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Top 10 Places to Eat on Captiva Island

Added: Aug 03, 2022
Category: Island Info

Captiva Island is a dream vacation destination for many people. It has it all; sunny skies, tropical views, and an assortment of scrumptious dining options. If you’re looking for a food scene that’s to die for, you’ve come to the right place! Few leave hungry after their Captiva vacation has come to an end.


 

Whether you’re looking for something new to try or a special place to celebrate, we’ve got plenty of suggestions. We recommend starting out with this list of our top 10 places to eat on Captiva Island. Foodies, rejoice!

 

Top 10 Places to Eat on Captiva Island

 

1.      Old Captiva House

 

If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience in a calm, relaxing atmosphere, Old Captiva House is a must. The seafood is unbelievable, and they have everything from baked lobster risotto to Chilean seabass and prawns. It’s the perfect date night meal!

 

2.     The Green Flash Restaurant

 

The Green Flash has been a staple in Captiva for over 40 years, and it’s not difficult to see why. There’s nothing more relaxing than overlooking the Pine Island Sound while indulging in Oysters Rockefeller, pan-seared scallops, and other gourmet plates. For fine dining with beautiful views, there’s no better option in Captiva.

 

3.     Cantina Captiva

 

This festive, quirky spot is home to some of the best Mexican food on Captiva Island. Taking in the quirky atmosphere while enjoying delicious frozen mango margaritas and homemade guacamole will help you get the full experience. Did we mention that the walls are decorated with dollar bills from floor to ceiling?

 

4.      Mango’s Café & Grill

 

Mango’s is a casual café-style eatery on the North side of Captiva. This family-friendly establishment offers delicious sandwiches at affordable prices, and you can take a dip in the pool outback afterward! Don’t forget to try the homemade chips and “boat loaded fries!”

 

5.     The Boathouse

 

Next to Mango's, there's The Boathouse, a pricier option for foodies with refined tastes. In addition to their phenomenal calamari, they offer mouth-watering steak entrees, and their dishes are presented beautifully. There’s no better place to treat yourself.

 

6.      Over the Waterfront

 

Located on the northern end of Captiva, Over the Waterfront is one of Florida’s few restaurants that offers an on-the-water dining experience. Chow down on the sun deck and enjoy island-style cuisine like crab cakes and shrimp cocktails. You may even see some dolphins while you eat!

 

7.     Mainstay and Barnacles Bar

 

If you’re looking for places to eat on Captiva Island that are off-the-beaten-track, Mainstay is the spot for you. You’ll need a boat or water taxi to get here, but when you arrive, you’ll get to enjoy quintessential island cuisine and creamy ice cream cones. Their mountain-high loaded fries, Bloody Marys, and seafood tacos are also out of this world.

 

8.     RC Otter’s

 

Located in the heart of Captiva, RC Otter’s has everything you’ll need for an unforgettable meal out. Our favorite RC meal is the fried fish platter with a side of tropical coleslaw and a slice of carrot cake for dessert. We guarantee you will love the restaurant's colorful interior and vacation-friendly atmosphere.

 

9.     The Bubble Room

 

If you love kitschy décor, outlandish gift shops, and cocktails served in pineapples, you can’t miss the Bubble Room! This restaurant is one of the most beloved places to visit on Captiva Island. On top of the great food, you'll leave feeling like you had one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life!

 

10. The Mucky Duck Restaurant

 

There are very few places to eat on Captiva Island where you can enjoy your meal on a picnic table with your feet in the sand. The Mucky Duck is one of them. Here, the owners offer up island favorites like coconut shrimp, oysters, all-American burgers, and more. Plus, the live music and gorgeous views make this a great place to visit at sunset.

 

Book the Trip of a Lifetime with Kingfisher Vacations

 

Are you ready to book your Captiva Island vacation? Our experts at Kingfisher Vacations are here to assist you in finding the ideal home for your visit to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We have over 56 years of experience on the Island and can offer you the absolute best service given our vast knowledge of Sanibel Island's many offerings. If you’re looking for unique places to eat on Captiva Island, we’ve got you covered! Additionally, our gorgeous private properties have heated pools, hot tubs, stunning ocean views, delightfully bright décor, and boat docks. We provide you with everything you could ever want for your Captiva beach vacation.

 

Visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call today at 239-472-2100 to hear more about places to eat on Sanibel Island. 



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