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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unassuming small island bistro located on a festive stretch of Captiva (not only for the millionaires!). We have been coming to Sanibel/Captive for years and only started frequenting this restaurant for the last few years — we previously opted for the larger, more well-known places....However, both visits were pleasant and tasty surprises — everything we ordered (7 of us ranging in age from 15 to 60) was a resounding success. Seafood sampler (antipasta) was fresh and tasty, salad was great, even the burger was fantastic. We tried the Key Lime pie which was amazing. Key Lime Bistro is a certain destination for our next visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stop in for breakfast on the island. Good food, nothing too fancy. Good service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Limited parking from what I could tell.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast, good service and food is consistently really good. The restaurant itself is looking a bit tired and I think m it could do with a bit of investment on the furniture and the toilets in particular.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to this restaurant. The bartender made an awesome cosmopolitan and the middle school child with us loved the nachos! The service was good and I'll visit again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

When you want to catch that Caribbean vacation feeling, go to Keylime Bistro. Relaxed atmosphere, tropical drinks, live music even on the lunch hour. Simply soft and what you need. Food was quite good and service personal and friendly. Keylime pie as it should, and...sufficient to share. Live guitar soft in the background gave that special feeling. We'd love to come backMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Disappointed we only ate here once on our last evening. We tried a new restraunt every evening. This by far was the best in the area. Food was Excellent. Service was excellent. All the employees appeared to be helping each other out! Nachos were huge....Veggies were fresh. We ordered crab cakes, steak, and the paella. All were so good!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, amazing hard-working and personable servers. Drinks were tall and tasty, fun vibe, cool outdoor entertainment! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Service was only so so but the best key lime pie on both islands. When you have grandkids with short spans before I'm Bored comes out you need better service. This meant I had to hastily gobble my pie due to the delay. It wasn't...a problem but I would have preferred to savor.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Filthy! I was looking forward to dining here because the menu sounded amazing but after starting with a drink at the bar we opted to leave. The filth was everywhere and I’m honestly surprised nobody has complained and they haven’t dealt with the health department....Yuck!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

The food was ok. We went during lunch. There was not many people there yet we were rushed to get done and out. The waitress literally watched thru the window and took away our food before we were even finished. It was definitely not normal...service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Wow! The key lime pie is fantastic!!!! We got a slice to go and enjoyed it for three nights! It was a great portion and absolutely delicious! Great, fast service at the bar to grab a slice to go.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and had the shrimp scampi and sautéed snapper. Both were plentiful and delicious! The salads were a nice size and very fresh. Food was a little pricey. Service was good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Had birthday dinner here and was pleasantly surprised. Our shuttle driver recommended this restaurant and did not disappoint. Caesar salad was nice and fresh, crab cakes were very good, coconut shrimp appetizer was very tasty. Drinks were excellent. Also a nice little dish of complementary...cheese, crackers and grapes arrived before our appetizers.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

I hate to write a bad review but this place was not clean. We sat outside next to the band area and the table was dirty/old and falling apart and the gutter and wall right behind us was filthy. The whole outside left a unclean...vibe. The hostess was unfriendly but server was kind. The apps were pretty good and the drinks subpar. Expected more for their pricesMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

The person who sat us was not friendly at all, rather rude. Our server, Alex, was really nice and attentive. The breakfast was nothing great but it was a quick start to the day. Food was ok.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Lineman411 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is directly across from the bistro and you do not need a reservation during off peak seasons.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keylime Bistro

Yes, Keylime Bistro offers takeout services.

Keylime Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4