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“Phenomenal Dinner”
Review of Starfish Grille - CLOSED

Starfish Grille
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sushi, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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“Phenomenal Dinner”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We recently visited Sanibel Island and stayed at the Holiday Inn. we were surprised when the woman at reception recommend we not eat at their restaurant Starfish Grill. However, over drinks at the tiki bar a very pleasant bar tender James persuaded us to dine there and insisted we try that nights special, Hogfish. We both had it and it was phenomenal. Easily the best meal of our trip. We enjoyed it so much we came back and ate there three nights. We even saw James again in the dining room and he was able to get the chef to come out and greet us. A truly pleasant experience. we highly recommend eating here and getting the hogfish special.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank John P
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chris w, Owner at Starfish Grille, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Sincerely appreciate your business! Very happy that you gave us a try!
Our group took over operations at the resort in Nov. 2012. We have a wonderful chef and a solid team of dedicated professionals. All feedback asists us in improving on all fronts.

Please assist me with the hotel employee that did not recomend us. I would like to connect with that staff member inorder to solve the issue.
Sincerely,
cw
owner

PS Hope to have you as our guest in the future!
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“Beach, Food, Pool & Drinks-- Perfect Combo!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Inn and ventured over to Starfish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast was mediocre- the service was awful. We had lunch over at their poolside bar where there were cabanas! Talk about paradise! We had the Hawaiian bartender Lynn that my 3 year old daughter still cannot stop raving about! She was adorable and so personable- she remembered all of our names. She convinced us to try their dinner because she'd be serving that evening and we are so glad we went! My husband and I had the pork chop and hogfish special and they even had grilled cheese for my daughter. Kids eat for free. Would recommend lunch and dinner. Will be back for another family vacation! Kudos!

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Kommern Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great new place”
Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

after we figured out that Courtney's doesn't exist anymore and it's now Starfish Grill we tried it out, wirhin walking distance of Sundial condos. very busy but very nice. good food. competent service. tucked away. during the day a neat beachsids bar. few a d far between here which is good. well worth a visit.

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KC
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“5 STARS for the Starfish Grille”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

As foodies we search out the best seafood we can find when we come to Southwest Florida and we have finally found it! The Sea Bass was fabulous, accompanied by shrimp risotto with truffle sauce - AMBROSIA! This is a charming place with a very elegant, island ambience, great service and meals to fit any budget. Their flat bread pizzas are yummy too and our friend loved his Braised Short Ribs. We heard that Starfish Grille is under new management and they have brought in a five star chef who will wow you. If you want to impress someone special, this is the best place to go and it won't break the bank.

The beachside Tiki Bar is charming, immaculate and the pina coladas were great. There are hammocks under the palm trees and they will even bring food or drinks to you on the beach. There is light happy music to enhance the beachy mood outside. You can walk in from the beach and don't have to be staying at the hotel there which is nice. Look for the blue & white striped umbrellas is you're walking the beach. We drove in and just parked.

  • Visited February 2013
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NJ
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“We'll be back!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend who said the chef was from a famous restaurant in his hometown of St Louis--our entrees were excellent-- beef filet, short ribs, grouper blackened--all 4 of us liked our meal--Ammy, the general mgr waited on us and was excellent-- we live here and will go back--

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Thank troutner
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