About Us

Blue Giraffe 1

Blue Giraffe 2

Legend has it that the name Blue Giraffe came from the daughters of the restaurant’s previous owners. One girl’s favorite color was blue, and the other’s favorite animal was the giraffe!

The original Blue Giraffe on Periwinkle Way has been family-owned and operated since 2016.

Fresh and delicious food has always been Blue Giraffe’s priority, and the satisfaction of every guest is our goal.

Both restaurants cater to the locals and tourists who love the casual atmosphere, pet-friendly patio dining, and friendly service. But the focus remains on the food. A glance at the extensive menus shows the full range of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Blue Giraffe at Periwinkle Place

Blue Giraffe at Periwinkle Place opens at 8 a.m., serving breakfast until noon. Lunch is served from 11 to 5, dinner from 5 to 8 or close, and takeout is always available. Blue Giraffe is located in Periwinkle Place, 2075 Periwinkle Way, in the Periwinkle Place Shops. There is free parking in front and in back. Please call ahead for takeout!

Blue Giraffe 2 at Beachview Estates

A second Blue Giraffe restaurant opened in December 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. The owners wanted to retain the island-inspired, casual atmosphere of the original restaurant, while bringing some new elements to the island.
Blue Giraffe 2 at Beachview Estates is located at 1100 Par View Drive, next to the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The focus remains on the food, which is served for lunch and dinner, 11 – 8 Sunday through Thursday, and 11 – 9 Friday and Saturday. A fabulous brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 – 3. Blue Giraffe 2 closes at 3 on Sundays from May through September.
Like the original Periwinkle Place restaurant, guests may dine, inside, at the bar, on our pet-friendly patio, or takeout. The full liquor bar features all-day Happy Hour every day from 11 – 6. Reservations are recommended at Blue Giraffe 2. Please call ahead for reservations and takeout!

Live Music

Local musicians perform live in our main dining room, with the sound piped out to our patio, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from December through March. When the schedule is available, we post it on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Please like and follow us to stay up to date!

Art Exhibits

We are also pleased to display large-format artworks by local visual artists year-round on a monthly rotation. We post announcements of new exhibits on Facebook and Instagram

Dinner Club

The Dinner Club at Blue Giraffe 2 is a unique addition to the island. Among other benefits, our Dinner Club members enjoy a large game room, which includes a pool table, shuffleboard table, card and game tables, and massage recliners in front of an 85-inch screen. Here’s a summary of current benefits. Please call us for more information! 

Couples $1,995
Single $1,195
(annually, plus tax)

Twelve Member Dinners per person

  • Soup and salad, entrée, dessert, first glass of beer or wine, tax and tip included
  • $60 – 70 per meal value
  • Use anytime and with anyone you choose
  • Reservations in our private dining room or preferred reservations in the Clubhouse, dining room and patio

10% off Member’s food, beverages and merchandise at
         both Blue Giraffe locations

Exclusive Use of Clubhouse

  • Reservations aren’t necessary, but they assure priority use of the pool, shuffleboard and game tables, and massage recliners at the 85” big-screen TV
  • No children under 21
  • $10 daily guest fee for non-members

Member Events (after the health crisis ends)