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Barnacle Restaurant

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4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Marco Island, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the fish sandwich, fries and black beans with rice! Beer was cold, just right! Great service, even with the busy lunch crowd.

Thank martini3434
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are an experienced boats man this place is worth visiting especially if you have kids. It's quite tricky to navigate into the dock if you aren't too experienced as there are plenty of sand banks on your approach to Captive Island and to the dock. Once at the dock we were helped to moor up and were made... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped a couple of times at Barnacles, once for lunch another time for dinner and every one of us loved the food. I had the burger with crabcake along with fries - had to take half of it home. Their red beans and rice are really, really good too. They don't have any liquor, but they have a good... More 

1 Thank dfm59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barnacle's had great food, especially after a hot, sun-filled day on the water. When we got there it was pretty busy with a lunch crowd and we expected to wait. However, after waiting quite some time, we had to eventually ask someone who worked there to come to our table and take our orders. There were no complaints once we... More 

Thank TamL86
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there today while on a shelling excursion. We had a bit of a wait, but that's understandable considering the crowd. I felt sorry for the waitresses when they were suddenly slammed with 50 starving shellers. Our waitress handled it well and did her best to serve us quickly. Our food was one of the last to come out (through... More 

Thank April W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were met at the docked by a very friendly guy ready to tie us off. The atmosphere is what you would expect from Jimmy Buffets back yard. Plenty of covered seating outdoors with limited seating indoors. There is a gift shop upstairs that sells ice cream. The food was excellent. I had a Fried Cobia sandwich and my wife... More 

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Thanks so much. Visit us again soon. More 

Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. My only disappointment is that they charged us for water. This is the only restaurant that charges for water. They would not allow us to bring our own water. I will eat there when I go again. Best Key Lime pie I have ever had. It was amazing / outstanding.... More 

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Grand Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented a pontoon and took our family out one day. We stopped at his restaurant for lunch/ice-cream before heading back to our villa. Cute place with loads of character.

Thank Sunnyside422
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a fun treat to get to be able to take our boat here (small boat - 3 foot draft) for some good food and fun time.

Thank TPleischl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ice cream: Coconut and key lime pie ice creams were delicious. My daughter loved the Raspberry sorbet. Butter pecan was good too. Food: Jerk chicken was yummy with the fried banana. Grilled fish of the day was kind of bland

Thank HuyenVi K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 12394721200
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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