Old Captiva House
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
six ounces, pan seared, roasted garlic parmesan smashed potatoes, vegetable medley, gorgonzola cream and port wine demi
Baked Lobster Risotto
slow cooked Arborio rice infused with fresh Maine lobster topped with panko and baked
Homemade Lobster Ravioli
with a tomato ginger broth
Fantastic service! The hostess remembers your name, and even the servers remember you. Very polite and clean, and just the most amazing food.
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!
Highly recommended Old Captiva House! There is likely no prettier setting on the island and the food is first rate. Sunsets are incredible.
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.
Our server Hannah was fantastic! She paced our meal just right. The food was delicious! We would return there again.
Got attacked by no-see’ems on the patio
Enjoyed our dinner! Would liked to haves sat outside it it was too crowded!
Service was great and the food was delicious. We sat inside ( per our choice) with a nice window view. Very clean and beautiful inside.
Very nice restaurant!
Valentine’s Day brunch. Good meal, reasonably priced.
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.
Fantastic food and service! Would definitely go back.
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
Excellent as always. Got a table outside on the patio. Beautiful night and phenomenal food!
Outstanding place ... Lamb chops were delicious.. Everything was perfect for our evening
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.
Amazing brunch! Best we’ve had in years!! The eggs Beni was to die for!
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!
Wonderful place. Excellent food and clientele
Wonderful meal and Eric was a great server! Will be back for sure.
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.
Always very good.
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).
It was a great finding. Breakfast gem of the island.
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.
The service, and food are second to none. The staff is very friendly and welcoming to all guests. I highly recommend Old Captiva House!
Delightful. Old school service. Can't wait to go back
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.
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.
We celebrated our anniversary here! Chef Greg and our server Eric went above and beyond to make it a very special night!
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.
We visited the venue on a quiet Monday night and we were seated in a tented area outside. Everything was lovely. Our server, Eric, was terrific.
Great meal. Cioppino was not my first choice but our server, Dana, recommended it. Excellent recommendation - as good as I can recall having and so I am glad I listened to her. My wife had the scallops and said they were very good also. Wedge salad was excellent - not sure what the dressing was but very good. We wrapped it up with key lime pie which was clearly homemade and very good. Would absolutely eat here again if I am back in the area.
The breakfast we each had was wonderful. So good that we are anticipating a great dinner when we go there later this week.
Great food and service with a smile..Recommend for a nice quiet evening with a bit of class
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
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.
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.
Service and food was 5 star - definitely recommend and will be back!
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.
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 1025 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.