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About Captiva House

Welcome to the charming and historic Captiva House at the legendary Tween Waters Inn Island resort and Spa. Known for Captiva's Gulf-front view of America's most romantic sunset.

Inspired by Executive Chef Jason Miller, our exciting "New Florida" menu is a colorful, wonderful exploration of island foods and flavors. Sometimes passionate. Sometimes mild. Sometimes fun. Yet all, truly great to admire and greater to enjoy — from appetizers, through entrees, to desserts.

Come, feast your eyes and appetite.

15951 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 10:30am; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(800) 223-5865

Website:
http://www.tween-waters.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy nightly entertainment most nights at our Crow"s Nest Lounge adjacent to the Captiva House. Entertainment consists of the world famous hilarious NASCRAB Crab Racing interactive comedy show and crab race event that must be seen to believe. Two shows (children's 6PM and adult 9PM) most Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy music stylings of a live and lively band every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9PM. Plus, dance the night away to local singer Taylor Stokes, as he plays soft rock currents to classics most Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 9PM.

Parking Details:
Parking is open for all dining customers.

Executive Chef:
Jason Miller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Captiva House Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.3

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4.1

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Scenic View (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Waterfront (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely setting and excellent food. Our server was personable and knowledgeable about the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really nice experience. Food is a bit old fashioned but well executed. We missed the sushi menu because it’s only available certain days of the week, but If a place will only serve dishes when they have the freshest ingredients, I take that as a plus. View of the sunset was beautiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious and perfect in every way

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lovely place with interesting food choices!!
Great service quiet and relaxing!!
Would recommend!!

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

one of the best meals we had in captiva. will go back. sivice great. food delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great holiday decor! Each food course was delicious from the bread and oil to the So Yumi sushi roll and our main course. It was kid-friendly and it wasn’t the same ole kid offerings... my daughter loves the flatbread pizza! When we come back to sanibel, we’ll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Of all the higher end restaurants we dined at during our vacation Captiva House was one of the top three! Everything was done to perfection and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I am writing a great review for Tripadvisor.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very pricey but very good and you can't beat the atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is always where we dine while in Captiva. It can be as casual or fancy as you like, great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been vacationing on captiva for many years and this was our first time at The Captiva House. We will definitely be back next year and wish we would have discovered it sooner. The food was delicious as well as service and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was average, service was pleasant but slow. Our party of four was seated next to a party of 25 including many children. Very noisy. We will not return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have dined at Tween Waters occasionally, during many visits to Sanibel-Captiva. This time, the menu seemed limited and "average." Everyone's food -- ranging from salads to sushi, to steaks to seafood, was OK, but nothing special.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a Christmas buffet and very expensive for the selections that were offed. Also an 18% gratuity was added when the waiter only had to bring our drinks. That’s outrageous. I won’t make that mistake again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Leider konnten wir nicht a la carte essen und mussten uns mit dem Weihnachtsbüffet abfinden. Vorspeisen waren lecker. Auswahl aber nicht wirklich vorhanden.
Bei Hauptgang waren ausschließlich alle Gerichte im chafingdish lauwarm. Appetitlich ist anders :(
Die drei Sorten Fleisch: Prime Rippe, Schinken und Lamm waren gut bis sehr gut. Der Preis von 55$ plus 18% tip plus Getränke, waren nicht gerechtfertigt.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not as good as the last Christmas buffet. Food was good but not great. Also a 20 percent gratuity was automatically charged to the check. Although a gratuity would have been left for the staff I was not happy about it being added automatically and for the charge of $55 tea and coffee should have been included. Was not very happy about this. Will not come back in the future

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely Christmas dinner. This was my fifth visit to The Captiva House. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We dined here for A holiday dinner with our two teenage daughters and it was festive and delicious. The Chilean sea bass and sushi was so fresh. We were very happy, Definitely worth the value.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

First time for dinner with the family visiting around Christmas week. Food was delicious & service was great!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter Tyler provided outstanding service. The four people in our party were very disappointed to learn that Captiva House doesn't offer Tuxedo cake as a dessert any longer. Please bring it back! Also we thought you would have someone at the piano on a Saturday night near the holidays. That would have nice. Holiday decorations outside on the property are spectacular though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food. Great sunset. Quaint dining room.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my husband’s and mine favorite restaurants for special occasions!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Tween Waters and Captiva House were beautifully decorated for Christmas. We ate outside on a perfect Florida evening. The cauliflower and Yingling soup was extraordinary. I had the tuna role from the Sushi menu, which was wonderful. Our experience really could not have been better.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The resort with the Christmas lights was an enhancement. Nice atmosphere and over-staffing made for excellent service. The food was just ok and pretty pricey, but the other factors made it worth our drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

You can watch the sun set on the beachand then go in for a lovely dinner. It was beautifully decorated inside and out for the holidays in Dec.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a really lovely evening. The service was very good, the food was very good, and the location is spectacular! We will return as soon as time allows...with friends!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love Captiva House. Eat there whenever we stay at Tween-Waters Hotel where it is located. Great food and if you are in the small room it is cozy and romantic. If you are seated in main dining room it is huge and empty this time of year. But still love it. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The special was fabulous... snapper stuffed with crab. The hostess was rude , even while we had reservations. Very unhelpful when we arrived a bit ahead of our reservation time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This review is unfair and not representative. We went to The Old Captiva House to celebrate my wife’s birthday, which happened to be on the day after Thanksgiving. We were looking for a romantic, quiet elegant restaurant. Because of the Christmas lights lighting and a fireworks display at Tween Waters, there were thousands of people about, and the restaurant was very crowded, which affected the service. We will go back, just not on a holiday or special event day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Day after Thanksgiving event at Tween Waters. Wow what a show. Make a reservation at Captive house and you get parking. Very nice setting. Filet was very nice. Scallops a little too spicy. Crab bisque slightly over salted. (Seems to be a FL. thing) BBQ gulf shrimp tastey as well as the key lime pie. Very good Pinot noir. Would recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

over-priced for a Thanksgiving buffet that that was not particularly interesting (but then it's Thanksgiving!) did not include coffee, but did include gratuity though very little was required of the servers (I'm happy to pay the servers, it was the coffee as extra that I resented);
wine by the glass options were very limited.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I liked almost everything about the place but the restaurant is very brightly lit. Much too bright. Dinner is much more relaxed and enjoyable in a cozy atmosphere. Also, they have no music playing. Just restaurant noise. Obviously, nobody is paying attention to the atmosphere. The parking lot is not paved. When your wife puts on her nice shoes, it's good when they aren't covered in dust when she walks into the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving experience?
Food as well as service were both exceptional.
This was our 3rd Thanksgiving with the Captiva House.
We hope to go back next year.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always visit when we are in Captiva, Excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have never been disappointed with the food or service here. It's really perfect

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Captiva House is one of the few upscale restaurants in Captiva that has good food. Most places you are paying higher prices simply because you are in the island. Great food, nice atmosphere and directly across the water. Nice partial view

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Sushi was too prepared not simple
Duck spring rolls tasted like they came from a frozen package
Outside patio was inflitrated by a person smoking a cigar and as a result had to move indoors
Service was great!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was the first time that we had been to this restaurant. It is considered one of the higher end eating places on Sanibel/Captiva. The menu was quite interesting and offered a number of choices in all areas. One feature that I particularly liked was that there was an entire small plate section of selections which could also be ordered in larger portions. For me, it was perfect because most regular size portions are much too big. We ordered a Caesar salad, that we split. It was very fresh romaine leaves with a delicious dressing and anchovies on the side. I ate those for both of us. Then we split a scallop appetizer, which was two huge scallops. For my entree, I ordered the sea bass, which came in a light cream sauce with wonderfully done carrots, and two kinds of squash that were crunchy and a nice contrast to the fish. Overall, it was a really excellent meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Incredible. The location, the service, the food, the ambiance. All (5) Star. Look forward to going there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Captiva House is a gem. It is not their job to turn tables, but rather welcome you to an evening of great food and service. From the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts, the food was always delicious. The Pumpkin Spice martini was dessert in a martini glass, smooth and scrumptious. We ordered the blue crab bisque and Eric, our excellent waiter, delivered a bowl with an artful display of crab and some sauce at the bottom of the bowl. We thought, ok, maybe this is some french version of a bisque. We must have had puzzled looks on our faces, but then, a few awkward moments later, he poured a familiar looking soup into the bowl creating our delicious bisque. We later asked if he always paused during the delivery of the bisque, and it seems he does from time to time. He enjoys the different reactions. Eric is a pro and knows when to add humor to the meal. We enjoyed his service very much. This was not our first meal at Captiva House and it will not be our last.

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