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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.
Captiva, FL 33924
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 10:30am; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm-9:30pm
2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy nightly entertainment most nights at our Crow"s Nest Lounge adjacent to the Captiva House. Entertainment consists of the world famous hilarious NASCRAB Crab Racing interactive comedy show and crab race event that must be seen to believe. Two shows (children's 6PM and adult 9PM) most Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy music stylings of a live and lively band every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9PM. Plus, dance the night away to local singer Taylor Stokes, as he plays soft rock currents to classics most Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 9PM.
Parking is open for all dining customers.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Captiva House Ratings and Reviews
Really nice experience. Food is a bit old fashioned but well executed. We missed the sushi menu because it’s only available certain days of the week, but If a place will only serve dishes when they have the freshest ingredients, I take that as a plus. View of the sunset was beautiful.
Great holiday decor! Each food course was delicious from the bread and oil to the So Yumi sushi roll and our main course. It was kid-friendly and it wasn’t the same ole kid offerings... my daughter loves the flatbread pizza! When we come back to sanibel, we’ll be back!
Leider konnten wir nicht a la carte essen und mussten uns mit dem Weihnachtsbüffet abfinden. Vorspeisen waren lecker. Auswahl aber nicht wirklich vorhanden.
Bei Hauptgang waren ausschließlich alle Gerichte im chafingdish lauwarm. Appetitlich ist anders :(
Die drei Sorten Fleisch: Prime Rippe, Schinken und Lamm waren gut bis sehr gut. Der Preis von 55$ plus 18% tip plus Getränke, waren nicht gerechtfertigt.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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