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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.
Captiva, FL 33924
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: (239) 472-5161 ext. 404
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
The Captiva House is our favorite restaurant in Captiva. Upscale food in Florida which is hard to come by. We have eaten here before and was fantastic. This night some of what we ordered was good some not. The heirloom carpaccio was not good at all. The tomatoes were not ripe, crunchy even and the balsamic and presentation were lacking. Should have sent that back. The wedge salad was ok, skimpy on the bacon lardons. The crab bisque was fantastic! The wait between courses was way too long and we got there before the restaurant filled up. My filet was suppose to come with Gorgonzola sauce and didn't. The scallops were delicious but side dishes were not. However, I would recommend if you do not want typical Floridian food.
Three senior couples on holiday from Richmond VA; first time dining experience at Captiva House. It was pleasurable experience. The only down side were the flies which appeared to multiply even though we were successful in swatting and killing them.
The food was well prepared and the service 5⭐️. Our server was very patient and accommodating of our special requests. Two of our diners are picky eaters, but both were truly pleased with their meals.
I was there inadvertently for the Mother's Day buffet (it turns out they were only serving from a buffet). The cold food (fruit, cheese, quinoa salad, and sushi) was not kept cold. The buffet line had not been changed in some time, as the sauces had all developed skins. The roast beef from the carving line was room temperature. The tomato bisque was at the correct temperature; I had two cups, and that was about it. Tasty bisque, though. I've had good meals there in the past, so maybe just avoid the buffet days?
Had a nice Easter buffet at the Captiva house. We have had Thanksgiving meals there in the past and enjoy the buffets the Captiva house provides. The seafood appetizers are fantastic. Sushi, steamed shrimp, mussels, clams and more. Very nice.
There is great assortment of items in the chaffing dishes: Duck, Salmon and more. Ham, Prime Rib and Lamb were also available at the carving station.
Desserts were large but sweeter than we like. Most people will enjoy them though.
We will return for meal at the Captiva House.
Big disappointment! We have eaten here before and loved it. Went today for Easter. Found out upon arrival that it was buffet only. Unfortunately the buffet was very limited. Being a vegetarian I asked if I could only pay for the salad bar since I would not be able to indulge in anything on the hot bar other than rice, bread and steamed vegetables. I was told bluntly by the manager that this is not A possibility, that there were no option, that I had to pay the full price of $49.95. Unfortunately I had already started on my salad or I would've walked out then. It ended up a very expensive salad! We asked if we could order something for our 11 year old since there was nothing that was kid friendly on the buffet. We were told again that that was NOT a possibility. We ended up being charged full price for two adults plus the 2 glasses of champagne that we did order, then they automatically added 18% gratuity to our check. We were there a maximum of 45 minutes and walked out after a salad, a few shrimp and a few tasting off the hot bar that were at average at best for $153.00 and some change. The manager was at the desk as we left, no one said anything to us as we exited. A terrible disappointment for a restaurant that we considered one of our favorites the last time we dined here.
This was our first time to the Sanibel/Captiva area. We had our family of 6 and had to take a late reservation. I was worried that service and quality might be an issue, however we enjoyed a superbly prepared meal and our waiter was so attentive and accommodating.
The restaurant reminded us of an old time, but classy, family resort. Even our teen- aged and young adult children enjoyed our family meal - not easy!
Excellent food and service and the subset view from the patio is amazing! If you're looking for a great place to take the family (we have 3 boys) or just on a date this place is perfect. They have sushi a few nights a week which our boys loved. We wife and I had Mahi Mahi and Sea Bass the last time we we visited and it was cooked to perfection.
Lovely setting. Tables nicely spaced for conversation. Linen tablecloths and piano accompanying dinner. Outstanding seafood and top notch service. Michael was knowledgeable waiter who was friendly and knew the balance between intrusion and neglect. Great value for fine dining.
After reading other reviews, we were looking forward to dinner at Captiva House. However, I am sad to say that we were very disappointed: the staff was very pleasant, but excruciatingly slow (it took 2 hours to serve us) and the food was good, but way overpriced for the quality and quantity. The atmosphere is 1960s and should be updated.
Excellent seafood. We had the scallop app and shrimp cocktail. For entrees, we had curry snapper and the sea bass. It was all perfect. Ray was our server and he was phenomenal. I am gluten and dairy free and this restaurant had many options for me, even sorbet! There was also a very good piano player during our dinner. We went after sunset but I imagine the view is great there.
We wound up here for dinner as it was a very busy week on the island and it was the only restaurant with availability. While this normally would not be a good sign, we were glad that fate brought us there. Our dinner was delicious, the menu had a nice variety, the wait staff was attentive and we had a lovely evening. It is not inexpensive and I assume that might be why tables were available, but for us, renting a house right down the street on Captiva it was a lovely find and we will definitely be back! The key lime pie was sublime! We have tried it all over Florida and theirs is definitely a favorite. We also plan to try the Crow's Nest Tavern at Tween Waters since we had such a good experience. We did not have to battle the traffic on Sanibel to have a delicious meal! Definitely a winner.
We stayed in Naples but decided to take a drive to Sanibel and Captiva islands to see the sights. We found Captiva House on Open Table on the way there and booked for dinner. The outside dining area was fantastic and quit enough to have a conversation. Our waitperson was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent.....very fresh and tasty seafood. I had the Ahi and my wife had blackened Grouper. Both were delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
A disappointing experienced. Had read mixed reviews of Captiva House, and now I see why. It's a nice-looking place and the food was good (not great, especially for the price -- also one of my lamb chops was overcooked and way over salted). But it took us an hour to receive our two entrees -- and we rarely saw our server. Also, our used appetizer plates were left on the table -- and no one ever checked on us. And the place wasn't full. Will not be back.
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