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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Dinner out with husband

I had scallops,they picked out wine excellent,husband had the special sea bass very good would go back,excellent service little disappointed with Key lime pie,to tart were 5 generations of Ft Myers and like to try everyone's Key lime pie but will go back to eat dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
dawn k
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Fort Myers, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I had scallops,they picked out wine excellent,husband had the special sea bass very good would go back,excellent service little disappointed with Key lime pie,to tart were 5 generations of Ft Myers and like to try everyone's Key lime pie but will go back to eat dinner.

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food as always was good. We both had grouper with a mushroom and crab sauce. I had no crab on my plate. Our server (we've had him serve us over several years) must have had too many tables or wasn't in a good mood. He would ask a question and leave before you could fully answer. The evening was... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The majority of us ordered the special--grouper with a raspberry drizzle and it was cooked to perfection. Just delicious. The vegetables were less than stellar--overdone and under-seasoned. Likewise, the appetizer wasn't impressive or I'd have given the restaurant an excellent rating. Still, we all liked dining here and agreed we'd come back.

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Port Orange, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We are repeat visitors to this lovely restaurant. We tried the seafood specials that night, and as always weren't disappointed. My husband loves the Ceasar's and I had an appetizer with goat cheese and heart of palm. Very good! Even their cabbage side is delicious! Other restaurants may claim to have the best Key Lime Pie, but Sunshine really does!

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Nottingham
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265 reviews 265 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a lovely meal here and really enjoyed my food. 1st course was spinach salad. Beautiful fresh ingredients and a lovely balsamic dressing. Tasty. 9/10 My partner had gumbo soup. Lots of seafood and a thick tomato based soup. 7/10. It was decent enough but lacked a bit of flavour. Next I had the local fish special- with a Parmesan... More 

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Frankfurt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Small place with In- and outside seating.Attentive service. Limited but sufficient menu. Good food, dessert was delicious. Only downside: traffice noises as it is right next to the street.

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Nr London, England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

just returned from a great evening, thought I would put up the review as I moaned about the lack of fine dining in Captiva on other reviews. Wish we had gone with the trip advisors number 1 Well deserved number 1, great service (Jose) the wine list had our favourite Marlborough - Astrolabe, we started with a share of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love love love this place! Service is excellent, ask for José! Excellent scallops and bleu cheese appetizer, coconut sea bass, seated tuna all so good accompanied by a lovely bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. We make it an annual dining destination! And...sitting on the porch makes it!

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Fairport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a great dinner here. Wait staff was wonderful and owner went out of his way to accommodate us. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?