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“Family dining, interesting and varied menu”

Thistle Lodge Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 April 27, 2014

Food was good, service was excellent. Local fish dishes particularly good. The restaurant space is very small so if it is not the weather for outside choose a window table in advance - the table in the middle is a bit hemmed-in.

Thank travelbug57UK
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a gorgeous restaurant, on beautiful property and we have eaten dinner here every year when we visit Sanibel Island. Over the years there seems to be a bit of a decline in the quality of the food we have received as well as the service, but it may just have been an off night on our last visit, and because of its lovely location and views we would be willing to try it again.

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Thank fireflymd
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

The restaurant has cloth tablecloths and offers views of the ocean. It is located in a separate building next to the pool. There is a piano in the lounge. This is a very nice restaurant. We had the grilled grouper sandwich which was cooked perfectly and was one of the best grouper sandwiches I have ever had. If you like grouper, come to the Thistle Lodge Restaurant.

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Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

three of us went for Sunday brunch at Easter, truly a great experience, the service was very friendly & attentive, the food was simply delicious with a full range from King crab legs to Prime rib ( yes & the end cuts) lol
It is a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.
I can't help myself I'm going back for mothers day !

Go treat yourself it's great

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1  Thank Reggie D
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My family and I had such a wonderful experience at the Easter Day Brunch. The food was delicious with such a variety to choose from. We are looking forward to returning for the Mother's Day Brunch!

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Thank Kelly P
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