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“Seafood on the sea, a great combination”
Review of Captiva House

Captiva House
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$35
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 2 miles north of Blind Pass Bridge
Description: Welcome to the historic, award-winning Captiva House Restaurant, Gulf-front at the legendary, historic 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa. We invite you to sample our delicious New Florida cuisine, served with our gorgeous Captiva Island sunsets. Come, feast your eyes and your appetites tonight.
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The first time my wife and I visited Captiva Island and Boca Grande and Sanibel Island, we were surprised by the lack of quality restaurants and hotels. Maybe we weren't looking very hard. But things have changed dramatically in the last few years. Or maybe we're taking a closer look. If you're looking for good place to eat, Captiva House in the 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort and Spa at 15951 Captiva Drive on Captiva Island is highly recommended. It is a high-end dining experience complete with classic meat and seafood dishes plus a selection of wines. Best of all, it has a Gulf of Mexico-front setting with spectacular sunsets. First built as a one-room school for children of Captiva's pioneer settlers, today it retains marks of its original charm--picturesque walls, white French doors and hardwood floors. In addition, whimsical vacation illustrations of the 1940s by famed cartoonist J.N. "Ding" Darling are on display. As is the case with most by-the-sea restaurants in Florida, Captiva House specializes in fresh seafood. My wife was delighted to find her two personal favorites, mahi mahi and grouper, on the same menu. She couldn't resist trying them both. Naturally, I ordered the shrimp cocktail for starters. And the Blue Crab bisque, too. I was intrigued by the Island snapper wrap and the lobster spaghetti, which turned out to be as delicious as they were unique. Other highly recommended options are seafood lasagna, linguini and baby clams, seafood risotto, blackened scallops, Chilean bass, peppercorn crusted ribeye, filet mignon and lobster tail and grilled rack of lamb. For dessert, what else do you choose in Florida but key lime pie? You never can get enough of it and it's always good.

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TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Dear Taylor B,

Thank you for you recent review of the Captiva House. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to tell us about your dining experience with us! We're humbled to hear how much you enjoyed our old Florida ambiance, historic roots, and menu selection. We've spent the summer rebuilding our menu and improving our service and decor. We're glad to hear it paid off. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Tween Waters Inn.

Thank you,
F&B Management

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a great fancy dinner with the hubby the night we went here, our friends took our daughter so we could celebrate our anniversary

Thank Danielle G
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TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Dear Danielle G,

Thank you for you recent kind words in regards to your dining experience with us at the Captiva House. We're honored you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us! It makes us happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We can't wait until your next visit!

Thank you,
F&B Management

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had dinner with a party of four last evening. Food and service was very good and the cost was not as high as I had expected. The small plates were quite sufficient following and appetizer.

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Thank rm03777
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TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Dear rm03777,

Thank you for your recent review of the Captiva House. We appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the quality of our food, service, and reasonable prices. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Thank you,
F&B Management

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast here a few times. Was, overall, satisfied with the selection. Good coffee, pastries, and fruit.

Thank Brandon B
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TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Brandon B,

Thank you for your recent review of the Captiva House. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast buffet. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your dining experience with us. We can't wait to see you on your next visit to Captiva.

Thank you,
F&B Management

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Small restaurant
Omelets are good and so are mimosa
Stay somewhere other than the tween waters
breakfast is good

Thank Doreen R
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TWIFandBManagement, Manager at Captiva House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Dear Doreen R,

Thank you for your recent review of the Captiva House restaurant. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our omelets and mimosas! Warm and friendly are two of our key core values and everyday we strive to make our guest's dining experiences memorable. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Thank you,
F&B Management

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