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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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West Chester
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time at this restaurant and we loved it! Food was excellent and the service was on point! We will be back for sure!

1 Thank Michael B
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended to us so we had high expectations. The porch seating was very nice although it overlooks the parking lot just off the road. Not a big deal for us because it was early and the traffic was light. For dinner we ordered green salads and the “world-famous paella.” The salads were unremarkable and drowned in... More 

Thank SMOK77
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service (gave us bug spray and a mosquito coil for our table), and equally as great food. Highly recommend

1 Thank Kristamcf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Try anything grilled from here! The Blind Pass shrimp were incredibly tasty. My husband really enjoyed the lamb. Service was excellent. Seating is very limited, so either arrive early or make reservations.

1 Thank Tami A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Tried this place on my last visit to Captiva/Sanibel. Great little seafood spot on the island. The service was attentive and professional - they even provided me with bug spray and a citronella candle when the bugs got a little heavy on the patio. The cafe is primarily outdoor seating, so dress and bug spray up accordingly. The scallop and... More 

1 Thank Courtney H
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a really difficult time deciding our dinner choices. We ended up with lots of appetizers and each one was just wonderful. It was a rainy evening, but all tables were dry even though all seating is outside. We had great service, good wine and shared a great dessert. Would definitely return!

2 Thank Susan C
Cumming, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Just what you think of when you envision a beach restaurant. The only downside is they don't have live music but the food more than makes up for it. We went twice and were very satisfied both times.

2 Thank svalero
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Ordered shrimp cocktail, scallops with goat cheese, crab cakes- all were excellent! Highly recommend! Cute atmosphere, good wine list, only beer and wine served.

1 Thank sjgram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This visit was nice and had the right balance of and open air beach feel. We were delighted with the service My wife had the mussels and goat cheese salad. I had the house salad and tuna steak The tuna was seasoned but a little on the salty side. Overall it was quaint and the right vibe I was looking... More 

1 Thank Joseph S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband. This place looks nice enough on the outside and has seating for precisely 12 people indoors. We originally sat on the porch but moved inside after we were getting bothered by bugs. (Inside wasn't much better for this.) The inside is super small and you are literally right in the way of the bar,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $33
Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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