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suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

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suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

hi all

I'm looking for suggestions of restaurants on the water for tomorrow night so that our company can take pictures of the sunset/green flash:-)

... a little upscale would be nice

thanks

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1. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

Thistle lodge at Casa Ybel. Upscale, very pretty, and my food was delicious.

Mad Hatter on Santiva gets great reviews. Better view than Thistle as well, closer to the water.

Hell, Michigan
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2. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

Mucky Duck also, but dont' get the steak.

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3. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

I second the Mad Hatter. More upscale than the Mucky Duck. A little pricey.

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4. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

Mad Hatter would be my choice. They have delicious food and wonderful service. If you decide on the Mad Hatter you will need to call for a reservation. I always request a table by the windows.

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5. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

Upscale and Waterfront choices for me:

Old Captiva House (Kind of)

Accross the street from the beach, excellent food.

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

Beautiful grounds for pictures at Casa Ybel Resort, romantic ambience.

Mad Hatter

Great food and service.

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6. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

thanks all

It was impossible to get reservations for tomorrow night for Mad Hatter, but made them next week for other friends.

We also left a message at Thistle Lodge for tomorrow night for reservtions so hopefully that will work out

Sanibel, FL
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7. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

Let us know how your dinner at Thistle Lodge was. It is one of my favorite restaurants as well. I think it is the most beautiful restaurant on Sanibel and it is always my first pick for a special occassion. The view is awesome as is the food and service. New management has restored this restaurant to it's old glory!

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8. Re: suggestions for beachfont restaurant in Sanibel, Capiva

I have dined at all the gulf front restaurants. I would pick Thistle Lodge for a more expensive dinner and Mucky Duck for a more casual dinner.

I need to try Mad Hatter again, but my experience was not as good there some 15 years ago as we had a 10-year old at the time and they didn't have any children's menu. So we ended up paying for $25 or so for a pasta dish for him.

I also love Green Flash, but it's on the bayside on Captiva.

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