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Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Where are some of the places to go for Thanksgiving Dinner on Sanibel or Captiva?

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1. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

We had our favorite Thanksgiving week - in 2015 on Sanibel.

You picked a perfect week to go to Sanibel!

Not crowded and excellent weather!

We ate at the Sundial because they had a special Thanksgiving buffet.

In addition to turkey they had many other things - including our favorite - King Crab Legs - all you can eat!

You can get a menu, buffet price, and buffet reservation by calling the Sundial at 239-472-4151.

The restaurant is now open to the public, thus you do not have to be a guest at the Sundial to eat at their restaurant (we stayed at Sanibel Surfside).


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2. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Thistle Lodge @ Casa Ybel resort has an excellent Thanksgiivng Buffet but it is not inexpensive $50 for adults and $ 20 for children. 11am-7 pm..check as it may be sold out by now.

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3. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I contacted the Visitor's Center just last week with this question and they forwarded the list below. Enjoy!

Name Open / Closed

Bailey's General Store Open 7am-12noon

Beach Piez CLOSED

Bennett's Fresh Roast CLOSED

Bleu Rendez-vous French Bistro Open 4pm-8pm reservations

Blue Coyote Supper Club Open 11am - 2pm

Blue Giraffe CLOSED

Bubble Room Restaurant Open 11:30a-3:00p; 4:30pm-8pm (Reservations)

Cantina Captiva CLOSED

Captiva House Open 11:30a-7pm; Buffet (Reservations)

Cheeburger Cheeburger CLOSED

Cip's Place CLOSED

Dairy Queen 11am-5pm

Doc Ford's Captiva Rum Bar & Grille 11am-10pm

Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille CLOSED

George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille Open 5pm-10pm

Geppetto's Beach Foodies CLOSED

Gramma Dot's Open 11:15am-8pm

Green Flash Restaurant CLOSED

Huxter's Market & Deli Open 6:30am-9pm


Island Cow Open 7am-8pm

Island Pizza Company CLOSED

Jacaranda Restaurant Open 4pm-9pm; no entertainment

Jerry's Foods of Sanibel Store 6am-6pm; Restaurant 6am-2:30pm

Joey's Custard CLOSED

Keylime Bistro Open 8am - 10pm

Lazy Flamingo (Blind Pass) CLOSED

Lazy Flamingo II (Sanibel) CLOSED

Lighthouse Cafe (Sanibel) 7am-2pm

Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant Open Buffet (4) seatings - reservations

Matzaluna's CLOSED

Mucky Duck Restaurant CLOSED

Over Easy Café CLOSED

Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream Open 5pm-9:30pm

RC Otters Open 8am-10pm

Rosie's Café & Grill CLOSED

Sanibel Café CLOSED

Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory CLOSED

Sanibel Fish House CLOSED

Sanibel Sweet Shoppe CLOSED

Schnapper's Hots, Inc. Open 11am-4pm

Sea Breeze Café Open B/L/D 7am-10pm - Buffet - reservations

Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Open 5pm-9pm; reservations ONLINE ONLY

Skip One Seafood CLOSED

South Seas Island Resort-open to public Captiva Ballroom; Buffet; 2pm-7pm Reservations

Summerlin Jake's Seafood & Steaks Open Buffet 11:30am-7:30pm*Reservations*

Sunset Grill CLOSED

Sunshine Seafood Café Open 11:30am-9pm

Sweet Melissa's CLOSED

The Clam Shack CLOSED

The Pecking Order Fried Chicken CLOSED

The Sandbar CLOSED

Thistle Lodge Restaurant Open 11am-6pm buffet - reservations

Timbers Restaurant / Sanibel Grill Timbers Open 1p-8p; Sanibel Grill Open 12n-11p

Traders CLOSED

Traditions on the Beach Open 4pm-9pm *Reservations*

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4. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Thank you . That was just what I was looking for :-)

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5. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Wonderful list ,,,,just wished you had listed phone numbers....

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6. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Captiva house has wonderful holiday buffets...we prefer it to the other options

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7. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

That was actually last year's list. This year's might be the same but in any event, here it is. With phone numbers!


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8. Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I had breakfast at the Normandie cafe at West Wind Inn yesterday on West Gulf Drive next to the Island Inn, and noticed they will be offering Thanksgiving meals: Turkey with all the trimmings ($24) and Slow Roasted Prime Rib with sides ($28). Their food is quite good, fresh and served in a simple pretty blue and white setting. You can take a beach walk after dinner. I was just reading their TA reviews and notice some don't like the service. Well, the service was great for us. (I think the owner/manager just has a naturally dour expression but if you smile, he smiles!)

Edited: 19 November 2017, 13:12
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