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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille – Captiva

4.5
4.5
442 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

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Doc's Beach Bread$8.95

    Baked french bread topped with cheddar, Monterey jack, bleu cheese crumbles, and diced tomatoes. A doc ford's original!

    • Caribbean Jerk Tostados$7.95

      Corn tortillas topped with jerk chicken, cuban black beans, melted monterey jack cheese, cabbage, tomato, and cilantro salad

      • Buffalo Shrimp$9.95

        Crispy breaded shrimp with spicy twist, with choice of mild, medium or hot sauce. Also available as sweet chili or teriyaki

        • Chicken Tenders$8.95

          Lightly fried, served with buttermilk ranch and honey mustard dressing (also available buffalo style)

          • Mussels$13.95

            Steamed in a broth of roasted garlic, shallots, roma tomatoes, fresh basil, white zinfandel and a hint of cream and butter

            • Doc Ford's Famous Fish Fingers$8.95

              Fried golden brown, served with doc's tartar sauce

              • Heat Island Chicken Wings$12.95

                Ten wings crispy fried and tossed with your choice of mild, medium, hot, blind pass, sweet chili or teriyaki sauce. Served with celery and Doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing

                • Seared Tuna Appetizer*$14.95

                  Served rare atop chilled rice noodles that have been tossed with crispy asian veggies, fresh herbs and a thai peanut vinaigrette, we top it off with a sweet soy drizzle and wasabi coulis

                  • Bayamo Black Bean Dip$8.95

                    Cuban black beans blended with fresh seasoning, jalapenos, tomatoes, melted jack and cheddar cheese, served with red, white & blue tortilla chips

                    • Captiva Crab Cakes$14.95

                      Pan-fried beach-style, served with, jicama cole slaw and finished with a superb key lime butter sauce. (Hi-ca-ma - the "water chestnut" of south america).

                      • Fried Calamari$13.95

                        Lightly breaded hand cut tender calamari served with our tangy cocktail sauce

                        Flatbread

                        Also available: gluten free flatbread $2.

                        • Spinach and Artichoke$9.95

                          Crispy flatbread baked with homemade roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic olive oil, topped with spinach, artichoke and mozzarella cheese

                          • Margarita$9.95

                            Fresh buffalo mozzarella, local vine ripe tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh basil, aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil

                            • Shrimp Scampi$9.95

                              With homemade roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic, shrimp, tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil

                              Soups

                              • Conch Chowder

                                Fresh conch, tomatoes, fresh herbs in a spicy, chunky tomato broth

                                • Cup$4.95
                                • Bowl$6.95
                              • Ford's Famous Clam Chowder

                                A rich creamy chowder chock full of sea clams, sweet onions, and diced potatoes

                                • Cup$4.95
                                • Bowl$6.95
                              • Soup of the Day

                                • Cup$4.95
                                • Bowl$6.95

                              Sandwiches

                              Served with your choice of fries, house slaw, black beans and rice, or fresh fruit. Substitute a mixed green salad for $1.95; Substitute sweet potato fries for $1.95

                              • Doc Ford's Original Lime Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich$10.95

                                Seared, baked and served on a whole wheat bun, topped with house slaw and spicy remoulade. Voted best fish sandwich!

                                • Panamaniac's Pulled Pork$11.95

                                  Slow roasted barbecued pork in real texas bbq sauce, secret spices from the panamaniacs, topped with house slaw, served on a freshly baked roll

                                  • The Cuban$11.95

                                    Traditional style with ham, slow roasted pork, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles on a crispy cuban roll

                                    • Grouper Sandwich$20.95

                                      Fresh grouper grilled, blackened, or fried. Served with our house tartar sauce on a freshly baked roll

                                      • Yucatan Shrimp Tacos$15.95

                                        Steamed succulent shrimp, shredded lettuce and tomatoes tossed in our one-of-a-kind yucatan sauce made from cilantro, butter, lime juice, and columbian chilis, served in warm flour tortillas

                                        • Maine Lobster Roll$22.95

                                          Diced Maine lobster blended with mayo, green onions, celery & fresh squeezed lemon juice. Piled high on a New England style split top roll. You'll think you're in Maine!

                                          • Hamburger*$12.95

                                            Prime hand pattied ground beef grilled to your desire, with lettuce, tomato, onion on a freshly baked roll

                                            • Sanibel Cheese Steak$11.95

                                              Shaved beef, caramelized onions, peppers and mushrooms smothered in swiss cheese, and folded in to a baguette

                                              • Chicken Sandwich$10.95

                                                Chicken breast prepared to your liking - grilled, blackened, fried or buffalo, served on a freshly baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle

                                                • Campeche Fish Tacos$14.95

                                                  Freshly grilled white fish with shredded cabbage and a papaya pico de gallo, in a flour tortilla. Served with black beans and rice

                                                  Dinkin's Bay Raw Bar

                                                  • Raw Oysters**

                                                    Fresh chilled oysters, shucked to order and served on the half shell with fresh lemon and cocktail sauce

                                                    • 1/2 Doz.$11.95
                                                    • Full Doz.$21.95
                                                  • Steamed Oysters

                                                    Steamed with white wine, garlic and butter

                                                    • 1/2 Doz.$11.95
                                                    • Full Doz.$21.95
                                                  • Shrimp Ceviche$8.95

                                                    Fresh shrimp in our Florida citrus marinade, tossed with fresh lime juice, cucumber, jalapenos and tomatoes.

                                                    • Peel-And-Eat Shrimp

                                                      You'll love these gulf shrimp steamed in amazon spices then chilled and served with housemade cocktail sauce and lemon

                                                      • 1/2 Lb$13.95
                                                      • Full Pound$25.95

                                                    Shake & Shuck Shrimp

                                                    Chef greg has created a gourmet "shake dressing." It's a specially blended dressing. Just for shrimp and shell fish. Shrimp are steamed lightly with a touch of sea salt. These recipes were perfect over beach fires on cayo costa and north captiva.

                                                    • Yucatan Shrimp

                                                      Tomlinson traveled to the bay of ascension, quintana roo , mexico to fish for bonefish and came back with this, great recipe, steamed shrimp in a dressing of real butter, mild colombian chilies, fresh cilantro and key lime juice

                                                      • 1/2 Lb$15.95
                                                      • Full Pound$28.95
                                                    • Dinkin' S Bay Boil

                                                      Steamed shrimp dressed in real butter, old bay, spices and juice from fresh limes

                                                      • 1/2 Lb$15.95
                                                      • Full Pound$28.95

                                                    Salads

                                                    add Chicken $5, Shrimp $6, Salmon/Mahi $8, Grouper $10

                                                    • Tropical Salad$14.95

                                                      We combined fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, mandarin oranges, sundried cherries, spiced pecans, and homemade crispy onions tossed in our very own secret balsamic vinaigrette dressing

                                                      • Mozzarella De Marinello Salad$13.95

                                                        Locally grown vine ripe tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, baby arugula tossed in a lemon vinaigrette then topped with aged balsamic, fresh basil and parmesan cheese

                                                        • Chicken Taco Salad$12.95

                                                          Crisp romaine lettuce, tossed in avocado feta vinaigrette and topped with jack and cheddar cheeses, black bean jicama salsa, grilled chicken and tomato pico de gallo, surrounded by corn tortilla chips.

                                                          • Sanibel Spinach Salad$11.95

                                                            Bleu cheese crumbles, spiced pecans, grape tomatoes, granny smith apples tossed with caramelized onion-smoked bacon dressing

                                                            • Calamari Salad$13.95

                                                              Lightly battered calamari tossed with mixed everglades greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, a sweet and sour vinaigrette dressing and topped with crispy wontons

                                                              • The Old School Iceberg Salad$8.95

                                                                One huge hunk of local farm lettuce, red onions, carrot threads, chopped bacon, diced tomatoes and homemade croutons with doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing

                                                                • Mixed Green Salad$9.95

                                                                  Hometown mixed lettuces, grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, homemade croutons, and your choice of dressing

                                                                  • Southwestern Cobb Salad$14.95

                                                                    Blackened chicken, hard boiled eggs, avocado, and bacon served over chopped romaine lettuce tossed in zesty chipotle ranch dressing with jack and cheddar cheeses, roasted corn, and roma tomatoes with seasoned tortillas

                                                                    • Steak Salad$18.95

                                                                      Chimichurri marinated steak, asparagus, and red onions, over mixed greens tossed in chimichurri vinaigrette and topped with avocado and bleu cheese crumbles

                                                                      • Caesar Salad$9.95

                                                                        Fresh cut romaine tossed with our creamy Caesar dressing, house made croutons and shredded pecorino cheese

                                                                        Entrees

                                                                        • Deep Water Mahi-Mahi$26.95

                                                                          Hand-cut mahi-mahi seared in sweet soy sauce, placed on a jasmine rice stir fry with a prickly pear ginger vinaigrette. *One of our signature dishes

                                                                          • Banana Leaf Snapper$24.95

                                                                            Snapper wrapped in a banana leaf lined with masa harina, ancho chili puree and pine island lime juice. Steamed, paired with fresh vegetables, black beans and rice, with a dynamite lime cilantro roasted pepper pesto

                                                                            • Cedar Panko Salmon$24.95

                                                                              Freshly cut scottish salmon filet topped with a mango chipotle glaze, served with au gratin potatoes, wilted spinach and caramelized mushrooms

                                                                              • Panko Crusted Grouper$28.95

                                                                                Grouper served on a bed of brown rice, artichoke hearts, julienned veggies, wilted spinach, tomatoes, and pistachios with honey rum papaya sauce

                                                                                • Penne with Shrimp$19.95

                                                                                  Sauteed deep water "lobster shrimp", penne pasta, roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and avocados tossed with a citrus cream sauce and shredded parmesan cheese

                                                                                  • Roasted Half-Chicken with a Cuban Chimichurri Sauce$19.95

                                                                                    Slow roasted chicken served over a potato hash with onions, mildest amazon peppers and panama-style chorizo sausage. Braced with steamed french green beans, fresh chimichurri verde, topped with roasted corn, *jicama, tomato and bean relish. (*Hi-ca-ma - the "water chestnut" of south america)

                                                                                    • Quinoa Salad$20.95

                                                                                      Chef combines fresh jumbo grilled shrimp with quinoa wah, a grain cultivated in peru and chile) and garden fresh vegetables, marinated in white balsamic passion fruit vinaigrette and served atop a bed of mixed greens with a mango avocado salsa

                                                                                      • Colombian Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin$22.95

                                                                                        Pan seared pork tenderloin dusted with a tongue twisting blend of coffee and spices, served with a sweet corn puree, tropical plantains, and chayote "Chai-ow-tei" squash

                                                                                        • Island Style Shrimp & Grits$22.95

                                                                                          Fresh gulf shrimp dusted with mass (mexican corn flour), pan seared and served with jalapeno cheese grits, julienne veggies and green beans accented with chef greg's homemade tomatillo sauce

                                                                                          • Seafood Paella$29.95

                                                                                            Jumbo scallops, shrimp, mussels and tender fish medallions, peas with chorizo sausage, saffron rice, caramelized onions and tomatoes

                                                                                            • Dry Rubbed Rib Eye*$31.95

                                                                                              With roasted garlic and parmesan smashed potatoes, caramelized mushrooms, asparagus and a roasted bleu cheese tomato, surrounded by a caramelized red onion demi sauce

                                                                                              • Panko Fried Shrimp$22.95

                                                                                                Jumbo shrimp crispy fried with french fries and house cole slaw

                                                                                                • Texas Baby Back Ribs$24.95

                                                                                                  A full rack of danish baby back ribs basted with our one-of-a-kind bbq sauce, served with smashed potatoes or french fries and our house slaw

                                                                                                  • Macadamia Nut Crusted Grouper$28.95

                                                                                                    A paradise delight, toasted macadamia nut crusted grouper served atop an exotic mix of quinoa, jasmine rice, arugula, red peppers and yellow squash then complimented with a toasted coconut rum sauce

                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                    • Double Decker Brownie$7.95

                                                                                                      Gooey Ghirardelli chocolate homemade brownies paired with vanilla ice cream and chocolate rum sauce. *Contains Nuts

                                                                                                      • Homemade Key Lime Pie$7.95

                                                                                                        The best Key Lime Pie around! Homemade Key Lime Pie served with a wild berry coulios for a touch of sweetness. *Contains Nuts

                                                                                                        • Banana Bread Pudding$8.95

                                                                                                          Homemade Banana Bread Pudding in a milk chocolate custard with chocolate & caramel sauce with vanilla ice cream.

                                                                                                          • Drunken Parrot Carrot Cake$7.95

                                                                                                            Homemade Carrot Cake spiked with a hint of Gosling's Black Seal Rum. A Doc's Specialty! *Contains Nuts

                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                            What 442 people are saying

                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                            4.5
                                                                                                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                            • 4.5Food
                                                                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                                                                            • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                                                            Loved For

                                                                                                            • Southwest Florida

                                                                                                              American

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                              Fit for Foodies

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                              Good for Groups

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                              Hot Spot

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                              Great for Lunch

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                              Neighborhood Gem

                                                                                                            • Ft. Myers

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                                                                                                              Partyof8

                                                                                                              Jacksonville

                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Always our favorite place to kick off vacation on Captiva!

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                                                                                                              lulabelle970

                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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!!

                                                                                                            3. HH

                                                                                                              HHSB

                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Food and service was great. Kimberly our server was the best!!

                                                                                                            4. MR

                                                                                                              MelissaR

                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                              Food is what you would expect at a chain. Beware of servers upselling on food and drinks.

                                                                                                            5. RJ

                                                                                                              RandyJ

                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                            6. PF

                                                                                                              PatriciaF

                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                              Always enjoy Doc Fords.

                                                                                                            7. O

                                                                                                              Organista65

                                                                                                              New England

                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Our server Zechariah was fabulous! Met our every need wry a smile on his face!

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                                                                                                              KEVINV

                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great grouper!

                                                                                                            9. TM

                                                                                                              TomM

                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Appetizers were great. Especially Yukon baked oysters

                                                                                                            10. AA

                                                                                                              AprilA

                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              Food was excellent. Service was great too. Grouper was very good.

                                                                                                            11. CA

                                                                                                              CADreamin

                                                                                                              Kansas City

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                              Suzieq

                                                                                                              New England

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Devin was great! Great suggestions, great service!

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                                                                                                              FoodieMike

                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Toronto

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                              FourGrandkids

                                                                                                              New England

                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                              LarryW

                                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              We dined at the Captiva location. Seated immediately. Good service. Food was piping hot. Will certainly return.

                                                                                                            17. E

                                                                                                              Eric

                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Great food and rum. Server seemed overwhelmed. Red fish and grouper were outstanding. Could use a better wine list

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                                                                                                              marilyn

                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 24, 2022

                                                                                                              overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                            19. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              The Mahi Mahi was excellent!

                                                                                                            20. TB

                                                                                                              TomB

                                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 17, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              Great service from Jason! Food here always good! Would go back anytime!

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                                                                                                              AndraK

                                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 17, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Always great! The shrimp and grits were wonderful.

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                                                                                                              JohnEO

                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                              110 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              110 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                            23. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                              Rocky

                                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall1food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Reserved on open table. Showed up and they said open table wasn’t working… had to put our name in and wait again.

                                                                                                            25. C

                                                                                                              Char

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                            26. BB

                                                                                                              BruceB

                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food at reasonable prices. Only difficulty is getting a reservation!

                                                                                                            27. JB

                                                                                                              JimB

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 4, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                            28. JA

                                                                                                              JaneyA

                                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 3, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Our server was awesome. She was helpful and quick. We had amazing customer service.

                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Central Coast

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                              overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                            30. BW

                                                                                                              BarbW

                                                                                                              Naples

                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Always excellent consistent food and drink 🍸. We love going there after the ⛱

                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Cleveland

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Loved the staff

                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                              overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                              I was scammed by our server. Always fun when that happens!

                                                                                                            33. s

                                                                                                              scottp

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                                                              overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                            34. SS

                                                                                                              SuzS

                                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              Enjoyed all of our meals here

                                                                                                            35. U

                                                                                                              Uncinmi

                                                                                                              Naples

                                                                                                              102 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              102 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great location great service and great food!

                                                                                                            36. JS

                                                                                                              JenniferS

                                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                            37. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                              overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                            38. C

                                                                                                              Cindy

                                                                                                              Naples

                                                                                                              29 reviews

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              29 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                            39. BF

                                                                                                              BrandonF

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Excellent food - of the 3 we’ve been to this location was not the greatest but still good.

                                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Good service, fun vibe and decent food

                                                                                                            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 4.5 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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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

                                                                                                            • 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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