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“Location not food”
Review of Green Flash

Green Flash
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stockholm, Sweden
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Location not food”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

As a great fan of sanibel- captiva islands we visited the restaurant for lunch. Great location and views but the food was nothing more than just acceptable. Service ok this time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sofiestar
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Canada
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great fish dish”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I'm glad we didn't read the reviews before dining here! We didn't want to wait >1 hr for the Mucky Duck and followed a car to the Greenflash. Great location with 2nd floor windowed dining room overlooking the bay. We both ordered the catch of the day which was Pompano. It was excellent- great sauce (butter, lemon, white wine) on the fish, huge portions (looked like 4 filets) -my husband was happy to eat half of my fish. Loved the potatoes au gratin (almost like scalloped potatoes, thinly sliced, layered, with some cheese on top and baked). Veg were almost al dente (a bit soft but tasty). The catch of the day cost $25.00 which is reasonably priced for the area. I had a California merlot (Beringer)- not very good - my bad for not choosing the Reserve wine from Beringer.

All in all we found the food excellent as was the service. Not sure why our experience was so much better that the other people who reviewed this place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CSummer
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Caledonia
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is a shame this restaurant can't get the good right. It has some of the best views on Captiva. We used to try it every visit, and they never failed to disappoint, whether by bad service or very underwhelming food. We have vowed to quit trying since there are so many other excellent places to eat. Wish they would get it figured out.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Debeatle
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New Orleans
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worst service ever!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view, horrible food, the worst service I've ever experienced. My suggestion: go somewhere else!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Fishfreakish
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Consistently Great Dishes”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have not been here in a number of years since we moved out of Florida and when we went back it was as good as ever...maybe better. We had just had overpriced Grouper a couple of nights before this meal and the dish at The Green Flash was larger, better tasting and $13.00 less expensive.

Everyone in our party of six thought their dish was delish and we had a combination of new items and some tried and true favorites. I'm so happy to see that they are getting better with the years and can't wait to go back. It was the best meal of our week cruising the West Coast

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank mcbiles
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