Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva

4.5
192 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 192 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation and big fans of Randy Wayne White

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Donnie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience1

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!!!

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a lunch at Doc Fords. Their fish sandwich is a favorite of ours, good times!

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vipSharonM
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipfloridafoodie
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JimS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipfloridafoodie
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banana Leaf Snapper was INCREDIBLE. Carrot Cake was 5 star! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, including the service from Tonya.

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vipSundevil83
Chicago
175 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough positive about our experience. Loved the food, the drinks, ambiance and service.

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vipKathyM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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Diana
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, big portions

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viptheDoley
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous service by our server Mary M and a beautiful view and the food was outstanding.

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vipscottb
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Ssmith
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food good service will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipMaryV
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipBobby
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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foodies
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLrb57
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, service was good, patio nice with live music that was very good.

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foodies
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 :)

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vipSteve
Tampa
193 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.

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bradb
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite casual place in Captiva and Sanibel. Food and service consistently hood

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!!

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vipboca234
Miami
96 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAlfredoA
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food bar and atmosphere for a group gathering

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SergioB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the service and place is wonderful.

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LeoM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A "Must-Visit"! Great staff and service. Food and drinks were awesome. Can't wait to go back!

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NCJ20
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service provided by Kimberly. Definitely would go back again. Very attentive waitress. Very friendly service

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RossW
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic with suggestions.
Yucatán Shrimp the best ever.

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RayD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Food was delicious. Yucatan shrimp were fantastic. Atmosphere very relaxing and quiet. Highly recommend

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Poor service, mediocre food, dark- no blinds opened.

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CarolF
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Nice outdoor patio.

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vipFrequentdiner1
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, casual place with excellent shrimp and good place to watch sports.

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jeffg
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a customer since the first Doc Fords has opened! They really do a Great
Job at all 4 locations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipMR818
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipAnneM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

During COVID. Very empty. Hard to judge.

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DebraF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent! I would definitely return to eat at Dic Ford's again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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 4.5 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.