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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 our new Executive Chef Greg Nelson 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 - 11:00am; 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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Worth the Drive (21)
Romantic (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Scenic View (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Waterfront (12)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and the service was wonderful. The ahi tuna with coconut rice was delicious as was the crab, lobster crusted whitefish over a potato croquette.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The four of us agreed that the entire evening was perfect from beginning to end. Our appetizers, salads and entrees and desserts were excellent as was the service. We appreciated the manager coming over to ask about our meals. The weather that evening was beautiful so we enjoyed our meal on the porch ~ even had a glimpse of the gorgeous sunset. A treat for us all!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Definitely my favorite place on the island. We went for breakfast and dinner, was outstanding both times. Will will be coming back for sure next time we vacation here

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Great to be able to sit outside on 2/16. Warmer outdoors than in restaurant. Red curry snapper was great and not something u see everywhere

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

First time at the Captiva House, after hearing good things about it. The decor etc. was very quaint and island-like. Drinks were good, first course (stone clams and lobster bisque) were good. However, our server, Eric, was not attentive at all. He may have had too many tables to tend to, as he was both inside and outside waiting on tables. Seemed he just forgot about us. After the first course, about an hour went by before anything else was brought to the table. And then it was our entree. He totally forgot about our salads, which according to the menu were to be the first course. He took the entrees back, and brought them later. We both had the grouper. My husbands was fine, mine however was not fully cooked and very rubbery. I told him about it when he checked back, and he apologized and later removed my entree from our bill. I just shared my husband's entree. We were there probably two hours, most of that time just waiting on our meal courses. He didn't even apologize for the delay or check back on drink orders etc. We had him box up the dessert, which we had at home. They were good, but nothing to brag about. We were so looking forward to this restaurant on Valentines' Day, but obviously were dissappointed. Not sure if I will come back or not.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding night. The only 4 Star was due to the temperature opposite the gift shop. Very cold. Air was not in sync with this area. A few tables moved around us as a result!

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Probably our 10th visit to Captiva House. Every time we have a great experience with ambience, service and food. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was average, nothing stood out.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Captiva House is a definite "go to" if you are on the West End of Sanibel or on Captiva. The food is solid, the restaurant is quiet and can be romantic. And, after dinner you can stop into the Crows Nest Bar to check out the live music and have an after dinner drink! Good place if you are on vacation or if you are locals like us and have people visiting!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The best meal I had while in Santibel/Captiva!!! Bar none!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Birthday celebration! Service & food was
terrific! Eric, our waiter was outstanding.
Desserts were fabulous.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We loved our dinner and breakfast . The food is so good. The staff is very friendly. We would come back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

While we would have rather been seated on the patio (should have requested it when making reservations) the side room where we were seated was lovely. The service was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Romantic. Wonderful seafood risotto and lasagna. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our first time at Captiva House and we enjoyed it very much. While I had not planned on getting sushi I did do just that for an appetizer. It was beautiful and delicious and the garnish of flowers was excellent. I had a "small plate" for my entree and it was certainly more than enough. Our waiter, Ray, was attentive and was happy to explain the menu and recommend some items. We finished our meal with the most delicious coconut ice cream I have ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were celebrating a new engagement and the first 30 minutes was wonderful until they sat a group of about 20 older people all around us with name tags. The intimate ambience was gone. Great service decent food. Wonderful vintage feel and gorgeous location.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and good service.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service was excellent. Ray was very good to us and certainly did his job well. The food was good and the atmosphere was relaxing. We did see a beautiful sunset. We were there for my sister's birthday and she left with a complimentary piece of carrot cake. It was delicious. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent seafood and excellent setting for the sunset. Service was good but not exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

captiva house is my favorite restaurant on san-cap, my anniversary and valentines day fall almost every year on our stay on sanibel,,i almost always come here,,i love the casual elegance,,good service,,old captiva feel,,great meals,seafood,,just always a pleasant,,upscale yet not stuffy event

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I went to Captiva House based upon its previous excellent reviews. We were seeking a dining experience more upscale than the bulk of the other restaurants located on the island. We ordered the house recommended crab bisque as an appetizer and both had the nightly special of three tail fish on sweet potato mash with two coconut shrimp. Michael was our server and was excellent, both attentive and knowledgable about the food and wine selections. It was a very pleasant evening. We appreciated the white linen, the peaceful environment, and the whole experience. We would absolutely recommend it and look forward to returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waiter Michael suggested our meals. And the blue crab bisque was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a wonderful meal on the outdoor patio. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent steak or seafood served by Chef Greg. And the Sushi menu offered 6 days a week adds even more delicious choices. Great historic Florida building with excellent sunset views from the Sunset Room. Outdoor seating is available as well.
For those staying at Tween Waters look no further.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This is our favorite Sanibel-Captiva restaurant. We love the creative menu and service. The setting is gorgeous . And the crab race nights are fun and rather unique.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was decent, but not very impressed overall for the price. We were one of five tables that were occupied on the evening we dined. after 15 minutes no one came over to even offer us water. We had 2 young kids with us so would had been nice to have someone notice that. There were 3 or 4 other waiters tending to the other 4 tables. Another couple sat down after us and had drinks, bread and placed their appetizer order before a waiter had come to visit us. So I finally went to front desk and asked if we can get a waiter. Waiter came over, didn’t apologize for the almost 20 min delay (on a super slow night). Took another 10 min to get the bottle of wine and two kiddie cups of milk. Scallop appetizer was fishy. Had the seabass special, didn’t like it. No real flavor and had more of a thick crunchy texture to it rather than flakey meat. It’s not an awful restaurant, just not worth the money and time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a very nice place for drinks and dinner. The server in the bar area could use some customer service training but other than that everything was great!

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was outstanding. We enjoy the atmosphere and if it was warmer we would have enjoyed being outside. The food variety was nice and seafood options were large. The presentation was beautiful. Our table enjoyed the crab soup, lamb, scallops, and peppercorn new York strip with a delicious demi glaze. Dessert options were suitable for everyone at our table. The portions were sized nicely, not too small, not too large. The timing of the entire dinner service and attention to detail was lovely. We appreciated the server did not interrupt conversation and did not rush us through our meal. Looking forward to coming back again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 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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