Old Captiva House

4.7
643 reviews
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Welcome to the charming and historic Old Captiva House at the legendary Tween Waters Inn Island resort and Spa. Known for Captiva's Gulf-front view of America's most romantic sunset. Inspired by our new Executive Chef Greg Nelson our exciting "New Florida" menu is a colorful, wonderful exploration of island foods and flavors. Sometimes passionate. Sometimes mild. Sometimes fun. Yet all, truly great to admire and greater to enjoy — from appetizers, through entrees, to desserts. Come, feast your eyes and appetite.
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C
France
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dîner en famille. Coquilles saint jacques et crab cake, chi lean sea bass, filet pour les 2 ados après une recette originale d’escargots sauce citron. Très correct mais un peu cher (mais on est sur une île) 300$ a 4 avec 2 verres de vin par adulte et un cocktail de fruit par ado.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our entrees were excellent. I had the prawns with risotto and my husband had the prawns with pasta. They also serve an oil herb infused dipping sauce for the bread which was outstanding! The only food item I felt was below par was the arugula salad. The arugula and Belgian endive was not fresh. Service was excellent.

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T
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary service, fantastic menu, brilliantly presented!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. They accommodate a gluten and dairy free diet from well.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The veal and lamb chop were incredible. Best I ever had. Skip the Lobster Risotto as it is very bland and not worthy. The wedge Salad also had a strange dressing, they should rethink that one. Overall great experience

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, clean taste. Not laden with heavy sauces.

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CF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, food, wine and service were all excellent.

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KP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, Classic, romantic, the food was exquisite!!! The service was first class. Would go again for sure!!!

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg is an amazing chef :) the food and service was outstanding. The lobster risotto was to die for..

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We had the filet and the Jumbo shrimp and lobster risotto. There was more lobster than you would expect in a
Lobster dinner. And the filet was one of the best we ever had. The chef came by every table to check on every ones meal.We will definitely return on our next trip to Captiva.

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S
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Sanibel for years. The Captiva House used to be a favorite of my parents and our family. It fell off of the radar for us 5 or so years ago. My husband and I read several reviews that seemed
very complimentary. The menu looked very good, so we decided to give it a try. We learned the night we went that the restaurant had recently been renovated. It is just lovely. White and aqua and very cheery. Views of the water,etc. Our food was great. Lobster tails blackened excellent. Our waiter was awesome. Friendly, efficient. I highly recommend trying it. You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

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RL
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife sand I have been there many times before and are always very pleased with the quality of food and service. We are looking forward to our next visit

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RC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a dinner reservation there for one night, but liked the food and atmosphere so much we booked it again the second night. Great both times.

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C
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Old Captiva House is the best new - old restaurant on the island of Captiva. While they call themselves new we have been eating at this restaurant for many years and have always had a great experience. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere is how I would describe the restaurant. Very quiet and now very bright with their new look. The new menu offers a great selection of land and sea food but our favorite thing was the Baked Lobster Risotto. This item is a must starter and should be an entree. The Ahi Tuna was very different than expected and the wasabi mashed potato was the most unusual flavor have ever experienced.

Over all we really enjoyed the Old Captiva House and will be making it a regular stop when we are on the island.

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AL
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Shenelle & Rahiem were great servers. Jasmine, Nadine & Irina we’re friendly & hospitable. We enjoyed talking with them. The food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint setting. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was fresh and delicious. We will go back again during our next visit to Captiva.

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Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best places on Captiva

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, as was the service. The updates to the restaurant really stand out. Can not wait to come back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal had on our recent visit to Captiva. The remodel of the Old Captiva House came spectacularly. Great food, great service, wonderful restoration, and a renown chef. Thank You!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Captiva for years and have always enjoyed the Old Captiva House but the last few years they were closed due to a special event and for rennovation. This time didn't disappoint! The service was impeccable as always and the food was excellent. We started with the Charcuterie Plate which was a great starter. My daughter enjoyed her Filet and my wife really liked the Jumbo Prawn Pasta. The Grouper was the highlight meal of my week - cooked to perfection with excellent sides.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed at tween waters for our Anniversary. We ate at old Captiva house for breakfast and dinner. Food and service were top notch

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food from appetizers to desert! Excellent portions and presentation. Very unique and definitely a mainstay for our future trips to Captiva.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. We were not sure what to expect, but ended up pleasantly surprised with not just the great service we received, but the quality and sophistication of the food. There were only a few tables filled by the time we got there. The folks walking to other restaurants in the area missed out. We will be back again

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated father’s day here for about 4-5 years. It has always been very nice. The remodel looks wonderful. The sunsets are a real treat and the food is good.

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b
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All delicious, all beautiful. Professional service. Possibly now the best restaurant on Sanibel-Captiva.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Old Captiva house is beautiful inside. Then it went down hill. We requested window seat didn’t get it. I ordered the Blue crab bisque. It was lukewarm. They pour hot bisque over cold out of fridge crabmeat which instantly cools down the bisque.

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s
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience was wonderful. A group of 6, we had dinner and breakfast there. Will be back.

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TT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer. Great atmosphere and food. Watched the sunset from my table.

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Greg and the Old Captiva House team have created a home run. Wonderful, inventive menu, beautiful setting and warm service. So great to see OCH open again.

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DJ
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in the Tween Waters Inn resort. Excellent food, great service and very attractive ambiance.

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L
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Eggs Benedict. Hollandaise sauce was outstanding!,Home fries were great and a sweet bowl of assorted fruits. Our server Shernell was great.

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Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lobster Benedict was outstanding. Hollandaise was awesome. Got a bowl of fruit and it was all wonderfully sweet.Only problem was it was hard finding the waitress sometimes. Would definitey go back for breakfast

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PT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fabulous duck out of this world. Scallops fantastic. We will be back. Miss the gift shop

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I couldn’t wait to go see the remodeled Old Captiva House and we couldn’t have been more pleased. It is LOVELY!! The food and ambiance was excellent and the service was good as well.
This is now one of my new go to’s for a night out when we have a babysitter.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was beautiful inside. Very nice island decor. The service was good but very slow(island time). The food was slightly above average however a lot of the dishes came out much to salty. I would say that it is a great experience but not quite up to par for the money.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable redesign of an Old School Captiva staple. Fresh well executed seafood with outstanding service. Prices surprisingly low for “island fare “. No better upscale restaurant on Sanibel/Captiva. We have been regulars for over 30years and were really impressed. Run...don’t walk to dine here.

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, quality good and wine! Thank you for the choice between small and large plates!

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DJ
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Inn. Old Captiva House was great as we have become accustomed to expect.

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