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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva, Captiva, FL
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva, Captiva, FL
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva, Captiva, FL
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva, Captiva, FL
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva, Captiva, FL

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva

4.3
4.3
440 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Doc Ford’s – Captiva. Home of the Island Mojito and world famous Yucatan Shrimp. Located just outside the gates of tranquil South Seas Island resort Doc Ford’s – Captiva is open to the public.
Come experience tropical flavors from the Caribbean Rim.

If there are no reservation options available, please call the restaurant at (239) 312-4275

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 312-4275
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Call or Email us at DFCaptivaCatering@gmail.com for more information!
  • Private party contact
    Book Your Next Private Event with Us!: (239) 312-4275
  • Neighborhood
    Captiva Island
  • Cross street
    Just past Andy Rosse Lane, at the foot of South Seas
  • Parking details
    Please Park in Chadwick's Square
  • Entertainment
    Please visit docfordscaptiva.com/entertainment to see our online entertainment calendar. The schedule does change throughout the year.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

440 Reviews
  1. Partyof8

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite place to kick off vacation on Captiva!

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  2. lulabelle970

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No trip to Sanibel / Captiva is complete without a trip to Doc Ford’s. Seafood awesome, salads perfect, beach bread yummy, and drinks all fresh. Love the outside patio at Captiva location!!

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  3. HHSB

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. Kimberly our server was the best!!

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  4. MelissaR

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is what you would expect at a chain. Beware of servers upselling on food and drinks.

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  5. RandyJ

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner! Zack was a superb waiter! He was very pleasant and helpful. His recommendations for meals and drinks was wonderful. Price was right! We've been here before and love it!

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  6. PatriciaF

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy Doc Fords.

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  7. Organista65

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Zechariah was fabulous! Met our every need wry a smile on his face!

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  8. KEVINV

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great grouper!

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  9. TomM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were great. Especially Yukon baked oysters

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  10. AprilA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was great too. Grouper was very good.

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  11. CADreamin

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, fun atmosphere and live music. We come here every time we are on Captiva and have always had a great meal. Stone crab claws, clam chowder (the BEST), crab cakes….we could eat here every night!

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  12. Suzieq

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Devin was great! Great suggestions, great service!

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  13. FoodieMike

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Victor was an excellent server. Be sure to request him. The food at this location was not quite as good as the Ft Myers beach location. The Yucatán shrimp were perfectly cooked but the sauce was not as rich as remembered. The fried grouper sandwich was ok not great. The conch chowder was excellent. For the best ‘Doc Ford’ experience go to Dixie Fish

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and hot. Server was really bad. I think we waited 35 minutes to get a drink. Order must have been ready much sooner, but our server was awol. My wife’s drink had obviously been sitting at the bar as the ice cubes had substantially melted. Good thing that kitchen staff delivered our food and not our server.

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  15. FourGrandkids

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill on Captiva. Our seafood dinners were as good as any we've enjoyed on Cape Cod. My wife's Salmon was very tasty and my Seafood Paella the best I ever had. However, my appetizer of Yucatan Shrimp was incredibly special. The jumbo shrimp in a tomato, garlic, herb sauce was worth the trip. In fact, I asked our excellent waitress Leigh Ann if it would be too much if I had another order as my dinner. She laughed and said sure but I opted for the Paella. I did notice the table next to ours order the Yucatan Shrimp as well. If you are lucky maybe you will get Leigh Ann as your waitress on you visit to Doc Ford's.

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  16. LarryW

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at the Captiva location. Seated immediately. Good service. Food was piping hot. Will certainly return.

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  17. Eric

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and rum. Server seemed overwhelmed. Red fish and grouper were outstanding. Could use a better wine list

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  18. marilyn

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Our server missed our appetizer and our meals arrived. Also, the drinks were marginal. wrong drinks served and they just didn't have good mix. The exception was the Bloody Mary which was good. I think they need to improve the bartending. We didn't even finish the drinks once we got the correct ones. Needless to say, we will give them another try. Clam chowder was good. Shrimp dishes were good. Flatbread was good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mahi Mahi was excellent!

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  20. TomB

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from Jason! Food here always good! Would go back anytime!

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  21. AndraK

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! The shrimp and grits were wonderful.

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  22. JohnEO

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service right from checkin to checkout. Ordered the Cruzin with Doug cocktail, which was good, and the 9oz. Merlot, then penne with shrimps for me, and Yucatan shrimps for my wife. The former was very good and tasty; the latter was a tad too much chilli. Service from Leigh was excellent but Doc's seem to be back in the 20thC re. payment as they are not really ready for Apple Pay, whereas the vast majority of restaurants in Europe are. Yet, another example of the US's antiquated consumer finance system. Great evening. We really enjoyed ourselves - although the band could have been a lot better. Somewhat repetitive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. My mom and I are visiting and love fresh fish. Such a great variety of options to choose from that isn’t fried! We will definitely come back. I also really enjoyed the variety of drinks and the prices.

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  24. Rocky

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reserved on open table. Showed up and they said open table wasn’t working… had to put our name in and wait again.

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  25. Char

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dining experience at Doc Fords, and couldn’t have been more satisfied! Loved the outdoors dining option, food, entertainment and our server Kimberly was fantastic! Mussels and Paella were outstanding!

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  26. BruceB

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food at reasonable prices. Only difficulty is getting a reservation!

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  27. JimB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first visit at the Captiva location. Manager impressed us a good leader staying on top of things. The servers were very busy so he made sure we were greeted as soon as we were seated & brought our waters himself. Server Zachariah was excellent - friendly and efficient. I ordered the fried calamari appetizer together with a lettuce wedge salad as my entree. The calamari serving was huge & very good but the seafood sauce tasted more like plain ketchup. The lettuce was rather difficult to manage served on a narrow rectangular plate, but it well dressed. The bacon & bleu cheese were spot on. My spouse ordered the clam chowder and the steak & cheese sandwich with fries, proclaimed it all very tasty. Will definitely go back.

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  28. JaneyA

    Detroit

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome. She was helpful and quick. We had amazing customer service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We made reservations 10 days in advance and were given a table in the bar almost behind the bar and there was a large party standing inches away at a high top waiting for a table. The food was very simple and out of a food service truck.

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  30. BarbW

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent consistent food and drink 🍸. We love going there after the ⛱

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the staff

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was scammed by our server. Always fun when that happens!

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  33. scottp

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Grilled chicken sandwich had blood in it, turned me off to the entire dinning experience. We did not pay for that meal but I felt more should have been offered since the meal at that point was ruined

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  34. SuzS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed all of our meals here

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  35. Uncinmi

    Naples

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location great service and great food!

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  36. JenniferS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Jen from Indiana, was amazing. She had a great personality and was very courteous and attentive to all of our needs. Food was prepared great and taste delicious. We will definitely be visiting again before we go back home

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish tacos were disappointing Salsa had an unnatural look to it Beans and rice looked dried out on top Tortillas were sad Fish lacked flavoring Pasta and cheese had only a small amount of cheese Seated next to large loud group Very nice waitress though Food came quickly - too quickly - would wait for fresher fare

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  38. Cindy

    Naples

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was 5-star, and the food also deserved five stars. We sat outdoors, and it was noisy, sort of crowded, and there are no views. I expected to see the ocean or the bay since I was on Captiva. My own fault that I didn't check it out first. We still enjoyed our dinners, but it wasn't a "special" night although it was our anniversary. The traffic leaving the island was absolutely horrific, which certainly isn't any fault of the restaurant, but it's something to think about when planning a night out. Christmas week is probably the worst time to go to Sanibel unless you are staying overnight! We will probably stick to the Ft Myers location in the future.

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  39. BrandonF

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food - of the 3 we’ve been to this location was not the greatest but still good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, fun vibe and decent food

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 312-4275.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva is rated 4.3 stars by 440 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva

5400 Plantation Rd, Captiva, FL 33924

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Just past Andy Rosse Lane, at the foot of South Seas
  • Neighborhood
    Captiva Island
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Please Park in Chadwick's Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Please visit docfordscaptiva.com/entertainment to see our online entertainment calendar. The schedule does change throughout the year.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (239) 312-4275
  • Private party facilities
    Call or Email us at DFCaptivaCatering@gmail.com for more information!
  • Private party contact
    Book Your Next Private Event with Us!: (239) 312-4275
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