Old Captiva House

4.7
990 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 990 people are saying
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SteveM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast we each had was wonderful. So good that we are anticipating a great dinner when we go there later this week.

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DickS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with a smile..Recommend for a nice quiet evening with a bit of class

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RichardH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been to your establishment at least 5 times since re opened.
Each time it has been excellent.
Steaks were great and salads outstanding.
Service could have been better, but there was a large 3 table party that had just been seated before us so understandable.
Will continue to support and recommend the Captiva House
Rich Henley

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MarkS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Old Captiva house. Easy to make reservations. I ordered the small fillet and my wife had the grouper. Both meals were fantastic. Quiet table and attentive service. Will be back on our next Captiva vacation.

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NC123
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was way over priced for the quality. I ate less than half of my meal. The service was ok, and the whole experience made me never want to go back. I have eaten at sea side restaurants from Cape Cod to Portugal and as far south as Costa Rica. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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vipCraiggers68
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was 5 star - definitely recommend and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family was staying at South Seas and ventured to Captive House for dinner one evening on a recommendation. The hostess, Valerie, was extremely welcoming and friendly. Our server, Eric, was very accommodating and helpful. Oh, and the food is fantastic. Jumbo prawns with lobster risotto was a real standout. When on the island, make sure you have one of your meals here.

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vipMeganG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Tried escargot, lobster risotto (very good), lobster ravioli and cioppino. Each with a different twist than typical but good. Great presentation. Friendly hostess and knowledgeable waiter. Would definitely return on next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. We ate here twice for dinner and once for breakfast this week, and Eric took excellent care of us at dinner, as usual.

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RalphM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Chef! Beautiful setting

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vipKurtC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Captiva - hands down. Great food, great service - ALWAYS a good time!

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CaroleS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding it never disappoints and is now a favorite location for a lovely dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Ssmith
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Sat outside in covered tent. Nice and warm. Waiter brought over an extra heater to make sure we were comfortable. Yummy drinks (coconut martini) and amazing food. We had the lamb, sea bass and fish stew. All were amazing. We cleaned our plates. And the key lime pie was a winner too! Even the bread and seasoned oil before dinner were delicious. Will definitely eat there again!

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Cheryl
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dana our server was excellent, attentive and helpful. The music was very nice last night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food my wife’s dish wasn’t as hot as it should have been.
I ordered the fisherman stew it was excellent.

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KendraN
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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CaptainBob
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four entrees were excellent and served with well chosen sides. My Grouper was outstanding. Updated and comfortable surroundings. Inside outdoor seating available.

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vipMargaret
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely tasty dinner with lots of fresh choices!! Our server Eric was awesome!! Lots of smaller plates to order and share! Great entree choices too!! Great desserts too!
Beautiful order Christmas lights are worth the drive too!! Indoor and outdoor seating! Lots of masks and hand sanitizer

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vipGreg
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, upscale restaurant. Pricy though so save this one for a special occasion!

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RalphM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service! I would highly recommend the Caprese and the crab bisque. The Snapper was also superb.

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TamS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, high quality and prepared very well. Lobster risotto had large chunks of lobster and plenty of butter. Seabass was cooked perfectly. Red Snapper was delicious too. We tried at least 4 different key lime pies on Captiva and this was our favorite! The Christmas lights were beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running late and the nicest woman took our order over the phone. Sat us and fed us upon walking in. Was in and out in 20 minutes and it was great food and great vibes. Wish we could have stayed longer. Beyond understanding and accommodating. Amazing!!

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KellyH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The prawn risotto was amazing! Our waitress got really busy with large table but still a great experience.

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ed10
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went New Year’s Eve. The prix fixe dinner left nothing to be desired. High quality food. We had eaten there before and the quality has held up.

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vipJens2Cents
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating New Year's Eve on the outdoor patio! The ambiance was wonderful and the distancing guidelines were in full effect. Patio heaters kept us very comfortable and we loved the gentle fresh sea breeze flowing through the tent. It was such a festive evening and the food and service were amazing! Much thanks to Eric for taking such good care of us. We love visiting the Old Captiva House when we vacation on the islands and hope to be back again soon!!

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Madison
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Anniversary, I indicated this on the reservation but they did not bring it up 1x.

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JessicaB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet family dinner for five before New Years. The outdoor seating is comfortable and quiet.
Staff very friendly. Food was served with very lovely presentation. Good wine list and lots of locally sourced seafood.
Is definitely a nice change from restaurants in town captiva. Nice to have a quiet dinner in lovely surroundings.

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vipJohnH
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem was the restaurant reflected us as being a no show which resulted in calling the restaurant and open table. The issue was resolved by NATALI from Open Table

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vipSheilaM
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a neat history. Food was delicious and facility seemed very clean. Service was excellent. All of the holiday lights on the property made it extra special!

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Christmas dinner. Service was excellent! Festive decorations. We all got something different to share. It was all delicious and plated attractively.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had Christmas dinner here - very nice. Loved they had great dishes and also the requisite chicken tenders for my picky son. :)

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Boss
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it,,,parking is bad, they had fake snow for kids loved it!!! Very good food and service

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DebbieT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Eve family dinner

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Leena
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our fabulous server, Niles, has worked at Captiva house for 11 years, was such a gentleman and very courteous! He treated us with such respect and friendliness, made our Christmas Eve meal ever more pleasant! We appreciate the fact the restaurant was strict about their hostess and servers pandemic mask detail! We have not gone out to dine much during the pandemic, and are relieved to know this establishment takes COVID-19 very seriously! My pomegranate glazed Lamb chops were cooked as ordered. My chops were laid over a bed of smashed garlic potatoes and fresh vegetables, scrumptious! The warm dinner rolls to begin with were a special treat and Niles prepared the olive oil seasoning for them.
Because this restaurant is on a resort property, parking left much to be desired! The Christmas decorations and lights were absolutely phenomenal, and the parking situation would be my only gripe!

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Hkprincess12
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star food ... so incredible , we went twice during our stay and ordered the exact same thing ... steak and prawns ..

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JenS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on a great meal and great service.

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vipMeggie
Detroit
49 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner saturday evening. Best Filet I have ever had, hubby loved his red snapper. We grabbed a cocktail and headed out for the sunset before dinner and after dinner enjoyed the Christmas lights. A new tradition has begun.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Old Captiva House was truly outstanding. The menu had so much variety and everything sounded good. We finally decided on the Branzino and the Chilean Sea Bass. Both were very good, but go with the full plate if you are hungry. The Keylime Pie was a perfect ending.

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 4.7 stars by 990 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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