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Thistle Lodge Restaurant

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2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104 (Casa Ybel Road)
+1 239-472-9200
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were checking out the restaurant because we like to be able to provide our condo rental guests with first hand and current info re local dining.This place is not suitable for small children but is great for a celebration dinner for a couple or a group

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Thank SanibelSandy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wandered into the Thistle after trip from Ft Lauderdale and were pleasantly surprised with a comprehensive and reasonably priced brunch menu. Although we were seated at the end of their service time, staff were very friendly and attentive. Our selections were well prepared and arrived steaming. Overall, nice experience. We'll be back for dinner.

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Thank Susan K
Smithton, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife & I had a wonderful evening meal to cap off our first trip to Sanibel The food was prepared perfectly and cheerfully served by our wait staff person, Rosie. In fact, it was so good ,we met a friend there for a poolside lunch, the next day

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Thank I5909PRjackm
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was bad, my meal was bland and didn't have any flavor. The server was inattentive and didn't come to the table when we were first seated for 10 mins.

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Crystal, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant staff was very friendly and the food was great. We come to Sanibel Island several times a year and always make sure we eat at the restaurant during our stay.

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Thank Donald D
Brook Park, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The atmosphere amazing. My mother had a beautiful day!

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Thank Christine K
Mendham, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As residents of SWFL we enjoy the fine dining experience at The Thistle Lodge The menu changes during the year. The food presentations are creative and the wait staff is established and extremely accommodating. Need I say more?

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Thank Ron K
Naples, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sunset is amazing. You look out over the Gulf of Mexico and the sky turns orange and pink. We have been going here for 12 years and the food is excellent with a variety of seafood steak and pasta dishes. The eggplant or Mushroom Napoleon ( they currently only have mushroom) is amazing. The service staff is friendly and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This venue had excellent food, service and reasonable prices. The seaside atmosphere was very nice.The location on Sanibel Island was a short drive from our home in Ft Myers.

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Thank Donald A
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lobster bisque soup is A+. Everything else except the ambiance was subpar for the price and hype.

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Austin A, Food & Beverage Manager at Thistle Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Sybil! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for visiting our restaurant! The lobster bisque soup is a great choice which I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it. However, I'm disappointed that our overall service was less than perfect and invite you to e-mail me at aabke@casaybelresort.com as I hope for you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fusion, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
    (Casa Ybel Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-9200
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 lunch and dinner, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. The upper level of the restaurant is available for private events.

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