We had a very nice meal here
We had a very nice meal here in a very nice setting. It's getting quite pricy though. There are other very good choices in the Sanibel/Captiva area that are less costly. But, overall, it's a very good place to go for very good food.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good. The servers
Food was very good. The servers wee good but Thought the service could have been better, like cleaning off dinner crumbs prior to serving dessert. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.
3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Meal in a Lovely Setting
Delicious food with Non-cliche preparation (I recommend the halibut) Lovely setting with dinning room looking out at the ocean (request the view room). Service was pleasant, but the restaurant appears understaffed, as things moved slowly, dishes sat uncleared and wine sat unpoured.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great location, wonderful
Great location, wonderful food, especially the crab bisque! We each had a different fish, perfectly prepared and served. Their wine list was superb and a good value. Unless staying in Captiva, the location is a bit out of the way, but worth the drive through Sanibel to get there.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunsets on the beach
This is one of the most beautiful places you will ever go to for dinner. You are surrounded by water, the gulf on one side and the bay on the other! Look for the green flash at sunset. The food and service were special!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful, as always
Though my wife and I have dined there several times, this visit was equally memorable as our first. The food selections are great, the ambience is tops, the meals are prepared and presented excellently, and the staff are very attentive. We had some special guests with us this trip and for their first visit, they thought it was "over the top". This is one of a few restaurants in the area with such special charms and appeals for a dining experience, plus, the piano player is a fabulous addition to the mode and atmosphere.
And, at the end of a wonderful meal, we sat on the front entry chairs and watched the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico. It couldn't have been a more perfect evening.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
best food you will eat
We have been there 3 times now and the twin lobster tails and filet are absolutely amazing. There is not a better prepared fine dining meal on the islands. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is so quaint. Definitely recommended if you want to experience a great meal all around.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip
Drove from Naples, Fl to Captiva and found the atmosphere, the service, the view, and menu to be outstanding. Will be making the trek back soon.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Captiva's gourmet dining
Great dining experience. Very nice, formal yet cosy interior. Nice, friendly service. Little pricey but still adequate to the quality.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the dinner buffet
We enjoyed the dinner buffet very much. the crab races were the reason we took the children there to eat. We have been many other times and have enjoyed it very much. Our waitress was very good and attended our group very well.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I dined at Old Captiva House for our anniversary dinner after reading reviews online. We were both pleased with everything...food, beverages, service, atmosphere! It was such a great experience that we came back the next morning for their breakfast. We were not staying at Tween Waters Inn, so we had to pay a lot for the continental breakfast. Since we were on vacation, we didn't mind.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Captiva House was excellent
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The restaurant staff were all wonderful and made it one of the most pleasant moments while we celebrated our 28th Anniversary.
Thank you to Old Captiva House staff and the Tween Waters Inn staff for the best celebration we could have for our anniversary.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite when in South Florida. The only disappointment was the chef's idea of key lime pie. It was horrible with no lime green color - it was a custard yellow - and absolutely no lime flavor whatsoever. It was not such a "happy ending " to an otherwise very good meal.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
You must try this place
Elegant yet casual atmosphere. Definitely on my must return list while staying on the island. Food was presented by an attentive waiter(Robert). Taste of the food was up there with the finest restaurants I have been to.
One word can describe the overall experience, exceptional.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly what we ordered...
I booked the reservation on Open Table. We had never been to the resort or restaurant. I requested a table with a view of the gulf
at 8pm; it was perfect! Everything I had requested was ready, I didn't have to ask or remind them. We will definitely dine at Old
Captiva House again...:-)
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal every time!
We had the tuna appetizer (awesome!) and I had lamb while my wife had lobster tail. Food was presented very well and tasted wonderful. We ended the meal with the chocolate lava cake - delicious!
We love this restaurant and rank this as our number one for Sanibel & Captiva. Excellent overall ambience, great food presentation and taste. This place has old style charm and is a treasured highlight of every visit to the islands.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
This is always a favorite place for us when we visit Captiva and it did not dissapoint. The duck and the lamb chops were outstanding and the smaller size plate option is a great idea.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looked after us very well as it was our ruby (fortieth) wedding anniversary.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view off the indoor dining rm
Excellent food, beautiful sunset view from the front dining room. There is outdoor dining but the views are obstructed. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The pace that the courses came out at was good. Key lime pie with coconut crust was excellent.
We enjoyed a quiet dinner.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM