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5400 Plantation Road, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL 33924
866-565-5089
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Much better than most dining choices

We didn't expect much based on reviews. But the service was friendly and at least b+, the place was clean, and the food was really good. We had a couple whole snappers, a blackened snapper, and a grouper, chicken and fruit for the kids. Everyone liked their food. Wine list was simple and mediocre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
markeellis
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We didn't expect much based on reviews. But the service was friendly and at least b+, the place was clean, and the food was really good. We had a couple whole snappers, a blackened snapper, and a grouper, chicken and fruit for the kids. Everyone liked their food. Wine list was simple and mediocre (typical Florida). But we really appreciated... More 

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Scotland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Probably the best of the eating options in the north of the resort. Serves a good buffet breakfast, but 23dollars. Evening can get busy and there is no booking. Outside, both covered and open, and inside tables. Evening menu a bit pricey but food good and service friendly. Cabaret in the Harbourside area until 9pm. Maitre D seemed a little... More 

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toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were staying at the South Seas Resort and thought we'd give the Harbourside a shot. We made a reservation and showed up ten minutes early. Mistake one. Mistake two was committing anymore time to this place. The poor hostess was nearly in tears, the manager was no where to be found and the staff seemed over whelmed by a... More 

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

South Seas resort gave us a $75 coupon to thank us for our stay with them. It could only be used at the Harbourside or Pointe restaurants. We cancelled a reservation and walked to the restaurant which would not take a reservation. So, we show up and I immediately tell them we have the coupon for $75 off. They warmly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Poor menu. Poor preparation. Confused waiters. Fine location, but more expensive than NYC. Go to NYC instead.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We made a late Valentine's reservation but were seated quickly in what turned out to be one of the best tables overlooking the harbor with a very large yacht to look at. We ordered grouper and red snapper and both were expertly prepared.

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Jackson, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Meandered into Harbourside one evening during our stay last week at South Seas Resort and tried the calamari appetizer, shaker salad and filet mignon - all superbly created. Jackie the bartender was such a sweetheart and the restaurant manager Jim Lee was just the kindest guy! My husband and I struck up a conversation with Jim about our love of... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The atmosphere was wonderful, overlooking the harbor. The service terrific ! When my WHOLE fish came ( my fault - thought it was a filet) the waiter offered to debone it & did a beautiful job. It was delicious, and the Calamari appetizer divine. The ribeye on the other hand was a terrible thin cut of meat, and would not... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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189 reviews 189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We decided to give Harbourside a try, as we really felt like staying close that night. The location of the restaurant is a wonderful one....looking out at the boats in the harbor. You also get a nice moon rise in that direction. There was a great guitar player outside that we could hear while sitting on the porch. We decided... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner of blackened grouper with island rice and carrots and green beans. One of the best meals I've ever had! I'd love the recipe for the rice with pineapple.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5400 Plantation Road, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: 866-565-5089

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?