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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-6200
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ordered all of the appetizers. Each one was amazing! I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Captiva.

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Thank Ashley F
Lexington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the fish sandwich of the day (Grouper) and is still talking about how good it was...very, very good. I had the chicken club sandwich- it was only fair. The chicken had gristle running thru it. In the restaurant's defense, it was not visible to the eye. But the key lime pie was the cherry on top of... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed. Both entrees were overpriced and not good no more visits here. The staff was very nice

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Thank Carol R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our vacation. The food was the best of all of the places we ate at during our stay. However the service was the worst. I dont think we will go back.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting outside on the front porch of a small restaurant and eating seafood on a warm evening - does it get better? The service was attentive, friendly and personal. The menu featured several fish dishes, only one was local; however both of the daily specials were local. The salads were fresh and crisp. I had the special - seafood pasta... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunched with a girl friend almost on the very end of Captiva. Checked this place out online before going and it did not disappoint. Had the mussels app. Best I have ever had. Plenty of mussels in a delicious sauce served with very good home made bread to sop up that sauce. Friend had the seafood salad sandwich and I... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times over the years and it's always outstanding. Good wine selection, the paiella is not to be missed. Their dessert menu is stellar as well. We've never had anything other than first rate service. On this trip we brought another family there who have been to Captiva but never had eaten at Sunshine. They came away... More 

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Thank Flipwils
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deceptively casual. The food is first class. The red snapper in a caper sauce was fresh, delicate and delicious. The seafood paella was equally fabulous. Will dine there again this trip.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are a seasoned paella diner, this menu item will surely disappoint you. At best It is of "entry level" quality, lacking in depth and ingredients. It is aimed, I think, to catch the novice eye of the revolving tourist base on the island. Atmosphere was pleasant, service was spotty.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the island with friends and were looking for a place to grab lunch before visiting Ding Darling. Our friends remembered eating there years ago so we went. It was really quite good. It is a limited menu but what they do, they do well. We shared the mussels which were excellent. We also had a club sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
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: 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?