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“A little belated review”
Review of The Mucky Duck

The Mucky Duck
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Southbury Ct
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A little belated review”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed for a coupe of nights in Fort Myers Beach before a family Thanksgiving week rental on the beach in Bonita Springs. I had not been to this area of Florida in over 20 years when the kids were teens. So of course we wanted to venture back to Sanibel where we had stayed. Based on reviews here we chose to have a late lunch on Captiva at the Mucky Duck. What a trip this place is! It is a unique absolutely beautiful spot on the water. They had a decorated Christmas tree outside and some games that could be played by groups. It is just a great atmosphere. We waited not long for our picnic table. My husband ordered inside and we waited for them to call us that food was ready. My husband had a grilled fish sandwich he enjoyed and I had the fried oysters. My oysters were very pale almost not cooked enough but still good. We observed one Europen family with a couple of kids maybe 10 and 8. The kids ate then went to the beach and swam while their parents enjoyed cocktails. When the kids were done at the beach they all got ice cream...a nice family afternoon at Mucky Dusk's. We found prices to be a bit high but not if you take in the view and atmosphere. The food is good..not great. But if you come to Captiva,gawk at the gorgeous mansions and landscaping you must stop at Mucky and have that experience too.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hoosierdom
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88 reviews
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“Long wait and mediocre food”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

They don't take reservations; we waited well over an hour for a table; the hostess was not particularly friendly; the food was mediocre at best. They can get away with all this because their outdoor area is a spectacular place to watch the sunset.

Visited February 2013
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Syracuse, New York
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun place for lunch”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Have been here twice and had a great experience both times. The first time was several years ago and we stumbled on it by mistake. This time, we drove around looking for it. You place your food order at the bar if you want to sit outside. They call you to pick up. Pub style food was excellent. Great selection of beers as well. There are tables for eating and Adirondack chairs overlooking the water. We had cocktails in the chairs after lunch and watched the boats, birds and people. All equally entertaining. They have inside seating that I assume is served by wait staff but have enjoyed the outdoor dining both times so not sure. Will definitely go back when on the island.

  • Visited December 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place to enjoy food and the beach at one time”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We love this place on Captiva Island. It's on the Gulf Side of the Island and the food is reasonable priced. The service is excellent, however the place is small and be prepared to wait in the high season. Parking can be a challenge....but, it is definitely worth the challenge. We love to eat outside at the picnic tables and enjoy the beautiful view of the gulf and the beach....it is so relaxing and peaceful....you cannot get a much better place to sit on the beach and enjoy a beach-type meal then Mucky Duck. If possible, sit outside, the view is much better and you will not feel stuffy....the inside is a little stuffy. This is a place to not be missed. We have not had the pleasure to enjoy the sunset yet here....but, we understand that this is the place. Maybe the next visit we will be able to arrange that. This is a place not to miss on your next visit to Captiva.

  • Visited February 2013
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Andover, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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“Great view”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

They have good bar food and a great patio the view is spectacular the sunset is beautiful .the prices are average

Visited February 2013
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