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“Unexpectedly Good Dinner.”
Review of Starfish Grille - CLOSED

Starfish Grille
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed at the holiday inn and as we got in late in the afternoon and were tired from traveling, we decided to eat in the hotel. We were quite taken by atmosphere. It was sushi night, however not being sushi fans, we opted for a filet and the braised beef. Both of which were very well prepared. The atmosphere was very nice and the noise level wasn't bad either. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I felt that the food was highly priced for what we got and the service tended to be slow at times. It is a great place to eat though and we would definitely go back again. Overall the quality of the restaurant and the food is very good.

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Thank rocmartin2003
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We went for the sushi and ladies night. The sushi was amazing and you get alot for the price! Ladies night we could drink free house wine, it was prettt good! Loved the atmosphere! The waitress was busy so she didnt come as often, but was still around! All around loved it and would go back! The sushi chefs were very freindly and I love how he interacted with us and let us try stuff definitely two thumbs up!!

Thank Redcurlz1834
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Starfish grill is a good choice for families and couples who enjoy variety in their food choices. Its one of the few places on the island that can serve reliable sushi. The tuna was the best I have tasted here. They also served octopus and eel - clearly, the sushi chef knows how to prepare a fantastic combination of options. Other seafood choices included grouper and mahi, as well as meat options such as steak, pork and chicken - really, whatever your preference, there will be something here for you. On the three occasions we visited (including a quiet night), service was good. We will continue to support his restaurant - it's not on the main drag, but easy enough to find.

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Thank NZSab
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We would never have thought to dine in a Holiday Inn restaurant if it hadn't been for all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. We totally agree that this place is a hidden gem!

The decor is very trendy/upscale, service was good, and the food was so delicious we came back a second time. We especially liked the beef short rib tacos...very creative dish, well prepared and very flavorful.

Highly recommmended!

Thank fellowtravlrs
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This delightful restaurant is on the Holiday Inn premises, on the beach on Sanibel, but don't let that brand name fool you! This restaurant serves the highest quality food in an upscale environment. Tastefully decorated, comfortable, warmly lit, with background music you don't have to scream over to carry on a conversation.
Dining with my wife and three daughters, we were warmly welcomed and chose from a wide selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees that included the ahi tuna tartar, seared scallops, a European cheese platter, grouper and the best fish tacos ever. We selected the flourless chocolate cake, Key Lime pie, and the Creme brûlée for dessert. Absolutely no complaints from any of us. The wide range of complimentary flavors was amazing. The service was impeccable (kudos Melissa, attentive but never felt rushed) and made for a splendid experience. This is a top 5 restaurant on Sanibel, no doubt! You will be glad you visited.

2  Thank William W
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