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“Pricey but so delicious!”

Thistle Lodge Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 11 June 2014

Such great quality food and very delicious! We ate here the day of our engagement and then had our wedding reception dinner with family and friends. The food is wonderful; the staff very friendly.

Thank fernsandflowers
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

T he service was good. The view and the food was okay. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated and spacious.

Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My favorite restaurant on the island. Located on the ocean in the beautiful Casa Ybel resort. The staff were attentive and the food was excellent. From beginning to end delicious. The ahi tuna tatake, and rack of lamb were among my favorites.

1  Thank pugmom61
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Rosie's attentiveness to my mother brought my score up from average to very good. The decor and setting are lovely, and even the busboy was better than average. But frankly, the food was just average, although nicely presented. For the extra $$, it would have been worth it if there was a real view of the Gulf instead of just glimpses. The most memorable part of the meal was the awesome pineApple martini. Which i would love to have again. I had the shrimp and crab cocktail, which was fine, and the lamb, which was tasty, but nothing special. My mom had the seabass, scallop and prawn trio, which i think was a pretty meager serving size.

Thank travellerfromatown
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This used to be The Place to dine on Sanibel. No longer. I had to send my Rack of Lamb back twice because it was undercooked. The meal was a disaster with poorly prepared food. The barely English speaking and untrained server showed a very poor attitude. She was extremely slow in her service although the place was at least more than half empty.

At these prices the food should be stellar not bad. They may be using frozen ingredients as the freshness was not there.

There was a family with screaming kids one of which was jumping up and down on one of the other empty table banquettes. That pretty much sums up the atmosphere and clientele they attract these days.

Never again.

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2  Thank Spamola
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