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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-6200
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 208
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  • 43
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  • 19
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, very busy

Loved it. The food was very good but it's so small and always gets a crowd. Make sure to go on the early side or for lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Litchfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Loved it. The food was very good but it's so small and always gets a crowd. Make sure to go on the early side or for lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal and the service was good as well. We had the paella and the blackened salmon and both were excellent. A little pricey but not more so than anywhere else on the island, and the food was better. We were there on a Monday evening in July, definitely off season, but I was surprised that we... More 

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Harvard, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic seafood gumbo....and everything else! Staff was great and it was a nice easy walk from the nearby resort we stayed at.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Whenever we visit Captiva Island we love to dine out for seafood. We showed up at the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and it was no crowded at all and we quietly wondered what we were in for. What a nice surprise a seafood paella and a grouper dish later and we were sold. The grouper dish might have been the best... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was good - but be aware of a few things: for the price point there are some better options, the seating is limited indoors - so in summer, I would suggest you wear bug spray and be prepared for the heat. Outdoor seating is tight - they've put a lot of tables very close together. While I did... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Sunshine Seafood Cafe. It was a quiet atmosphere with excellent food! Would highly recommend a visit!!

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Richmond, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We hadn't had Mahi Mahi since we were in Honolulu and we're pleased when the waiter said it was the fish of the day. It was delicious and the waiter was excellent. The caesar salad was great. Their burgers are delicious too. Ceiling fans give you a breeze while you enjoy your meal and relax. Love love love this place!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What is happening to some of favorite places? Do the owners have too much to do to pay attention to the product that the restaurants are putting out? I realize they have no control over the bugs eating us alive but they can control the quality of the food and the service. At one time everything that came out of... More 

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This restaurant had good breakfast and lunch. The keylime pie was worth finding. Everyone bragged on having the best; this cafe claims the fame. Seating mostly outside.

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Colorado City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

While on family vacation on Captiva Island in July 2015, we ventured to the sunshine seafood cafe! All the seafood dishes were delicious! We had the Tuna and Shrimp and Scallop pasta, both scrumptious! We also had 2 of the seafood specials, both fresh and yummy! This is a must try while in Captiva!

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?