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Review of Cip's Place

Cip's Place
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cip's Place has lush landscaping and wonderful outdoor seating. Its beautifully decorated interior has a large wall mural painted by a local artist who has featured many of the faces of people from Sanibel history. Chef Blaine and his wife Alison are co-owners and come from a long history of food service. The food is great and the locals frequent Cip's and are enjoying it.
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This place has gotten mixed reviews...and I can see why. Mainly it's the service...or lack thereof. Granted...we visited the week after Christmas...but one would think that management would plan for this...and staff accordingly...or/train accordingly ...that you WANT people there. we made a reservation...and we're seated promptly ...but afterwards...the service dropped . our server appeared to be put off...and honestly ...she apparently had too many tables. Even so...there were no apologies... Or efforts from management to help.Ive been in busy places...where it's understaffed...and servers have been more pleasant...and worked hard to earn tips. This was not the case at Cips. Our food was fine...but any requests for anything additional or changes to a dish...were not met with graciousness or "let me check". Refills on our drinks went unnoticed. We come from a southern state...and service is HUGE where we're from. Actually we're noticing a trend with businesses in Sanibel...particularly restaurants...service is NOT at a premium. our best meals may be grilling out at the condo. Sad statement...when we'd like to enjoy the local cuisine.

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We enjoyed a tasty dinner at Cip's last week, and we'll definitely return again. Unlike many of the other restaurants on Sanibel, Cip's feels like a place for locals. Their menu is broad, but not so broad that they can't execute well. If you're a foodie, you'll be pleased at Cip's as many of their items offer unusual and interesting combinations of ingredients. It's a menu where you might have trouble choosing just one thing to order. I did! We also loved their key lime pie! It tastes homemade and was perfect after a nice dinner.

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Thank St_LouisBonbon
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

A stranger at the next table in our home town overheard us talking about our upcoming trip to Sanibel, and told us not to miss Cips. Went on our first night in Sanibel. Service not so great and food not so great either. Probably would not go back here.

Thank sstrup
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was our last night in Sanibel and a great way to end our trip. The food was great and the service was even better. My husband had the ribs and enjoyed them thoroughly! The atmosphere is lovely. We sat outside. Very relaxing dining experience...and reservations are accepted. We hope to visit again on our next visit to Sanibel.

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Thank JudyB1018
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We took a family group of 10 here last Saturday night in one of the busiest weeks of the high season and had a fantastic meal in every way. We were attended to closely by our server throughout the meal and received food and drink in a very timely fashion. We ordered a range of menu items from bbq ribs (they stretched off my father-in-laws plate), grouper BLT (best anywhere), stir fry, tuna, and vegetarian. Not one single complaint and you can make a reservation, as well as sit inside or out. With these reasonable prices it's no wonder its a popular restaurant!

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