Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Sure to Inspire a Few Stories

If you’ve never heard of Southwest Florida institution Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, you soon will. Inspired by a character in a best-selling novel, in turn inspired by Sanibel and Captiva Islands and days spent out on the water, Doc Ford’s is a perennial local favourite. You’ll be inspired, too. By the mouth-watering Caribbean flavors on order here.

Enjoy fresh seafood and dishes that are prepared in house every day including Doc Ford’s Original Lime Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich, Yucatan Shrimp tacos, or a traditional Cuban sandwich. Try the seared tuna, Shake and Shuck shrimp, and oysters on the half shell. Of course at a rum bar, you’ll want to try a signature island mojito, a rum-infused cocktail, or something from their extensive Premium Rum Selection. A sports bar with heart and soul.

Appetizers Doc's Beach Bread $8.95 Baked french bread topped with cheddar, Monterey Jack, bleu cheese crumbles, and diced tomatoes. A Doc ford's Original! Captiva Crab Cakes $12.95 Pan-fried beach-style, served with *jicama coleslaw and finished with a superb Key Lime butter sauce (hi-ca-ma - the "water chestnut" of South America) Fried Calamari $11.95 Lightly breaded, hand-cut tender calamari served with our house-made cocktail sauce Heat Island Chicken Wings $8.95 Ten wings crisply-fried and tossed with your choice of mild, medium, hot, blind pass, sweet chili, or teriyaki sauce. Served with celery and Doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing. Buffalo Shrimp $9.95 Crispy breaded shrimp with a spicy twist, with choice of mild, medium, or hot sauce. Also available as sweet chili or teriyaki Doc Ford's Famous Fish Fingers $8.95 Fried golden brown, served with Doc's tartar sauce *Seared Tuna Appetizer $12.95 Served rare atop chilled rice noodles that have been tossed with crispy Asian veggies, fresh herbs, and a Thai peanut vinaigrette. We top it off with a sweet soy drizzle and wasabi coulis Bayamo Black Bean Dip $8.95 Cuban black beans topped with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños. Served with corn tortilla chips Chicken Tenders $8.95 Lightly fried, served with buttermilk ranch and honey mustard dressings (also available Buffalo-style) Mussels $12.95 Steamed in a broth of roasted garlic, shallots, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, white zinfandel, and a hint of cream and butter Caribbean Jerk Tostados $7.95 Corn tortillas topped with jerk chicken, Cuban black beans, melted Monterey Jack cheese, cabbage, tomato, and cilantro salad.
Sandwiches Grouper Sandwich $16.95 Fresh grouper grilled, blackened, or fried. Served with Doc's tartar sauce on a freshly baked Kaiser Doc Ford's Original Lime Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich $10.95 Seared, baked and served on a freshly baked Kaiser, topped with house slaw and spicy remoulade. Voted Best Fish Sandwich! *Hamburger $9.95 Prime hand pattied ground beef grilled to your desire, with lettuce, tomato, onion on a freshly baked Kaiser
Add cheese $1.00 • Add bacon $1.00
Chicken Sandwich $9.95 Chicken breast prepared to your liking - grilled, blackened, fried or Buffalo, served on a fresh baked Kaiser with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle Maine Lobster Roll $17.95 Diced Maine lobster blended with mayonnaise and celery. Piled high on a traditional split-top toasted brioche roll. You will think you're in Maine! The Cuban $9.95 Traditional style with ham, slow roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles on a crispy Cuban roll Sanibel Cheese Steak $10.95 Shaved beef, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers and mushrooms smothered in Swiss cheese and folded in to a baguette Panamaniac's Pulled Pork $9.95 Slow-roasted barbecued pork in our one-of-a-kind BBQ sauce, secret spices from the Panamaniacs, topped with house slaw, served on a freshly baked Kaiser
Dinkin's Bay Raw Bar *Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail $8.95 Fresh shrimp in our Florida citrus marinade, tossed with fresh lime juice, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes **Oysters on the Half Shell Fresh Gulf oysters, shucked to order and served chilled with fresh lemon and cocktail sauce or steamed with white wine, garlic and butter
1/2 doz. $8.95 • Full doz. $15.95
Peel-and-Eat Shrimp You'll love these Gulf shrimp steamed in Amazon spices then chilled and served with house-made cocktail sauce and lemon
1/2 lb. $13.95 • Full Pound $29.95
Yucatan Shrimp Our Signature Dish Tomlinson traveled to the Bay of Ascension, Quintana Roo, Mexico to fish for bonefish and came back with this great recipe. Steamed shrimp in a dressing of real butter, garlic, mild Colombian chilies, fresh cilantro, and Key lime juice.
1/2 Pound $15.95 • Full Pound $28.95
Salads Tropical Salad $14.95 We combined fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, mandarin oranges, sundried cherries, spiced pecans, and homemade crispy onions tossed in our very own secret balsamic vinaigrette dressing The Old School Iceberg Salad $7.95 One huge hunk of local farm lettuce, red onions, carrot threads, chopped bacon, diced tomatoes, and homemade croutons with Doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing Chicken Taco Salad $12.95 Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in avocado feta vinaigrette and topped with Jack and cheddar cheeses, black bean, jicama salsa, grilled chicken and tomato pico de gallo, surrounded by corn tortilla chips Steak Salad $14.95 Chimichurri-marinated flat iron steak, asparagus, grilled red onions and kale, over mixed greens tossed in chimichurri vinaigrette and topped with avocado and bleu cheese crumbles Southwestern Cobb Salad $12.95 Blackened chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and bacon served over chopped romaine lettuce tossed in zesty chipotle ranch dressing with Jack and cheddar cheeses, roasted corn, and Roma tomatoes Sanibel Spinach Salad $11.95 Bleu cheese crumbles, spiced pecans, grape tomatoes, and Granny Smith apples, tossed with a caramelized onion and smoked bacon dressing Mozzarella de Marinello Salad $13.95 Locally grown vine ripe tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, and baby arugula tossed in a lemon vinaigrette then topped with aged balsamic, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese Calamari Salad $12.95 Lightly battered calamari tossed with mixed Everglades greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, a sweet and sour vinaigrette dressing and topped with crispy wontons Mixed Green Salad $5.95 Fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, homemade croutons, and your choice of dressing
Soups Conch Chowder $4.95 Fresh conch, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and bacon in a spicy, chunky tomato broth Ford's Famous Clam Chowder $4.95 A rich, creamy chowder, chock full of sea clams, sweet onions, carrots and diced potatoes Soup Of The Day $4.95
Seafood Tacos Campeche Fish Tacos $13.95 Freshly grilled whitefish with shredded cabbage and papaya pico de gallo in flour tortillas. Served with black beans and rice Yucatan Shrimp Tacos $14.95 Succulent steamed shrimp, shredded lettuce and tomatoes tossed in our one-of-a-kind Yucatan sauce made from cilantro, garlic, butter, lime juice, and Colombian chilies, served in warm flour tortillas
Entrées Deep Water Mahi-Mahi $24.95 Hand-cut mahi-mahi seared in sweet soy sauce placed on a jasmine rice stir-fry with a prickly pear ginger vinaigrette
*One of our Signature Dishes
Penne with Shrimp $19.95 Sautéed deep water "lobster shrimp" penne-pasta, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and avocados tossed with a citrus cream sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese Seafood Paella $24.95 Jumbo scallops, shrimp, mussels, and tender fish medallions, peas with chorizo sausage, saffron rice, caramelized onions, and tomatoes Panko Fried Shrimp $21.95 Jumbo shrimp crispy fried with French fries and house coleslaw Island Style Shrimp & Grits $22.95 Fresh Gulf shrimp dusted with masa (Mexican corn flour), pan-seared and served with jalapeño cheese grits, julienne veggies and green beans accented with a homemade tomatillo sauce Panko-Crusted Grouper $26.95 Grouper pan-seared and served on a bed of brown rice, julienne vegetables, wilted spinach and mushrooms, topped with a honey papaya rum drizzle Texas Baby Back Ribs $21.95 A full rack of baby back ribs basted with our one-of-a-kind BBQ sauce, served with smashed potatoes or French fries and our house coleslaw Cedar Plank Salmon $23.95 Freshly cut Scottish salmon filet topped with a mango chipotle glaze, served with au gratin potatoes, wilted spinach and caramelized mushrooms *Dry Rubbed Rib Eye $27.95 With roasted garlic and Parmesan smashed potatoes, caramelized mushrooms, asparagus and a roasted bleu cheese tomato, surrounded by a caramelized red onion demi sauce Banana Leaf Snapper $24.95 Snapper wrapped in a banana lead lined with mass harina, ancho chili pureé, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Steamed, paired with fresh vegetables, black beans and rice, with a dynamite lime cilantro roasted pepper pesto Quinoa Salad $20.95 Chef combines fresh jumbo grilled shrimp with quinoa (Keen-Wah, a grain cultivated in Peru and Chile) and garden fresh vegetables, marinated in white balsamic passion fruit vinaigrette and served atop a bed of mixed greens with a mango avocado salsa Roasted Half-Chicken with a Cuban Chimichurri Sauce $19.95 Slow-roasted chicken served over a potato hash with onions, mildest Amazon peppers and Panama-style chorizo sausage. Braced with steamed French green beans, fresh chimichurri verde, topped with roasted corn, *jicama, tomato, and bean relish (*hi-ca-ma- the water chestnut of South America) Boneless Pork $22.95 Fennel-dusted pork rib eye seared to perfection. Served with Yukon gold Boursin cheese potato cake, wilted spinach, and caramelized onion and apple reduction
Flatbreads Spinach and Artichoke $9.95 Crispy flatbread baked with homemade Roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic olive oil, topped with spinach, artichokes, and mozzarella cheese. Margarita $9.95 Fresh Buffalo mozzarella, local vine ripe tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh basil, aged balsamic, and extra virgin olive oil. Shrimp Scampi $9.95 With homemade Roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic, shrimp, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and basil. $2.00 Also available gluten-free flatbread
* **Consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood, shellfish, poultry or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. We use only non-trans fat cooking oil.
18% Gratuity may be added to your check for parties of 6 or more