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Barnacle Restaurant

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4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Barnacle's was a great place to eat and hang out . The food was great , especially the jambalaya. Friendly , helpful service. The seafood was fresh , the bucket of beers were cold. Highly recommend

1 Thank Phil C
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Barnacle Restaurant several place during our stay on North Captiva with our two small kids. The atmosphere is special, easy and relaxed, people are friendly. The kids loved to play around in the little playground outdoors. The icecream is very good, and the fish very fresh and the lobster & crab & shrimp salad just perfect! A *must... More 

1 Thank PeterColonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for beer and snacks between lunch and dinner. Great beer selection, and like the 5th beer for free (counts as a bucket). Conch fritters were tasty. Staff was great, and atmosphere is very family friendly.

1 Thank Derek B
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Never sure at a tourist destination if the food is going to be good. This restaurant was really good. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was great and the added music playing in the background was a bonus.

1 Thank shesailedvictory922
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Barnacle Phils. Our order included a cheeseburger/fries, clam stips/fries, blue crab sandwich/fries, three beers and two glasses of wine. The food was good and with a standard 15% tip came to $100. $100 for three people who ate sandwiches for lunch is a little much, I don't care if you are the only restaurant on the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very fun spot with great atmosphere on North Captiva Island. It has a great atmosphere - sort of funky. We did not expect the excellent food we had here. The fresh Pompano was prepared in a Med style with a wonderful white, lemon pepper, white wine sauce. Superb.

1 Thank Rob B
Monticello, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the first time to N Captiva ate at Barnacle Bills and I got the coconut shrimp. It was the largest and most delicious I have ever had in my life. Very good. The service however was exceptionally slow considering we were the only ones there. Hope that has improved Looking forward to eating here again when we... More 

Thank mumwithfour
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We stopped by here a couple of times during our week of vacation on the island. Good staff, cold drinks, and some decent food. We enjoyed a bucket of beer and playing the cornhole game outside. Nice little gift shop and ice cream store upstairs.

1 Thank Lisa W
greenwich, ct
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

I was surprised by the food here! It was great! We ended up eating here twice during our 5 day stay on the island. I think it was the best food we had between the 4 restaurants on North Captiva. It was by far the best service. Not sure why there are many reviews about bad service and "island time".... More 

1 Thank alimaster3
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Always heard about the place but finally with the family on our 26 ft boat 🚣🏼 We found "THE PLACE " Not hard to find but you need to watch the markers. We knew the place was popular so we called the day before to see if 12-1 for lunch was a good 😊 time We were lucky to call... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  North Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1200
Barnacle's restaurant has a variety of dishes from seafood, burgers, pasta and our famous black beans and rice to our home made key lime pie. Our Ice cream shop carries only the best, Queenie's Ice Cream, home made ice cream made fresh with locally grown ingredients. If you're staying on the island for a while and want to bring your own boat, no problem. We offer dock rentals. Pine Island Sound has some of the best fishing in the world. Varieties you can look forward to include Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and Shark. People come from all over the world to fish our waters and the best fishing guides in Florida call it their home. We will help you arrange a charter either inshore or offshore during your vacation. Spend a half day or full day with one of our experienced guides. Our area is also the Tarpon Capital of the world. Barnacle's Kayak Rentals offer you access to the Caloosa Blueway and an up close in personal experience of local wildlife, including dolphins and manatees, in their natural, undisturbed habitat. Visit the secluded Florida state park beaches that are only accessible by boat. This island wildlife preservation is home to rare bobcats, Bald Eagles, sea turtles, gofer tortoises and many more creatures. North Captiva offers you an exclusive opportunity to explore these undeveloped state park beaches.

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