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Old Captiva House, Captiva, FL

Old Captiva House

4.6
4.6
1615 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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Booked 31 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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Menu

Breakfast To-Go

  • Coffee & Pastry of the Day$6.00

    • Coffee & Fruit Cup$7.50

      • Coffee & Muffin of the Day$5.50

        Breakfast Beverages

        Free refill on coffee and tea only

        • Coffee$2.00

          • Espresso$3.00

            • Double Espresso$4.50

              • Cappuccino$4.50

                • Hot Tea$2.00

                  • Hot Chocolate$3.00

                    • Whole or Fat Free Milk$2.50

                      • Chocolate Milk$3.25

                        • Fruit Juices$3.25

                          pineapple, cranberry, apple

                          • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice$3.50

                            From the Griddle

                            • Grand Marnier French Toast$10.25

                              • Banana Bread French Toast$12.50

                                • Buttermilk Pancakes$8.50

                                  Entrees

                                  • Fruit and Granola Bowl$10.25

                                    Chef Greg's homemade yogurt honey sauce

                                    • 2 Eggs with Toast*$6.00

                                      • 2 Eggs, Bacon & Potatoes*$9.95

                                        Cooked your way with bacon, potatoes and your choice of toast

                                        • Traditional Eggs Benedict*$12.95

                                          Toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and potatoes

                                          • Artichoke Chorizo Benedict*$14.95

                                            Two poached eggs served with an artichoke bottom, chorizo, chipotle hollandaise, and potatoes

                                            • Captiva House Hash*$14.95

                                              Two eggs cooked the way you like, on top of shrimp sausage and three colored potato hash and hollandaise

                                              • Biscuits and Gravy*$10.95

                                                Two eggs served with home made biscuits, Chef Greg's southern sausage gravy

                                                • Steak and Eggs*$17.95

                                                  Two eggs served with cheesy grits

                                                  • Cheddar Bagel Steak & Egg Sandwich*$17.95

                                                    Served with breakfast potatoes

                                                    • Bacon, Brie, Scrambled Egg Croissant*$13.95

                                                      • Smoked Salmon Platter*$15.00

                                                        Bagel and cream cheese, traditional garnish of capers and red onion

                                                        Omelet

                                                        All omelets made with three eggs and served with potatoes and your choice of toast: sour dough, multi-grain, seeded rye, or cinnamon-raisin. Egg beaters, or egg whites, available upon request, for $1. All eggs are cooked to your liking scrambled, fried or poached

                                                        • Caprese Omelet*$12.95

                                                          Three eggs omelet served with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, topped with a white balsamic reduction and arugula salad

                                                          • Shrimp Sausage Omelet*$14.95

                                                            Home made shrimp sausage and Monterrey Jack cheese

                                                            • Chorizo Omelet*$14.95

                                                              Served with spicy Spanish sausage, homemade pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese

                                                              • Fresh Veggie Omelet*$10.95

                                                                Three eggs omelet served with zucchini, yellow squash, carrots red onion, mushrooms, and feta

                                                                • OCH Omelet*$12.95

                                                                  Three eggs omelet with Cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese, ham, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions

                                                                  Sides

                                                                  • Sliced Tomato*$3.00

                                                                    • Ham$5.50

                                                                      • Bacon*$5.50

                                                                        • Pork Sausage*$5.50

                                                                          • Chicken Apple Sausage*$5.50

                                                                            • Breakfast Potatoes$4.00

                                                                              • Cheesy Grits$4.00

                                                                                • Bagel & Cream Cheese$4.00

                                                                                  • Pastry of the Day$4.50

                                                                                    • Muffin of the Day$3.50

                                                                                      • English Muffin$2.50

                                                                                        • Toast$2.50

                                                                                          Sour Dough, Multigrain, Seeded Rye, Cinnamon-raisin

                                                                                          • Oatmeal$4.50

                                                                                            • Granola or Cereal & Milk$4.50

                                                                                              Fruit Loops, Honey Nut Cheerios

                                                                                              • Vanilla Yogurt$3.00

                                                                                                • Fresh Fruit Cup$6.00

                                                                                                  • Grapefruit Halves$3.00

                                                                                                    • Whole Fruit$1.00

                                                                                                      banana or apple

                                                                                                      Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                                                                                      What 1,615 people are saying

                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                      4.6
                                                                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                      • 4.7Food
                                                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                      • 4.3Value

                                                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                                                      Loved For

                                                                                                      • Southwest Florida

                                                                                                        Seafood

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Best Overall

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Best Food

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Best Service

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Best Ambiance

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Fit for Foodies

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Notable Wine List

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Outdoor Dining

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Romantic

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

                                                                                                        Scenic View

                                                                                                      • Ft. Myers

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                                                                                                        There were 3 of us we chose to sit indoors . The clearing station was by us and it was so loud. The waitress was inattentive. I had to flag down another server to order a bottle of wine . When she finally did return oddly no comment about the bottle . We also waited a long time for our check with no interaction . The next day we were back for breakfast for more rude hostesses. Our sever that morning was a delight probably because it was her last day .

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                                                                                                        Karen

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                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                        Excellent all around. The chef even prepared a special dish for one in our party with severe food restrictions.

                                                                                                      4. BD

                                                                                                        BDSteel

                                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        A wonderful experience.

                                                                                                      5. GD

                                                                                                        GailD

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                        Had multiple meals everyone whether it was seafood, beef or pasta were excellent. Definitely would go again!

                                                                                                      6. J

                                                                                                        John

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                        Not up to usual standards. Meal service was very slow and erratic. Lobster and crab cake was out of this world. Entrees were ok but not great. Wine choices by the glass were limited and very overpriced. If we had had desert it would have been a 2 hour plus meal. Outside table, great ambiance. Still waiting for me of my favorite restaurants by far, just think it was an off night.

                                                                                                      7. BS

                                                                                                        BenS

                                                                                                        Charleston

                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Very nice dinner. Food very nice. Service good. Nice and quiet so you could talk easily. Very enjoyable evening. Recommend.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded today

                                                                                                        Dear BenS, Thank you for your review of your last experience at the Old Captiva House. We are pleased to hear that our wait staff did a great job of accommodating you and that our team of chefs prepared a delicious meal. We strive for nothing less than the best for our guests. If you are in the area during morning, come have a nice quiet breakfast with us as well from 7:30-11am. You'll love it too, we promise. F&B Management

                                                                                                      8. C

                                                                                                        Cathy

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        After eating in all the tourist traps on Captiva, Old Captiva House was a five star surprise. Every entrée and appetizer for each and everyone of my party was nothing short of phenomenonal. If you want a great meal, don’t waste your money elsewhere. Go there

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded today

                                                                                                        Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for the great review. From our fantastic waitstaff to our team of chef working magic in the kitchen, our goal is to make your experience one that you and your guests will remember. Our made from scratch plates are inspired by our Executive Chef Greg Nelson, and prepared with locally-sourced and fresh ingredients. Sourcing the best is reflected in our prices of our menu, but we are proud to know that our meals are worth your patronage. Please come see us again soon.

                                                                                                      9. F

                                                                                                        Foodfan

                                                                                                        Jacksonville

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Nicely done all around. The outside seating is definitely worth a look -

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Foodfan, Thank you for your review! We can tell by your username that you love food as much as we do. We are pleased to see that your dinner left a great impression! Each plate is prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and made to order under the inspiration of our Executive Chef, Greg Nelson. Whether it's Golden Tile caught from our own Florida Keys or a prime cut filet, we love to serve you a meal we are proud of. Be well and come again! F&B Management

                                                                                                      10. KD

                                                                                                        KernD

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great Steak, good food, great price point. Staff was very accommodating.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear KernD, Thank you for giving us all top scores for your experience at Old Captiva House! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything from your meal to our hard-working staff. Everyone on our team is committed to giving you and experience that keeps you coming back. Thank you for coming and please return to us soon! F&B Management

                                                                                                      11. RJ

                                                                                                        RandyJ

                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Restaurant was just fantastic. From the time we arrived and were taken to our table was a first class event. We felt special and it was clear the people we met loved their restaurant. We were blessed to have Hannah as our server. Her recommendations and comments were great! The food was superb! The food presentation was amazing. Highly recommend this iconic restaurant!

                                                                                                      12. L

                                                                                                        Linda

                                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Vacation highlight! Food & service was fabulous.

                                                                                                      13. J

                                                                                                        Jannie

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Everything was wonderful but note to self: next time ask what the market price is on the steak before ordering. It was somewhat shocking when the bill came. But our meals were delicious and the restaurant looks lovely; we hadn’t been since the renovations.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Jannie, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear about the shock of your bill, your server at anytime can provide you with the price of our market price items. We assure you we are trying our very best to keep the cost to our customers low as we navigate climbing beef prices across the country while still supplying you with 100% grass fed prime cut beef. We have only the best for our guests. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Naples

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Everything was on time. Good service and great food. We were a party of 9 but everything was timely. Good evening.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our servers are committed to making each experience one that our guests will remember and keep you coming back. We are proud to hear your server made sure that each course of your meal came at the right time. Only the best for our guests. Thank you for your patronage and please come back to us soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      15. K

                                                                                                        josephK

                                                                                                        Naples

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great place to eat at the resort, great staff and very friendly. It is pricey but in line with other resort prices.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear JosephK, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our staff treated you well. Our team is committed to giving you the very best experience when you walk through our doors. One of things that adds to the value of your experience is to know you are dining in the same resort where greats like President FDR and J. N. Ding Darling found peace and inspiration, something other resorts can only try to imitate. Come back and see us soon! F&B Management

                                                                                                      16. E

                                                                                                        Eatoutalot

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                        This is a nice setting. The service was great. Pleasant outdoor seating although no view. The food was so so.

                                                                                                      17. D

                                                                                                        Dudley10

                                                                                                        Orlando

                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        One of the Best Restaurants or possibly the Best restaurants on either Cativa or Sanibel islands. Nice bar scene, outdoor and inside seating. Menu choices available for almost anyone’s taste. Best off all the food is delicious.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Dudley10, Thank you so much for the outstanding review! Each member of our team strives to provide a delicious and memorable experience and we are proud that we did not disappoint. Our menu is arranged of a wide selection of plates made from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients, created by our Executive Chef Greg Nelson. We will be sure to give your compliment of Best Restaurant on Captiva to the chef. Please be well and come back to see us soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      18. HP

                                                                                                        HeatherP

                                                                                                        Charlotte

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                        We had a lovely experience. The food tasted great. My only complaint is one if my prawns wasn’t clean, but they quickly brought me out another. Portion sizes were excellent. Dessert was fantastic. Really appreciate all the gluten free choices as well. Can’t wait to go back.

                                                                                                      19. MM

                                                                                                        MelanieM

                                                                                                        Cincinnati

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        We had a delightful dining experience. Moni, our server was excellent. She was Attentive, informative and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious! We will Definitely will return again during our next visit to the island.

                                                                                                      20. l

                                                                                                        lisaf

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                        We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. The noseeums were biting that was our choice to sit there.

                                                                                                      21. P

                                                                                                        vinceP

                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                        The food quality was excellent Appetizers very well done & creative Unfortunately the mashed potato side was way over seasoned We had a near disaster trying to get back to our condo No Uber no taxi and no assistance from the staff at the restaurant Fortunately our hotel sent a ride

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear vinceP, Thank you for writing a review. We're sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your mash potatoes and hope a server exchanged that for you right away. It is important to us that the quality of each dish and side is great for our guests. Uber and taxi are definitely hard to find as most services do not come out to Captiva, but we do offer a shuttle with a $5/person fee that can take you as far as Castaways to the south and Southseas to the north. We do hope to see you again.

                                                                                                      22. l

                                                                                                        lizd

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                        Ordered filet medium came out rare almost raw……went down hill from there

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear lizd, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your filet was undercooked. Our filet is a guest favorite and top seller here at Old Captiva House and if anytime its not to your liking, please inform your server, host, or manager right away so we can fix that for you. We want our guest to love their quality fresh made entrees every time. Please feel to reach out to us if you'd like to discuss the rest of your experience. Be well and come back soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      23. KB

                                                                                                        KBOK75

                                                                                                        France

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Wonderful food and service! A real gem on Captiva! We also loved the breakfast the next day.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear KBOK75, Thank you for giving us all top scores in your review! From our hosts all the way to our chefs, our team's #1 mission is to leave you with an experience you'll remember to keep you coming back. We are so glad you got to experience our breakfast as well. If you haven't tried it, stop over at our Oasis pool bar on a hot day for a cocktail after a dip in the pool. No matter where you are at Tween Waters, we are proud to provide quality food and libations. Thanks again!

                                                                                                      24. S

                                                                                                        Smalls501

                                                                                                        Kansas City

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                        Dinner was excellent! The special for the evening was Tile fish on a bed of rice and vegetables with a semi sweet sauce. Our waitress was knowledgeable and explained the menu and gave personal recommendations when asked. Our salad was a simple arugula caprese that was fresh and beautifully presented. The Branzinni fish was also fresh and flavorful. Although a bit pricey it was well worth the money. We will definitely return when we are in the area and recommend to our family who will be in the area in January!

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Smalls501, Thank you for such a descriptive review! We are proud to see that everyone from your wait staff to your chefs created an experience that you'll remember. Our made from scratch plates are inspired by our Executive Chef Greg Nelson, and prepared with locally-sourced and fresh ingredients. Sourcing the best is reflected in our prices of our menu, but we are proud to know that our meals are worth your patronage. Thank you and please come back and see us again soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      25. L

                                                                                                        Lac1958

                                                                                                        Dallas

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                        overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                        Surly hostess. Waitress that disappeared. My meal was ok and a poor value for the cost. My husbands meal was good. NO where to park- ended up parking on top of a tennis court a long way off in the rain. Very disappointed in the experience.

                                                                                                      26. JR

                                                                                                        JoeR

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                        Old Captiva House is a beautiful spot with a gorgeous view of the sunset over the water. The service was as good as they could do given that they suffer from the same problem most other merchants are experiencing: nobody seems to want to work these days so they were short handed. That caused us to be 20 minutes late getting seated and it was a long meal and some food had to be reheated due to slowness of delivery to our table. Food was acceptable but not first class.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear JoeR, Thank you for taking the time to review your last experience at The Old Captiva House. You are absolutely correct, we are one of the countless restaurants across the nation that at times is understaffed. We're proud of our team as they do try their very best to make sure each guest had a great experience when they walk out of our doors. We apologize for the wait you experienced and thank you for your patience as we navigate these times. We hope to see you again soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great place to enjoy an excellent meal and service was great.

                                                                                                      28. F

                                                                                                        Fitfoodie

                                                                                                        Cincinnati

                                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                        Food was amazing ! Staff seemed really tired from The season except the hostess who smiled and had a great sense of humor .

                                                                                                      29. N

                                                                                                        Nickname

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                        The chef needs to have more confidence in the food flavors instead of loading up on heavy sauces and spices. Shrimp cocktail would be better without the cook. Tuna didn't need mushrooms and had too much wasabi. Too much blue cheese butter with the filet.... the cooks were excellent- nice medium rare on the filet and nice light cook on the tuna.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear Nickname, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sad to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your meal. Our Executive Chef is very proud to offer a flavorful menu with locally-sourced ingredients and made from scratch every time. If there is ever a time you'd like a sauce on the side or perhaps less seasoning, please let your server know so our chefs can prepare your plate just the way you like it. We hope to have your business again soon. F&B Management

                                                                                                      30. C

                                                                                                        Catira123

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                        Just always reliable. Cioppino is the best. Service attentive.

                                                                                                      31. F

                                                                                                        Friedrich

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                        overall1food5service1ambience1

                                                                                                        Badly managed. Our “reserved” table for 8 to celebrate a birthday was not set up. No table cloth. The evening was saved by the excellent food quality.

                                                                                                      32. r

                                                                                                        rubyd16

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        After 23 years of visiting Sanibel/Captiva we finally has this wonderful experience!! Great food, atmosphere and staff. Cuisine with creativity yet not over-the-top. Talented chef for sure! Pleasant meal in a quiet setting. Will return for sure.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear rubyd16, Thank you for taking the time to give us top scores for your experience with us at The Old Captiva House. Our Executive Chef, Greg Nelson, put together a colorful menu made with locally-sourced ingredients and made fresh to every order. We are proud that you finally had the Captiva experience you've always been looking for. If you're around the area for breakfast, stop in between 7:30am-11am to make some more memories. We hope to see you soon! F&B Management

                                                                                                      33. MF

                                                                                                        MichaelF

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Beautiful dining areas both indoors and outdoors. Friendly and attentive service. Great seafood-oriented menu with some Southern influence.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear MichaelF, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We put thought into every part of your experience from ambiance to the locally-sourced ingredients in every fresh made dish. We can't take credit for the sunset, but it definitely adds to the charm. Please come back and see us again soon, or catch for breakfast open every day from 7:30am-11am every day at The Old Captiva House. F&B Management

                                                                                                      34. GH

                                                                                                        GinaH

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                        Best food in Captiva Island.

                                                                                                      35. KF

                                                                                                        KathyF

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                        As always, a wonderful meal at the nicest restaurant on Captiva!

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear KathyF, Thank you so much for your five star review for our restaurant. Our team of chef and serving staff try their best to create an experience that will keep you coming back. Cant wait to see you again! F&B Management

                                                                                                      36. PB

                                                                                                        PamB

                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Beautiful sunset from the front dining room

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear PamB, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us perfect scores! From our hosts to our chefs, every member of our team tries hard to make your experience one that you'll remember. We also have an amazing breakfast if you'd ever like to join after the sunrise from 7:30am-11am. The Captiva Hash and the Grand Mariner French toast are a couple of our favorites. Hope to see you again soon! F&B Management

                                                                                                      37. SS

                                                                                                        ScottS

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Great food and atmosphere. Reservations are recommended.

                                                                                                      38. TO

                                                                                                        TerriO

                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                        63 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        63 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        This is a great location. They have an excellent menu and great drinks.

                                                                                                        Old Captiva HouseResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                        Dear TerriO, Thank you so much for the great scores and review! We are proud to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We agree with you, there's nothing better than a perfectly cooked filet and a handcrafted cosmo in your hand while you enjoy the sunset on our patio or our sunset lounge. Please come back soon and make some more memories with us. Thanks again! F&B Management

                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                        Kansas City

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        This was our second time dining here. It is now our "special" dining out experience when we come to Ft Myers. Excellent experience!

                                                                                                      40. M

                                                                                                        Momcat

                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                        Outstanding as always! This is our favorite restaurant on Captiva.

                                                                                                      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 4.6 stars by 1615 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.

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                                                                                                      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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