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“Starfish Grille was excellent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Starfish Grille

Starfish Grille
1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, FL 33597
239-472-7827
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Lebanon, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Starfish Grille was excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It is on the grounds of the Holiday Inn. Food was excellent. But a little pricey. Breakfast was very good as well.

Visited January 2014
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Just your average breakfast.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Our experience was fine. The breakfast is what you'd get Big Boy or something similar. We all had eggs, bacon and potatoes with the exception of my sister who had sausage and gravy. It was fine. Nothing exceptional by any means though.

There were only two servers serving the entire dining room and this was on Christmas morning. As we were finishing our meal we noticed it getting busier and busier. There was a line of people waiting and nearly 15 tables open. I watched the two servers telling the guests who inquired about the open tables that they had to wait because the servers had to catch up. I suppose reasonable enough but weird. I watched one server flit between two large party tables of 5 telling them that it was going to be a couple minutes. I watched her do this to both tables 3 seperate times. Then! and this was so entertaining and hilarious! The two servers were apparently roommates and the one server told the other that she had to take one of the larger parties and the server said no. Then they started to argue in the middle of the dining room! The first server was "putting her foot down" and was NOT going to take both large parties. The other server refushed to take another large party. So, both of those large parties did not have a server. We left before we got to watch the rest of this show but as we were getting on our bikes to go back to our resort we saw one of the large parties leaving the restaurant. They never got service! I couldn't believe it! Good luck to those two girls as roommates...servers...etc.

Visited December 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Good Dinner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed at the holiday inn and as we got in late in the afternoon and were tired from traveling, we decided to eat in the hotel. We were quite taken by atmosphere. It was sushi night, however not being sushi fans, we opted for a filet and the braised beef. Both of which were very well prepared. The atmosphere was very nice and the noise level wasn't bad either. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I felt that the food was highly priced for what we got and the service tended to be slow at times. It is a great place to eat though and we would definitely go back again. Overall the quality of the restaurant and the food is very good.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockford, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Yummy Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went for the sushi and ladies night. The sushi was amazing and you get alot for the price! Ladies night we could drink free house wine, it was prettt good! Loved the atmosphere! The waitress was busy so she didnt come as often, but was still around! All around loved it and would go back! The sushi chefs were very freindly and I love how he interacted with us and let us try stuff definitely two thumbs up!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Delightful meal, friendly staff and great sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Starfish grill is a good choice for families and couples who enjoy variety in their food choices. Its one of the few places on the island that can serve reliable sushi. The tuna was the best I have tasted here. They also served octopus and eel - clearly, the sushi chef knows how to prepare a fantastic combination of options. Other seafood choices included grouper and mahi, as well as meat options such as steak, pork and chicken - really, whatever your preference, there will be something here for you. On the three occasions we visited (including a quiet night), service was good. We will continue to support his restaurant - it's not on the main drag, but easy enough to find.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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