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Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar

1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Formerly Turtles Cafe & Patio)
877-736-4320
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Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Situated on the main pool deck just steps from the beach, Turtle's welcomes you with a laid-back tropical Florida atmosphere. Open 11 am till 7 pm daily, guests enjoy a variety of delicious dishes paired with a tasty selection of tropical drinks, imported and domestic beers and an array of popular wines. Happy Hour specials are offered 3 pm till 5 pm daily with live entertainment on select nights.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food was good but a little pricey. The staff was very nice. The drinking water is gross so you definitely need to order a drink. It is nice if you have little kids that need something to do while you wait for your food. They have an area to look at shells & bag game to play. Very laid... More

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Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate lunch there during our 6-day stay at the Sundial, and we enjoyed every one of them. The food was delicious, portions were generous, and the presentation was lovely. Great choices include Fish Tacos, Mahi over Bok Choy, Blackened Salmon Club, etc. Best poolside food we've enjoyed in years!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar has one of the best views on Sanibel Island. I loved being able to sit, relax, drink and eat while soaking up the sun and scenery. They have an awesome happy hour from 3pm-5pm daily where they offer food and drink specials. Jim, the bartender provided me with superior customer service. He was attentive, friendly... More

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Orlando
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I live in Ft. Myers. Don't bother! A friend was visiting from Orlando, we saw the "open to the public" sign, so we went to have a cocktail and a sandwich. Watered down cocktails. We sat at the bar. Bartenders inattentive. There were already menus along the bar. We finally were served watered down cocktails, perused the menu, decided what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Since we stayed at the resort where this bar is located we did frequent it a few times for lunch and drinks. It is nice but not necessarily something to go to of your way for.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ate/drank here multiple times during our stay at sundial--cocktails are $12 each after tip and are small and not very tasty. Need more variety and larger cup size. Are the grouper sandwich and grouper tacos---bland and blah. Tacos needed something other than the pico/salsa mixture on top. My kids got three ice cream bars. Prepackaged, not made in house and... More

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Newport, RI
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48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Did not eat here but nice to be able to get drinks poolside. Very reasonably priced drink specials and friendly staff.

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San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I ordered the Mahi Mahi and it was dry and blah. My son ordered the flat bread pizza and it was a bit better but nothing to compare to the prices paid for the meal. I was a bit disappointed.

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

They have a nice Kid's menu at a reasonable price. Grilled chicken with fresh fruit was really good. Burger was good. Some items are overpriced for what they are. Fish tacos....you had to look for the fish because it was covered with slaw and salsa...Happy hour drinks are very reasonable but the mixes they use for the exotic drinks leave... More

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Clinton, NY
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We ate here the first night of our stay at the Sundial on Sanibel. The waitress was awesome, sorry I don't know her name! I had the grilled mahi-mahi, very good, as was the Mojito. There are beautiful views from the outside balcony tables.

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Additional Information about Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (Formerly Turtles Cafe & Patio)
Phone Number: 877-736-4320
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: American, Bar, Family Fare

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