Crow's Nest Beach Bar & Grille

4.5
139 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
*All guests are required to wear face covering upon entering*

Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille at the legendary ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort where you’ll find great food, great fun, great times and great entertainment. A TripAdvisor top-rated Captiva Island Restaurant!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 139 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrP59
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited a 20 minutes for drinks then another half hour for appetizers. The worst was when a band started playing. I guess you call it a band - one electric guitar faker , I mean player, and one drummer. The guy didn’t even know the right words to Country Roads. Pretty embarrassing. A bunch maskless drunks started dancing right above our table. We got out of there as fast as we could.

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MelissaC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious, great service and flexible reservations (I changed our reservation 3 times because of late friends).

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server messed up 3 meals our of 7. One person never got his food before we left, another had to be sent back as grossly incorrect and two others got wrong items but ate it. Food was good. No refills on drinks...had to go to bar to order. Normally this restaurant is excellent. Amazing how a bad waiter can ruin a dinner.

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PaulyD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music, shrimp and grits, ribs and beer... wood burning fireplace... perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded expectations

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KristiP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Live music was just average. Would definitely go back

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JoyceF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Drinks food service and a beautiful sunset!
Next time will stay for Drag Queen Bingo

LM
LvMaui
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second night dining here. ALL Staff are great, food exceptional. Keep recommending everytime we stay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were great! I had the shrimp and grits. Outstanding!

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vipMaryok
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best time, band was amazing, super fun place!

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vipTanyaR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining with great food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views for sunset. Highly recommend.

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vipTomG
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brenda was excellent. Friendly, engaging and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine the hostess was so wonderful! She made my son’s birthday celebration amazing! She was so flexible and friendly! We loved our food and the service!

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1KAT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Well, it’s not what was advertised in the “Thanksgiving Buffet 2020” for the Crows Nest.
There wasn’t a carving station, there wasn’t hot crab dip, tortellini salad, and many other things on the “ Buffet “ menu, so it was disappointing to not have the choices that were offered.
There should have been an amendment in the advertising if they decided not to deliver on what was written in the Website.!!

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LvMaui
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good, great staff. It was drag queen bingo night so very energetic!

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ERandTMR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ordered Shrimp and Grits. Shrimp were overcooked, the chorizo was rubbery, the grits just meh. Food and drinks definitely not worth the price.

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LeahO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. We were lucky enough to get a front seat to watch Gatlin. A great duo with awesome music.
Food was very good. Lots
of families, groups, and couples.
Drinks were in a large glass, the quantity was right for the price.
We will return.

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PatC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Plenty to eat. Would do again!!

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vipAlfredoA
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food in a nice casual atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went to Crow’s Nest to watch the crab races (listed as entertainment on website for Monday and Thursday nights). Hostess said “oh we haven’t done that in forever!” Then why is it STILL listed on the website?? Chocolate martini was $12.50 and tasted like chocolate milk. Two odd dudes walking around telling jokes and dancing was quite odd. P.S. the band was good.

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carolh
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, Jazz was fun, food and drinks were great.

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Matt
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food every time we have been there. They are very fast and the prices are reasonable.

MV
vipMVTJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was very good, quick and helpful but food and drinks were weak. It lacked flavor and connection to the area. Its not a memorable experience, only a place to get fed.

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vipjoe13
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Only Place open late on Island. Great music always. Just in need of some extra help. Food and drinks great. Wine had some surprises.

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CynthiaF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only problem was that staff only told certain people they could not dance. We had masks on and were not quite 6 feet apart. The rules should be the same for all guests and should have been stated prior to the show!

However, the food and show were awesome and we told others at our resort about the restaurant and entertainment.

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BrentR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great table service! Good was hot and quickly prepared. Menu selections upper end with a bit too much emphasis on sauces or accompaniments. Fried shrimp lack luster flavor, shrimp salad was great, bbq ribs were good, black and blue burgers need more pizzaz with blue cheese.

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RestoFan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice view of the sunset. Entertaining live music. The food was 'just OK', and that seems odd given the time of year (low season, COVID-19). I guess we expected more of an effort to please, under the circumstances. Our server was delightful, very friendly.

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vipPasta2013
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

32nd wedding anniversary last night @ Old Captiva Anthony & Chef Greg made table visit Tonight - Friday was Crows Nest & Brenda E was fabulous!

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vipTampaFoodie
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on Captiva and really good food. Been here a few times and will return.

MP
MaydaP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We recently visited Sanibel/Captiva Island and decided to try Crow's Nest for my Birthday dinner. The food was simply delicious and well presented and the sizes were good. Due to covid the seating was wide spread which is great and the ambiance was good. The drinks we got were also very well made and our server was very courteous. I recommend this place!

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CraigandSharon
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Strict safety standards followed.

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StaciR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I am giving this very high rating based on one dish. — the crows nest shrimp! I have had a lot of shrimp in my day, but these are absolutely spectacular. I only wish they served them by the bucket. We had a smattering of other appetizers as well, but I would go back for this shrimp dish over and over. Absolutely worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

First time there and we went there for the prime rib special. We got there 40 minutes from the time they opened and we were told they were sold out. Hard for us to believe that when the place was empty.

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vipAKAK
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music. The couple plays a little bit of everything. They are great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The seared grouper was the best I’ve ever had!!

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vipKevinD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and the crab cakes were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Although temperature was taken at door the wearing of masks was not enforced.

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DaveL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit while on or off Captiva Island. We ate out twice before we went to the Crows nest and believe me the Crows Nest was by far the best over the two 5 Star restaurants. We ended up eating dinner at the Crows Nest the next 3 days. Fried Grouper sandwich was GREAT!

Great Service, Great Food

Thanks to everyone at Tween Waters and the Crows Nest!

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Momrn
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We took a group of 12 (9 teens) here for dinner. Face masks were required for entry. We didn’t have ours since we were coming to eat. The restaurant provided masks for everyone and took temperatures before being seated.
The service was quick and the staff friendly. While we were eating the live music started which was enjoyable and not too loud. Everyone liked their food. Some of the prices were a little high, but overall it was a great experience. We will go back.

FAQs

Crow's Nest Beach Bar & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-5161 ext. 423.

Crow's Nest Beach Bar & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.