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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard so much about Doc Fords that we had to visit. We we not disappointed. We Started with the Yucatan shrimp, which were delicious. Be sure to get extra bread to enjoy the sauce when the shrimp is gone. We chose the Calamari...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thank you Kimberly for fine service and thanks Doc Ford for excellent cuisine! A fun and lively place for family and friends.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our Server Chris was Fantastic!! The Food Was Incredible, Customer Service Was Excellent. Highly Recommend This Restaurant. Thank You For An Amazing Meal With Awesome Service. What a Great Way To End Our Day On Captiva Island 💙

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always great, service as well. It's got great atmosphere and close to the beach Ask for Kimberly - great waitress and the place makes for a nice end to the day after enjoying the beautiful beach on Captiva.

Date of visit: May 2020
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d0cf, General Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Robert Y, thank you for leaving us this amazing review. We are glad to hear you had a great time and hope to hear from you again in the future. We will pass along your kind words over to Kimberly.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kimberly was the best waitress and our food was delicious. The lobster roll reminded me of being back in New England. The blackened chicken sandwich was great too. So good to go to a restaurant again and they did an amazing job keeping tables at...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy Kimberly had such an impact on your visit to our restaurant, and we will make sure your kind words are pass along to them. We are glad to hear you had a great time and that our CDC guidelines made your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kimberly was the best server ever!! He service and personality is phenomenal would recommend getting seated with herMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy Kimberly had such an impact on your visit to our restaurant, and we will make sure your kind words are pass along to her. Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! Hope to hear from you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kimberly was fantastic! Doc's always has classic food for Great prices! The Yucatan shrimp are always a good idea. Will be back soon.

Date of visit: May 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Grayson Walter! We appreciate you taking the time to give our service as well as the quality of food such a great review. We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and hope to hear from you again in the future!

Reviewed April 16, 2020

The food was good. The service was OK. It was crowded, but what was one to expect in February. Looking forward to trying their new restaurant in Tampa Bay area.

Date of visit: February 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

We are so happy you took the time to write us your review of our restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed our food during your stay and we hope we hear from you again from our St. Pete location.

Reviewed April 3, 2020

Visited in early March 2020. Yukon Shrimp were simply delicious and Kimberly's service was right on point. She was friendly, fast, attentive, and courteous. Could not have asked for a nicer lunch.

Date of visit: March 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

JEB, thank you for leaving us this amazing review. We are glad to hear you had a great time and hope to hear from you again in the future. We will pass along your kind words over to Kimberly.

Reviewed March 29, 2020

Went to Doc Ford's with my cousin and wife while visiting. Everything we had was excellent. Do not pass up the Yucatan Shrimp. May be best boiled shrimp I have eaten. We all had the grouper fingers special. Beer battered grouper. Light batter, very tender...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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d0cf, Owner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

Thank you, Bob F! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed our food and we hope to hear from you again at your next visit. Stay safe!

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CapeCodDiamonds
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Response from Daydream569459 | Reviewed this property |
I think they have takeout with free delivery
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March 16, 2017|
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Response from jodif128 | Reviewed this property |
You can get anything on menu to go yes
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February 19, 2017|
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Response from lindakI3759MD | Reviewed this property |
We were in the Captiva one for dinner. People were in shorts and jeans. Wearing baseball caps. No bathing suits, but then again it was rather chilly.
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