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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4.6

service

4.7

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4.2

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4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Waterfront (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great fresh local food with welcoming staff and service, convenient location. Well worth a visit if in the area

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food! New chef Greg has created his own specials adding to the already fine staple of entrees. Local fish.
Ambiance in the Captiva House with its linen table cloths and old Florida charm rounds out a great experience.
No need to go off property for dining.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was great. Our waiter, Ray, was entertaining and made our evening out more enjoiyable. All of the staff were friendly and courteous. A very enjoyable and memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were greeted promptly and introduced to our waiter. Tyler was a professional. His suggestions were delicious. I had the salmon and my husband opted for rack of lamb. Both were delicious. Carrot cake was one of the best we had in a long time.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had a lovely dinner this past Tuesday evening. Chef Greg came out to say hello to us. Great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great historic venue. The wait staff did an excellent job and provided very professional and friendly services - old school style! The menu selections were eclectic and very delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been coming to Cativa for 42 years and try to get to the Old Captiva house most years.We have never had a bad meal there.We especially like all the art work, especially that by "Ding" Darling. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Fantastic food and the service was outstanding! The restaurant was almost empty on Labor Day which was perect.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Good food. Good service. Window seating allowed us to watch the sun as it was going down, and we finished dinner in time to walk a few steps across the street to watch the sun set on the beach.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were very disappointed with overall experience. The food was acceptable but not outstanding. Our table candle was not lit as on other tables. The filet mignon was rare and not medium as we ordered. The desserts were very good and the best part of the food service. The server was unfriendly and not available when needed. Our reservations were made 2 weeks before the date. No mention or recognition was made we were celebrating our 56th anniversary.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were staying in Captiva and did a search of top restaurants. Captiva House was ranked as #2 and it did not disappoint. Very beautiful decor reminiscent of SW Florida. For an appetizer I tried the Oysters Alexander and Blue Crab Bisque. Delicious! YOu must try the bisque! I ordered a Wedge Salad and the special of the evening and it was outstanding. My daughter-in-law tried the Lobster Spaghetti, my wife ordered the Filet Mignon, and my son had the Citrus Seafood Risotto. Everyone was happy! We were too stuffed to try dessert and headed back to our apartment at the South Seas Resort . Staff was very professional and we truly enjoyed the evening. We'll be back

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Wonderful and captivating. We watched the sunset over the gulf and enjoyed sushi, duck, lobster, and the fillet. It was superb. We usually treat the veggies like garnish and push them to the side, but even the veggies were gorgeous and tasty. We had creme brulee and chocolate cheesecake for desert and they were flawless. Thank you to the Captiva House for making our 20th anniversary so memorable.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening/dinner during our stay in Captiva. we would definitely go back again when we are in the area.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Charming waterfront dining, we enjoyed a perfect sunset. Service was impeccable, the food was creative and delicious, we loved the fact that the menu was current and hip definitely not the dated cliche type menus that we have run across in the area. My blackened grouper with pumpkin mash was amazing. We definitely will return to try more dishes.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

My wife and I had our first vacation alone in 12 years. The restaurant was exceptional and the staff very professional.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a wedding anniversary dinner here we wanted a nice dinner quiet able to enjoy dinner the ho u see seated 2 family's with many children near us so it was very load this made for a most unpleasant time

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The Chilean Sea Bass was great and I was able to substitute mashed potatoes for the starch on the menu. Good service and good martini and house cabernet! We had 6:30 reservations and were seated immediately. Around 7:30 the restaurant starts filling up wirh larger groups which means more noise so we planned well!

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 (Key West)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Birthday celebration but we were just not wowed!!! Very underwhelmed!!! Food just ok, I got the grouper. Dirty glasses. Filthy windows to look out of. Won't return

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We took our two children there for dinner. Overall it was an excellent experience, great food, not rushed, comfortable surroundings and good waitress service. If I had one complaint it would be the speed that plates were cleared before we had all finished

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went to Captiva House for an anniversary dinner and it was just perfect. Atmosphere is great, server was top notch and the food wonderful, Thanks !!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

My daughter had gotten engaged 2 hours before our dinner. It was a great place for a celebration. The waiter was very attentive. The food was tremendous.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We come here each year when we visit Tween Waters and are never disappointed. Lovely restaurant, excellent food & service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My husband and I dined here while staying on the property. He enjoyed his sushi rolls and I absolutely loved the Thai Red Curry Snapper and the Knife and Fork Caesar salad. We would definitely return on our next trip!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had a wonderful family dinner last week. Dana was our server and did an outstanding job. Beautiful views and overall in my opinion the best place in Captiva

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Birthday for 2 year old

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 (München)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Pianospieler machte jegliche Konversation unmöglich! War sehr laut und nahezu aggressiv - das übertrug sich auch auf die Gäste.

Parksituation sehr schlecht.

Essen allerdings sehr gut. Wir waren 2 Tage zuvor auch schon dort und ohne den nervenden Klavierspieler war es hervorragend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

A wonderful restaurant to have my wife's 65 birthday. The food was outstanding including the continental breakfast!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Delicious food. Slightly outdated decor. Live piano player. Good experience overall but no good views.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went two different nights for dinner while we were on Captiva for a week long vacation. Both nights the food was prepared perfectly and the service was great!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great special occasion venue

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Outstanding food, great sushi, very inventive duck rolls.
Loved the piano playing in the background ,
Attentive waiters, professional mgmt handling problems as expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent food, service and drinks. Would definitely go again next time I'm on captiva.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great service and great local food.Service was great and price moderate

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The Captiva House is our favorite restaurant in Captiva. Upscale food in Florida which is hard to come by. We have eaten here before and was fantastic. This night some of what we ordered was good some not. The heirloom carpaccio was not good at all. The tomatoes were not ripe, crunchy even and the balsamic and presentation were lacking. Should have sent that back. The wedge salad was ok, skimpy on the bacon lardons. The crab bisque was fantastic! The wait between courses was way too long and we got there before the restaurant filled up. My filet was suppose to come with Gorgonzola sauce and didn't. The scallops were delicious but side dishes were not. However, I would recommend if you do not want typical Floridian food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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