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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-6200
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Captiva Island, Florida
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live a few blocks away, but had not been here for a couple of years. We have always liked the small dining area on the porch, and went for dinner with neighbors. The menu sounded good, and the several specials that night also sounded good. The four of us each had a different entree; Shrimp and scallop scampi, red... More 

Thank Grayjay44
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not be fooled by the outward appearance of this place. It is an intimate, professional and culinary delight! Dine on the porch immediately adjacent to the kitchen. The preparation and presentation will keep you coming back. Sunshine Cafe is worth every minute of the drive from Sanibel. We look forward to more visits!

1 Thank Bill F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

good food, great outdoor dining and super service....and best key lime pie I've EVER eaten! if staying on Captiva, easy walk from anywhere on the island

1 Thank 409far
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch. Chicken sandwich was big and pretty good. Crab cakes were good and the scallops were ok. Nice atmosphere on patio. Service was good. We would go back

1 Thank Peter_J_V_1010
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal. It is cozy..but the food was so good! I do think they need a separate host/host Ed's...it gets a bit confusing walking up and wondering who (one of the waiters it turns out) will seat you. But an enjoyable evening.

1 Thank BuckeyeMJ
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and loved it! We sat on the front porch--a very relaxed, comfortable setting; it's close to the road yet because the cafe is near the island's end, there is little traffic/road noise. Our server was helpful and responsive. And the food! We started off with a cup of the gumbo--nicely balanced flavor with a little heat.... More 

1 Thank brad0260
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very strong smell of woodfire grill/smoke. Very pricey meals. Short-staffed. Overall, the food was good.

Thank saosrmk
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for a late lunch and had a fish sandwich--fresh grouper, fire grilled and served on a good sized oval bun with tomato, lettuce, etc. The sides are kettle chips and coleslaw. Service was prompt, food delivered quickly and the food quality--especially the fish--was good. Actually, the fish was excellent and the sides good. Seating is on the... More 

1 Thank kathie859
Manahawkin, NJ
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166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal. We order a soup to split and sandwiches. We asked for the soup first yet the waitress said the chef made it all at once and it was ready - do we want it? I wasn't thrilled about my seafood shrimp salad. It seemed like it had all of filler in it. The soup was... More 

Thank qtdesignz
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness that the food was good, because the lunch menu is extremely limited. I would say if you do not like seafood the menu becomes even more limited, so just beware. That aside, the crab cake appetizer was very good, albeit the crab cakes were a bit small for sharing between two. The catch of the day sandwich (was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $33
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: +1 239-472-6200

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