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“Nice view”
Review of Green Flash

Green Flash
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were staying on Sanibel for a long weekend and drove all the way out to the Green Flash specifically because they were the only restaurant website in the area we found that said they had stone crabs. The drive through Captiva was very nice and the restaurant was easy to find - when you come around a bend, you are looking right at the side of the building with the huge logo on the side. We stopped for lunch. First, the view is very nice - the seating is tiered so even if you don't sit right at the windows (we didn't), you are up high enough to still have a great view. Our waiter was prompt and nice enough, but we were sad to learn that the stone crab was gone. I should have thought about it more since it was a Sunday and they likely hadn't gotten a new shipment that weekend. Two in our party ordered the fish tacos - overflowing with two types of fish (tilapia and grouper). The chips and salsa on the side seemed to just be out of the bag/jar. I had the Green Flash sandwich - served panini style, with meats and cheeses on a foccacia bread, pressed. It came with cole slaw and potato chips. It was good, but nothing memorable. Overall, it was good for a simple lunch. The price was right and the view was relaxing. Not sure I'd plan a return visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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13 reviews
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“Amazing waterfront dining!”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Service was impeccable and the food was excellent! Highly recommend for your visit to Captivia! Highly above expectations!

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Manchester
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“Wonderful view of Captiva Sound!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday, not crowded at all, many customers were coming and going on their boats. There was outdoor seating but we chose to stay inside.

Menu was good, we both had Panini's, one veggie, the other with ham and cheese, both were well done, very flavorful and crispy. Service was efficient and we found it to be a relaxing experience.

We were told that sometimes manatee come up to the docks located in the back, not so lucky on our visit but will go back, plenty parking for lunch, but imagine it could get more crowded at dinner time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Parrish, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Four of us (two couples) had dinner at the Green Flash and were pleasantly surprised. We were originally headed for another restaurant but the wait was very long and we really didn't want to wait. None of us had read much about the Green Flash but we wanted to try some place new so we gave it a try. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“My favorite in Captiva”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The Green Flash is simply my favorite place to eat on Captiva Island. I usually try to hit it twice a visit. The shrimp bisque may be one of the best things I've ever eaten. The hot flash shrimp appetizer is amazing and is enough for a meal when paired with the bisque. The crunchy grouper is a must of the regular items, and choose the homemade spatzil. If, and I mean IF you are fortunate enough to be there when triple tail is on the menu....get it!!! Unbelievable!

  • Visited June 2013
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