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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva

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5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva Island, FL 33924 (Formerly Doc Fords Captiva)
+1 239-312-4275
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11:00 - 22:00
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this restaurant so much that we went to it three times during our one week stay! My wife ate the shrimp and grits all three times as it is her favorite meal of all time. I sampled the Yucatan Shrimp and the Rib Eye which both meals were fantastic. the service all three times was fantastic and Ally... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for families! We had dinner there twice on a recent week long vacation. Good options for young children, live music outside, excellent drinks and the best fish sandwich!! This is one of our favorite spots on Captiva!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Doc Ford's is always good have been to the one on sanibel quite a few times first time on Captiva, dinner was good, service good, took a while to get food, but they were busy so understandable.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to share your experience with us. Thank you for being SO understanding that your order took a little bit longer when we were SO busy. We appreciate your patience!! We're so happy you enjoyed everything!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!! More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was outstanding as was the food. Next time we are in Captiva Island we will be stopping by again.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food. We hope to see you again soon!!!! More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been to Doc Fords on Sanibel on a previous visit, which is also very good. This time the Captiva outlet was much closer so we went there. Glad we did! The main courses were excellent and quite big, don't bother with starters, do bother with a full rack of spare ribs and anything else off the menu entrees,... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Hi Ralph, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us such a great review! We're so delighted to hear that you got a chance to met Randy! Randy is such a tremendous guy, not to mention a great author. I'm happy you enjoyed the food and had a great time. We hope you find yourself... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

1st time to Captiva since the hurricane and a great time. Enjoyed this restaurant immensely. Had a great view with a window table thanks to a great host. The fish we had was oh so fresh, the presentation great! Our server was so helpful as my husband has some issues with spice. Good restaurant and we will definitely be back.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate it! We are always so very happy to see you!!! We're delighted you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We are looking forward to seeing you as a "second" timer!! More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food,great service.What a variety of menu items.We have dined here several times in the past and each and every time we come to Sanibel or Captiva we will dine here probably two or three times.If you are into oysters they are fresh and sweet.Our server at the Captiva location said the oysters were from Appalatchcola,Fl. oyster and they were... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon. We will have the oysters ready for you, Ernee-Tim!! More 

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here twice during our stay in Captiva. Fried shrimp was amazing. Casual fun atmosphere with a wide variety of offerings. Everything from fish sandwiches to steak. Service was impeccable. You won't be disappointed.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your experience with us. We are very flattered to hear you dined with us TWICE during your stay on Captiva. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. Thank you for the great review! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doc Ford's was by far our best meal on the island! The Yucatan Shrimp is a must to get! Best shrimp ever! Ask for extra bread to mop up all the sauce!

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Stephanie, Suggesting the Yucatan shrimp is GREAT advice to give to anyone! You can't beat it! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such an excellent review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We can't wait to see you in again soon! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris was a very attentive server! He made sure we were happy with our drink selections and made recommendations on our food selections that were on point. He brought extra bread so the fabulous broth didn't go to waste and transferred our leftovers so we could take them home. The mussels were the best food I had anywhere on the... More 

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. Thanks for the great review! Chris is a great part of our team and we are so happy to have him! I will make sure to share these kind words with them as well! We take pride... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva Island, FL 33924 (Formerly Doc Fords Captiva)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-312-4275

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