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Barnacle Restaurant

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4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (51 reviews)
“beans and rice” (16 reviews)
“conch fritters” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside under the pavilion. It was a beautiful day and enjoyed a very relaxed lunch prior to re-boarding our boat and continuing our journey. The food was pretty good. I had the black beans and rice while the others had fish sandwiches and...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was 10 of us that came in by boat, and after reading the reviews, we got there kinda early (11:45). We got a table just as someone left (it’s first come first serve, I can see where it could get crazy!). Our server was...More

Thank SpunkyMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a shelling and lunch cruise with the lunch stop at Barnacle's, North Captiva. So our captain advised in advance this restaurant had a very small kitchen and everything was on 'island time'. We had no problem with that. However, it took almost...More

Thank luvmyvacays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with family when visiting them on the island as they were vacationing there. Since it’s a first come, first serve place, be ready to wait in season. Food was fine, especially the conch fritters. Also had the barnacle hot dog and it was...More

1  Thank drmakh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good coconut shrimp! Service was quick for us, as we were the first to order but lot of people waiting for tables at lunchtime. My dad had the Swai fish and it was good. Pretty pricy here though...

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and were pleasantly surprised to have a delicious lunch in a casual setting. The fish, shrimp dog scallops tasted fresh and were grilled with light seasoning. The black beans and rice were excellent. Lisa our server was pleasant and attentive dispute...More

Thank Cat B
Deb S, Owner at Barnacle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping and happy you had a great experience. Our staff from the kitchen to the wait staff are over the top fabulous. Come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day on the water for boat ride. Arrived at 11:00 when they opened, intentionally. Got our choice of tables ahead of the 60+ on the tour boat. Donald did a great job taking care of our group of 7. Fish tacos (blackened better flavor...More

Thank Jon L
Deb S, Owner at Barnacle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We are happy to have you visit. Our staff is outstanding in all departments...We hope to see you next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cute hidden stop on Captiva island after our shelling adventure. Great food, quick service. Key lime pie and homemade ice cream were amazing, the freshest seafood too. Great crabcakes!!!

Thank kimp0ssible68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait quite some time until we could order drinks and food but that did not really bother us as the place is so calm and relaxing. After the wait, the service was very good and the food was good, too. This was...More

Thank Roo08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch and the lovely service nice choices. Unfortunately the fish is frozen. Good cole slaw

Thank Shelleyre
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Questions & Answers
March 8, 2018|
Response from Deb S | Property representative |
Until Labor Day we are open seven days a week. Until at least mid-August, but likely until right after Labor Day, we will be open all or most nights. Thanks for asking and we look forward to seeing you.
Ellen F
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Deb S | Property representative |
Approximately an hour each way.
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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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