Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva
Come experience tropical flavors from the Caribbean Rim.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Staff temperature check required
Vacation and big fans of Randy Wayne White
We had an early reservation at 6:00, and they put us in a cold, dank back room with zero atmosphere. The blinds were closed even though facing east. Two of us were in a booth that would fit 6. However, Christina gave us excellent service and the food was good so it deserves a decent rating. When you make your reservation be sure to call afterward and ask for outside or anything but the back rooms!!!
Always enjoy a lunch at Doc Fords. Their fish sandwich is a favorite of ours, good times!
Yum 😋- even better than expected food with the sea bass special crusted with nuts and cornflakes!! Yucatán shrimp is always a favorite and cooked just right
This was our first visit to the Captiva location of Doc Ford’s and as always had a wonderful meal. Our server, Lee Anne was very pleasant and attentive. Not as scenic as the Fort Myers location, but still a great dining experience.
WE HAD A BLAST! Not only the best food and service on Captiva, but some of the best flavors and selections in all of Florida.
Our first time at Doc Ford’s and we were not disappointed. The drinks were very good, the food and service were excellent. I had the Grilled Chilean Sea Bass over a delicious risotto. The desserts were huge and tasty - enough to take home and enjoy a second night.
Banana Leaf Snapper was INCREDIBLE. Carrot Cake was 5 star! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, including the service from Tonya.
Can’t say enough positive about our experience. Loved the food, the drinks, ambiance and service.
We were seated in the "back room" all by ourselves, on a Saturday night. Admittedly this was during COVID, but the front room had open seats, there were only two of us, and it was "sad" in the back room - not great ambiance. On top of that, our drinks were really really weak, and too sweet for me. Finally, they were out of two dishes that we were looking forward to ordering. I had really high expectations of this restaurant so the whole experience was a bit disappointing. If we had been seated in a warmer spot (not so lonely), and if we had either had great food or great drinks, I'm sure I would have felt better about this restaurant.
Excellent food, big portions
Fabulous service by our server Mary M and a beautiful view and the food was outstanding.
Had two dinners and great service, teamwork and food quality. Ahi salad is great. Nice booths for privacy. TVs for sports. Nice combination of great menu, location, service and menu selection.
The food selection was very good. We had grouper (very good) and fish tacos. Both were very good. The best thing we had was the toasted coconut margarita!
Great place great food good service will be back
Excellent service! Great food! Our server, Derek, was informative and attentive without being obtrusive! Thanks for the terrific experience.👍Really appreciated the large Bailey coffees and the heat lamps on a chilly day. Merci!
Excellent Service, patio ambience more than adequate. The food was acceptable family fare, nothing spectacular but all well prepared and well served. Certainly a place to search out when in the area.
Kudos to Adam who helped with a special request regarding my reservation. Good food and service overall. If you're not a rum and/or highly seasoned fish type of person, try the flat breads. Yummy.
The food was FANTASTIC!! I mean really outstanding! The service was the best! Our server was Jake and he was friendly and knowledgeable . The food was served quickly.
I would recommend eating there and asking for Jake as your server!!
Our server Matt was great as was the food and drinks. Very festive , clean and pleasant people !! The food was delicious from start to finish . I had the quinoa salad and my partner had the shrimp and grits . Highly recommend both dishes.
very good food, service was good, patio nice with live music that was very good.
We had a great time at Doc fords the food was fantastic !! So was Brandon our server he was a breath of fresh air !! So attentive and pleasant !! It was obvious he enjoyed his job :)
Thanksgiving dinner of ribeye and lobster tails.
The ribeye was just ok, not a very tasty cut of meat but seasoned well and cooked to order. One of the lobster tails was undercooked and tougher than the other.
Not a bad way to spend Thanksgiving though.
Our server, James, was awesome and very conscientious and friendly.
Our favorite casual place in Captiva and Sanibel. Food and service consistently hood
Amazing food and atmosphere!!
Great lunch today while in area. We brought out golden retriever with us and the staff were very accommodating. Servers were friendly and genuinely happy to assist us with menu choice questions, etc Food was excellent! Very fresh and portions large. We will be back!
Good food bar and atmosphere for a group gathering
The food is great, the service and place is wonderful.
A "Must-Visit"! Great staff and service. Food and drinks were awesome. Can't wait to go back!
Excellent service provided by Kimberly. Definitely would go back again. Very attentive waitress. Very friendly service
Server was fantastic with suggestions.
Yucatán Shrimp the best ever.
Very nice dining experience. Food was delicious. Yucatan shrimp were fantastic. Atmosphere very relaxing and quiet. Highly recommend
Poor service, mediocre food, dark- no blinds opened.
The food and service were great. Nice outdoor patio.
Fun, casual place with excellent shrimp and good place to watch sports.
I have been a customer since the first Doc Fords has opened! They really do a Great
Job at all 4 locations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good choice for a Covid era night out: plenty of outside seating, tables well-spaced, mask-obedient staff and guests (when not eating/drinking). Interesting menu and beach drinks. Excellent service.
During COVID. Very empty. Hard to judge.
Our food was excellent! I would definitely return to eat at Dic Ford's again.
this was a wonder experience, come to this place often for a special night, but dining last night was something different! Chris was our waiter and he was absolutely wonderful, was very busy but made sure he gave his undivided attention when it came to each of his tabled including ours. Food was amazing as always. thank you!
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 4.5 stars by 192 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.