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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-6200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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265 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate on the outside deck - not much of a view, but a pleasant experience nonetheless. My wife had a fish special, and found it very tasty. I had the pan fried chicken, which was moist and flavorful. The sides were also above-average. Good wine selection as well. Service was efficient and pleasant.

1 Thank SJEK
Newcastle, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unassuming little restaurant with most of the seats on the patio. My wife and I had the daily fish sandwich, we both had snapper. It was fresh and delicious. We shared a seafood gumbo that was very good. Service was great. I would highly recommend this location based on the one visit

1 Thank Marc B
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate her two nights and came for dessert on another night. Skip the other places and come here first. I had one of the best pieces of filet mignon here ever, it was cooked to perfection. Super thick piece cooked medium well. It cut like butter. Most places want to butterfly it and ruin it, not here pure perfection.... More 

2 Thank Sqwerl
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last night and our best dinner. A little rushed - but food was good and the atmosphere was great.

2 Thank gwenn7863
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 12, including 6 children, enjoyed a fantastic meal on the porch. Request your reservation early, as this is an intimate setting and spots fill up quickly. Our group are repeat visitors to Captiva and Sunshine, and it is consistently our favorite meal of the trip!

2 Thank Ramerian
Wayland, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific lunch on the porch at this quiet Captiva spot. Food was delicious and service was terrific. Try the goat cheese and scallops crostini - it won't disappoint! Everything was fresh and yummy!

2 Thank goirish89
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one of our best meals at the Sunshine Seafood Cafe. It's small, crowded and they kind of try to rush you out, but the food is food. We were there over spring break, so not sure if they always are rushing or it's because it was a busy week.

2 Thank NTN2014
Bethesda, MD
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice seafood dinner here with my wife. This is a small restaurant with most seating on an outside porch. Excellent personal service and good menu choices. Wine and beer only.

1 Thank Donald B
The Villages, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food this year as in the past and will give it the visit every year when we visit which it merits!

1 Thank Floridafiona
Annapolis, MD
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit while on vacation in Captiva for spring break in the last two years. Their recipes are fresh, unexpected, and delicious! Try the scallop, goat cheese, pesto, red pepper, crostini appetizer... the scallops melt in your mouth. The macadamia crusted sea bass with raspberry drizzle (a special tonight) was amazing. My husband finished his entree and... More 

2 Thank UpscaleTaste

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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Wilton, Maine
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?