Our Story

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."
- Gorge Bernard Shaw

Sanibeldishes.com was born out of two things: My love for Sanibel Island and the restaurants that occupy it. I have been visiting Sanibel Island since 1981. Besides the usual sun, sand, surf and of course shells one of the things I enjoy most about Sanibel Island are the restaurants. Both Sanibel and Captiva have laid claim to restaurateurs and chefs from all over the globe. The islands provide culinary delights to match every appetite, each reflecting the savory spirit of this tropical paradise.

Being a veteran of the food industry for 35 years and owning my own restaurants for 16 of those years really gives me an appreciation of what goes into a creation of a dish and running a restaurant for that matter. There’s the ambiance and the service of course but the real star of the show is the food. The food is what’s going to bring you back. The food is what’s going to give you that lasting memory that you’ll be telling your family and friends about.

That’s why I created Sanibeldishes.com. I want to know about the food. Tell me about the food and what makes it memorable. Have you ever told someone that you were going to a certain restaurant and they said “You have to get the….it’s the best ever!” That’s the valuable information I am seeking. Sanibeldishes.com will help connect you with those popular dishes and drinks on the island.

Check out Sanibeldishes.com. It’s all about the food!

Mike Waltz