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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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Food was excellent tasting. I had the sea bass and it was unlike any fish I had ever eaten, it was prepared very nicely but, it cost me 32.99, which in my opinion, is quite expensive for a family that is looking to have a nice seafood dinner. Overall, it tasted good but was very expensive, I would only... More 

Thank Daniel P
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Another great meal and enjoyable evening as seen to by Robin and Christina. Blackened Triple Tail stuffed with lobster and spinach was excellent.

Thank gencoljr
Tampa, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great meal here. The food was very good! It's a very small restaurant and most of the seating is outside, but overall it was a great experience.

Thank Tammy M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner with family. Outdoor seating is nice. The food was Ok and wine selection decent. Not a star but ok value for money.

1 Thank SingaporeThomasD
Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had dinner at the Sunshine Seafood Cafe our last night on the island. Definitely the best dinner we had both for service and for food. The meals were light and fresh, and the service was attentive and friendly. Other reviews mention that it is unpretentious, and I'd have to agree.

2 Thank mathgrll
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The service is always excellent here and the staff are well mannered and attentive. However, over the last three years the quality of the food has been in decline. I have been eating on Captiva for over 30 years and this used to be one of the best restaurants around, serving fresh seafood combined with creative, light and complementary sauces.... More 

5 Thank glib-reviews
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had breakfast and dinner there! Nice, fun, cozy place with yummy food and chilled drinks! And they serve champagne!!! :)

1 Thank Modern_Family_in_Mn
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I have been here several times in the past and enjoyed this restaurant. Unfortunately, were very disappointed recently with the quality of the food. I had the grouper and my husband had the cobia. Both were poorly prepared and the fish did not taste fresh. We ordered two glasses of Pinot noir, first serving was bitter because... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here while we were on Captiva. This place is a great little gem on this island we ate at quite a few restaurants while we were here and this by far has them all beat! We had a delicious goat cheese salad to start. My husbands entree was tuna with mashed potatoes and a... More 

2 Thank Judiann26
Litchfield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved it. The food was very good but it's so small and always gets a crowd. Make sure to go on the early side or for lunch!

1 Thank M B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: +1 239-472-6200

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