Doc Fords Shrimp on Sanibel Island
Pork Sandwich Doc Fords on Sanibel Island
Tuna at Doc Fords on Captiva Island
Pork Ribs at Doc Fords on Sanibel Island

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille


Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille is great for a sit-down meal serving up delicious Caribbean flavors and plentiful fresh fish. This casual beach-themed island institute has an extensive premier rum selection and other original cocktails. A favorite with the local’s Doc Ford’s has a location on both Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and, Fort Myers. The Original Doc Ford’s was on Sanibel Island. Make sure to check out their highly recommended signature dish, the Yucatan Shrimp! The inspiration for Doc Ford’s came from the books and explorations of local novelist Randy Wayne White.


Doc Ford’s Sanibel
2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
239-472-8311

Doc Ford’s Captiva
5400 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva, FL 33924
239-312-4275

Doc Ford’s Fort Myers
708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-765-9660

All Locations Hours of Operation:
11:00am – 10pm
7 days a week

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From Author Randy Wayne Wright

“Doc Ford is the baseball-loving, tropical adventurer who – not so surprisingly – has spent a lot of time in the same far flung countries that I wrote about when I was a monthly columnist for places such as Cuba, Cambodia, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Borneo, and all over South and Central America. It was while traveling for Outside and other magazines I came to know and love the superb cuisine of the rural tropics.”

Check out Randy Wayne White’s “Gulf Coast Cookbook” HERE

Check out Randy Wayne White’s “Sanibel Flats” HERE

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Time Flies When You’re Having Rum!

Doc Ford’s is known for their extensive rum selection and signature cocktails, make sure you grab a delicious mojito!

rum cocktail from Doc Fords on Sanibel Island

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