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“Where the locals eat”
Review of Lighthouse Cafe

Lighthouse Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our second favorite breakfast spot. The place is a bit on the small/cramped side. However the food was fast and fresh. The Orange Juice is local and fresh squeezed, a big plus. Had the Ham Benedict which was different and a nice surprise. It came on a croissant instead of the traditional English muffin and was served with a Key Lime Hollandaise sauce instead of the traditional lemon. It was yummy. The locally made Strawberry Preserve which came with the toast I had was de-lish and I bought a bottle to take home. They also had a couple of other flavors available. My advise, go early to avoid a long wait.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We've been coming here for the past 20+ years. Owner Mike and his wait staff are warm and welcoming. Food and service consistently excellent.

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Thank LMac46
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a late-morning breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe during our recent stay in Sanibel Island. It's a pretty small place but we got there at a great time (11 a.m.) and walked right in. The food was delicious and the service was good. Their potatoes are delicious. After breakfast, you can walk over to the historical lighthouse and walk along the beach. The whole area is full of history and character.

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Thank taycamsmom
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice and friendly, good value, food, service and overall experience are above average. Nice deco and atmosphere.

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Thank Alex L
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is a diner, plain and simple, but without the counter service. We really couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. Yes, the pancakes were good, the syrup was alright, and I had a decent cup of coffee. But, other than that, this place was cramped, outdated, and dingy. The walls are covered with pictures of lighthouses all over the world, which makes for a nice atmosphere, if you maintain them. These need to be cleaned. I consider the breakfast okay, but there's a good chance we won't bother going back. There's other restaurants on the island with better breakfasts, in a nicer atmosphere.

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Thank Joe S
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