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A neighbor has just recommended we try this restaurant for dinner. Any comments anyone? As well as any other recommendations.
 

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The Bubble room is good. My personal preference was the Mucky Duck with its outside bar area with entertainment.
 

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Pre hurricane it smelled like wet dirty diapers and there were no kids around to blame it on. Eclectic nostalgia decor. We ate there because of a post. I was really disappointed but many like it.


We did eat at Keylime Bistro and I enjoyed that much more. We ate at RC Otters also.

http://www.captiva-island.com/amrc/restaurants.htm


Mucky Duck we never got to. There are lots of places to eat in Sanibel but I never wanted to leave Captiva. There was a pizza place in a plaza just outside SS Plantation gates.
 

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We went to the Bubble Room in October 2007 for lunch. It's an interesting place with lots of old toys, toy trains, and other nostalgic items that are literally stuck everywhere. Our kids liked it.

It's been there a long time and is an institution. It is somewhat overpriced and the food is okay. It was also musty in some areas of the restaurant.

I think it is one of those places that you will want to go once and then, once you've seen it, may find other places with better food, etc.

Mucky Duck, which is a block down Ande Rosse lane, is right on the beach and has great sunsets and pretty good food.

Green flash, RC Otters both in Captiva are also good. Many others on Sanibel, too.
 

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It's worth going to once, especially for lunch, but I don't care for it. Got a completely spoiled steak there once, you could smell it before it got put on the table. Husband got sick after eating there. I can't say definitely that it was their food but we think so. Their desserts are good.

Key Lime Bistro used to be a favorite but IMO it has gone downhill in the last 3 years. RC Otters is owned by the same person but I like it much better.

I love Doc Fords, Lazy Flamingo and Green Flash. Timbers, Matzuluna, Sanibel Grille, Traders are all good. Mucky Duck is good but I like the atmosphere better than the food. Most people like Island Cow, I've had good and bad experiences. Schnapper Hots are great for hot dogs and grouper sandwiches. There are probably more I'm forgetting.

Can you tell I like to eat?
 

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Entertainment Book

We were in SS the year before the hurricane so some of this may have changed.

The Entertainement book had many coupons for places to eat on Sanibel and a cruise coupon for the dolphin tour that leaves from SS and a dinner cruise for one from Ft Myers. I also think there were a few Captiva coupons.

Sometimes there are manatees by the marina dock in SS. DH also took sailing lessons there.
 

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I second the recommendation for the Lazy Flamingo - I like the location (there are two on Sanibel) just before you cross onto Captiva

it has a "salty old bar" type atmosphere. good seafood (grouper, etc). very cold beer.
 

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We always enjoy the Island Cow on Sanibel. Right on the main drag. You can't miss it.

Sheila
 

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Thanks for all the input everyone - we're heading out after lunch!
 

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A neighbor has just recommended we try this restaurant for dinner. Any comments anyone? As well as any other recommendations.
I've found the Bubble Room to be hit or miss, having dined there several times over the past 8 or 10 years, but not since 2004. I agree that it's better as a lunch place than dinner . . . and the Mucky Duck is a better dinner choice particularly if you're around at sunset :)
 
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