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“Greenflash Captiva; a very Pleasant Surprise.”
Review of Green Flash

Green Flash
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Huntsville, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Greenflash Captiva; a very Pleasant Surprise.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Went to restaurant on Easter Sunday evening. Crowded with people arriving on steady basis. They normally do not take reservations but had taken reservations for Easter Sunday because of the large family groups expected. They added the four of us to a wait list, and we were seated in about 30 minutes with a great view of the water. Pleasant hostess and host. Excellent service. Total bill $113 (not including tip). We had no drinks or desert. Entrees were excellent and ranged from $19.95 to $26.95. The Shrimp Bisque was so good the other couple or their own after tasting my wife's.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank oldcrow117
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Cobham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
“rating for location would be 5”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Waterside restaurants are strangely few and far between on Captiva and Sanibel but this is a goodie. You can sit out on the deck right by the dock or inside - both with great views of islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Outside there is lots of birdlife to entertain you while you eat (even one regular) - we saw many ospreys and frigate birds - the latter very unusual - and all manner of egrets and gulls. The food is less brilliant but still good. I recommend the shrimp and scallop salad but very pricey. also my husband's dish less good. i would give 5 out of 5 for views but only 3 out of 5 for food.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank merionvw
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Traverse City, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing restaurant”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I eat at the Green Flash every time we visit Captiva, most recently earlier this month. The food is excellent; the staff is pleasant and attentive, and the surroundings are very enjoyable. It's a special place.

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Thank William T
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We like it”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Nice location with a view of the bay and boat traffic. Menu is good; food is very good; seafood specials; environment is good; lively; busy.

Visited March 2013
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Thank RobertR43
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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“WILL BE CALLING HEALTH INSPECTOR”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We ate here yesterday and were so disgusted that I decided to wait a day to wrote the review in order to base this review on facts not emotion.

PROS:
Every seat has a view of the water

CONS:
Plates were served with foodstuff residue and just not properly washed
Ground beef served rare when ordered well done, actually raw in parts.
Pasta with butter (kids order) was served with chunks of burnt old foodstuff
Red wine is served stale, cold and glasses are dirty with fingerprints and lipstick.
Management was extremely rude and claimed the 1/4 inch chunks in the pasta was herbs. He created a scene and screamed at my family of 4, wife and 2 kids under 4.

I have called the health inspector and will be filing a complaint about the dirty utensils, plates and glases as well as obviously unhygienic cooking methods. This is the first time I have ever filled a health complaint or felt the need to rate a food establishment on trip advisior.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Matt A
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