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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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Palmetto, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We always find at least one night to dine at Sunshine Seafood Cafe when visiting Captiva Island, which is usually twice a year. Robin took great care of us, and our meals was delicious as always! The mussels were a wonderful starter, and then the Paella and Snapper Picatta finished the evening. Sorry, no room for dessert this night! We'll... More 

Thank Kelley J
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my decades of visits to Sanibel & Captiva, I've eaten at a lot of restaurants. Most of them are family owned, or owned by residents. I've eaten A LOT of good food!! On Monday, September 12, we walked to the Sunshine Seafood Cafe, where Robin greeted us. It was surprisingly busy for off season, especially on a Monday. But... More 

1 Thank Chiccy_Babe
Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic dinner with friends...seafood specials was great. Get the Chocolate Fantasy Dessert...really really good!

1 Thank Stephen D
Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunshine Seafood blew us away with their Paella. Other entres were also well prepared and presented. The ambience is unpretentious, but the food is very good. Service was attentive. Prices reasonable for the area - figure $25-35 for an entre.

1 Thank napavisit0r
Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On an island I expect great fish, and our dinner here was OK, but no better than what I find inland. I had red snapper that tasted like it had been frozen. My husband had a seafood pasta and the scallops were good, but the shrimp was a bit over cooked. The service was fine, but we were seated outdoors... More 

Thank grp1640
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is average and pricey. The ambience is good but the food needs a lot of improvement. My wife order the paella that is what appeared to be the popular dish and it was average. I order a special a grouper in lemon butter sauce with lobster and other things. The outcome was that i did not find the... More 

Thank Alberto S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here! I had fresh pompano with lobster meat and my husband had crab stuffed grouper. The entrees came with a huge portion of vegetables which I loved. The fish was fresh and expertly prepared. Our server was wonderful. He brought my fruit loving son sliced apples which weren't on the menu and we greatly appreciated... More 

2 Thank Zoc10042327
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I wrote a review last year about this old family favourite. After another visit, I can't help but feel that the rose-tinted lenses of nostalgia led me to give a more favourable review than this disappointing restaurant actually deserves. If only the had someone in the kitchen who tasted the food (or someone with a decent palate). If only they... More 

3 Thank Pian
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

A small little restaurant with patio seating, a very attentive staff, and excellent food! My husband and I shared the paella and some shrimp, while our girl loved the mozzarella stick and the fish. A great little find, will definitely be back

1 Thank WVgirl01
West Chester
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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?