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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 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
Perfect late dinner

Fish was excellent, very fresh. Service was excellent. Outdoor patio was nice after sunset (not as hot). Key lime pie was the perfect way to end the meal. Definitely check this one out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
NMP007
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Greater Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fish was excellent, very fresh. Service was excellent. Outdoor patio was nice after sunset (not as hot). Key lime pie was the perfect way to end the meal. Definitely check this one out!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a lovely little spot for a relaxing lunch. We dined outside on the porch on a beautiful afternoon. Both our meals were wonderful as were the lovely wines. The service was top notch. It was a great way to take a little break from the kids and grandkids while staying for a week. We would definitely go back... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Food was excellent tasting. I had the sea bass and it was unlike any fish I had ever eaten, it was prepared very nicely but, it cost me 32.99, which in my opinion, is quite expensive for a family that is looking to have a nice seafood dinner. Overall, it tasted good but was very expensive, I would only... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another great meal and enjoyable evening as seen to by Robin and Christina. Blackened Triple Tail stuffed with lobster and spinach was excellent.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great meal here. The food was very good! It's a very small restaurant and most of the seating is outside, but overall it was a great experience.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went there for dinner with family. Outdoor seating is nice. The food was Ok and wine selection decent. Not a star but ok value for money.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had dinner at the Sunshine Seafood Cafe our last night on the island. Definitely the best dinner we had both for service and for food. The meals were light and fresh, and the service was attentive and friendly. Other reviews mention that it is unpretentious, and I'd have to agree.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The service is always excellent here and the staff are well mannered and attentive. However, over the last three years the quality of the food has been in decline. I have been eating on Captiva for over 30 years and this used to be one of the best restaurants around, serving fresh seafood combined with creative, light and complementary sauces.... More 

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had breakfast and dinner there! Nice, fun, cozy place with yummy food and chilled drinks! And they serve champagne!!! :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I have been here several times in the past and enjoyed this restaurant. Unfortunately, were very disappointed recently with the quality of the food. I had the grouper and my husband had the cobia. Both were poorly prepared and the fish did not taste fresh. We ordered two glasses of Pinot noir, first serving was bitter because... More 

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