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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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Toronto, Ontario Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were four on Wednesday evening. Rosalie was enthusiastic in helping us to celebrate Jane's birthday, and the Manager provided a free first round of drinks and did not charge us for the fabulous chocolate birthday cake that I had pre-ordered. WE HAVE CELEBRATED JANE'S BIRTHDAY AT THE THISTLE LODGE RESTAURANT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND THIS WAS THE BEST!

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The kind of dining establishment that all restaurants should emulate. Everything else is fast food. Our next visit already is planned,

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Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent place for dinner or drinks & desserts. Friendly & professional staff. Quality results always. Love to go there.

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Zollikon/Zürich/Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fine lobster bisque, mahi-mahi and the trio (seabrass, shrimp and scallops) delicious, accompanied by sparkling wine and a well tasting chardonnay astonishing "ghost" - piano player, decent atmosphere, pleasant surrounding even better than last time (last time was about 24 years ago!)

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Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a Birthday dinner which was fabulous. Service was excellent as well. We will definitely return.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't generally do restaurant reviews and rarely complain. I'm pretty easy to please in the food department. I dine out a lot, several times a week typically, so I'm familiar with restaurants all across the quality spectrum. I'm only reviewing this because I keep getting requests from Thistle Lodge to review them. Got another one this morning so ok,... More 

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dined for lunch at The Thistle Lodge several years ago and was looking forward to having dinner there. Besides the food, I enjoyed looking out the windows at the beautiful expanse of the property. When I planned dinner there, I was envisioning being able to again look out the window and see the view from a different perspective.... More 

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Washington, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Live the ambiance. Used Open Table to reserve. A bit pricey but really enjoy unique menu items. Lovely view though doesn't last long in February.

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knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I have visited the restaurant several times, including our honeymoon 33 years ago and knew it was special. We took the family this time and as always an experience of professionalism, atmosphere, and wonderful food.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprised my wife with Sanibel visit on her 60th Birthday! She had stuffed lobster special which looked outstanding! I had pan seared grouper, very tasty.

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?