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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-6200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
World Famous Sunshine Paella

Paella full of flavor - truly authentic. Excellent service. Vast wine list. A hidden gem/treasure ! A must while on Captiva ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Stephanie S
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was fine. Quaint. Small. Small portions. Not much beer or wine selection. Food was enjoyable but not great. Overall a fine experience. Enjoyed it but there are many better places.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Paella full of flavor - truly authentic. Excellent service. Vast wine list. A hidden gem/treasure ! A must while on Captiva ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Not really a wine bar though they have that as part of the name now. Good wine list but no sampling sizes like 3 oz flights. Friendly, professional wait staff. Tables on the open air porch are great for lovely weather, which we had. The place is small and has no bar as they got rid of it to fit... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We only had salads for dinner, but they were both very tastey, one with shrimp & the other with salmon, and the wine was nice as well. It was nice sitting out on their deck.

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Lexington,Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Incredibly pleasant to sit on the porch and enjoy a salad or the like for lunch, after strolling around Captiva. Informal, relaxed, excellent food

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came here with friends and kids on our last night of our Spring Break. I wished we had come earlier as I would have returned before we went home. Food was excellent and by far the best of our trip. I ordered tuna, which was perfectly cooked (medium rare) with excellent fixings. By far the best meal I had... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed the food we ate at the Sunshine Seafood Cafรฉ, but the poor service ruined what could have been a perfect night. We made a reservation for 8:30 and when we arrived they said it would be a short wait. After 15 minutes and seeing a table for 4 cleaned, I inquired and was told - oh yes that's... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This Cafe is located in the heart of "Old Captiva" it is small and cozy, indoor and outdoor seating.We sat outside on a warm afternoon and had lunch. I had a Grilled Chicken Club and it was very good, my wife had a Salad that she enjoyed very much, and our Son had Mahi from the kids menu. We also... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The Sunshine Cafe is a lovely alternative to most of Captiva's restaurants choices. The porch dining is perfect on a warm night and we were lucky to get a last minute reservation. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Although the wine list could use a little work, the food was perfectly prepared. Nothing was rushed and when you dine... More 

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Brookville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Key lime pie that will make your knees buckle. And we loved the location because it was at the top of our street - we walked up there almost every day!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?