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Thistle Lodge Restaurant

2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
+1 239-472-9200
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
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1 - 10 of 718 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted somewhere very nice with a great view for our last night on the island dinner! Both needs were met. From the lobster bisque, escargot to sea bass our meal was fabulous! Everything met our expectations! They have an amazing wine list you can...More

Thank Mary Jean H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and dinner and both were quite good. At lunch i ordered a drink the bartender had never made, but he made it exactly to my taste. My husband and I shared the lobster and steak special at dinner and it was delish....More

Thank fancyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I had the pleasure of enjoying a ladies night at The Thistle Lodge. Which came highly recommend by quite a few locals. We started with drinks at the bar served by Richard. We then sat at a table right next to the...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Deborah worked really hard and did her best. There was an assistant manager that might be the worst customer service professional and leader I've ever encountered. Austin, the manager, never came out when metal wiring was found in our crab cake. When...More

4  Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great backdrop for some lovely food. There were 3 of us for dinner and we each ordered something different and the food was perfectly prepared. Chris took care of us and made us feel welcome. A perfect meal.

Thank BiskitOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is perfect, ambiance lovely, staff efficient but friendly , cocktails great and most importantly food was excellent. Macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi was delicious and key lime pie to die for. Definitely worth a visit. Pricey but worth every penny.

Thank pauline b
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We ate at this restaurant over 12 years ago and thought it was such a great place! Unfortunately, the decor could use some updating! The menu had plenty of options but very pricey. I had the seafood trio and the one scallop and two small...More

Thank PETUNIA1985
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Listed as fine dining. Presentation good, but disappointed otherwise. Loud, felt like I was at a chain restaurant like the "99 or Applebee's". Not a "Fine Dining experience.

2  Thank Ken F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Thistle Lodge is a beautiful setting right on the beach. The ambiance is special, the staff friendly, courteous and yet professional. My wife and I both had Mahi Mahi for dinner and it was excellent and well presented. We sat by a window and had...More

Thank F. Peter H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Although the restaurant was not crowded, its Sunday brunch was totally unacceptable. The service was far too slow. The drinking water was not filtered and tasted of sulphur. The sourdough bread service basically was plain, bland toast. While the chicken sausage and an eggs Benedict-type...More

2  Thank allen l
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iwannagosomewhere
Will you have regular dinner entrees for thanksgiving, or just the buffet? Thanks!
13 November 2016|
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Response from CasaYbelGM | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Thistle Lodge Restaurant. We will be serving the buffet only on Thanksgiving day and open for regular lunch and dinner service on the following day. We hope you'll join us.
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eastendtrains
besides Mother's Day when do you have that great brunch?
27 May 2016|
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Response from CasaYbelGM | Property representative |
Hello, we serve a plated Sunday brunch and have a special buffet for Mother's Day. You can find our brunch menu online. Thank you for your inquiry, we hope you can join us on Sanibel Island.
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eastendtrains
When do you have your buffet?
27 May 2016|
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Response from CasaYbelGM | Property representative |
Hi, we celebrate the holidays with a special buffet. Our buffets are prepared for Easter, Christmas, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and we prepare special menus for New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. We serve a plated Sunday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
    (Casa Ybel Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-9200
  • E-mail
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.
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