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“Beautiful view over dinner”

Thistle Lodge Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Casa Ybel Road
Description: The award-winning menu at the Thistle Lodge includes a blend of Floridian, European, and Asian flavors designed to please even the most discriminating palates. The seafood is fresh and hand-cut right in our own kitchen. Steaks are flown in from the Midwest and dry aged to enhance their flavor and tenderness. Even the herbs, fruits, and vegetables we use in our cuisine are custom-grown. Whether you are planning a romantic evening for two, celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for the best beachfront dining in Sanibel Island, the Thistle Lodge offers an unrivaled culinary experience. Thistle Lodge is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. The upper level of the restaurant is available for private events.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were in Sanibel for a long holiday weekend. We had an occasion to celebrate (a recent promotion) and chose this place based on Open Table reviews. It was terrific. Good service. Good food. Great view of the beach. It was a lovely experience and I would recommend to anyone looking for a special place for dinner on Sanibel.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beachfront dining room felt unusually intimate. Approachable wine list with good, crusty bread. A ceviche sampler plate had fresh, sweet citrus, and spicy preparations. I had lobster and lump crab "diver" scallops. It was all fresh and probably one of the most pleasant, unified flavor plates I have ever eaten. My wife had the daily special pompano and described it as very good. Rosie provided engaging, appropriate service. A little on the pricey side, but not extortionate. I'll return as soon as possible.

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1  Thank cte39794
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Menu is excellent prices are fair. We sat in the gazebo area which got quite hot, the air conditioning couldn't over come the humidity. I will go again and again but I will wait for winter. The pork tenderloin was to die for!!!

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is an upscale expensive restaurant, but the atmosphere is excellent! There is a wonderful view of the beach, and you can also walk the grounds while there. A piano player entertains at dinner. Good for couples and adult groups.

Thank TheDvineOne
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Spent our 55th Anniversary there and it was a gorgeous place with a wedding out on the lawn to view. Our waitress was pleasing and attentive, but for the price I was disappointed in our food. We all felt the same on the taste, but not the presentation. However, eating at a special place with a nice menu, we will choose a different place for our next main event.

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Thank Joanne H
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