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Tarpon House

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17260 Harbour Point Dr, Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Fort Myers, FL 33908-2704
+1 239-466-2128
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Tarpon House. The setting is lovely, the service was very good, and the food was pretty good. It's certainly worth trying if you're in the area, but I had a pasta dish with seafood that was supposed to be spicy and it was not very flavorful, was made with slightly overcooked... More 

Thank docboar
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a quick lunch here and wasn't impressed. Jimmy the server was very nice but the fish tacos were very bland and the salad only standard. Ok I guess if you need a quick meal but otherwise forgetable.

Thank Donald H
Newton, Mass
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213 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Because we were there during a cold snap, we didn't get out much and ended up eating many meals in the restaurant. The turkey club was the best I ever had and everything else (soups, hamburger, salad) were also excellent. The service is excellent too. We had two different waitresses. They were both very attentive and effusive and clearly loved... More 

Thank OOBonomist
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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452 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here a couple times, so I have 2 reviews. Breakfast buffet = 5. We had breakfast here twice and loved it; good coffee, omelet bar, and lots of other food choices including some great fresh fruit. This is everything we wanted in a breakfast buffet and left happy both times we ate here! Christmas buffet = 3 (or... More 

Thank Kevin S
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The prices are outrageously high for what you get. The adult meals don't come with a salad to start, which you would think they would considering the price of the entrees. Thai Shrimp bowl was WAY too spicy. It was bizarre that the shrimp had the tails still on them. You had to pick out the shrimp and remove the... More 

Thank 1orangetabbycat
Tom C, General Manager at Tarpon House, responded to this review

Hi 1orangetabbycat, Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit. The team and I greatly appreciate your feedback regarding our Food & Beverage Offerings and our overall Guest Service. We would like to pass along our sincere apologies for the inconveniences you encountered and please know that we will be sharing your feedback with our Food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent breakfast buffet with everything you would expect at a nice hotel. Our Server Kelly was phenomenal and made our morning with her great sense of humor!!

Thank Brad H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Jimmy was a great server - fabulous server. Great atmosphere and menu. Ahi tuna appetizer was excellent.

Thank Meg3369
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place came highly rated for brunch, however we found it to be expensive for the product. $19/person for cold food from a buffet is just not acceptable. There are a bunch of great little restaurants with WARM, delicious, homemade food on Sanibel Island. Don't waste your money at this corporate restaurant that serves up cold breakfast.

Tom C, General Manager at Tarpon House, responded to this review

Dear SUNandSANDLOVER77, Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to share your feedback with us. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Please... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Sanibel Harbour resort for a business trip. I had researched a lot of places to eat during my stay but, after my first night eating the Tarpon house I found myself eating there all three nights. The view was incredible! Each night I sat outside relaxing and watching the sunset. The bread is brought out warm... More 

Thank Karen B
Minneapolis, MN
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1,586 reviews
850 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We ate dinner here and breakfast. The food is good and reasonably priced. The service is slow, but I guess its island time!

Thank lucycan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17260 Harbour Point Dr, Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Fort Myers, FL 33908-2704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-466-2128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?