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“Our Best Meal on the Island”

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We had dinner here on our first evening here and it was lovely. We learned about the connection to the author Randy Wayne White and the lore and even bought a book to enjoy on our trip. The food was top notch. We enjoyed it so much, after trying out other spots we decided to come back for another evening. We sat outside both times but there is also live entertainment inside.

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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We will see you again soon! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We went here early on the vacation and while we enjoyed it and the food and service was fine, it misses the island charm and it does not seem laid back... The location seems to be in an office park and you do not feel like an fun island restaurant you are looking for..

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and I just visited this place. The food was excellent, I had a spicy shrimp special as an app, and the mahi mahi as an entree. Compliments to the chef!

Our server was also very attentive and personable.

The atmosphere is modern.

My only suggestion, is being that this place is a "rum bar" as per its name, drinks made with "rum" should be of the utmost quality. I had two mojitos. First a mange mojitio, I would expected a homemade mango puree, not a mango rum, so that was a bit disappointing. The drink was not horrible, but like I said, this is a "rum bar," the mojiotos should have had sugar cane in it and a fresh puree flavor.

Other then that this place was great. I would definitely go here again.

Thank Christa L
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We will see you again soon! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Went for some apps and drinks with the hubby... the shrimp was so flavorful the fish fingers were great and the drinks good enough to order another! We went to the bar side and were joined by several families. Non pretentious and relaxing. It was a good experience. Would have gone back if we had more time on the island!

Thank FJScozz
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so happy you had a great time and enjoyed everything. We will see you again soon! Also remember to check out our other locations on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We went here for lunch and were not impressed. The gulf-shrimp flatbread wasn't crispy, the buffalo shrimp weren't cooked correctly (we ordered mild and got spicy), and the fish sandwich was nothing special either. This place beats a blank but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

Thank originalkeithb
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Doc F, Manager at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2014

I am sincerely sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. We take great pride in customer service and satisfaction. I can only hope that you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to inform us on what is going on, so that we can take the proper measures to resolve these issues. It's people like you that help us improve by providing your feedback.

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