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All 19 Captiva Island Restaurants

Sunshine Seafood Cafe

14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-6200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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shelton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Service was good sat on porch which was nice heads up this place has no water view but I knew that spinach salad was as expected and good. Malbec was solid they were nice to put me at a table with a. Plug as I needed that cuz my PC was almost dead and needed to do some work .... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The special was Mahi Mahi coated with coconut and macadamian nuts and grilled veggies. Awesome! Also had chowder and crab cakes - divine! If you're planning on going to the mexican food place next door - don't! BTDT and Sunshine is the place to go. BTW, great service with staff that's informative and fun to talk to.

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Port Orange, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a high-end restaurant, even by Captiva standards, but the food is wonderful. We make it a point to visit here twice each visit, if we have the time. I recommend whatever they are having as a special. This visit the specials were fish dishes. In particular the grouper I had topped with lobster, sauce, and mushrooms was delicious.... More

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Manlius
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We've been here twice in 2 years and have not been disappointed either time. It's been id'd as one of our "musts" while in Captiva. Servers are knowledgeable, food is good & drinks as well! The inside seating, while limited is great & allows you to watch the prep but the outdoor seating is fantastic as well. I, tongue in... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had our best meal of our Sanibel-Captiva trip at Sunshine Seafood Cafe! Don't be put off by the beach toys the Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a lovely porch seating that makes dinners comfortable. The cafe has excellent food - crab cakes, paella were well prepared with a touch of inspiration. The service was excellent: Robin was a knowledgeable server... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

i used to rate stuffed halibut in Anchorage my most favorite--the coconut macadamia nut encrusted red snapper was fabulous!!! So juicy, sweet amazing! Will make a 2nd visit in our week here at Captiva. Great service too. Felt so special.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had a really well cooked meal here. The fish was fresh and served in a well sized but not excessive portion; the only criticism I had of it was a somewhat odd choice of side vegetables - spiced red cabbage felt odd with Florida fish. The house salad was good and the choice of wine also good. My server... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Six of us had a lovely dinner with something for everyone! The pork chop was wonderful, with a fantastic spice to it. The grouper special was really good. The paella was great. Lovely setting, great food, good service. I think it might be the best food and value on Captiva Island.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We spent the day on the beach and did not want to drive far. We had dinner here based on the reviews on this site. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the staff was great. Our waitress was even helpful in telling us the best shelling spot!

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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Cobia fresh catch was phenomenal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Additional Information about Sunshine Seafood Cafe

Address: 14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: 239-472-6200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
Average Prices: USD 10 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood

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