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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.
Captiva, FL 33924
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 11:00am; 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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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