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“Nice place”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

I knew this place was new before we got there. It is a really nice restaurant, with very friendly staff. The food was good, and the service was pleasant, but the waiter was very sporadic. Our drinks took ten minutes to show up, then the food didn't get to the table for at least a half hour after we ordered. It wasn't busy. The waiter was the only thing I was disappointed with.

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Northfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed on Captiva over the week of April 20th for Spring Break. We could not say enough about the island. We were told that the new Doc Ford's on Captiva was great. So we tried it one evening with our family. We all loved it, would highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Rockton, Illinois
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“Great Restaurant and Staff!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

After a morning on the beach at Captiva, we went to Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva. What a great experience. Our waitress was Judi and she was fantastic. She seated us an immediately got us water with lemon. Obviously she knew we had come from the beach and the temperatures were very warm. The food was excellent. My wife had one of the best salads she has ever tasted. It was a special that day and had deep green lettuce, mango, strawberries, pecans and was topped with a filet of lightly pecan crusted Basa fish. I had the Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich and I can see why it was voted as the best fish sandwich. As we were leaving, Judi handed us water to go! The hostess was very friendly as well. Judi is definitely an asset to Doc's. We would highly recommend this restaurant and we would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Visited May 2014
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Stratford, Canada
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“Great place”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This restaurant is much bigger than you can tell from the outside. It must get jumping when it is full. We were there for lunch and it was not too busy. Terrific selection on the menue with reasonable pricing. Atmosphere was great with terrific service. What more could you ask for.

Visited April 2014
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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“Great service super food”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great to see Doc Ford's now open on Captiva, we arrived at 7pm to a great reception, and we were then shown to our table for 4 outside on the terrace. We all enjoyed the ambiance and convivial nature of the restaurant.
There were many options to choose from, fish cakes and fish fingers were the choice for the boys for a starter, followed by a super shrimp pranko, half a chicken, and a paella which was pronounced as excellent.

We al thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this new venue and as regular annual visitors to the islands we will be sure to come back, it was a great evening and a lovely atmosphere has been created.

A special shout out to Shelby our designated waitress.

  • Visited May 2014
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