The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

Thistle Lodge Restaurant

  • 2255 W. Gulf Dr. Map It
  • Sanibel
  • Contemporary
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Romantic atmosphere
  • Fresh seafood
  • Gulf views

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Now this is romance: the lodge was built as a wedding gift from a husband to his wife and is now a gift to those lucky enough to dine here. Lush green grounds are right outside the window, then just beyond is the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel's seashell-laden shores. But it's more than the views that will lull you into a dreamy mood. The food is fresh, elegant, and flavorful. Entrées span everything from Parmesan-and-herb-crusted black grouper to Asian braised beef short ribs. Frequent patrons back in the day included Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Restaurant Information


Casa Ybel Resort, 2255 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, Florida, 33957, USA

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Published 07/06/2017


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