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“They got it right”

The Jacaranda Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Made two visits this past week, and our party of four experienced wonderful food and great service. All had stuffed grouper the first night. Excellent all around.

Second night entrees were the duck, crab cakes, blackened mahi mahi, and sea scallops. Again, all four were excellent.

All entrees came with a fresh salad, and appropriate starch and vegetable.

Staff was friendly and efficient on both evenings..

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1  Thank John H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

we ate here this past september...great place to eat...love the atmosphere...waiter was great...we had a romantic dinner for my birthday and sat by the garden area...loved it

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We enjoyed our experience for the new lunch menu, great food and welcoming personalities. We are planning a return visit for dinner and entertainment. I can' t say enough about the quality food and service ! Wonderful find for us ! I recommend the Crab Cakes, Scallops, and Key Lime pie !

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1  Thank 2hullflyer
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went to Sanibel for a visit decided to go out to dinner and tried Jacaranda.Like others have said the place looks dated and had a odor of sewer The salads were wet and wilted (cant stand that) I ordered the chicken Marsala the meat was tender but NO NO flavor. My wife had the shrimp paradiso and said it was good.For an island resort type setting you would expect much more.Hit the DQ across the street get a blizzard and enjoy.

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2  Thank Tom T
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile


Good food, service needs work.

We Wanted to try this place as we had seen some great reviews. We grabbed a table in the very nice but dark area. The twinkle lights around the ceiling gave the area a nice and relaxing ambiance to the place. We were quickly greeted by a friendly but somewhat pushy waitress.

We ordered drinks and when they arrived we ordered some appetizers. I had the bucket of Muscles, which was served with a wonderful basil and tomato sauce with just enough heat. We also had the Calamari which was ok, the Beef Satays were good but not a big enough portion (even for an appetizer...and I'm not a big eater...promise!). The seared Ahi Tuna has great flavor and was perfectly prepared, accompanied by wasabi, yum!

Although the food was good, we would have enjoyed it more had our food not been slammed down on the table at us and if we didn't have to wait so long for our second round if drinks to arrive. We will go back again, just maybe not sit at the bar.

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