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2 Sep 2020
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No doubt about it, 2020 was a hard hit for Florida businesses, especially restaurants, as all on-property dining was restricted leaving those remaining open to resort to take-out and delivery only.  For some, either or both was a new concept, but many managed to work through with understanding patrons and delivery companies like Sanibel Delivery ( 239-308-5353).  But it was a tremendous relief when indoor dining was restored to 25% and later (currently) 50% capacity.  Through such efforts, we continue to keep SanCap Safe from COVID-19.

Traditionally, as kids are back in school and autumn approaches, some restaurants in Southwest Florida take advantage of the lull in tourism to close from anywhere from a week to a month or at least reduce their hours (dinner only).  This year, not as many eateries are opting to do this, possibly in order to make up for the loss of business when the City of Sanibel blocked all arrivals (hotels, motels, resorts, and vacation rentals) as part of the “Safer-At-Home” order from March through much of May.

Cip’s Place will be open for dinner only until further notice.

Joey’s Custard will be closed September 5th through 30th.

The Mucky Duck will not be serving lunch September 14th through 17th, but will still be open for dinner.

Schnapper’s Hots will be closed from September 10th through 14th.

Sweet Melissa’s Café will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 – 9:00.

Trader’s will be open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 – 9:00.

Traditions on the Beach (at the Island Inn) will be closed September 7th through 29th.

Paper Fig Kitchen (at Tahitian Gardens plaza) will be closed September 5th through 20th.

The Bleu Rendezvous Bistro is current closed from July through September, reopening October 1st.

Please check the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce’s list of “alternative hours” below.

We hope that, during your stay, you will help support our locally-owned restaurants while you Book Direct and Save!