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“Gourmet Dining in a Relaxed and Casual Atmosphere”

Tarpon Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Pineland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2018

My wife and I have been eating at the Tarpon Lodge Restaurant for many years now and have never been disappointed with the food or service. We recently went for dinner with my wife's uncle, who was visiting us from Germany, as the Lodge is a very special old Florida place.

We were seated in the main dining room with a nice view of Pine Island Sound. Our server Hayley took care of us immediately. She promptly explained the various chef specials and answered all of our questions. The bottle of wine we ordered was promptly delivered and expertly served, and she made sure that our glasses were topped off throughout the meal.

For starters, my wife and I opted for the crab cake sliders (the restaurant was known for its crab cake, which mysteriously disappeared from the menu several years ago... glad they're back), made with the local blue crab. Uncle opted for the crab and corn chowder (another house specialty). Everything was expertly prepared and absolutely delicious! We were off to a great start.

For entrees, Uncle and I ordered the Catch of the Day special (this is what I usually order... it's some of the best seafood in Florida), an almond crusted pan seared snapper served over rice with asparagus. My wife ordered the Mushroom Pappardelle. When the dishes arrived, the presentations were very nice, a harbinger of good things to come. And the food tasted even better! Another great meal at the restaurant. We asked to see the chef so we could offer our compliments. Hayley soon returned with Chef Ashley, who was gracious enough to stop by our table and chat for a while.

This is definitely the best restaurant on Pine Island, as well as one of the top restaurants in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area. If you're in the neighborhood and want a great meal, definitely give it a try.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Neil P
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are elated to hear about what a wonderful experience you had in our restaurant. We are glad the service and food was exceptional and that you consider us one of the “best”. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful! Stopped on the way to Cabbage Key but would love to make plans to stay over for a nice getaway and enjoy their restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Marilyn D
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to stop by! We look forward to having you as a guest.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, exceptional service, right on the water. Especially great for a long, relaxing dinner while watching the sunset. "Old Florida" at its best.

Date of visit: April 2018
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TarponLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner last night. Had the triple tail special. WOW! That was such a fresh delicious meal. Definitely a place to go for great atmosphere and food

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Auntmomo
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Cannot miss! Off the tourist path and well worth the trip. Beautiful resort style hotel but small and private.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Crystal C
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