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Barnacle Restaurant

4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“ice cream” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here as part of our shelling/lunch cruise with Adventures in Paradise and were happily surprised to find the food to be really good. Ice cream is available in the gift shop upstairs ... and it's more about the ice cream than the gift...More

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant just yesterday. We arrived around lunchtime and the restaurant was packed but luckily we were able to get a seat inside. I had the fish tacos (red snapper fish) which were honestly incredible, I've never had fish tacos...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My party of 3 and I went in for a quick bite not expecting much and WOW the food was out of this world, such a cute and neat little place if you're on North Captiva and above the restaurant is a gift shop and...More

Thank _alexandralee_jones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I see people saying the prices are high at this place...BUT REALLY, it's an island and they have to bring everything by boat...NOT like a mainland restaurant so it's totally a UNIQUE experience! Unfortunately, seafood prices are high, even in Florida! Red tide, Lake O...More

Thank icecreamlvr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day on the bay we were hungry! Barnacles was a cute beach shack atmosphere. Service was ok-food was over fried-peach sangria was delicious!

Thank RubyD16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, Let me start by saying most of the other above average reviews are spot on. The food is good, but a bit overpriced. The service is generally good, but expect to wait if it's a nice day during the season. Let's face it. It's...More

Thank Mizzou2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our boating club traveled up the ICW to have lunch here. Easy but twisting route into the sheltered harbor and then you find new and well built docks for patrons. The Dockmaster is helpful when on duty (check to see if he will be there)....More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant while on an excursion with Adventures with Paradise. The food was awesome! Blackened fish tacos were great! Service was a little slow but we did have a lot of people in our group. There is a gift shop and homemade...More

Thank prettyH2O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor service, poor quality and outrageous pricing. No the shrimp is not a half pound, yes a beer is $6.

Thank mrgaee
Reviewed May 5, 2017

North Captiva Island is only accessible by boat and this restaurant is an oasis in Paradise! My husband had the fish tacos and they were excellent! I had the peel and eat shrimp and they were average, but the Ice Cream was terrific on this...More

Thank Patti2
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ellen F
How long would it take from the Cape Haze Marina to get there? Of course this would all be under good weather conditions.
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Deb519 | Property representative |
Approximately an hour each way.
Is there a place to dock a boat while eating here?
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Deb519 | Property representative |
Yes. We have a large wharf, with a dockmaster, and he will help with the docking. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you. Deb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
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, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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
  • E-mail
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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