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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
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Scenic View (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Waterfront (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Casual (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great sunset. Quaint dining room.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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 (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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