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“Lovely Dinner on Sanibel Island”
Review of Cip's Place

Cip's Place
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Gatineau, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner on Sanibel Island”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate dinner at Cip’s Place in Sanibel Island. They have an outdoor seating area that has a garden view and is pet friendly. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. My husband had the Mango Mahi and I had the Snapper Veracruzana. Both dishes were excellent. For dessert, he had the Key Lime pie which he really enjoyed and I had a delicious pecan pie. Portions were generous, prices were reasonable, and service was prompt and friendly. Parking was plentiful. Would certainly go again and would highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Great food & value”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

There are a number of restaurants on Sanibel, but as they have to make their money for the entire year during such a limited season, most of them seem overpriced- Cip's is the exception. The food was delicious (try the salads!) and the outdoor terrace in the back provides the perfect island ambiance. Also, be sure to save room for their award-winning cakes for dessert (you're on vacation afterall!). There never seems to be trouble getting a table, so just show up and enjoy! Bon Appetit!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Mediocre this time”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is inconsistent. Sometimes the steaks are great and sometimes they aren't. The dinner started of bad when we both ordered a coke and they tasted "off," which usually means a dirty bar gun line. The waiter apologized and brought us water. When the steaks arrived they were overdone, and when we mentioned it they said it was because they were ready before we finished our salads so they cooked longer! I was disappointed but that's how these things go sometimes.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
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“A Great Restuarant for BBQ ribs”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Cip's Place was recommended by the manager of the place we were staying. We made reservations and were seated right away. We didn't realize what a nice outdoor porch they had. We will request it next time. The BBQ ribs were made with a Root Beer BBQ sauce. They were delicious and very tender. I ordered a Baked potato and vegetables. The menu had a nice variety and all of us liked our meals.

  • Visited April 2014
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Moneta, Virginia
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“Restaurant with a Comfortable Setting”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Wide variety on menu. All items that we have had are excellent. Eating outside on the porch is awesome.

Visited March 2014
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