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Doc Ford’s – Captiva
5400 Plantation Rd
Captiva, FL 33924
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Doc Ford’s – Captiva Details
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: 11:00am - Close
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Please check our entertainment calander online. We will feature music most weekends on Fridays and Saturdays. Times may vary weekly
Just past Andy Rosse Lane
Please Park in Chadwick's Sqaure
A word from Doc Ford’s – Captiva
Welcome to Doc Ford’s – Captiva. Home of the Island Mojito and world famous Yucatan Shrimp. Located just outside the gates of tranquil South Seas Island resort Doc Ford’s – Captiva is open to the public.
Come experience tropical flavors from the Caribbean Rim
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Doc Ford’s – Captiva -
Best Restaurants in Captiva Island
Staff and Service was very good,
food was good, good bar selection of top shelf brnds , but wine list was limited. Would go back, as good for big family dinners."
Dined on 7/21/2014
Fabulous Yucatan Shrimp and great
rum concoctions !"
Dined on 7/18/2014
In the area for a hockey
tournament this proved to be hit with our group. The grits alone were worth the trip, so delightfully cheesy with just the right hint of heat. There were no complaints about any of the items we ordered, everything was fresh and flavorful. Service was top notch. Not the place I'd go for a romantic evening but perfect for families and groups."
Dined on 7/12/2014
We really enjoyed Doc Ford's.
Started w/ the Jerk Chicken faltbread ( can get gluten free crust) and yukatan shrimp for 4 people to share. Loved both. Main course, fish taco's, snapper and grilled shrimp. Drinks were great, waitress was great. Didn't let us over order."
Dined on 7/2/2014
Children's menu left much to bd
desired. Husband ordered a salad which was wilted and I paid 28.95 for a scallop dish that was horrible. Never again. Name, location, and ambience can't make up for pricey, below average meals."
Dined on 7/2/2014
My husband had the Mahi and I had
the snapper. Both dishes were outstanding!"
Dined on 6/24/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to
Doc Ford's! The server was very courteous, prompt, and attentive to specific requests with each person. Food was beyond excellent! The fish tacos are to die for - we requested ours with grouper. Also, the snapper in banana leaves was very good & creative. Also at the table was the grouper sandwich & cuban. Everyone was more than satisfied. All of the staff are very courteous and friendly. Can't say enough good about this place. A definite stop while in Captiva!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
We enjoyed our meal at Doc Ford's
Captiva. We followed advice from trip advisor. The Yucatan Shrimp was wonderful. . The Bayamo black bean dip was exceptional. My husband enjoyed his cheeseburger. Prices were reasonable on both drinks and food. The waiter could have been a little more personable. Would recommend and would go back."
Dined on 6/8/2014
My family and I were on vacation
looking for a place for my wife to have a Cuban sandwich when we found Doc Ford's in Captiva. She enjoyed every bite and the shrimp and we're delightful as well."
Dined on 6/3/2014
This was our first time visiting
doc ford's. The restaurant was nice, not over-crowded, and clean. The food and drinks were amazing. I definitely recommend the Yucatan Shrimp and Grouper Sandwich. And the run drinks were VERY strong, so be careful ;)"
Dined on 5/24/2014
We vacation in Sanibel & Captiva
yearly. Doc fords is our favorite place to dine. Yucatan shrimp is delicious, always hot, flavorful and fresh. Prices are reasonable and service is always top notch. We have never been disappointed. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
Food was very tasty. It's a great
location & so glad you can make reservations through Open Table!!"
Dined on 4/22/2014
We loved our meal so much for my
husband's birthday- that we came back 2 nights later because our son wanted to celebrate his birthday there too! We ordered different dishes each trip- and we loved everything! (Mahi Mahi, fish tacos, shrimp & grits, crab claws, ribs, flat breads etc) Extremely well done!"
Dined on 4/20/2014
Our pompano, snapper, calamari,
and other seafood was done beautifully and looked as good as it tasted. We also enjoyed the mango and pineapple mojitos! Service was outstanding and always makes a positive impression on a restaurant and Patty was very knowledgeable about the food and has a great sense of humor. I can recommend this restaurant without hesitation!"
Dined on 4/12/2014
Not sure where these great reviews
came from but our food was TERRIBLE. Tasted like it came off a Sysco truck. Certainly no self respecting chef would put out such awful food. Island Style Shrimp tasted old and certainly not fresh, and had no "island" flavor. It was mushy. Clam chowder was tasteless and had the consistency of paste. The drunkin parrot carrot cake was supposed to have rum on it but no rum tasted and it was very dry and tasteless, however the frosting was good. Waste of money. Touristy. Loud. Waiter was nice but inexperienced and never did ask how we liked our food, which most of mine was left on the plate. When he asked about the dessert, if we liked it, we said no it wasn't good. No response except to give us our bill."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Poor service. They brought my meal
10 minutes after my wife's. Seems they just forgot and didn't attempt to make up for it. Better food at most other Captiva restaurants. Good bar but skip the restaurant."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Doc Fords seems to be trying to do
a little bit of everything in this venue -- family restaurant, upscale pub, sports bar and more. On the whole, I'd describe it as upscale pub food. The space is generous and maybe even too open We dined twice as a family and had good experiences both time. The food was above average and the service was attentive. Despite being kid-friendly, the food on their kids' menu comes in adult sizes and portion --can be good or bad but is worth considering. Odd thing to note about the reservations -- we made one for a party of three weeks in advance and all worked out well. When we tried on short notice, they said reservations were only for large groups."
Dined on 3/29/2014
Food and ambience just so-so.
Three of us ate....fish fingers were very good. Fish sandwich limp, soggy and barely warm. Ribs cooked w/o sauce. Sauce put on afterwards. Chowder too thick and not remarkable. Seating just like every eating place in America, i.e. Chains."
Dined on 3/27/2014
I'm just so thrilled to have Doc
Fords on Captiva. Great staff and great food."
Dined on 3/18/2014
Extremely loud. Unbelievably SLOW
service. Average food. Seriously pricey. Don't do it."
Dined on 3/9/2014
We enjoyed our dinner so much we
went back for a second dinner. We sat outside on the patio both times which I would strongly suggest. Inside feels very bar like and not the kind of place we would have enjoyed on our quick escape from snow. The food was great. We enjoyed grilled grouper, mahi mahi, fish tacos, flatbread pizza, hamburger - all delicious with a decent nod towards health Service was good. Prices reasonable. Good for families, young and old."
Dined on 3/9/2014
This is a shiny, recent addition
to the Doc Fords family of bustling restaurants, with a prime Captiva location at the entrance to the sprawling South Seas Plantation. We were excited to secure a reservation for a special occasion, but ended up happy to go. The food was fine. The restless ambiance was inappropriate for a 60th anniversary meal. The service was as indifferent and inattentive. We were seated on a cocktail-sized table in front of a bandstand on live music night. So much for conversation. Our server was disengaged. The wrong plates were brought to the table. The beverages were not replenished during the meal. This is out of character with other visits to Doc Fords, and I expect improvements as this location gets it's legs."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Been to all the other locations
and this one was also great. Love the Yucatan shrimp!"
Dined on 3/7/2014
Service was not great, food just
average, but fun outdoor seating."
Dined on 2/25/2014
I am a regular diner at Doc Fords
and you can never go wrong with the nightly specials. Recently I had hogfish and my favorite, pan seared scallops with black linguine. Both fabulous. Yucatan shrimp is a must have starter. Great restaurant!"
Dined on 2/19/2014
Always a great experience. A
little loud due to the number of young children, but this was expected at a resort restaurant this time of year."
Dined on 2/18/2014
Doc Fords is exactly what Captiva
needed. The nightly special did not disappoint. It was beautifully layered hogfish with sautéed vegetables and quinoa. The textures blended so well together - it was a melt in your mouth meal. Do also have their famous Yucatan Shrimp. I will probably go back twice before I leave in a week. I was excited when Doc Fords opened this restaurant and am a frequent diner while in Florida!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Our entrees were delivered before
the appetizers were finished, and one entree was not complete."
Dined on 2/12/2014
our group of four had a good
sampling of what this Doc's has to offer: oysters (raw), ceviche, quinoa salad, fish taco and steak. I think everyone liked their food but I felt my fish tacos, something Doc's has prided itself on since opening on Sanibel 10 years ago, were indifferent and the beans and rice accompaniment was worthy of a frozen dinner. No salsa with the taco and nothing offered. Tacos get a 3/10...edible but not much more. Our server wasn't very good. That is a problem on Captiva where business is always feast or famine. Good servers get picked off by other restaurants. While the location can not compare with the shrimp docks of Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel's Rum Bar, this restaurant had little character."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Excellent food,service and seating
worth the drive for day trip."
Dined on 12/26/2013
My husband and I had a wonderful
no frills dinner. Good size portions and the wait staff was very attentive and speedy. Our bellies were full!"
Dined on 12/25/2013
Doc Ford's is more casual on the
inside than we expected, which was a good thing. I had the penne pasta with shrimp; very tasty, but the avocado and other ingredients mentioned in the menu were virtually non-existent since they were cut in very small pieces. My wife had the mahi-mahi on rice, and both were excellent, although the price in comparison to some of the other places we had eaten at was a little higher than expected."
Dined on 12/19/2013
We can almost always count on Open
Table for a good restaurant! This one was no exception: the fish tacos and grouper sandwich were delicious, and service was great!"
Dined on 12/4/2013
The outside dining is wonderful
and also the bar area. We didn't care for main dining room area. It seems to broken up with those booths. We ate there 3 times in one week. Each meal was excellent. We are South Seas people and are very happy with this new location."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Waitress nice but hard to find.
Food good but not outstanding."
Dined on 11/26/2013
Great food, terrific service,
convenient location--Doc Ford's on Captiva is a welcome addition to the usual round-up of restaurant choices. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items, made excellent recommendations (including a great wine that was the same price as the one we'd chosen, but a much better quality for the money), and we had an excellent dining experience. We were seated at a high booth which helped absorbed sound, so even though the restaurant was packed, the noise level was not bad. All of the staff were helpful and attentive without being intrusive, and we are definitely going back again. Best decision I made was to book a reservation thru Open Table a couple of hours ahead of time--the wait was 30 min for walk-ins!"
Dined on 11/24/2013
Great, great experience! Yucatan
shrimp was to die for! All our dinners were delicious and so generous we had a 2nd meal the next day. I'll drive the 90 minutes to go back again!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
very good food in a very casual
atmosphere on Captiva island - very welcome addition to South Seas Resort!"
Dined on 11/3/2013
This place may be OK for lunch but
with all the other places to choose for dinner I would skip Doc.s,"
Dined on 9/24/2013
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