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“Fantastic shrimp appetizer”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic shrimp appetizer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped in to have drinks and food before checking into our hotel. First, we ordered the Yucatan Shrimp appetizer - which was so tasty and a couple of drinks, both of which were good. The shrimp had just the right amount of kick to it without being spicy. My mom ordered the crab cake dinner, which she didn't really care for. The crab cakes were mediocre with a good amount of filler and not so much crab. I had a grouper sandwich which I really enjoyed. You can sit outside on the patio/deck and it has plenty of shady spots. Definitely worth checking out!

Visited May 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you have another vacation booked soon to Captiva Island. We'll have Yucatan shrimp ready for you when you return! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!
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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Rum Bar says it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the newest location of the Bar and Grille named after the fictional character in the Randy Wayne White books. This place is really cool with trophy fish and historical pictures of Captiva Island all over the walls. They have a large selection of rum cocktails and delicious food at reasonable prices. It is located at the entrance to the South Seas Island Resort.

Visited May 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Captiva and look forward to seeing you again! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
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Cape Coral, Florida
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Randy Wayne White is a local fisherman turned very successful writer. This is his original place. A bit funky and fun to relive his journey through life. We also have gone to his place (same name) in N. Ft. Myers beach. Not funky but still fun and very good food.

Visited September 2013
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Doc Fords Captiva and look forward to seeing you again! You've been to our Fort Myers Beach location, next you'll have to check out our Sanibel location!
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, wonderful food, fabulous manager.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant in Captiva away from the hustle and bustle of Andy Rosse lane. Great ribs, good seafood, fun drinks and nice atmosphere. The salad is great and the dressing is excellent. The manager of the restaurant went above and beyond to make sure everything was great. Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We will see you again soon! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay at South Seas Resort. The food was good and our server Pattie was really nice and remembered our son's name and drink of choice! It was busy during memorial weekend but we booked a table and didn't have to wait very long. The local fish dishes - including Mahi Mahi we're very good.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time with Pattie and enjoyed your food. We will see you again soon! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!
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