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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is our second visit of this restaurant in 3 years. Still cranking out awesome food out of the little kitchen, paella was outstanding and my wifes grouper was a winner too.

2 Thank OhioDanny
Cincinnati, OH
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My wife and I checked out places to eat while we were staying in Captiva from TripAdvisor. Sunshine Seafood Cafe was by far the best seafood we had on our visit. It doesn't look like much on the outside and I wasn't sure what to expect. We decided to sit outside because it was hot that day and the inside... More 

3 Thank folkloar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

During my I and my wife's recent trip to Sanibel, we ate twice at Sunshine Café. We have been eating at this restaurant for like 20-25 years. Every trip we make to Sanibel requires a couple of meals at Sunshine Café! We truly love their seafood gumbo. Now understand it is not your standard Louisiana Style Gumbo, but it is... More 

2 Thank James J
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Been going here for 20 years. It's glory days are in the past, but it's probably the best of a poor bunch on Captiva.

1 Thank Pian
Greater Cincinnati
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Fish was excellent, very fresh. Service was excellent. Outdoor patio was nice after sunset (not as hot). Key lime pie was the perfect way to end the meal. Definitely check this one out!

1 Thank NMP007
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is a lovely little spot for a relaxing lunch. We dined outside on the porch on a beautiful afternoon. Both our meals were wonderful as were the lovely wines. The service was top notch. It was a great way to take a little break from the kids and grandkids while staying for a week. We would definitely go back... More 

2 Thank lynnet998
Plymouth, Minnesota
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Food was excellent tasting. I had the sea bass and it was unlike any fish I had ever eaten, it was prepared very nicely but, it cost me 32.99, which in my opinion, is quite expensive for a family that is looking to have a nice seafood dinner. Overall, it tasted good but was very expensive, I would only... More 

Thank Daniel P
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Another great meal and enjoyable evening as seen to by Robin and Christina. Blackened Triple Tail stuffed with lobster and spinach was excellent.

Thank gencoljr
Tampa, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had a great meal here. The food was very good! It's a very small restaurant and most of the seating is outside, but overall it was a great experience.

Thank Tammy M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner with family. Outdoor seating is nice. The food was Ok and wine selection decent. Not a star but ok value for money.

1 Thank SingaporeThomasD

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?