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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 260
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 20
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  • 9
    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
Lunch

I spotted this little gem tucked into the end of a tiny strip of storefronts at the near end of Captiva and I'm more than pleasantly surprised by the food which was fresh and served fitting the local ambiance. But most pleasant was the service! Robin was knowledgable not only about the menu and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spotted this little gem tucked into the end of a tiny strip of storefronts at the near end of Captiva and I'm more than pleasantly surprised by the food which was fresh and served fitting the local ambiance. But most pleasant was the service! Robin was knowledgable not only about the menu and wines but was a wealth of... More 

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Thank Dan C
Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gave it a try after reading reviews and we were pleased with our experience. The porch setting is appealing. The day was cool and the heat lamps made it comfortable. Service was excellent and attentive. My husband and I shared the Blind Pass shrimp for an appetizer. The shrimp were succulent as the chef does not overlook them and so... More 

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1 Thank skiprette
Champaign, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped at the souvenir store next door, and decided to give Sunshine Seafood Cafe a try for lunch. I'm so glad I did! The seafood salad on croissant was very tasty and really hit the spot. My server was awesome, and she was very understanding of my desire to sit in the comfortably shady spot to read and enjoy... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer H
Waterville, Maine
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very good but the service could use a little work. Not terrible ... just need to be a little more attentive to the customers.

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Thank Terry M
Eatonton, Georgia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our table of 4 really enjoyed our meal here. Most tables are outside on a covered porch. Food was decisions and our server Jose was efficient and helpful.

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1 Thank Lynne P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem on the main road of Captiva Island is an excellent lunch/dinner place. We have lunch there at least 1 or 2 times when we visit the island every year. The chicken club is like a warm chicken sandwich. My husband's favorite. I usually have the pecan and goat cheese salad BUT this year I had the garden... More 

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1 Thank Susan S
Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent - variety of menu choices. Good wine selection. Heated outdoor seating. Takes reservations. Definitely would go there again.

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1 Thank larksfam
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunshine is close to the end of Captiva so go a little farther to find it. Great sophisticated menu for a small and middle priced place. Has to the the best value on the island. Open for lunch and dinner from Dec. 19 to May 31 and only for dinner June 1 to Dec. 18. Good service and a patio... More 

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1 Thank KerryandMary
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to an empty restaurant, so were a bit worried that it wouldn't be great. No worries, it was wonderful. I had the blind pass shrimp appetizer, 4 big grilled shrimp on a delicious citrus salad. My husband raved about how wonderful the grilled chicken sandwich was. Very good service and cute covered deck or inside seating.

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1 Thank kay k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews on this restaurant do not steer you wrong. Delicious, fresh and worth every penny. Pecan crusted goat cheese salad with optional Sea Scallops. Heaven. Stop looking and go here.

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2 Thank Nicole M

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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, Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?