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“Great lunch,wonderful view.”
Review of Green Flash

Green Flash
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Homosassa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great lunch,wonderful view.”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Red snapper was a lunch special and it was great. Mango salsa and steamed veggies and rice. Cheaper than most sandwiches. We ate outside, right on the water. Waitress was very accommodating.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Donna P
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Misnomer”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Green Flash is a misnomer on all scores. First, if you're looking for the mysterious "green flash" that supposedly accompanies sunsets over the gulf, look elsewhere. This place faces east and has nothing but a solid wall on the side facing sunsets. Second, it's not much as a restaurant either. My daughter and son-in-law ate there with their two young boys last week and encountered the rudest service and most tired food of our week on Captiva.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Dick M
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Okemo Valley Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great dinner, stunning island.”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Gorgeous window views while dining indoors. Service was efficient and helpful. Dinners and desserts were excellent. (Chicken Caesar salad was a hit with 14 yr old. Surf & Turf was loved by husband.) We were staying on Sanibel and this was our only time getting in the car (rather than cycling). Well worth the drive for the restaurant ...and to steal a glimpse of Captiva. SO beautiful!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank goldenVT
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not sure what all the fuss is about...”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We heard some wonderful reviews about the Green Flash so we decided to give it a try. I will preface the review by saying we were unable to eat outdoors due to high winds somwe were stuck inside a noisy and outdated restaurant. The staff was abrupt at best. The quantity of tables that they stuffed into the room made it extremely loud and crowded. The food was marginal. Everything was soaked in butter. Our fish blackened fish dripped in butter, our steamed vegetables dripped in butter...even the spinach!
My children ordered the coconut shrimp and enjoyed them.
The restaurant is on the water, which we love but even that won't bring us back to the Green Flash.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank familytravel19380
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Lake County, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant ever..”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We dream of this place often and can't wait to return for a dinner when we come to Sanibel~Captiva this June. Of all the places we dined in the area, this was our fav.. beautiful view.. and the food, sensational.
I had the bacon wrapped barbeque shrimp. My husband had the Salmon with pasta..Highly recommend both! I had Chardonay, but this time will try the Green Flash! (Pina Colada with creme de menthe) Saw them go by.. they looked yummy!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Pam8387
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