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Thistle Lodge Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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 10 May 2018 via mobile

This used to be a fine dining establishment. But, things have changed. No joke! There were people actually playing cards in the dining room and yelling, while waiting for their food. People were wearing dirty T-shirts to dinner. The bartender was nonexistent when we arrived. She tended to us and disappeared. We couldn’t find her. When we were seated, we found out why. She was the only waitress for the entire room where we were seated.
The food was superb! Cudos to the chef and staff. But, without a management or wait staff that cares; it’s not worth returning.

Thank Linleedo
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

... Beachfront Dining. Unless you consider 100 yards from the beach, Beachfront. A few tables in the dining room face the distant beach and outside tables are by the pool with little view of the beach. As for food? Well, my flaky, white Pompano was mostly brown on the bottom..of course.

Thank mbicking2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The restaurant is an1880 ish mansion...beautiful.
Landscaping very nice with a great view of the Gulf...indoor and outdoor seating.
Wait staff was attentive, even with the slight language barrier.
The food was not anything you or any other person handy in the kitchen couldn't prepare.
The price for the brunch was very very expensive for the selection, quality, and presentation of the food, hence the three star rating...would have been two stars but the Bloody Mary was delicious.

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Thank Mike3030
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious entrees and fresh seafood are served by impeccable staff that attend to all your needs. Make it a special occasion to remember! Feel free to dress up and enjoy your evening! Lovely atmosphere on a gorgeous Island.

Thank Cordelia W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The fish and chips are my favorite and I hear rave reviews on everything others have ordered. Indoor and outdoor seating is awesome. Then you can go shelling and photographing on the beach with your girlfriends while the guys stay back at the table.

Thank McMomn
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