Old Captiva House

4.8
1034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
*All guests are required to wear face covers when entering facility*

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1034 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeidiP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t get any better! Beautiful sunset to top it off.

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cheryl
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical night at the Old Captiva House. My only complaint was the bug bites as we sat outside. Just wear bug spray and enjoy the stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were spectacular! The service was outstanding . The atmosphere and setting were beautiful .

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LinDa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant ambience, nice staff working, Good food

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MandM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was delicious! I had the Captiva house hash with shrimp sausage and my husband had the eggs Benedict...so good!! Sat out on the patio not crowded at all. Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was so polished and nice .. new decor casually beautiful .. great food .. drinks and atmoaphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Given the pandemic the restaurant was a bit above its competition but not its non pandemic 5star level. No birthday cake for a reservation birthday.

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vipCindyk
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! The hostess remembers your name, and even the servers remember you. Very polite and clean, and just the most amazing food.

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MandM
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at The Captiva House and it was perfect!! The food was delicious loved the ambiance. We actually had the room to ourselves ! Nyles was our waiter and he was excellent!! We’re going back again this week!

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htf1
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for quality food and exceptional service in a superb atmosphere! Try the Duck

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SpencerC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended Old Captiva House! There is likely no prettier setting on the island and the food is first rate. Sunsets are incredible.

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NatalieD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My husbands omelet was amazing and a beautiful presentation on the plate. I was dissatisfied with my biscuits and gravy, the presentation plated looked undesirable, I was surprised it was only one biscuit instead of two. The biscuit was halved in advance, put on the plate with gravy all over it. Along the side looked like one scrambled egg instead of two. I’ve eaten some of the best biscuits and gravy and I’m sorry to say that this was less than average and along with a less than desirable presentation on a too small plate. Everything else in the restaurant was perfect.

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RobertN
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Hannah was fantastic! She paced our meal just right. The food was delicious! We would return there again.

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KathyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Got attacked by no-see’ems on the patio

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JuneS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner! Would liked to haves sat outside it it was too crowded!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious. We sat inside ( per our choice) with a nice window view. Very clean and beautiful inside.

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vipJanE
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant!

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vipRoeryM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day brunch. Good meal, reasonably priced.

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EdwinF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Promptly seated when arrived for reservation. Busboy and waitress very professional and helpful. Appetizer brought quickly as well as drinks. Bread was very tasty.
Entrees excellently prepared and very tasty.
Waitress came back to table multiple times to check on us.

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KristiP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Would definitely go back.

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vipDawnS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Got a table outside on the patio. Beautiful night and phenomenal food!

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GuyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was really good. you are paying for location, but there are no real views of the Ocean, so your location is great, but views are of the inside of the facility, while paying prices for eating across from the ocean, which you cannot see. otherwise, it was great. service and food were terrific

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place ... Lamb chops were delicious.. Everything was perfect for our evening

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DouglasC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Old Captiva House for Valentines Day. We had a great window seat to watch the sunset. All the food we ordered was fantastic and the service was great as well. I will definitely be back when I’m back in the area. The parking could be tough especially during season.

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vipcherip
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Best we’ve had in years!! The eggs Beni was to die for!

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Sally
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb chops and they were cooked to perfection! Great wine list, friendly staff, and great food. Definitely going back when we return!

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vipChandra
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place. Excellent food and clientele

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KimW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and Eric was a great server! Will be back for sure.

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vipJerry
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall I was disappointed in the restaurant. One of my guests asked four times for the propane heater to be turned on but it never happened. They said they couldn’t find any propane. For a hotel...no propane? It made this restaurant a one and done. They won’t see me again.

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vipAndy
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The blue crab bisque is simply amazing, best ever. Only complaint, I asked for small size grouper, while it was super good, the size was exaggerated small (4 x2x2 inches).

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vipLena
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great finding. Breakfast gem of the island.

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vipMaryP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent, Eric took great care of us, that helped us enjoy our evening. The menu is great, hard to decide but we were all happy with our meals, cocktails and desert. It was a nice quiet night, beautiful ambiance and great service. We will definitely go again next time we are in Captavia.

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vipJamesD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, and food are second to none. The staff is very friendly and welcoming to all guests. I highly recommend Old Captiva House!

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vipMiguelB
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Old school service. Can't wait to go back

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vipEdward
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We spent four nights at Tween Waters and found Old Captiva House to be a wonderfully convenient venue for breakfasts and dinners. The meals are well prepared and and generally attractively priced.

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vipAlohaGal1
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the patio ambience of this place – comfortable with heaters available since it the weather was cool but pleasant. The lobster risotto appetizer was more than enough to share and the rolls and olive oil dipping sauce delicious. It was nice to have a choice of a small or full order on the entrees and the Chilean seabass a superb choice. We truly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here, and would definitely dine here again on a return visit to this area.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here! Chef Greg and our server Eric went above and beyond to make it a very special night!

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KenF
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pompano selection was out of this world! And the lobster dinner was beyond description. We were so pleased with our server, Dana, and how we were treated. We will return here the next time we are on Captiva.

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 4.8 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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