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    I’m gluten and dairy free and was ecstatic over the menu. So nice to have more than 1-2 options. The food was fantastic. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Huge gluten free menu, very attentive staff and manager, great experince. I had the paella and it was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Fabulous. They have a wonderful gluten free menu with many options that are delicious, including paella, and steamed oysters in garlic, lemon, butter with a lovely gluten free pita like bread for dipping - heaven. We went twice in a three day stay in the area. A very fun water view of the intercoastal watetway!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    This place is great. Had a good GF flatbread pizza, mussels (served with more plain flatbread), fish tacos, and a REALLY strong rum drink. Happy.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    They have an extensive gluten free menu, which is the only good thing I can say. We had to wait over 30 minutes longer than they suggested (forecasted to be an hour). The food took 50 minutes from when we ordered. It was mediocre at best. Given all the positive reviews on the site, I wonder if we were just there on a bad day.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    They have a large gluten free menu. Even gf pizza for kids! The service was slow, however.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Celiac! GF menu, knowledgeable staff, chef called hot sauce company to make sure all were GF, they were. Food was delicious. I recommend the jerk chicken tostadas!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    This place has a large selection of gluten free entrees and appetizers! They have a fairly long gluten free menu and our waiter was happy to help us with ordering.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Gluten free menu. Top quality seafood prepared well. Fun atmosphere with outstanding location right on the harbor. You can even arrive by boat and dock at the restaurant. If you don’t have a boat, you can enjoy watching the procession of craft through the harbor (everything from small inflatables, luxury yachts, working fishing vessels, and even a pirate tour boat). It can get crazy crowded at peak times, but definitely worth the wait. A great Southwest Florida dining tradition.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    7 months ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Very noisy atmosphere. We couldn’t even talk to each other as it was so loud. Gluten free menu okay but not extensive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    LOVED IT HERE! The waitresses immediately had a GF menu on hand and they were very knowledgeable about all of the GF options. I had previously seen reviews for celiac-friendly fries, but they weren’t on my GF menu so that was disappointing. I had the shrimp scampi flat bread and I could not have asked for a better meal. The food didn’t take that long to come out and it was the best tasting food, like tasted like a pizza, that I have had in so long. I wish I could go back for every meal on this trip!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Amazing...so delicious. So much better than other places on the island for gluten free. The staff is very friendly.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Absolutely hands down best place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Excellent gluten free menu with friendly and knowledgeable staff

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Great selection of gluten free options. What a treat!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    Huge menu good for celiacs

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Very large and delicious menu with lots of choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

    This restaurant takes celiac disease seriously. Our server was wonderful

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    Great crew, knowledge and awesome variety.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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
    2 years ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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.

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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