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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Wasn't what I was exciting for the number one rated restaurant but food was decent and service was ok.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Surprised by some of the negative reviews - not the case for us EVER here. And we've been visiting Captiva since the mid-80's. Wife and daughter had fish this year, I had the rack of lamb for a change. I only got to eat a third of my entree because I made the mistake of offering up a taste to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Don't let the exterior fool you. Food is of the highest quality, imaginative and delicious. Excellent service. Worth the extra expense.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Expensive food that was not very tasty. I don't know how this place is rated so high on Trip Advisor. I would definitely pass....my daughter ordered mac n cheese and it was the boxed Kraft kind!! :(

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Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am not sure why this restaurant is rated #1 on tripadvisor. Went to this restaurant with hubby while staying at South Seas Resort. While the place is cute and quaint, with a wonderful island feel, the food was nothing to write home about. For starters we had the crab cakes. I was immediately turned off by the presentation. I... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a very small restaurant about a block from the entrance to South Sea Island resort. The food was good and service was okay. They were very busy the night we went and we did have to wait a few times, but nothing too bad.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really the only restaurant we found during our 4 days on the island that seemed to serve food that did not appear to have been made in a mass-production kitchen. Nice outdoor, quiet porch setting; personable and efficient waiters and well-presented food. Good place to get away from the masses that are standing in line elsewhere, shouting to be heard... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not bad for an island restaurant. We had the mussel appetizer which was a good portion and pretty tasty could have used more white wine in the broth. Then we had the paella which was a surprisingly great selection of seafood and excellently cooked.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We ate here based on good reviews and it was a short walk from our rental. We both had fish from a wood fired grill and they were great. The Caesar salad was heavy on anchovies but that does not bother us. The bread was clearly made there and was the best restaurant bread I have had in a long... More 

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Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have always enjoyed this restaurant and did on this time as well. We had six adults and four kids for dinner and they handled us very nicely. All of the meals were done very well. We had one child with a dietary restriction and they did a wonderful job of preparing a meal that he could eat. We will... More 

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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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