The Area’s Best Burger Spots

Nothing says vacation quite like an indulgent meal out. While you’re staying in Sanibel, you’ll have access to a wide range of amazing Sanibel restaurants. While our island specializes in seafood delicacies, you’ll find cuisines from all over the world. There really is something from everyone when it comes to food on Sanibel. The weather in Sanibel is pretty gorgeous all year round.

If you’re hankering after a juicy, indulgent burger, here are three of the best spots to enjoy the all-American classic in the Florida sunshine. 

Multiple burgers ready to be served

Cheeburger

Our first pick is the famous Cheeburger. This burger joint is an all-round favorite of islanders and vacationers alike. You may have come across Cheeburger in the past, as the chain has other locations across the country. The Sanibel Cheeburger doesn’t disappoint.

Cheeburger is all about putting you in the driver seat. This eatery lets you choose your burger size and your toppings. You can even opt for a sandwich, a chicken burger, or a hot dog. Cheeburger has tons of choices and will satisfy even the pickiest eater. The joint also offers a wide array of delectable sides, including fries and rings with a range of unmissable dipping sauces.

Head to Cheeburger to create your very own signature burger and indulge in a delicious meal that you’ll remember for months or even years to come. The atmosphere in the restaurant also leaves nothing to be desired. With kind staff and plenty of seating, you and the family can enjoy your burgers in the restaurant or head out to enjoy them by the beach.

Schnapper’s Hots

3 burgers on the table ready to eat in Sanibel Island

Our second pick for the best burger spot in Sanibel is Schnapper’s Hots. This amazing burger joint specializes in hot dogs. If you think you’ve tried a good hot dog, you don’t know what you’re missing at Schnappers. These dogs are serious in size, toppings, and flavor. 

The eatery has been around for over 20 years and is now a landmark in town. It’s known for its friendly, family-oriented atmosphere, along with its tantalizingly delicious food. In addition to juicy, old-school hot dogs dripping in toppings, you’ll find some truly tasty side dishes like hand-battered fries and Vidalia onion rings. You’ll also find delicious burgers and cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, and award-winning ice cream for dessert.

You’ll love Schnappers for its old-school diner atmosphere. The logo design gives you a good idea of the vibe you can expect. Think retro design and a classic diner feel, complete with plush seating, checkered floor, and friendly staff.  

RC Otter’s 

RC Otter’s is our final pick for burgers on Sanibel. And it’s not hard to see why! From the first moment you lay eyes on this magical restaurant, you and your family will be captivated. The colorful, whimsical, beach decor sets the mood from the get-go. There is plenty of outdoor seating so you can enjoy the hot Florida sunshine in the afternoon or the cool evening breeze under the fairy lights in the evening. 

When it comes to burgers, RC Otter’s know what they’re doing. Enjoy a delicious melty cheeseburger with a side of fries or go for one of the other numerous options on the menu. The menu is available every single day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We recommend trying the delicious quesadillas or one of the fresh fish basket dishes if you aren’t in the mood for a burger. 

The restaurant is a lovely place to have a sit-down meal. On some days, you’ll even be treated to live music and entertainment to accompany your meal. Or, if you prefer some peace and quiet, take out is also available. The beach is close by, so you’ll be able to watch the sunset with some of the tastiest food on the island.

Sunset by the Sanibel Lighthouse

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