Over Easy Cafe

This past Saturday, April 15, we FINALLY tried the Over Easy Cafe.  I say finally because we have wanted to try it for years.  We have heard only fabulous things about it and we were not disappointed.

It was Saturday, April 15th around 11:30am.  We knew we would have to wait a little and we did.  They told us 30 minutes and given a pager and pointed to the little shops we could check out while we wait.  How fun!  The cutest shops ever and 1/2 hour was not enough time to see them all.  

Our buzzer went off and we were seated at a nice table inside near a window.  There are also tables outside that you can request.  We ordered grapefruit juice and cranberry juice and were very pleased that they had both as many places do not.

We ordered our breakfast and it came within 15 minutes.  I had the 2 eggs over easy and 2 slices of french toast along with 2 pieces of bacon.  YUM YUM YUM!  All of it was so good.

Jeff had the Traditional Eggs Benedict with fried potatoes.  All AMAZING!  The eggs were perfectly shaped and the hollandaise sauce was nice and light.  


We had trouble with the menu because there were so many really good choices we wanted to try.  We watched the servers carry plates to different tables and wanted to try it all!  We will be back.  This is a very family friendly, price friendly place for a delicious breakfast or lunch.  They serve till 3pm every day.


George and Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille

Tonight we tried a place we have never been to, the Sanibel Seafood Grille.  We had heard it was a very good seafood restaurant but a bit on the spendy side.  We went early, around 5pm, to beat the Friday night rush.  We were first seated outside as we requested but decided to move inside because of the small black bugs flying around.  We ended up at a nice booth.


We started off with an order of crab cakes, my favorite!  They came with a red pepper aioli on the side.  Very tasty.....  but I love crab cakes and rarely meet one I don't like!  They bring a warm loaf of sourdough bread and olive oil, parmesan and herb dipping sauce to the table as well.  I could have eaten that bread all night.  So good.

For our entrees we ordered the Drunken Grouper.  It is pan seared and sautéed with garlic, fresh chilis, and a tequila lime tomato sauce.  It is accompanied by garlic smashed potatoes and fresh vegetables (green beans with red pepper)

It was very good!  It was prepared perfectly and had a hint of spiciness.  The 2 sides were also very good.

The second entree was the Grilled Sweet Bourbon Salmon accompanied by yellow saffron rice and fresh veggies.

I loved this dish.  The bourbon sauce was yummy and the salmon was cooked medium, just the way I like it.  I loved the pineapple slice on top as well.

We had to try a dessert, of course.  They had a sampler called the Island Trio.  It was a tiny carrot cake, a tiny key lime pie, and a tiny cheese cake.  Just enough for a bit of each!

We will start with the Carrot Cake.  YUMMY!  That's all.  Loved it.

Next, the Key Lime Pie.  Great flavor!  We love love love the graham cracker crust.  A winner.

Finally, the Cheese Cake.  Delicious!!!!  For us the winner was the Key Lime but we enjoyed them all.

This was a wonderful meal and very close to our condo (right next door to Bailey's)  It is a bit spendy, however.  For the 2 of us it was almost $100 including tip.  We did not order any alcohol with our meal and just stuck with water.  They offer live entertainment every night after 9pm.  

Winter 2017 Events on Sanibel Island

If you're spending time on Sanibel this winter, here are a few events you can take advantage of. 

First is the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) Speaker Series. These hour-long lectures occur about once a week through the end of April at the CROW Visitor Education Center. Some topics this year include talks on wildlife photography, the secret life of sand dollars, and other island wildlife like manatee and ospreys.

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Did you know the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge has many educational tours and programs? Take a beach walk, learn about endangered species or take a bird and wildlife tour. These programs are completely free, although there may be parking or entrance fees. They run through Easter, but I should point out the society also runs an abbreviated schedule during the summer. Check out their website for more details.

Finally, the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum conduct daily beach walks with a marine biologist. The walks leave at 9am from the lobby of the Island Inn, just a half-mile down West Gulf Drive from our condo. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children, but each participant will receive a 50% off coupon for the Shell Museum. Reservations are required

Shell Museum beach walk

Shell Museum beach walk

If you attend any of these activities, let us know what you thought about it!