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“Great Food - Great Atmosphere”
Review of Cip's Place

Cip's Place
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.
Rochester, NY
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Food - Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Don't be turned offf by the location - in a plaza. That seems to be the way they do things in FL. 4 of us dined inside and service was excellent! Drinks were replenished, server (I can't remember her name~~ darn) was knowledgable and was able to give reccomendations on menu items. I chose an entree with a Mexican flare and it was outstanding. Hubby got Grouper~~~ great~! Our friends were more reserved and got some kind of beef dishes and were not disappointed. Everything is made with care, and the presentation makes it even more appetizing. If you head to Sanibel, I would say this is worth a stop!

  • Visited October 2012
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NC
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This was our first trip to Cip's Place. We sat outside (for lunch) as it was a beautiful fall day. The service was very good- prompt and friendly. Food selection is quite varied- great place to go if you have some that like seafood and some that do not. I had the prime rib sandwich and it was delicious. The homemade chips were the best I have ever eaten! My sister had the Cranberry Salmon salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely visit again next time on Sanibel Island!

  • Visited October 2012
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Bountiful, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Cip's Place, Sanibel Island, Florida”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We felt we needed to dress up just a bit for this restaurant. We were going to go on an evening after we had been at the beach all day, but, after driving by we decided to wait until the next evening. We were not disappointed when we returned. My husband had the Buttermilk Chicken and I had the Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry. Both were excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, great food!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Three of us ate dinner at Cip's Place and not one of us left unsatisfied. My friends had the Ciopinno and said the flavors were absolutely tantalizing and very filling for both of them. I had the Grouper Esperanza which was not a large portion, but cooked to perfection along with a mango topping. My friends had key lime pie and a carrot cake cupcake which they both devoured in minutes. The choices of seating are very nice: a formal setting outside in front, a casual setting outside after you walk through the restaurant with a nice view, and inside which was nice. The only negative is that our waitor seemed to be in quite a hurry. But other than that, he was attentive to our needs!

  • Visited September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
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“Lovely Food in Nice Setting”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We visited Cip's Place twice during our recent stay on Sanibel. Our first time was as a couple - very romantic in the outdoor setting and the food was excellent. Second time was with 3 friends and again, we had a great evening. The food choice is not huge but the quality is excellent. Steaks on both occasions were cooked perfectly. Coming from Europe, we were delighted with the portion amounts - dishes are presented beautifully and quantities not too large. The outdoor tables present a garden-side experience which is pleasant and restful. We noted that staff provided bug-spray for nearby diners - an unfortunate necessity but a nice touch - the staff at this restaurant are extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
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