About

About Us

The Jac Sanibel Island Bar & Grille was founded in 2018 on the basic principles of family and high-quality food.

Our restaurant uses quality ingredients from Southwest Florida farmers. Our locally grown produce travels the shortest possible distance from farm to table. Our homemade pasta, fresh-never-frozen seafood and meat, hand-crafted desserts and freshly-baked bread showcase the very best of Southwest Florida. We’re honored to support our neighborhood growers and friends.

We pride ourselves on our craft and painstaking attention to detail, always striving to make sure every plate that leaves the kitchen is worthy of our esteemed guests. Our wide-ranging menu includes delicious meals made with the finest, freshest ingredients, artfully prepared to delight the senses.

Our goal is to bring back real food. We want to cultivate an atmosphere that encourages families to sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company. The Jac Sanibel Island Bar & Grille is a place for locals and visitors to feel at home!

Quote from the chef


“From the moment you walk into our restaurant, the aromatic scents and tantalizing flavors are a dead giveaway to our culinary passion and commitment to cooking with only the freshest of ingredients.”

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Happy Customers

Just stopped in on our way home from the beach and hit happy hour. What a deal!!! $3 draft beers – served in pint-sized glasses not half pint-sized plastic cups. The $5 happy hour menu is extensive and the food is fresh and delicious!!! This will not be our only visit to this great new restaurant

Bernadine S. Posted on Yelp

We ate here this evening and it was a wonderful experience start to finish. The owner was lovely and came to our table and talked with us and entertained my children. Our waiter, Cooper, was lovely, kind, and entertaining. It is always great to go to a restaurant and rather than sigh at the fact that there are two kids, everyone was very personable to them. I had the short ribs and they were delicious (though too huge to finish) and my mother had the fish which she said was lovely. And the key lime tart was amazing!! Thank you…

Melissa Bennett Posted on Google Reviews

The prices are as good as the menu! Each time I spend less money, than anywhere else and get a fresh, tasty, homemade dinner!

Sam posted on foursquare

Regardless of how many years you’ve been a vegan for and how many vegan restaurants you’ve been to – this one is exceptional in its menu & atmosphere!

John, posted on TripAdvisor

A true farm to table meal… I am beyond impressed with the ambiance and personable service, their food cannot be praised enough. I had the pan seared mahi-mahi, I’m not a fan of grapefruit, but I still wouldn’t trade my plate for my husband’s seafood risotto, which was impeccable. We also had the conch fritters, Wow! All of it was simply amazing, I can’t wait to try the captain’s burger we took home. I will be visiting the owner’s sister’s restaurant, Harriet’s, in Key Largo. Thank you for one of the best meals of my life!!

Lacey Fox Posted on Google Reviews

We came in for our staff lunch (party of 6) and all agreed that the food was awesome! I had the Caribbean Bon-Ben & it was delicious! Others had the grouper bites & steak sandwich and said they were delicious as well. Chef Phillip came out to the table to thank us for coming in, which was very nice. Love the new decor & we will definitely be back!

Tami Russell Treuheit Posted on Facebook

The new smell is so inviting, with the whole new “Farm to table” atmosphere. I loved the salmon dish. It was very flavorful and cooked to perfection. We had calamari and the grilled octopus appetizers. This place is incredible. If you are on Sanibel you must try this fabulous new restaurant, and you must try their homemade bread pudding for dessert!

Magdalena Kovacheva Posted on Facebook

Great happy hour menu! Food was amazing! Definitely going back!

Mona Strasser Posted on Facebook

The Jac is Back! Great drinks and the food is excellent; Pork belly, from the in-house smoker, was excellent! Also, recommend Mussels and the Calamari. Will be making regular visits!

Stephen Ham Posted on Google Reviews

The Jac is a great new venue for drinks and dinner. The Farm to Table menu is fabulous and the food and service outstanding. We are looking forward to the transformation of the back area of the property as well. The front bar is also a great space to have some appetizers. The conch fritters are delicious and the calamari is crisp and light. Eve has done a wonderful job creating The Jac.

Pfeifer Realty Group Posted on Google Reviews

The prices are as good as the menu! Each time I spend less money, than anywhere else and get a fresh, tasty, homemade dinner!

Amanda Lee posted on TripAdvisor

Some of the freshest and most delicious food I have ever had on the island! The service was amazing, along with the staff and environment.

Darby Pfeifer Posted on Google Reviews

Dining out for dinner 4 days in Sanibel/Captiva, best dining experience to date. Food excellent and service by John was on point.

Troy Rambeau Posted on Google Reviews