About Captiva House
Welcome to the charming and historic Captiva House at the legendary Tween Waters Inn Island resort and Spa. Known for Captiva's Gulf-front view of America's most romantic sunset.
Inspired by Executive Chef Jason Miller, our exciting "New Florida" menu is a colorful, wonderful exploration of island foods and flavors. Sometimes passionate. Sometimes mild. Sometimes fun. Yet all, truly great to admire and greater to enjoy — from appetizers, through entrees, to desserts.
Come, feast your eyes and appetite.
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 10:30am; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm-9:30pm
2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 6PM and adult 9PM) most Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy music stylings of a live and lively band every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9PM. Plus, dance the night away to local singer Taylor Stokes, as he plays soft rock currents to classics most Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 9PM.
Parking is open for all dining customers.
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.
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 50.
Private Party Contact:
Kerri Maw: 2394725161x404
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Captiva House Ratings and Reviews
Good move changing the location of the p ...
Good move changing the location of the piano.
Too bad Sushi dominates the menu. Expected more than 1 special.
Need to bring back the dessert selection - shot glass dessert selection is pretty cheesy.
Waitress "welcome to the Crows Nest" seemed awkward considering. I get having shared staff, but felt I was was watching snail races after that.
We are in Sanibel / Captiva every year ...
We are in Sanibel / Captiva every year and always like to try new restaurants. Our first time at Captiva House...food was excellent, location and decor were great but the wait staff and overall service level could be improved. No glaring issue, just not what I think is the basic acceptable level of service and detail for a nicer restaurant. Not so bad that I won't try again but if I owned the place, I would work on polishing that area of an otherwise very nice place.
Service was quite slow. Felt as if they ...
Service was quite slow. Felt as if they were understaffed. The server took it upon himself to add an extra order of nigiri to our appetizers (and charged us for it) after letting us know they had no more tamago. Lobster spaghetti was very good, but the sea bass in puff pastry was bone dry and very fishy. The piano player was the best part.
We stayed at the Tween Waters Resort and ...
We stayed at the Tween Waters Resort and went to the restaurant for the convenience. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was! The Oysters Alexander was the best baked oyster dish I've ever tasted! The sun set while we were dining making the view spectacular. The service was impeccable. It's a very small place so it was quiet and intimate. Reservations would be strongly recommended.
The dining room was beautiful and in a g ...
The dining room was beautiful and in a great location. The cocktail and wine list were great. The service was not exceptional but not terrible either. The sushi appetizer was good but my entree was horrible. I had the snapper wrap. The snapper was dry and fishy which I find completely unacceptable on an island where you can catch the fish fresh and there is a dock out back of the restaurant. When my husband and I tried to tell someone no one seemed interested. We didn't want a comp just wanted to let them know. It wasn't a great end to my birthday weekend and I would not go there again for a special occasion.
Our first visit to the Old Captiva House ...
Our first visit to the Old Captiva House. We do not usually go into places with expectations but always hope for a great meal. The food was delicious and the wine list was excellent. Our server was excellent, but they had him running all over the restaurant and that delayed service somewhat. All of our food was cooked well, and the taste was great. Gotta love a live piano man as well! We highly recommend and will return on our next visit to our home on Sanibel.
the fresh seafood was outstanding, the s ...
the fresh seafood was outstanding, the special Halibut and rice was my favorite! we also ordered almost every appetizer and loved them all (especially the lobster-cargot).
the cocktails were delicious as well (and with a heavy pour:)
the piano man played most of the night and you can't beat that!
We will definitely be back next time we stay on Captiva!
It's a lovely restaurant, and the servic ...
It's a lovely restaurant, and the service was good, although our waiter appeared a little nervous -- perhaps he was new. The grilled oysters were outstanding, however the lobster rolls and our entree's were to be honest, very average, and below expectations we anticipated, though the presentation was excellent. Having said that, I was at Thanksgiving buffet there a couple of years ago and I still remember how absolutely delicious everything I had was. Perhaps they simply had an off night, and I'd suggest you try it and form your own opinion. Thanks.
A favorite restaurant but the service ne ...
A favorite restaurant but the service needs to improve. It was too slow and waiter was out of room towards the end of the meal. The service doesn't match the delicious food and ambiance...it's good, but not quite good enough to make it an outstanding place to eat.
Fabulous dinner. We had not been to the ...
Fabulous dinner. We had not been to the old captiva house in a number of years and decided to try it again. It is as great as we remembered. Fish and steak were cooked to perfection. Wine list covers all tastes. Desserts are extremely good. The area is a resort and beautiful. Will be going the again in the future.
Disappointed no sunset view from dining ...
Disappointed no sunset view from dining area, so not romantic as described. Service was excellent. Nile and Gregory were very accommodating. Piano player Frank took request and was also excellent! Food was excellent!
My husband loved his filet mignon dinner ...
My husband loved his filet mignon dinner, but my grilled mahi mahi was not good at all. There was way too much seasoning on it, making it inedible. I just ate the vegetables instead. I didn't say anything to the waitress because I didn't want to spoil my husband's enjoyment. The ambience and view were quite nice, though.
We were a party of 4 and our waiter, Rob ...
We were a party of 4 and our waiter, Robert, was very attentive. Our meal was delicious. There was live music (piano) discreetly in the back ground. Drinks were awesome. Each time we visit Sanibel we make it a point to dine here.
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