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Barnacle Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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Cape Coral, Florida
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this area for 8 years. and EVERY time we go by North Captiva we stop here. They bring the fish over fresh each day by boat from Pine Island and the outdoor picnic table scene is just fun. Give it a try.

Thank Peteo72
cape coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited places to eat and drink on the island. Barnacles has a good menu. Have a beer, skip the food, and go upstairs and have ice cream.

Thank saicu812
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The conch fritters were fantastic! The scallops and fish tacos were also really good, as were the sangrias! Cold beer. Our waiter, Shaun (dark hair and a beard), was incredible - very attentive, friendly and knowledgable about the menu and the area. Highly recommend that you request him when you go!

Thank Cathy L
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I hate writing negative reviews but after my review from the past I cannot in good conscience not inform others that this is no longer the same restaurant it used to be. I still love the atmosphere and it could be because the turn over of food in the low season is less then in the high season. In the... More 

1 Thank Yolanda S
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by a boat excursion. This excursion goes to this restaurant nearly daily. We arrived at approximately 11:30am. There were about 25 people in our tour group. Everyone ordered. from several different servers(3). Everyone at all tables were told all meals had to go on one check , then each guest would have to figure... More 

1 Thank Kathy K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food but expensive. Island prices though. Sean was awesome! We will return. Very casual and go upstairs for awesome ice cream!

Thank morfor66
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Located on an island with few amenities, Barnacles is the perfect place to take a well-needed break from the sun and fun :-). The food is delicious and reasonably priced, and I highly recommend a visit to the gift shop upstairs for some ice cream.

Thank Luisgina
Marco Island, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, 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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