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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-6200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Fun porch atmosphere, great staff, trendy but casual. Delicious entrees; tuna and snapper were great choices. Would return to Sunshine for sure!

1 Thank kathypeter
Fort Myers, Florida
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260 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

My family of four had dinner there a couple nights ago. The servers were friendly but seemed very busy. I was the only one who seemed to enjoy his food. Nothing was horrible(the tuna was pretty bad), but when you are spending over 25 bucks on an entree you expect it to be decent. The paella was an exception. Tons... More 

Thank oliverlevitt
Marshalltown, Iowa
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I visit Captiva every year and started the tradition of first dinner at Sunshine. The seafood is fresh, well prepared and presented in a pretty way. We love sitting on the patio and enjoying the beauty of Captiva. Service is very friendly. Might return for second time this year. Love Sunshine!

Thank Donna P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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194 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The food and service were both very good but expensive for a small place with minimum Atmosphere! $34 for fish dinner is a bit steep. Outdoor dining was looking over the parking lot!

Thank chuck777
Plantsville, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and ordered the paella. It took longer than we had expected but were pleasantly surprised with how delicious it tasted. The seafood was cooked perfectly. Definitely worth waiting for#

1 Thank Lisa R
Naples, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We had two wonderful dishes. Both were fresh seafood. I had something called "Blind Pass Shrimp." Absolutely delicious, with a unique sauce and perfect when combined with the mandarin orange slices and fresh salad. Wait staff worked together and made our meal a memorable experience.

1 Thank John N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This place has a special place in our heart. Who doesn't love fresh seafood, dining al fresco, courteous waitstaff (handsome, too!), and close proximity to South Seas? We shared the crab cakes and snapper special which were both equally delightful. The only way Sunshine could get better is an updated wine list. It's also a treat to dine in a... More 

2 Thank Charb01
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved the food, presentation and service. Grouper was so fresh and prepared perfectly. Our waitress, Robin was so friendly and attentive. It was our first night in the island and Robin took the time to give us details of the island and places to go and see while here- she was fabulous (and also gave us the perfect food... More 

1 Thank paskop
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We went last week (October 13th) and were seated outside on the front porch. Very nice atmosphere. Service was very good, and the food was even better. My grouper was good, but my wife's swordfish was even better. the chef had sauteed it, so it didn't dry out to the cardboard you usually get when you order swordfish. Perfectly cooked.... More 

1 Thank billinsugarloaf
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

my love of life Irene wanted grouper , this was the place,,simple setting the meals were phenomenal.best choice in captive village

1 Thank Marksilverfox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-6200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?