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Barnacle Restaurant

4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (48 reviews)
“beans and rice” (16 reviews)
“conch fritters” (17 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 3 days ago via mobile

There are only a few places on the island to eat out so expect this place to be busy pretty much all the time. That being said, our large party of 11 got seated in about 20 minutes on a busy Friday night. The food...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate lunch there twice. I had ...a crabcake sandwich and coconut shrimp with a delicious sweet sauce..A+ for both!😁 There's a cute gift shop upstairs...reasonably priced...great ice cream too!! Fresh catch of the day was "Three tail fish"...everyone said it was scrumptious.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at 1:15 and ordered black beans, rice and chips and guacamole. Waiter first told us it would be 40 minutes but then said no he could get that much faster. He served right away and we were finished in 30 minutes. Beans...More

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had 3 nights on the island, which is not enough, and ate at Barnacle’s every night. Had the coconut shrimp the first night and I loved it so much I had it the second night! It does not disappoint! Third night I had to...More

Thank trish g
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, when I first got a look at Barnacle’s, I thought, “Oh jeez. There’s no way that this restaurant in the middle of nowhere is going to be good.” I was even more suspicious when I heard it was the ONLY restaurant on...More

2  Thank LikesNicePlaces
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

As usual, we went by boat to Barnacles on North Captiva. We had not been for a couple of years. It was so much better than we remembered it! The servers were also friendlier and more attentive. The Cuban beans and rice were great. The...More

Thank SailorN
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We did not choose to eat the food at Barnacles because it was very expensive. However, we had the ice cream from the parlor upstairs a couple of times. It was also expensive, but it was fantastic! We also watched some Dolphins from the dock...More

Thank KJB4
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We had a great time and good food at Barnacle Phil's. Friendly staff, cold beer, and a unique and fun experience for the kids. We parked our WaveRunners easily. Friendly staff!

Thank TimandNa
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We stopped here for lunch as part of a lunch shelling tour. Wasn't sure at first but it was a good experience. Staff was friendly. Could not beat the atmosphere, relaxing by the water. Cheese steak was surprisingly good. Ice cream upstairs was the best!

Thank lamfer
Reviewed December 9, 2017

had a fun time with friends at the Barnacle Restaurant on North Captiva. Service was prompt and friendly and the menu was excellent. all of our dishes were delicious and the house win and sangria was a hit. other tables of patrons all seemed to...More

Thank howardbreen
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Ellen F
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Deb S | Property representative |
Approximately an hour each way.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Deb S | 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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
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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