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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 291
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 22
    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
Consistently good

You can count on very good food and service. this was our third visit and each time it has been very good to great. Whether you are staying at Tween Waters or not, consider this for a great meal while visiting Captiva

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Ripchen
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Fort Thomas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner tonight was average at best. I've had much better Grouper ($34) at other establishments on the island for much less. My husband had a steak ($35) which he enjoyed, but nothing special. The atmosphere was very nice. Service was OK. Piano music was enjoyable. Felt that everything was mediocre, overly priced and probably would not return.

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Tampa, Florida
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216 reviews 216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You can count on very good food and service. this was our third visit and each time it has been very good to great. Whether you are staying at Tween Waters or not, consider this for a great meal while visiting Captiva

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely atmosphere: in the front room, you can watch the sun set over the gulf; excellent, attentive waiters; plus a pianist who plays romantic classics with obvious joy. On past visits over five years, the food has been consistently excellent. On two visits this week, not so great. The pompano was excellent, but the accompanying orzo just a lump of... More 

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

Dear JSimpkins I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our bisque and that you have dined with us in the past. Sorry we seemed to miss the mark with the orzo in your dish. We are currently working on updating our menu with new and exciting items that I know you will enjoy in the future. I hope to see... More 

New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here this past weekend. The tuna appetizer with the different sauces was amazing. My daughter got the shrimp and crab appetizer and that was also wonderful. Between the 4 of us at dinner, we had four different entrees, all of which were delicious. This is a must if you are in Captiva!

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

Dear Robin R, Thank you for your positive comments and the 5 star review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and I hope to see you back again soon at the Captiva House. More 

Taos, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have frequented Old Captiva House for years and find it to be always delightful. We love sitting in the sunset room with the wonderful beach sunset view while we eat. Fabulous, hard to find gulf pompano and yummy lobster ravioli. Real blue crab bisque and Old World wine list are also favorites. Service is attentive and welcoming. Ambiance is... More 

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

Dear Bumpasita, Thank you for your glowing review this is what our food & beverage team strives for each and every day! I'm pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and I hope to see you back again soon at the Captiva House. More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

While the food was good and the service was attentive, our experience was marred by the few flies that dive bombed our table. You might expect that when dining al fresco, but we were seated in a lovely room indoors. The endive salad is delicious. Our entrees were nice--not extraordinary. (NY Strip Steak & Duck). We enjoyed the pianist and... More 

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

Dear Lisa T, Thank you for your positive comments about your dining experience with us. I'm pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with our food and beverage team. We do offer outside dining when the weather is permitting and we also offer outside dining to our guests at breakfast. Unfortunately with that we do some issues with... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great service! Delicious food! Crab races! All around relaxing dining experience. We ate here twice during our stay on Captiva. The bartenders were very attentive and friendly too! Highly recommend!

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

Dear Boda, Thank you for the 5 star review and your positive comments. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and I hope to see you back again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we have dined at the captiva house for years. again, this time, we were blown away by the quality of our dinner. so delish! chef jason is amazing! thank you for making the duck a permanent fixture on the menu! still my fave after all of these years! thank you to eric, who has served our family many times in... More 

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

Dear Karyn W, Thank you for the 5 star rating! This is what our food and beverage team strives for each and every day. I'm pleased that you noticed our duck special is now a menu item and that you enjoyed it. Thank you for mentioning our server captain Eric. He has been with us for some time now and... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We attempted to stop at Captiva House for drinks and appetizers. Yes, we were not in cocktail dresses but sun dresses and just back from a walk on the beach. The hostess barely noticed we were waiting to ask for a table. Then when asked if we could have drinks and apps outside she replied with 'sorry we are not... More 

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

Dear 74AEW, Thank you for your comments, it seems that there was some miscommunication between our departments and for that I apologize. We do have outdoor seating available when the weather permits it. We try to honor all of our guest’s requests each and every day. I hope you will decide on giving us another chance to wow you with... More 

Haverford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our server, Robert, was excellent! He had a great sense of humor and anticipated our every need. Our food was delicious! You cannot beat the location of Captiva House - with beautiful Gulf view. If you're on Captiva Island, Captiva House is a must stop for a superb meal coupled with perfect service.

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

Dear Amalia 1971, Thank you for the 5 star review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Captiva House. Thank you for your positive comments about Robert I will pass them along. I hope to see you back again soon at the Captiva House. 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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?