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: 7:00am - 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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Captiva House Ratings and Reviews
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.
My husband and I had an excellent meal h ...
My husband and I had an excellent meal here, as always. The restaurant is quaint and charming, and the service is excellent. The food is always quite good, especially the crab bisque, which is outstanding. Highly recommended!
An excellent evening. Our waiter was gra ...
An excellent evening. Our waiter was gracious and helpful. The setting was simple and "Florida resort" stylish. We started with lobster spring rolls which were delicious. Salads were crispy and fresh. I had the bouillabaisse, which had seafood as fresh as any I have ever had. My wife had some really tasty crab cakes. Both were excellent. Dessert was a real outstanding carrot cake.
All in all, it was a very special evening as we watched the sunset. Make sure you ask for a window at the front of the restaurant to see it.
Valentines Day Crushed
I admit we had reservations for Valentines dinner, probably one of their busiest nights of the year. We had called ahead and we knew that they had a prix fix menu and also had another limited regular menu. We were not much impressed with the fixed plate menu and all ordered off the limited menu. Four of us had an eggplant vegetation dish and two had steaks. The strip steaks, more like a moderate flip steak, came out medium well when we asked for med rare. At our request they cheerfully replaced one as the other guest chose to keep the steak he had. The second came out cooked rare to med rare.
The four eggplant dishes were just plain awful. Nearly cold and hard, the sauce having been absorbed into the breading a long time ago, left the two quarter sized pellets of mozzarella to stand out like lonesome pines. Nothing they would want to write home to their Mom about, that's for sure.
The wait staff though was cheerful, attentive and responsive, a hard thing to do on such a busy evening. I would not have taken the time to write this but Open Table suggested it. Careful what you ask for I always say.
Enjoyed our Valentines Dinner! Reservat ...
Enjoyed our Valentines Dinner! Reservation was for 6pm, we arrived early and were seated right away. Our server Nile was friendly and seemed to know the right time to be at the table. Fellow wait staff was also friendly and gracious when removing our plates with each course. We were able to hear and enjoy our conversation throughout the evening. They had a pre fixed Valentines Day menu that was very good. They had white table clothes with red napkins (I don't know if that is there standard arrangement) but it was nice for the evening. The only thing missing was some candlelight on our table and a red rose. This was our first visit but won't be our last for special occasions.
Beautiful sunsets, limited menu
If you arrive before the sun sets, ask for a table in the first room or outside to see the spectacular sunset. on weekend, there is piano music for older patrons. Service is nice but the menu is very limited. My companion emembered the lamb, but it wasn't on the menu again. Some of the preparations were not appealing. They did try to accommodate specific requests. The food was delicious, but very pricey, and not exactly what we were in the mood for.
Quiet and classy on Captiva
The Old Captiva Inn was a nice surprise with its white tablecloths, old world service
and pleasant ambiance. No gimmicks just classy. Menu was a bit limited. A nice, not too large
selection of moderate priced wines. Will go back several times over our stay in Captiva.
Nice but Needs Improvement!
Daughter ordered special which had shell fish that was not described by waiter. Dish was removed and changed courteously however our other two entrees were served. 20 minutes later her entree was brought back to table and ours were cold! Not the sort of experience we had hoped for for our special celebration dinner out!
A friend recommended Old Captiva House. We went December 30, 2015. While the area is in peak season, it was no problem getting a table. That could have been our first clue. The restaurant is decorated nicely for the holidays. Nice atmosphere. Hostess was friendly. But once we were seated, we were disappointed. Service was slow. It took 10 minutes or more for anyone to come to our table. We ordered appetizers - I had the bacon wrapped shrimp. It was super salty. Then I had the grouper for dinner. It tasted fishy. My wife's dinner was average at best. I would not recommend the restaurant with all of the other choices in the area. Service was slow, but the waiter was very nice. Not cheap, so the expectations are higher for the staff and food. The restaurant needs some attention from management and the kitchen.
this visit to Old Captiva House was disa ...
this visit to Old Captiva House was disappointing - a rather chaotic arrival at the desk to be seated was just as a party of 6 were being seen to their table, and there must have been a problem as the girl disappeared for ages, and two other people who tried to help couldn't find our booking as the first girl had already "checked us in" on her computer. We weren't offered an outside table as other arrivals were, and no details of the specials were advised to us. Our waiter seemed to be looking after other tables at the fare end of the restaurant, and it was not easy to get his attention. My starter of bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was barely edible, having been almost cremated in a deep fryer - three "things" plonked on a plate with no adornment of even a piece of water cress - quite the worst plate I have been served in a Florida restaurant . We've been coming here during our vacations regularly for many years, and this was nothing like previous meals - will think twice about returning - poor
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