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“Great way too start the date”
Review of Lighthouse Cafe

Lighthouse Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great way too start the date”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Excellent breakfast at a busy busy place. Owner at the door runs a smooth ship for a busy small place. Servers are always buzzing around getting you what you need. Must be an army in the kitchen because the food flies out. Always a stop for us when in sanibel or even fort Myers!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Not even close to world's best.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We've been coming to Sanibel for years, but never tried this place. With its claim of "World's best breakfast" and its busy dining room, we decided to give it a shot. While there wasn't anything wrong with the food or the service, it just wasn't exceptional in any way. French toast was okay. Eggs Benedict was okay. Coffee was okay. No kids menu. The place was so crowded that it was hard not to bump into other diners ( still puzzled by its popularity), poorly lit and just looked...old and tired. The prices were high. Wouldn't go back...there are other places on Sanibel that offer much better food and a more enjoyable atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Potatoes, Tomatoes or Grits”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I hear that saying in my head every time I think of the Lighthouse Cafe and then I smile. What a cool place. Great food, nice waitresses, friendly owner and every breakfast come with either, you guessed it, potatoes, tomatoes or grits...heads up though, get there early. they open at 7 am. if you get there after 8 you're gonna wait. it's worth it but if you got to be somewhere you should know. oh, they don't have a slow day either. i know i stayed in a place close by. it's crowded every day and for good reason

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The "World's Best Breakfast" they claim and it never disappoints!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I love love love this place! The service is efficient and friendly and the breakfasts ARE the best! Never disappointed although there is often along wait at weekends and on holidays. You can phone ahead though to get on their list, and there are always the adjacent shops (or the nearby lighthouse if it's a really long wait!) It is worth the wait though. I just wish they would fix the driveway entrances which are very rough and freQuently flooded!

  • Visited July 2013
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Harrisburg
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“"World's Best Breakfast"”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Pulling into the parking lot, the sign that greeted us said, "World's Best Breakfast". Needless to say we had some pretty big expectations...and they did not disappoint. From the fresh squeezed orange juice to the whole wheat blueberry pancakes to the Lighthouse style eggs benedict made with key lime hollandaise sauce (yum!) everything was absolutely delicious. The service was super quick and attentive. Our coffee mugs were filled as soon as they were half empty. It does get pretty busy in the morning. We beat the rush by arriving at 8:00am. Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2013
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