We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Captiva House

15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
+1 239-472-5161
Website
Share
Save
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (188)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab bisque” (41 reviews)
“sushi” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Old Captiva House
1. Delicious Food
"We ate dinner every night at Captiva House while staying at Tween"
r2j22
See reviews that mention Delicious Food
2. A Fantastic New Menu
"This is without doubt, the best public restaurant on Captiva."
maximizinglife
See reviews that mention A Fantastic New Menu
3. The Only Sushi on the Islands
"extremely happy to find a fantastic sushi chef in the dining room"
arlene1371
See reviews that mention The Only Sushi on the Islands
Write a ReviewReviews (867)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 853 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the restaurant in time for our reservation only to see a sign that said closed. We went next door and were told the restaurant was renovating and had temporarily moved down the road to the Canoe and Kayak. We finally found the...More

Thank seashel69
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear seashel69, Thank you for your recent review of the Old Captiva House. We're thrilled to read how much you enjoyed Chef Greg's made from scratch menu and our warm and friendly service. We're sorry it took some time to find our new location, we're...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Quaint place with white tablecloths and gulf front dining. Food was absolutely delicious. I had seafood lasagna, and my husband had Chilean sea bass. Both were excellent! Kids had penne alfredo and chicken tenders. Big portions and very good. Nice wine list. We will definitely...More

Thank Sfarring
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Sfarring, Thank you for your recent glowing review of your dining experience with us at the Old Captiva House. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our made from scratch menu items, old Florida ambiance, and warm and friendly service. We appreciate you taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we booked our little cottage at Tween Rivers and heard that the Old Captiva House was being renovated, I sighed and said, “oh well, we’ll just have to come back and try the best restaurant on the island some other time.” We just returned...More

Thank Artomarh
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Artomarh, Thank you so much for the glowing review of your dining experience with us at the Old Captiva House. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed Chef Greg's made from scratch menu and Eric's warm and friendly service. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review should be considered in two parts: 1) management decisions at the Old Captiva House and the Tween Waters Inn (the host resort) and 2) the restaurant/dining experience itself. One experience was fantastic and the other horrendous. Old Captiva House is hosted at the...More

1  Thank Russell C
LAURENTBO19, Food& Beverage Manage at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Russell C Thank you so much for PART 2 of the glowing review of us at the Old Captiva House /Canoe Club. We loved reading how much you enjoyed our made from scratch menu items and warm and friendly service. as for PART 1,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Greg Nelson has a passion for turning out some amazing dishes. All of our dinners were bursting with flavor, expertly presented, and perfectly prepared. While they are remodeling the main dining room, we utilized a small, intimate dining room at the boat slip. This...More

Thank David H
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear David H, Thank you for the feedback in regards to your recent visit with us at the Old Captiva House. We loved reading how much you and your guests enjoyed our cozy dining room, Chef Greg's made from scratch menu items, and our warm...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Just an update. A previous review stated the reno was complete, but unfortunately that is not the case. Cannot comment on food/ drink as we selected a different restaurant as a result of this.More

Thank Chris C
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Dear Chris C, The previous review does not state that our renovation has been complete, simply that we have reopened in another location on Tween Waters property. Please bear with us during this time of improvement. We are fully open and serving our scratch made...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Just reopened. Whike walkjng my dog, Bene i met CHEF GREG and he invited us to some fine dining to try his blacken snapper fantastic, Jenifer and Ray took great care of us lobster over scallops were tasty but the polenta was the best according...More

Thank mmillerlgf
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear mmillerlgf, Thank you for your recent review of the Old Captiva House and our new location. We loved reading how much you enjoyed Chef Greg and his made from scratch menu items as well as the warm and friendly service Jen and Ray provided....More

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We went all out and we were not disappointed! For starters we ordered the lobster sushi roll wrapped in soy paper. It was delicious and beautifully presented. We could have 5 more and made a meal out of them but at $25 per roll, one...More

Thank Ginny H
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Dear Ginny H, Thank you for your recent review of the Old Captiva House. We're thrilled you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and we're sorry we missed the mark recognizing your special occasion. We loved reading how much you enjoyed our warm and...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast. Good coffee and eggs with bacon. Nice selection of toasts including sourdough. And they have an early breakfast special, very good deal.More

Thank CindyLW137
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Dear CindyLW137, Thank you for your recent review of the Old Captiva House. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our new made from scratch breakfast items. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your...More

Reviewed May 24, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Old Captiva House earlier this month. The family was all in town for a wedding and we even had some extended family join us for dinner at Old Captiva House. I called for a reservation for a party of...More

Thank TrishMush
TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Old Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Dear TrishMush, Thank you for your recent review of the Old Captiva House. We loved reading how much you enjoyed our made from scratch menu items, varied wine list, and warm and friendly service. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to...More

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Captiva Island
'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa
3,424 reviews
.04 miles away
Jensen's "On the Gulf"
185 reviews
.55 miles away
Jensen's Twin Palm Cottages and Marina
153 reviews
.74 miles away
Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
576 reviews
2.11 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Wine Bar
641 reviews
.92 miles away
Keylime Bistro
1,742 reviews
.81 miles away
The Bubble Room Restaurant
4,208 reviews
.84 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea
184 reviews
.67 miles away
NASCRAB
187 reviews
.01 miles away
New Moon Sailing
45 reviews
.04 miles away
Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery
16 reviews
.69 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cjg52583
May 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from LAURENTBO19 | Property representative |
it should not. we will not start the renovation before June 7. the Captiva house operation will be moved to the second-floor event dining room with gulf view. the menu will be smaller but with a lot's of choices. we... More
0
Votes
Kathy K
February 24, 2018|
Answer
Response from LAURENTBO19 | Property representative |
you can book calling the restaurants, visit the website and book online or book on Open table
0
Votes
Kathy K
February 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Melissa L | Reviewed this property |
Call I’m advance for sure , just to assure all will be accommodated
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $35
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
    (2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-5161
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the historic, award-winning Old Captiva House Restaurant, Gulf-front at the legendary, historic 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. We invite you to sample our delicious New Florida cuisine, served with our gorgeous Captiva Island sunsets. Come, feast your eyes and your appetites tonight.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing