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“Great bay views, spoilt by tired furniture”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Green Flash

Green Flash
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Windsor UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great bay views, spoilt by tired furniture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

We came for food and what we got was good, the ribeye was tasty and well seasoned and cooked. The shrimp salad was fine too as was the kids pasta. Service was fine, attentive and fast. Pity the place feels a bit rundown.. It's clean but just tired. Our waitress Debi was good, the lady at the entrance on the other hand looked like she had been sucking a lemon all night!

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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great food, very nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

We have been there twice during our 5-days family stay in Captiva. The food is great, and the prices affordable. Try their fantastic BBQ shrimps!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of my all-time favorite restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

When my family goes to Sanibel/Captiva, one of the top things we look forward to is eating at the Green Flash. We have been going for many years and have yet to have a bad meal. Everything on the menu, and we've tried practically everything at this point, is so good. You can't beat the view, especially at sunset, and the service is always great.

Try the swordfish, stuffed shrimp, grouper, and any of their specials. The raspberry creme brulee is also UNBELIEVABLE.

  • Visited July 2011
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average food, horrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

We have been long time patrons of this restaurant and it's predecessor, Timmy's Nook. Recently we visited with a party of six and had very poor service. Not only did our sever lack the pure basics in waiting tables, he was very sarcastic and rude. The food was average at best. We had much better meals at three other establishments on Captiva and several on Sanibel. We discussed this with the manager and did not find much comfort in his response. We will not return to this restaurant which is sad as it has been a family favorite for years and it is hard to beat the view on that side of the island.

  • Visited June 2011
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“Upscale, affordable, casual fare, but great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

We really loved this place. Beauitful people dine here, but the food is great. If you want a great burger or bar food, this is a great place at which to enjoy a gorgeous view of the ocean. The service is mediocre at best and the parking lot has pretty serious water problems after rains (not kidding about this.. you can laugh, but there are small ponds after rainstorms, and if you park in these, you will get soaked feet). We liked the place a lot and would rank it #2 behind Doc Ford's. We liked both places and really enjoyed the ambience of this place. Their bartender makes great drinks. This is an upscale place with a casual atmosphere that won't break you. We had burgers, Caesar salads, and shrimp wrapped with bacon during 3 separate visits. It was amazing each time.

  • Visited July 2011
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