Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille recently celebrated 20 years of business at its flagship Sanibel restaurant with live music, complimentary drinks and passed appetizers. More than 500 people gathered to celebrate with the restaurant, including many regular patrons and community members.

This milestone represents the opening of the original Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille on Sanibel in 2003. In 2016, the restaurant relocated to its current location at 2500 Island Inn Road, Sanibel.

Beloved for its sauces, spices and passion, Doc Ford’s is known by locals and visitors alike as a spectacular seafood restaurant, serving up its signature Yucatan shrimp daily. The restaurant is known for offering food with a unique balance of flavors inspired by the Caribbean Rim.

HM Restaurant Group owns and operates Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. First established on Sanibel in 2003, there are now four Doc Ford’s locations: Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and two in St. Petersburg, on the St. Pete Pier and in Jungle Terrace. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the award-winning restaurants are renowned for delivering a legendary guest experience.