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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:30 PM
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Thistle Lodge Restaurant

4.2
839 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Waterfront (20)
  • Special Occasion (17)
  • Scenic View (15)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(239) 472-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Wolff
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Casa Ybel Road
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Entertainment
Thistle Lodge provides live Jazz entertainment on Friday nights and Piano on Saturday nights. We also have Sunday Jazz during brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 839 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Waterfront location with a

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vip03ptx (New England)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I was at the Thistle Lodge 30 years ago. It was as good as I remembered.

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Buffetregular1 (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Consistently good food. Grouper excellent!

A little too much AC in the restaurant, but that seems to be the case these days in too many restaurants.

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vipLinda (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lovely restaurant, beautiful view, early dining as had theatre tickets so quiet as well. Excellent food; nice wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been to this restaurant a few times over the last few years with very good experiences. So we decided to spend our Valentines evening there. What a HUGE mistake!!! The service was non existent. It took over 10 mins after being seated for someone (the manager?) to ask what we wanted to drink. When I complained about the lack of service he gave brought us our first round. Very nice gesture but the service continue to be bad the entire night. If I remember correctly our server only showed up 3 times; to take the order, bring the wine and then the bill. I had to pour the wine during our meal. There was a set menu which is expected during a holiday but the food was cold and dried out. We both had fish and could not eat it. When I got the bill they automatically placed the gratuity on which for a party of 2 is just wrong. At that point I just wanted to leave since the evening was ruined. I might go back on non holiday since the place has such a nice atmosphere but won't be this season.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day- and they ruined it!!! Lousy experience!!! They just lost a customer!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lobster was over cooked. Way to expensive for what we had. Too much noise tables too close together for privacy.

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vipBellhop (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Thistle Lodge is pretty and the food is good however we arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and we were greeted rudely by several staff. The bar was not open to get a drink while we waited and the staff was indifferent. The receptionist and staff should be better trained in customer relations.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We were away on vacation. We wanted a quiet charming restaurant away from hustle bustle. We found it ten times over. We loved everything

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vipGinaP (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Justin was fabulous. Exceptional service and very professional. We will be back soon! The reason for the lower marks on food was because of the Sunday brunch all the meats were overcooked and dry.

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Kathy (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This restaurant is excellent in both atmosphere and food. We ha e eaten there several times and have never been disappointed. Expensive but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great short rib dish... good service and ambiance-old Florida feeling

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poppynjack (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful service and view. It would have been great if we were seated at a window.
Food ( tuna , magi mahi-mahi GREAT!)

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vipStefanB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great quality and amazingly spiced fish and seafood, really the finest we have had in a while! Plus warm, excellent servicy by Tanya, the Jamaican waitress. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Overall excellent. Beautiful setting. 😄

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vipTony (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Mussels were average at best and the lobster bisque cold. Other than that we had a very enjoyable evening with friends and their lentil soup and veggie cannelloni were excellent .

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EileenG (Naples)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The atmosphere was relaxing & charming.
There was a nice variety of food on the menu.
It was a bit pricy, so I think it is a special occasion restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food and great service. Nice location and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Restaurant was busy, wait staff overstretched, service very slow. Dinners are very expensive and just ok. Beautiful view before sunset, but otherwise tables are kind of crowded. It was stifling hot in the room. Would not go back.

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BestView (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Rosie was a wonderful waitress. The food was good and the service super. We stayed and talked for quite a while after finishing our lunch and there was no complaints about that. Everyone was friendly. The best view of the gulf!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Second time here. A memorable dining experience. Beautiful setting. Delicious food. My husband had the tuna. I had the cannelloni. Both very good and generous portions. The key lime pie is the best on the island.

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mmjh (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We recently dined at the Thistle Lodge while vacationing on Sanibel. Our soup and entrees were very good as was the ambiance of the restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch, dinner or drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The site was beautiful and the staff was friendly and professional. The food wasn’t as good as we would expect from this price point. The descriptions didn’t match what was received. There was a wedding upstairs and the music was so loud, it ruined our experience. I noted it was my husbands birthday, however, no mention was made and our dessert didn’t come with a candle, like other tables I saw. My husband and I dine at many upscale restaurants and are not concerned with price. This was a disappointing experience for us.

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vip50boating (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Took our friends here for Anniversary lunch. The entire experience was exceptional. Had a wonderful table with great view of the beautiful grounds and the gulf.
I had the Thai noodles with Salmon, the men had the grouper. My husband said it was the best ever. Seasoned just right and cooked to perfection. Parparadell was very tasty with enough for next day.
Tonya was our server. We wanted for nothing. She was very professional with a very nice personality. She tended to our table without being overbearing.
Lunch was completed with a complimentary desert. Norman Love chocolate.
Thistle Lodge is a beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. Look forward to our next return.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was mediocre. Our server was nice but I think he was the dishwasher, the bartender and the only server. Loud talking people in the dining area.

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vipCharlie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

After food came service ended until I went and found the wait person for what I needed.

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vipDrRuth (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent in every way. Love this place!

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vipadventurer (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was ok but the service was one of the worst we ever had. Waiter was abrupt and unknowledge about the food and wine. Room was extremely cold and when we asked to turn the ac down, he said only maintenance could change temp and did not offer to help. Very uncomfortable throughout.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Celebrating my husbands birthday at Thistle Lodge was a great choice. Excellent service, atmosphere and exceptional food; the perfect combination

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vipAnna (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

If you’re going to tout yourself as an upscale fine dining experience, make sure your menus are clean! First impressions are important, people. Both of our dinner menus, as well as the drinks menu handed to us, were severely stained. Hard to get by this.

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