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Captiva House

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15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924 (2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge)
+1 239-472-5161
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to the historic, award-winning Captiva House Restaurant...
Welcome to the historic, award-winning Captiva House Restaurant, Gulf-front at the legendary, historic 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa. We invite you to sample our delicious New Florida cuisine, served with our gorgeous Captiva Island sunsets. Come, feast your eyes and your appetites tonight.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 282
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We'll be back

It's been several years since I've dined at Captiva House. I had such a horrible experience (terrible service) that I vowed to never return. But I was told there were some changes as well as a new manager. So as long as we didn't get stuck with that same horrible server, we decided to give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
MJF65
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Satellite Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Satellite Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's been several years since I've dined at Captiva House. I had such a horrible experience (terrible service) that I vowed to never return. But I was told there were some changes as well as a new manager. So as long as we didn't get stuck with that same horrible server, we decided to give it another try. Service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A MUST for dinner in Captiva! Our food was amazing! Our server Lacey was wonderful. Very attentive, without hovering over us! I highly recommend going to this restaurant while you are staying in Captiva. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars, is that frankly, the décor is boring.......

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Green Bank, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pro: Good service. Cons: Average food. Eat elsewhere on Captiva Island. Better food. Often crowded and noisy. Host coild be surly at times.

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear J G, Thank you for the review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed our service team, and I hope that you will decide to come back the next time you are on Captiva. Thank you for the review. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This was hands down our best meal during our stay on Captiva Island. Our server, Eric, was wonderful. We have never eaten at a restaurant where the timing between courses has been properly spaced, until coming to Captiva House. After bringing our bottle of wine to the table, Eric allowed us to fully enjoy a glass before continuing on with... More 

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear Chicagotravelbugs, Thank you for your glowing review. This is what our food & beverage team strives for each and every day. Thank you for mentioning your server Eric. I will pass along your positive comments to him. He has been with us for some time now and we are pleased to have him on our team. I hope to... More 

Endwell, New York
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Captiva House almost succeeded in providing my friend and I with a memorable dinner during a recent stay at ‘Tween Waters. The dining room is lovely, and our entrees, Lobster Stuffed Ravioli (fresh tarragon and sherry lobster mornay served over lobster stuffed squid ink striped ravioli) and Island Snapper Wrap (Snapper with asparagus, shitake mushrooms and roasted red pepper wrapped... More 

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear Ellen B, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We are always looking on ways to improve our service and I hope the next time you are back on Captiva that you will be back to see us and our improvements. Thank you for your positive comments. More 

sarasota, florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are somewhat sophisticated diners, with high expectations when paying high prices. First off, it was very very noisy inside. It was hard to carry on a conversation due to the loud conversations surrounding us. We started with the Brie with tart and sweet apples, and raspberry sauce, served with french bread. The Brie wasn't melted, there was only one... More 

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear lemstar, I'm sorry we seemed to miss the mark with your dining experience at the Captiva House. We use all our social media reviews as tools to better ourselves in the future and I hope to see you back again soon. Thank you for your remarks. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good restaurant with good food and great service. Nice staff. Very quaint. What I love about Captiva is each place is very individualistic and no chain restaurants. Which made it fun and delightful.

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear marea s, Thank you for your positive comments and I hope to see you back again soon at the Captiva House. More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Old captiva house. The restaurant was terrific. Inside and outside seating was very pleasant. Food was good. Staff was great. Very accommodating. Almost everything else on captiva was overrated and overpriced. Not inexpensive but well worth it. Villus and Mary were terrific.

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear OCBeachBoys, Thank you for your positive comments about the Captiva House. I'm pleased to hear that you value our restaurant and I will pass along for positive comments to Vilius and Mar, both of them have been with us for some time now and are a great part of our team. Thank you for your review and I hope... More 

Lexington,Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Mediocre. I've had worse food, but I've had a lot better. The food was overpriced, and the wait staff hustled us through incredibly fast, to the point of leaving the check with the dessert. No excuse for being rushed through at a restaurant with the prices of this one. And there isn't a dish I thought was worth recommending

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Dear LexTraveler01, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us at the Captiva House. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Thank you for your comments. More 

Vienna, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a great dinner at the Captiva House. We were seated on the patio and when my wife said she might be cold, the staff moved the heater right next to our table. The recommendations from our server were spot on. The fish dishes were the best we had on our week's stay in Captiva!

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jason m, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this review

Ernie F, Thank you for your positive comments about our food and service staff. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Captiva House and I hope to see you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
    (2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Welcome to the historic, award-winning Captiva House Restaurant, Gulf-front at the legendary, historic 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa. We invite you to sample our delicious New Florida cuisine, served with our gorgeous Captiva Island sunsets. Come, feast your eyes and your appetites tonight.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?