Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva
Come experience tropical flavors from the Caribbean Rim.
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.
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!
Very good shrimp and grits! Lobster roll was heavenly!
Drinks are better than the food. But there's no view and feels dark so the island vibe is lost here. Largely disappointing.
Love the Doc Ford restaurants! The food is great! Captiva location is beautiful!
Food and service was terrible! Appetizers didn’t even come out and then the server failed to check on us until she dropped off the check. Plus the tip suggested on the receipt was wrong 22.5% not 20% I know how to do math. Do not go and waste your time and money. Go to the green flash or lucky duck instead.
A delightful lunch. We enjoyed the tropical salad with fresh grilled grouper and the shrimp tacos. The outdoor seating area was enjoyable.
Fantastic food and service to match. This was my first visit to Doc Ford’s but it certainly won’t be my last! To top things off they even brought a surprise birthday dessert to share since our reservation indicated we were celebrating a birthday. Highly recommended.
It was nice. Usually eat @ Sanibel Island one this is the first time at the Captiva one. Completely different vibe. Everything was excellent and enjoyed tremendously!!!!
We were told numerous times to check out Doc Ford’s on Captiva while on vacation and left disappointed. Our server was very inattentive and checked on us very little. My wife’s meal didn’t even come fully prepared. The food was decent. The servers weren’t honoring social distancing standards very well so it made us uncomfortable to dine there after the pandemic. Not what we expected but the food was still good.
No atmosphere at indoor wooden booth.
There may have been more atmosphere outdoors but it was too hot to sit there. Also not sure about outdoor atmosphere since It was not visible due to a label of windows/doors.
Although we had booked through Open Table and mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary, we were seated right behind the reception desk, a as is at no time was there an acknowledgement we were there for a special occasion.
Signature shrimp dish was tasteless.
Lobster in lobster roll was overcooked.
Coleslaw had an unidentifiable taste not compatible with Cole slaw.
Zach our server helped make my birthday special. Doc Ford’s is consistently serving great food and drinks.
Great raw bar & adult beverages. Desserts were awesome - entrees were ok. Ambiance was very casual.
Excellent Yucatan shrimp and wedge salad! Always a good time and great food.
Everything was amazing from the service to cocktails and to the food. Well done, we will be back for sure!
Doc Ford’s never disappoints- we have been to Captiva multiple times and eaten just about everywhere. That said if we consider our top 5 meals quite honestly 3 of them were at Doc Ford’s.
We ate here Valentine’s Day hoping for a table outside but ended up inside. The splits of rose were nice. We enjoyed the gulf coast oysters and calamari - asked for additional sauce for the calamari that took a bit of time to be delivered. Entrees included baby back ribs - a large portion, shrimp and grits - shrimp were rubbery, mussels and fries - good also a large portion. Key lime pie was good.
Friendly, accommodating. Good food, but not Hot. Clean dining.
We were expecting a dining “experience” but once seated, we had dinner and the check was on the table in 20 minutes. It felt very rushed. The food is serviceable but it was not an enjoyable evening. This is a high turn-over restaurant which is fine, especially for larger parties and/or families.
Enjoyed the meal...tried to get the servers attention that the fries were not as expected.
Bring back thin fries!!!
Server was nice about giving us to go cups
of soda and tea!
Sticky table. Restaurant is ready for an overhaul. Poor, slow service. Cold tasteless food.
Doc Ford's on Captiva was a very pleasant experience. We arrived earlier than our reservation and were seated promptly. The indoor dining is quiet and allows for conversation. The food and service were good, and at a good price.
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 4.2 stars by 172 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.