About Captiva House
Captiva, FL 33924
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: (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
We ended up eating here for a quiet dinner for two (rare date night without our kids in tow), and it was fabulous. The service and food were excellent. We had a beautiful view of the sunset from indoors, and it was perfect. We have been coming down to Captiva for over 15 years, but we eat out infrequently, and had not known about this gem. Trip Advisor recommended this.All staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Tomato Carpaccio salad and chocolate cake were our favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed curry-flavored red snapper, although my husband thought his prime rib was a little dry. Overall, a quality restaurant w/beautiful, white-tablecloth tables w/an intimate dining experience. They were welcoming to children, as other children were dining. A memorable dining treat. Go for a special occasion or a date-night, or a nice dinner w/your (dressed up/well behaved) children. You will be glad you came here. We will plan to come again next year when we return to Captiva.
We have been to this restaurant many times and love it. That said, this was an off night for the kitchen with several mistakes that weren't readily fixed. Together with what seemed to be a new waitperson, this was not a good night for us. We will be back and will hope for a different experience. The food was good as usual.
Was on captiva on vacation and took my wife for the special valentine dinner. Our waitress was outstanding although the staff was really working hard and could have used more help-- I attribute same to the fact that the help has to take an hour to get there due to the traffic. They did put together a fine classy special dinner-giving all the ladies a long stem red rose was a nice touch- all in all a great experience and would go again
We were staying at Tween Waters and were aware of the high prices at the Captiva House restaurant, but we decided to dine there because of the convenience. My Snapper was dry, tough, and served luke warm; I had to sent it back and ordered the Sea Bass instead. The portion of fish was surprisingly small, but at least it was much better than the Snapper. The hotel povided us with a discount voucher, thank goodness. Only recommendations would be for the Crab Bisque and my husband liked the finely sliced Tuna.
The restaurant is part of a resort, and sits across the street from the Gulf. Very pretty setting. Has a varied menu. Everything we tried was well prepared and visually appealing. A piano in the center of the building could be heard throughout, even where we sat outside. Very nice experience.
This restaurant is upscale and touristy at the same time. It feels more like an adult eatery than many of the Island' options. It's a huge dining area with multiple rooms and a large outdoor space. The option for small plates is really nice especially with so many good starters. The food and service were both good.
We went for Christmas Brunch. The drive there was incredible. We were seated promptly, and the ambience was so very calm. Service was great! Appetizer bar was so fresh and delicious. The main buffet wasn't to our taste, but looked appealing to those who enjoyed it. It was so calm and refreshing, we would recommend it enthusiastically!
The dining room was lovely. Our server was excellent and very attentive. We had the duck spring rolls as an appetizer - delicious! And then Chilean sea bass and seafood lasagna - both ridiculously good! The little dessert shooters were a perfect end to the meal. They were a sweet treat but not heavy or overwhelming.
This was the first time we've dined at the Captiva House. The ambiance was wonderful, and the piano music from the adjoining room was delightful. I had the seafood lasagne, and it was rich, delicious, and very filling. (I brought half of it home) The two men had lobster spaghetti and both enjoyed it tremendously. The other lady had Chilean sea bass, said it was delicious and also took some home. Our house salads were fresh and tasty, and their bread was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The plethora of Christmas lights also added to the ambiance and looked very festive.
We had booked a night at the Inn and restaurant in honor of the 10th anniversary of my father's passing. He and my mother had spent many years visiting the island and had stayed at the inn. I have fond memories of the delicious dinners we had at the Inn. So imagine my disappointment at an appetizer that was dry and tasteless and a main dish that was overcooked. I will say that your serving staff are incredible.
We had the Thanksgiving buffet last year and thought it was good. This year the prime rib was not prime and well done and tough. The turkey dressing was out of a box, unimaginative salad had decaying spinach in it, grouper was like a rock.
Brie, mashed potatoes, oysters and cranberries were good.
Service was slow - took 30 minutes to get a refill of ice tea and was never asked if we wanted another glass of wine.
Fabulous Thanksgiving brunch in historic resort. View of ocean. Lots of windows and light. Great atmosphere, wait staff, and food. We were at the Captiva House for Christmas brunch a couple years ago on vacation and we were so impressed then that we had to give it a try for Thanksgiving while we were here again. We were not disappointed! There were six of us at a large round table which made it easy to converse. Our waiter was great. The food was wonderful with lots of good choices. The view and atmosphere couldn't be beat. We will return every time we are on the islands.
My husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversay at the Captiva House this past Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. We saw the gorgeous sunset on the Gulf from our table for two as pretty live piano music was played in an adjacent room. We were offered samples of two different wines before we made our choices, which was very nice. The menu and specials were well explained. We enjoyed our salads and our dinners, which were nicely presented, fresh and delicious! It was my first time ordering tuna (which was the special) and I ordered it medium. It had a nice ginger glaze with a light tasting pesto sauce and it was served with yellow rice and vegetables. It was so yummy and they accomodated my request for extra pesto sauce half way through my meal. We were offered a choice of complimentary shooter parfaits after dinner but after enjoying the cappaucino one, we had no room for dessert. The combination of the pretty room, white linen tablecloth, glowing candle, great food, live piano and sunset was so nice! I'm happy we changed up our vacation dining experience and came here for our special occasion!
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.
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.
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.
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