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Thistle Lodge Restaurant, Sanibel, FL

Thistle Lodge Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1794 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
  • Romantic
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for scenic views
Grand Views... Rave Reviews. At the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, delicious cuisine is served in a historical heirloom setting overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Swaying palms and gently breaking waves further set the scene for romance.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 472-9200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Omar Clarke
  • Private party facilities
    Casa Ybel Resort, along with Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, has been hosting weddings and events for over 100 years. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and situated on 23 acres of pristine private beach, Casa Ybel Resort is the perfect place to host your event!
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Pasek: (239) 472-0693 ext. 1351
  • Neighborhood
    Sanibel
  • Cross street
    West Gulf Road
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Thistle Lodge provides live Jazz entertainment on Friday nights and Piano on Saturday nights. We also have Sunday Jazz during brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,794 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,794 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a wonderful experience! Beautiful spot, excellent food and amazing service.

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  2. Chaz471

    Des Moines

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful view, service was just ok.

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  3. EliseL

    West Palm Beach

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and ambiance. Always nice for a special occassion.

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  4. robertr

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre, Ambiance bright white lighting should have been subdued. Service was okay. Menu items I believe is overpriced

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered three grouper sandwiches. We were very disappointed the looked exactly alike has if they were frozen. Also, it looked has if they were kept under the heat lamp for a long time. One of us ordered the tuna taco, it was also very disappointing mostly filler and over cooked tuna. I have a timeshare in the area and have eaten there for years, after this experience it will be several years before I darken their door again.

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  6. BrianneP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night with a view

    1 person found this helpful

  7. Rxlady

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Thistle Lodge Restaurant on our last evening in Sanibel to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is so beautiful both inside and out. Service was awesome as well. I had their signature dish which is scallops topped with lobster and crabmeat. My my my…Sweet Baby Jesus…That was heaven on a plate! Hubby had a fettuccine dish which he said was also delicious. It pretty much was a perfect dinner from our standpoint.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. AlexT7801

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Thistle for our anniversary. In the reservation thru Open table told them it was a special evening. I guess that part fell hru. Atmosphere was very nice and we had a nice tale overlooking the beach. We had the Lamb and Pasta. My complaints are the following. Wine was way over priced at 3 times the market value. Second, even though the menu states that 20% tip is added to large groups, we were a aprty of 2 and the 20% was added to the bill. And then they add that we can add a tip as if they had not already done so. Left with a bad taste after a nice dinner.

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  9. TerriW

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in a charming resort. September on Sanibel is off season, so service is excellent. Wonderful time to visit. Jazzmyn provided friendly and efficient service. Delish food; beautifully presented. Highly recommend finishing off your meal with a slice of Key Lime Pie. One of the best (if not the Best) I've enjoyed over the years.

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  10. Joem

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall. Very good.

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FAQs

Thistle Lodge Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-9200.

Thistle Lodge Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1794 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Thistle Lodge Restaurant

2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Gulf Road
  • Neighborhood
    Sanibel
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Omar Clarke
  • Entertainment
    Thistle Lodge provides live Jazz entertainment on Friday nights and Piano on Saturday nights. We also have Sunday Jazz during brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (239) 472-9200
  • Private party facilities
    Casa Ybel Resort, along with Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, has been hosting weddings and events for over 100 years. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and situated on 23 acres of pristine private beach, Casa Ybel Resort is the perfect place to host your event!
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Pasek: (239) 472-0693 ext. 1351
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