Lazy Flamingo

1036 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, Florida 33957-6915
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Cuisine: Seafood
$$ ($10-15 per entree)
Features: Outdoor Dining, Sports Bar

The Lazy Flamingo is a down-homey type of place where the food is consistently good.

Locals and visitors alike become repeat customers, flocking here for the reasonably priced food, a wide choice of beers iced down in a huge box behind the bar, and the sports TVs. Some of that beer is used to steam shrimp and a collection of oysters, clams, and spices known as “The Pot.”

Best pick, however, is grouper from the charcoals, as either a main course or a sandwich. The flamingo-pink menu has sandwiches, burgers, fish platters, and atomically spicy Dead Parrot Wings (they’re so hot they can raise the dead).

Fillet your own catch, and the chef will cook it to order for you. Happy-hour prices prevail whenever football games are on (Frommer’s)