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Barnacle Restaurant

4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (48 reviews)
“beans and rice” (16 reviews)
“conch fritters” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
££ - £££
4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying on the island and stumbled upon this place. We were glad we did because the food was great. Two of us had the outstanding veggie burger, one had a traditional burger and one had a fish sandwich. All of us were pleased...More

Thank trooper912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited on a boat ride around the harbor and ended up here for late lunch. Mostly outdoor seating with a smaller place inside to eat with no hostess so you hover over tables to swoop in when they are done! it is popular...More

Thank stellatravels2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for when you're out boating and want to grab a bite and get off the boat for awhile. Mostly outdoor seating with a smaller place inside to eat. The only downsize is because it is popular seats fill up fast and...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barnacles is a fun casual place to eat lunch when you are boating. They were helpful to park our boat when we arrived. Seating is outside in shade or sun depending on what you prefer. The service and food are good. It is a little...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barnacle is a place you won't ever forget if you arrive by boat. It a well marked and very twisty channel into the harbor where you are greeted by an excellent system of docks for the restaurant. The dock master greets you, gets you tied...More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here multiple times during our visit. Laid back outdoor seating. Good food every time. The blackened chicken sandwich, fish tacos, and burgers are all great. Don’t forget to stop by the ice cream shop upstairs.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are only a few places on the island to eat out so expect this place to be busy pretty much all the time. That being said, our large party of 11 got seated in about 20 minutes on a busy Friday night. The food...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch there twice. I had ...a crabcake sandwich and coconut shrimp with a delicious sweet sauce..A+ for both!😁 There's a cute gift shop upstairs...reasonably priced...great ice cream too!! Fresh catch of the day was "Three tail fish"...everyone said it was scrumptious.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at 1:15 and ordered black beans, rice and chips and guacamole. Waiter first told us it would be 40 minutes but then said no he could get that much faster. He served right away and we were finished in 30 minutes. Beans...More

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Only had 3 nights on the island, which is not enough, and ate at Barnacle’s every night. Had the coconut shrimp the first night and I loved it so much I had it the second night! It does not disappoint! Third night I had to...More

Thank trish g
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Questions & Answers
8 March 2018|
Response from Deb S | Property representative |
Until Labor Day we are open seven days a week. Until at least mid-August, but likely until right after Labor Day, we will be open all or most nights. Thanks for asking and we look forward to seeing you.
Ellen F
16 April 2017|
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Response from Deb S | Property representative |
Approximately an hour each way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  North Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1200
  • E-mail
Barnacle's restaurant has a variety of dishes from seafood, burgers, pasta and our famous black beans and rice to our home made key lime pie. Our Ice cream shop carries only the best, Queenie's Ice Cream, home made ice cream made fresh with locally grown ingredients. If you're staying on the island for a while and want to bring your own boat, no problem. We offer dock rentals. Pine Island Sound has some of the best fishing in the world. Varieties you can look forward to include Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and Shark. People come from all over the world to fish our waters and the best fishing guides in Florida call it their home. We will help you arrange a charter either inshore or offshore during your vacation. Spend a half day or full day with one of our experienced guides. Our area is also the Tarpon Capital of the world. Barnacle's Kayak Rentals offer you access to the Caloosa Blueway and an up close in personal experience of local wildlife, including dolphins and manatees, in their natural, undisturbed habitat. Visit the secluded Florida state park beaches that are only accessible by boat. This island wildlife preservation is home to rare bobcats, Bald Eagles, sea turtles, gofer tortoises and many more creatures. North Captiva offers you an exclusive opportunity to explore these undeveloped state park beaches.
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