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The Green Flash

4.5
4.5
702 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Green Flash is an iconic waterfront dining establishment in Captiva, Florida. Come by boat or car, sit indoors or at one of our outdoor dockside tables for lunch or dinner service. The Green Flash serves traditional American fare with a distinct European influence. The kitchen uses only fresh ingredients, including market-fresh fish in all its from scratch dishes. The full bar provides plenty of drink options and the dining rooms and patios provide beautiful views of the water while you eat. Enjoy your meal as you watch the many pleasure and fishing boats depart and return from their excursions!

The Green Flash's menu begins with a range of starters like oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon, hot flash shrimp and mussels. There are plenty of salads and soups on The Green Flash menu as well, like the grilled chicken Caesar. Larger dishes include chicken porcini and pan seared diver scallops.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 472-3337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We do have an area of our restaurant that is able to be booked for larger reservations and or private parties.

  • Neighborhood

    Captiva Island

  • Cross street

    We are located near the end of Captiva Island!

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Scenic View

  • Ft. Myers

    Notable Wine List

  • Ft. Myers

    Outdoor Dining

  • Ft. Myers

    Scenic View

  • Ft. Myers

    Most Booked

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  1. EP

    EileenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great dining spot! Perfect view of the water from every seat. Friendly staff. Great food.
  2. MW

    MelanieW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at the Green Flash and we were not disappointed. Environment and food were great!
  3. MH

    MandyH

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing dinner. Sat at the table over the water. Perfect way to celebrate a special birthday!
  4. A

    Andi

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding even though she was a Cubs fan! :)
  5. GL

    GeorgeL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated promptly, food was excellent . I had the stuffed grouper and my wife had pork loin wellington. Service was friendly and Professional
  6. JK

    JamesK

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Too loud Food not up to par
  7. R

    Renas

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael, the gm, was awesome!!!! Our waitress as attentive and fun. Music from the songwriter festival was moved inside because of rain!!! Yay. Food was great as always !!!
  8. 2

    229king

    Naples

    38 reviews

    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The restaurant looked nice located right on the water. The atmosphere was lacking. The staff congregated where the booths were for guests to eat. They would seem very disinterested in their work. Busy yacking with one another or looking at their phones. Totally lacked ambiance with disrespful staff. The food tasted and looked like yesterday's leftovers. Would definetly not return. Totally disappointed
  9. C

    Colonel

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding wait staff very helpful in making selections friendly knowledgeable and keeping us serviced
  10. R

    Rxlady

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and enjoyed a lovely view with a great dinner. Drinks and appetizer were brought quickly and the homemade bread was delicious! I ordered the grouper with stuffed crabmeat and hubby had barbecue bacon wrapped shrimp. Both dinners were great!
  11. LF

    LynnF

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few years ago we stopped going to The Green Flash because the food quality was not as good and the service was terrible...we decided to give, what used to be one of our "go to" places. another try... The food was wonderful!!! The view spectacular and the service attentive and efficient. Unfortunately, at the end of our meal, during a friendly discussion, the server found it necessary to tell us he was unvaccinated!! Off putting, to say the least...
  12. SS

    SeekingSand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The seafood was fresh and prepared very well. The service was fantastic and Mike, the GM is super friendly and a pleasure to talk with. We happened to be able to watch the moon rise over the water through the wall of windows to the East, and the experience was amazing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, food was outstanding!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was just mediocre to the price you pay. The restaurant is right on the water which was nice but the food is very overpriced for the quality you get. We will not be going back. If you are ever on the Island the Old Captiva House has been our best meal yet.
  15. JJ

    JaneJ

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Had an excellent meal and service was wonderful. We also were given a free dessert for the occasion.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with an amazing view of the water. Our waiter was on top of everything and brought a great energy to make sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were on vacation and wanted to try The Green Flash based on a recommendation. A nice view does not make up for mediocre food at fine dining prices.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    There were too many bugs dockside. They even had noisy fans but we were attacked at dinner by flies, and rushed out skipping dessert. Food was great. Service was excellent. The menu had a lot of good choices.
  19. MC

    MeCah96

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food and friendly staff - the service was a bit slow and they seem to be doing some renovations but overall enjoyed our meal and would return.
  20. T

    Tiki

    Yosemite

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good restaurant, great outside views, and friendly staff. Good menu choices of food, which I would describe as consistenly very good.
  21. FH

    FamilyfromHatboro

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service. Had dinner and went back several days later for lunch.
  23. B

    Barb

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great service, friendly & professional & absolutely outstanding food! Our compliments to the chef!
  24. SH

    SandyH

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Website menu prices lower than at the restaurant. Descriptions of food and/or ingredients not always accurate. Be careful if you have allergies or restrictions because you might get something you can’t eat or you didn’t ask for in your food choice as I did. Item was taken off my bill, thank you.
  25. AG

    AlinaG

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was amazing, our service excellent and the views spectacular
  26. CC

    CCcat27

    Miami

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was ok but our server, Brian was wonderful!
  27. CB

    CathyB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family of six had a wonderful dinner at Green Flash. Our server was excellent. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was fantastic. We had 6 different selections and everything was greatly prepared. Views of the water were beautiful. A lovely evening.
  28. RM

    ReneM

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Back at the Green Flash after many years. The place was buzzing with activity and patrons enjoying each other’s company. We started with their shrimp bisque. Delicious and creamy. Our entrees varies from the house speciality of Grouoer de Paris to a Pork Wellington. Service was efficient.
  29. t

    tiffanym

    Naples

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    On vacation and always love visiting the Green Flash!
  30. NP

    NeilP

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and ambiance. Not a bad seat in the house.
  31. E

    Evelyn

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent. We had a great view of the water and were seated soo. After our reservation time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice location and food was great. Portion size to price was also one of the best on island. Beautiful views for dinner dining. We brought our three boys and they all loved their food too.
  33. DM

    DougM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pro server Bryan was terrific.. Special dinner grouper, macadamium was excellent. Only ceasar dressing needed a bit more kick.
  34. LC

    LauraC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have not eaten at the Green Flash in 15 years and looked forward to dining there. I had conch chowder and the crunchy Grouper plate. It was tasty, a bit salty. Gorgeous view of the water and a wonderful dining atmosphere.
  35. LB

    LisaB

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We dined at 5:30 inside. The food and service were fine but we were all sweating. The heat inside the restaurant was extreme, sweat rolling down your face fond of hot.
  36. MS

    MonikaS

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I’m a foodie and the food was very sub par for what you pay for. Spinach was definitely frozen and cooked. Fish was dry. We had a 7:30 reservation but were not seated until 8pm. Service slow. Server could not remember specials. The water was awful and sodas even worse as they were mixed with the “island water”. The Green Flash did not live up to the hype. Very disappointed.
  37. J

    Jimbo

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best food on Captiva for many yea s.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! It is elevated dining for a special occasion. Our bill for 5 people was $210 and we do not drink alcohol. Still, it was worth it! The food was extremely delicious, the ambiance and view cannot be beat, and the staff was above board. My husband’s birthday dinner was on to remember.
  39. JR

    JeremyR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!! I highly recommend this restaurant!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place with great water view on Captiva. Took family of 5 w 3 kids ages 11, 9 and 6. All were pleased with excellent service and food. Shelly was our waitress and she was awesome.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Green Flash offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 472-3337.

The Green Flash is rated 4.5 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Green Flash

15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924-6017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located near the end of Captiva Island!

  • Neighborhood

    Captiva Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 472-3337

  • Private party facilities

    We do have an area of our restaurant that is able to be booked for larger reservations and or private parties.

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