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Thistle Lodge Restaurant

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2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104 (Casa Ybel Road)
+1 239-472-9200
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinner was good, it has been better in past.... View was great and service was excellent. We have been coming here for 6 years to celebrate the anniversary of when we got engaged here.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thistle Lodge is the ideal setting for a special meal. It is elegant, classy, with beautiful surroundings, and with food to match. Everything is perfect as one would imagine. The menu is varied with many choices to suit everyone, and everything we had was terrific. The service is attentive and friendly, and you really feel like the cost (not cheap!)... More 

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Palm Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, creative food. Every thing was a little different and better seasonings. Perfect service. We came too late for the view but the venue itself was gorgeous.

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is lovely, and relaxing with piano music and lovely tables. The hostess was so nice, she found a quiet table for us and let us take a break at the bar. The Pear martini was perfect, I need to try to make one. Our server was excellent, the servings were the perfect size, we shared a salad and... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My last visit was about 23 yrs ago as teenager vacationing with my family! So decided to choose an old favorite for date night celebrating a birthday - and it was very enjoyable. We had the Beef Tartare, the Caprese Salad, and both chose evening specialties including Pompano fish blackened and a ribeye w/snow crab legs. It was delicious from... More 

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Coatesville
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was excellent as was the service. The view was not what I expected and would of liked to be able to see the ocean as I had hoped for. But overall that was the only disappointment.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As in past years, we thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the Thistle Lodge. Excellent food, service and atmosphere for lunch or dinner.

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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A delightful old world south Florida atmosphere with view of the Gulf beyond the garden. Our dinner and dessert was prepared it's excellent flavors only negative was the very stale ordinary dinner bread. Our waiter agreed but had nothing else to offer. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The smell inside this restaurant was one of rotting wood and oppressively musty. The food was way overpriced for the quality and presentation. The rest of our stay we avoided this place. This restaurant, if you can call it one, is disgusting!

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a slow paced meal and the sunset over the gulf. The food was excellent and the wait-staffpolite and attentive without being intrusive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 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
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?