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Old Captiva House, Captiva, FL

Old Captiva House

4.8
4.8
1756 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.

Inspired by our Executive Chef Greg Nelson 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.

Reservations for 8 or more will include a credit card hold of $10 per person. If the reservation is not canceled within 72 hours the deposit will not be returned. Thank you for understanding.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am 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

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Nelson

  • 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Southwest Florida

    Best Value

  • Southwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Southwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Overall

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Food

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Service

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Ambiance

  • Ft. Myers

    Best Value

  • Ft. Myers

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ft. Myers

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Ft. Myers

    Romantic

  • Ft. Myers

    Good for special occasions

  • Ft. Myers

    Most Booked

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  1. BF

    BarbF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Selection on menu was poor. If you didn’t want a fancy meal there was no options. Prices were really high. I was there in January and they had hamburgers for $18.00 which I would have been glad to pay. We ended up ordering appetizers for dinner.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded 1 day agoHello BarbF, since the near Cat 5 hurricane we experienced in our area we have had to change our menus numerous times based on product availability. Our lighter fare is now available during lunch hours only or, at our Oasis Pool Bar. Old Captiva House is back to it's original menu which has always featured more upscale dinner items and creations our guests have grown to love and continue to request. We thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again.

  2. MW

    MojoW

    Columbus

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So wonderful to be back. Everything was awesome!

    Old Captiva HouseResponded 1 day agoThanks so much MojoW, we hope to see you again soon!

  3. CH

    ClemH

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit for Breakfast! Enjoyed the CHO Omelette! Supporting Sanibel business during the️ recovery from Hurricane Ian❤️

    Old Captiva HouseResponded 1 day agoWe appreciate your support! Thanks and we hope to see you again soon!

  4. BP

    BarbP

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always excellent One of very favorite restaurants.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded 1 day agoWe appreciate your review BarbP!

  5. HC

    HeatherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A little surprised that the entrees were so highly-priced, but the food was excellent. A special occasion restaurant.
  6. TG

    TimG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great in every way
  7. CH

    ClemH

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for breakfast! So happy they are open and survived Hurricane Ian with little damage! Breakfast was fabulous. Staff wonderful! STAY STRONG CAPTIVA❤️
  8. F

    Friedrich

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful dining experience again at preferred Captiva restaurant. Remarkable, on how quickly following the hurricane, they were back up and running. Special thanks to our server, Hanna, who was very attentive and gave this evening a "special" touch.
  9. SB

    SueB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David our waiter was great!
  10. RM

    RoeryM

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and view all excellent. One of the best sunsets you will ever see.
  11. CM

    CavachonMom

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us each had a delicious meal Excellent service provided by our server, Paige.
  12. f

    freds

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First trip there after the storm, Facility was cleaned up very well. Menu was limited but had some good choices. Waiter forgot to mention the specials which we heard the next table order but we had already ordered. Food was good but not great like previously.
  13. F

    Frank

    Louisville

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and our server and the staff were great. So glad this place has continued to operate through such a challenging time. Paige was our server and she was attentive and mad great suggestions.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you so much Frank, we will absolutely pass your kind words over to Paige. We've been working hard despite all of the challenges, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again!

  14. CC

    CurtC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I had four meals there, actually; two breakfasts and two dinners. The food at all meals was absolutely great. And the service was excellent, three times out of four. Our waitress at dinner one night was one of the worst I've ever had to deal with anywhere. However, the waitress at dinner #2 was one of the best I've ever had (and breakfast waitress was great both times too).

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you CurtC for your feedback and your support.

  15. AM

    AntonetteM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had to wait 1/2hr even though we had a reservation. We go here often and it is always quite good. Think they were overbooked

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 18, 2023Sorry you may have had to wait a few minutes, we are still very much in recovery mode on the Island and are trying our best. Being that we are the only full service restaurant on Captiva it can get quite busy at times but our staff is working as hard and efficiently as we can!

  16. BR

    BarbaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. Highly recommend!

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on January 18, 2023Thank you BarbaraR for your review!

  17. OB

    OBees

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshly landscaped since Hurricane Ian, little to no damage, clean, well appointed, bright, and uncrowded. Pleasant wait staff, very reasonable pricing. Food was perfectly prepared with nice presentation. Several dining experiences here last couple years, very consistently superb.
  18. M

    Mikeb

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Old Captiva House on New Years Eve. The menu selections were very nice. We were greeted warmly by the hostess; our server , Tony, was terrific - very knowledgeable about the menu items.. the special dessert was a chocolate bread pudding which was awesome!
  19. SJ

    SusanJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had breakfast and dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was excellent which is amazing in light of hurricane Ian just 3 months ago.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, and our favorite island ambiance.
  21. AA

    AngelaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to be back! From the minute we stepped into the building, the experience was fantastic. Everyone was in such a great mood. Hannah, our waitress was terrific and Jasmine the hostess was as charming and lovely as always. The food was delicious, with something for everyone. We will be back:)
  22. WP

    WilliamP

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like dinning with your family. They do great while digging out from the damage Ian has caused.
  23. S

    Shrike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice to have a favorite place open after Ian. Good good and wine!
  24. ES

    ElaineS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service as always, so glad they are reopened!
  25. KB

    KBRSR

    Wilmington

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal of Grouper and Burger sandwiches . The atmosphere is so relaxing and the food was fantastic as well as the service was extraordinary I would highly recommend this establish for any meal as the atmosphere, food and service is second no one one
  26. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant and wonderful. Great to have restaurants opening again in Captiva after Ian.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at the Old Captiva House were so engaging, professional and provided excellent service. The food was outstanding for all 9 of us. The pool bar was also a delightful place to spend some time in the sun after lunch. So glad they are back open and we will definitely boat there again.
  28. F

    Frequentdiner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome to be open so soon after the hurricane. Can’t wait to return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous everything
  30. DI

    DomoftheIslands

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, the food is top notch every time. The people are terrific. I feel like a friend when I eat at Old Captiva House.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!
  32. AS

    AllanS

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for being open, and we appreciate you so much I Sanibel and Captiva get back to life! We loved our meal, our bottle of wine, and the service was outstanding.
  33. AM

    AntonetteM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent as usual.
  34. KB

    KristineB

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner in a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful sunset view. Excellent service.
  35. PH

    PattyH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to Old Captiva House and it didn’t disappoint. Still think it’s best place to eat on Captiva. Cocktails are spot on too. Will definitely return next time we visit.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you so much PattyH for the wonderful review. We love seeing return visitors and hope it won't be too long before we see you again! Cheers!

  36. SW

    SeraphineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food. David was a great server. Nice place and definitely would visit again!

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you SeraphineW! We will be sure to pass the compliment over to David and the rest of the team and we hope to see you again next time you are in the area!

  37. R

    Roxychick

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had never been here before and were very impressed. Food and service was superb. Staff very attentive. Was a bit noisy though as we were sat next to the bar. Next time we will definitely try to sit in the front room

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks Roxychick for the great review! Our apologies, the main dining room is usually a bit quieter than this past weekend, we did have the Island Hopper Festival on property so we hope that you got an opportunity to at least enjoy some of the live music too. We will happily share your review with our staff and we hope to see you again in the future!

  38. R

    Rxlady

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Old Captiva House for our anniversary dinner tonight. Had drinks, roasted shrimp cocktail appetizer, salad. I had the chef special which was golden tile fish and hubby had the NY strip. We then shared crème brûlée for dessert. Our meals were fabulous and the ambiance was quiet reserved and very classy. It was a great end to a beautiful anniversary day.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 17, 2022Rxlady, thanks for joining us! We loved to read your glowing review, we'll be even happier to share it with our staff! We hope you will join us again in the future!

  39. DT

    DonnaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, including the breads! The staff was friendly and kind. We had a lot of fun and it was very clean and pretty.

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much DonnaT! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us!

  40. V

    Vacation

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us early. Food was very good!

    Old Captiva HouseResponded on September 12, 2022We appreciate the review and thanks for joining us!

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

    • 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

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 1756 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

10:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Old Captiva House

15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL 33924

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge

  • Neighborhood

    Captiva Island

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is open for all dining customers.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Nelson

  • 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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