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Old Captiva House, Captiva, FL

Old Captiva House

4.4
4.4
1984 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to the charming and historic Old Captiva House at the legendary 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. Known for Captiva's Gulf-front view of America's most romantic sunset.

Our exciting "New Florida" menu is a colorful, wonderful exploration of award-winning 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 472-5161 ext. 421
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Feagans
  • Private party facilities
    The Old Captiva House: Our historic restaurant that dates to the 1920s, beautifully appointed today with walls of white French doors and polished hardwood floors, yours to reserve in part or in total. Capacity 160. Sunset Lounge: This quiet, intimate room adjacent to the Old Captiva House is all windows and altogether charming. Beautiful views of Americas most romantic sunsets. Also opens to our Garden Terrace and the Old Captiva House. Capacity 40.
  • Private party contact
    Christine Harrower: (239) 472-5161 ext. 447
  • Neighborhood
    Captiva Island
  • Cross street
    2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge
  • Parking details
    Parking is open for all dining customers.
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy nightly entertainment most nights at our Crow"s Nest Lounge adjacent to the Captiva House. Entertainment consists of the world famous hilarious NASCRAB Crab Racing interactive comedy show and crab race event that must be seen to believe. Two shows (children's 6:00 PM and adult 9:00 PM) most Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy music stylings of a live and lively band every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,984 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Ambiance

  • Ft. Myers

    Romantic

  • Ft. Myers

    Great for scenic views

1,984 Reviews
  1. Foodiemom

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor service. Our server seemed to be actively avoiding our table. We were willing to give him a break because they were busy, but he seemed to be concentrating on a table of six adults, and avoiding our table that had two children. We even wanted dessert, but gave up and almost had to chase him down for our bill.

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  2. JAAA

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous! We’ve eaten at Captiva House before and enjoyed our meals every time. Tonight was no exception — and somehow it was EVEN more delicious than ever! We hour had the lobster & corn chowder. Hands down the best we’ve ever had. I had the ‘vegan delight’ which was made with roasted yellow squash, roasted red peppers, caramelized onion served over coconut rice & topped with arugula. My husband had cedar plank salmon. We can’t say enough, aside from ‘we’ll be back again’!!

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  3. KenT

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends and us enjoyed a very good dining experience! Shelby was great and took very good care of us. The food was excellent. What a great place to enjoy our beautiful island.

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  4. PeteD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is a long time favorite with great food. However it is in desperate need of a manager for the arrival and seating process. Standing in line for an hour to let someone know we had arrived for or reservation is absurd. Obviously the reception staff had no idea who was in line or when their reservation was set. Given so much time to watch what I would only loosely call a “process” it became clear why. The receptionist was working a bizarre combination of online reservations and paper pre-filed seating slips. Whatever that was intended to do, it cost a lot of time, while finding guests in both her computer list by time and her pile of papers organized God only knows how. Then having found the paper she went in search EVERY SINGLE TIME for someone to reset a table for the guests. Evidently empty tables which appeared set were not suitable, and no one was charged with clearing and resetting tables as they emptied. Her trip always involved an extended visit to the kitchen, conversations back on the floor with waitstaff and sometimes clearing the table herself. During this time of course new arrivals just joined the very long line, and no one made any effort to gather the minimal information which would have allowed them to sit and wait in the unused chairs available. Every party was trapped in line. Minutes latter the guests at the front of the line would be seated and the process, in its entirety would start again. No one seemed able or empowered to deviate from this silly approach during the two hours we saw it in “operation”. There is a vacancy for a competent manager there. Applicants please present yourselves.

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  5. MannyO

    Naples

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food needs a bit of more salt flavor very bland, The experience over all was nice but the food needed some improvement as its priced. Steak needed salt , as well as the vegetables needed flavor the potatoes just seems thrown on the plate not appealing. The butter and bread had great flavor. The caprese salad had a weird smell as well as flavor not sure if make the extra ingredients added. The creme brulee tasted as if it was in the refrigerator for a few days not fresh. The service and host had good customer service.

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  6. JodiR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Experience was so-so. The restaurant is lovely but the food was average and quite pricey. I won't criticize the service since it was Valentine's Day, and they were very busy. Something seemed very wrong with the reservation check-in. We had a 7:45 seating and were met with a line all the way to the door upon arriving at 7:30. No one checked reservation times of those in line so, 8:00 bookings were seated before 7:30 bookings, which caused some issues with folks in the line. Once we were seated, it was better, but it did take a while to get an initial drink order. We weren't in a hurry. My husband got a dirty martini that must have been made with olive juice and water because it did not taste like there was any vodka in it at all. We had caprese salad, which was good except for the pesto that tasted like rancid pine nuts and kind of killed the whole thing. Our entrees (Grouper and crab encrusted scallops) were good but not outstanding for the $42 and $58 price tags, respectively. I'm very glad they're open and trying hard given post-covid and hurricane, but our particular visit was not worth over $200 that we paid for two people.

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  7. Cindy

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation six months ago but could not get seat because of long waite. Stood in line 30 minutes fanially gave up. We finally ate at the Crows nest bar. Also, had issue with using 10% discount since is was only valid at The Old Captiva House. Manger did honor it however we didn't need the aggravation. Over all a disappointment.

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  8. TravisH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived for our 6:45 reservation, there was a line out the door with people with reservations from 6:30- 7:00. We waited an hour and barely moved in line, still never got to the hostess to give her our name and reservation. We ended up going next door to the bar and eating there. Food was good there but they were severely understaffed for a busy night of reservations.

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  9. BillM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentines Day dinner. T Not enough servers to handle the amount of diners they booked

    1 person found this helpful

  10. MicheleR

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wait staff was wonderful! Perfect place for Valentine's dinner

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  11. RobertP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok but service was extremely subpar. Plenty of staff, but slow to check on customer. It took 45 minutes to get our check.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Valentine’s Day and ordered off the special menu.

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  13. MAS1

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, great food and beautiful atmosphere for fine dining.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful with a cottage feel to it. The food is amazing and our server was good but not great. He came to the table and asked if we were ready to order because the kitchen is starting to break down. This was an about 20 to 25 minutes before they stop taking walk ins per their advertisement. After our food came, he didn’t come back to check on us at all, we had to ask another server if he could let our server know we were ready for the bill.

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  15. Macker

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was lovely but the service was suboptimal: I wanted another drink when my entree arrived and our waiter had disappeared.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location to watch the sun set before dinner

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  17. Mydiamonds88

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were excellent. The location is superb for enjoying a quiet evening in an idyllic location. The price is high, so come prepared for sticker shock. At the end of the day, it is well worth the visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. MAW1

    Naples

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Richard is a PRO! The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Thank you.

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  19. CherylC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grouper dinner excellent. Blackened snapper dinner lacked compared to grouper. Get the Grouper!!!

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  20. MikeT

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service was not. Our waiter needs training in customer service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food! Outstanding service and a nice quote atmosphere. They had live music on Friday night when we attended.

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  22. CLEDiner

    Cleveland

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We regularly visit OCH and related on property restaurants upon our trips to Captiva and recommend this restaurant to our friends and family when they visit. This experience was a bit disappointing. Upon seating us, the hostess inquired what type of water we desired, and we were promptly served water by an bussing assistant, but there was no sign of a server for over 20 minutes to take a drink order or review specials. Service was a bit scarce all night, but the food was very good as usual. We dined on snapper, grouper and clam with chorizo and linguine which were all very well prepared and presented. Perhaps this particular Friday evening was a bit more crowded than expected and servers were strained to keep up, so we will overlook the glitch and certainly return upon our next trip to the island.

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  23. JeanetteG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and gracious hospitality and excellent food and service!

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  24. TonyD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for the island. Tween Waters does a very good job with their offerings.

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  25. BarbaraD

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely outstanding! The servers were excellent and the caprese salads were top notch!! The main courses were out of this world-scallops with lobster and crab meat on them and Tripletail fish special with so many flavors it’s hard to describe, but excellent!! Thank you for a great experience!!

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  26. JacquelineS

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Kudos to the Chef and wait staff❣️Plan to return soon……

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  27. DaveC

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third trip to the Old Captiva House and it never disappoints. The food is incredible and the service is spot on! I highly recommend Old Captiva house.

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  28. LynnF

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was the best and the food as well. Our first time at this restaurant and we were surprised to find excellent quality in a lovely setting. Ask for Marco to serve you.

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  29. JosefR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always! Wonderful! Table attendent was great

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  30. TammyM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delightful time and the food is amazing. Our server was kind and very friendly!

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  31. Marcie

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Captiva House has a lovely atmosphere with windows on 3 sides, option to eat inside or out, and lovely landscaping recently redone after Hurricane Ian. It's bright and light inside. Staff is excellent. Food is very good, though on the expensive side. What I'm disappointed in, is that Old Captiva House is NO longer open for breakfast or lunch. We had come here quite a number of times before for those early meals. They do have breakfast and lunch in the restaurant next door, The Shipyard. The shipyard decor is okay, but grey and dreary inside with a large bar on one side, windows only on one wall. Old Captiva House is white woodwork, and windows on 3 walls, and just feels like a much happier place to dine. Not sure if we'd go out of our way to dine here any more.

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  32. ScottV

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening on the patio. Cuisine and service is excellent.

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  33. James

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, just on the expensive side. Service was great and the space felt bright and inviting.

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  34. MikeG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were both well prepared and delicious…service was excellent…one of our best restaurant experiences…and the setting is beautiful.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Old Captiva House is our favorite restaurant on Captiva for a nice dinner. The food is the best. We went early to the Crow’s Nest bar to watch the sunset and have drinks.

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  36. RobinC

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Hannah was wonderful. We had a very nice dinner!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is wonderful! Service is great! Biggest complaint is REALLY expensive for what you get.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They changed their menu with a new chef. Most of the time honored favorites are gone. Ambiance and service and staff are great, new menu is challenging.
    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for your review, yes, we have made some changes after offering the same menu for multiple years, it's time to refresh with what will surely be your new favorite dishes. Please visit us again for exciting and fresh, newly revised menu that we know you will love for 2024!

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  39. TimothyB

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants! Make the hour trip and it is definitely worth it!
    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you TimothyB for your wonderful review- much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon!

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  40. patf

    Naples

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service lacking. Food slow to arrive. Drinks slow to arrive.
    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we have tried our best over the busiest week of the year for the holidays. We do hope that you enjoyed!

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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
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old Captiva House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-5161 ext. 421.

Old Captiva House is rated 4.4 stars by 1984 OpenTable diners.

Old Captiva House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Old Captiva House

15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL 33924

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge
  • Neighborhood
    Captiva Island
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is open for all dining customers.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Feagans
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy nightly entertainment most nights at our Crow"s Nest Lounge adjacent to the Captiva House. Entertainment consists of the world famous hilarious NASCRAB Crab Racing interactive comedy show and crab race event that must be seen to believe. Two shows (children's 6:00 PM and adult 9:00 PM) most Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy music stylings of a live and lively band every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (239) 472-5161 ext. 421
  • Private party facilities
    The Old Captiva House: Our historic restaurant that dates to the 1920s, beautifully appointed today with walls of white French doors and polished hardwood floors, yours to reserve in part or in total. Capacity 160. Sunset Lounge: This quiet, intimate room adjacent to the Old Captiva House is all windows and altogether charming. Beautiful views of Americas most romantic sunsets. Also opens to our Garden Terrace and the Old Captiva House. Capacity 40.
  • Private party contact
    Christine Harrower: (239) 472-5161 ext. 447
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