Dining

Head to Pine Island’s Tarpon Lodge for a wine dinner with a view

Posted on December 12, 2018
By Karen Feldman, Fort Myers Florida Weekly
Dining, Restaurant Reviews, Wine Tasting

Tarpon Lodge is known for its old Florida charm, the lodge dating back to 1926, and its choice waterfront location.

But it now offers a monthly wine dinner as well that features a multicourse meal prepared by the able kitchen team of Albert Keijl, Cindy Arcurio and Christopher Fox. Wines are paired with each course and a winemaker or winery owner is on hand to speak about the wine.

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From the Chef’s Menu

Posted on February 23, 2018
By Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant
Dining, Newsletter


As we head into spring, our chef will prepare fresh salads using greens, herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables from Pine Island Botanicals. One of Southwest Florida’s best farms, Pine Island Botanicals follows the principles of natural and organic growing.

Look for daily, unique creations using lettuce varieties such as Golden Frill, Ruby Streak, Italian Arugula, Spinach Bloomdale, and Tangy and Spicy Mustard lettuces.


Vacation for an Evening

Posted on January 12, 2018
By Dorothea Hunter Sönne, Gulfshore Life
Dining, Wine Tasting

The Lodge sits at the edge of Pine Island Sound, and the restaurant’s screened porch overlooks the gentle lapping waves.

A retreat to Tarpon Lodge Restaurant is a dose of the unexpected, especially during a Global Wine Dinner

A trip to Pine Island itself, just 20 minutes from parts of Cape Coral but a world away, is an escape.

From passing through the funky, brightly hued fishing village Matlacha to driving by mango grove after mango grove, there’s a frozen-in-time quality that’s hard to get anywhere these days. For food lovers, the experience is worth the trek even more, for a trip to old-time fishing retreat Tarpon Lodge, whose restaurant has cultivated a reputation for so much more than coconut shrimp.

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Tarpon Tales Newsletter Summer 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017
By The Wells Family
Cabbage Key, Dining, Events, Fishing, Newsletter, Weddings, Wine Tasting

Tarpon Tales is a Newsletter from your friends at Cabbage Key & Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida.

Warm Gulf breezes, spectacular sunsets and starlit nights are making our summer bright and happy here at Tarpon Lodge and Cabbage Key. If you haven’t spent time with us over the summer months, we invite you to experience the nuances of a different season in our special corner of the world.

We are also thinking ahead to fall happenings and events, and our staff has much in store for your next visit. In the meantime, please send us your favorite photos and stories from the time you have spent with us – we may include them in our newsletter or post on our blog or social media pages.
Thank you for being part of our Tarpon Lodge & Cabbage Key family!

All the best,
The Wells Family

What’s Biting?

Catch a local fishing report from Captain Erik Flett, Native Attitude Charters

Tarpon season has been great these past few months, but the big numbers are starting to dwindle. Right now, snook abound in and around the passes on live bait. And you can always find trout up on the grass flats, catchable with live or artificial bait. And some more good news…there have been quite a few snappers around.

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Made in Florida: Flavors of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Posted on May 16, 2017
By Wendy Pramik, Special for USA TODAY
Dining, Fort Myers, Pineland FL, Restaurant Reviews, Sanibel

Sample southwest Florida’s trademark tastes

Dining at Tarpon Lodge, on Pine Island Sound, often centers on the great view – and the well-loved crab chowder. Other popular plates include, clockwise from bottom: the shrimp appetizer with a balsamic glaze, served over fresh strawberries and feta cheese; mahi mahi with roasted tomato artichoke hearts with lemon sauce and broccolini; a chicken sandwich with heirloom tomato, roasted onion and roasted pepper; a Cuban sandwich; and a salad with burrata cheese, shrimp, avocado and tomato.

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Tarpon Tales Newsletter

Posted on April 26, 2017
By The Wells Family
Cabbage Key, Dining, Newsletter, Tarpon Lodge, Weddings

Tarpon Tales is a Newsletter from your friends at Cabbage Key & Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida.

Welcome to longer sun-filled days, and balmy twilit nights. Spring has arrived at Tarpon Lodge and Cabbage Key. It has been a fun and busy season, and we are excited to share our latest news with you, keeping you up to date on our sister resorts. Please feel free to send us your favorite photos and stories from your visits – we may include them in our newsletter or post on our blog or social media pages.

Thank you for being part of our Tarpon Lodge & Cabbage Key family!

All the best,
The Wells Family

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