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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is a seafood spot on Sanibel Island serving island-inspired cocktails and Caribbean flavors in a casual space. Their pet-friendly patio features ceiling fans and outdoor heaters that will be sure to keep you and Fido comfortable as you enjoy your meal at one of several outdoor tables. Visit Website

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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 6,916 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Julie W.
    Jul. 30, 2022
    Dog Friendly

    we were able to bring our puppy with us to the outdoor seating area. He was also the first to get served!! They brought out a bowl of ice cold water for him! Not to mention this is a great restaurant for families. Great drinks and great Kids menu that come with ice cream sandwiches!

  • Elizabeth
    Jun. 19, 2022
    Don't go! Only Tolerates Dogs.

    There was no recognition of the dogs nor service to our 2 well behaved boxers. And when I ordered the babies a hamburger Pattie, the waiter came back and said that the dogs could not eat there. We went ahead and stayed because we had already ordered. The food was mediocre at best. We were expecting much more than frozen fish patties and Sam's Club barbecue. My daughter ordered the crab cakes which came 2 on a plate undercooked and the size of a quarter. I do recommend and will never go there again.

  • Carrie
    May. 24, 2022
    Great food and shade for pup

    Wonderful food and drinks. Very dog friendly. Huge shaded patio with a nice breeze. Wouldn’t bring a water dish but okay with us having our own. Highly recommend!!

  • Tina
    May. 8, 2022
    Excellent food and very dog-friendly!!!

    Very nice outdoor patio, excellent food and cocktails, and very dog-friendly staff! A great place to chill out with the pup after a day on the beach!

  • Bob
    May. 5, 2022
    One of our favorite places to eat on Sanibel.

    Very clean and food was excellent. Great place to take Fido any time!

  • Kate
    Nov. 26, 2021

    great food, service, atmosphere and dog friendly. we sat on the patio with the pups. Everyone loved their meals! Friendly staff is much appreciated.

  • Wayne
    Aug. 11, 2021
    Hot Diggety Dawg!

    Great ambiance, casual, yet elegant in a simple and accessible way. The menu mirrors the same. Paella and Caesar together with Pinot Grigio and the hot fresh bead mini baguette that came out was unexpectedly delightful. The service was caraway good, and Dadsy should know since he has been in the restaurant box for 35 -plus years. Bring your own water dish though. Read the “service dog” review before writing this, and am happy to report it is no longer an issue

  • Kaylee
    Jun. 16, 2021
    Amazing experience

    The staff treated our dogs like royalty! Our pups were hot from the beach. Gordy our host aimed the fan at them. Frank our watier got our dogs iced water and refills without us asking. The patio downstairs has a great view. Food was great. I will 100% go back again and again!

  • Jason
    Oct. 16, 2020
    Excellent food and covered patio

    Perfect spot for an outdoor meal when the weather isn't perfect. The staff was very welcoming to our dogs, and the food is amazing.

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