Captiva Restaurants

Green Flash

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The Green Flash, finest of waterfront Captiva restaurants. Purchased in 1994 from the Wiles family, The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmy’s Nook. In 1950, T.M. 

Wiles, henceforth known as Timmy, opened the local watering hole. “The Nook”, as it became known, was a renowned gathering place frequented by natives and tourists alike, and is legendary as a Captiva landmark. For over 40 years, Timmy’s Nook graced the property where The Green Flash now stands.  


Nice all around restaurant - one of our favorites! We usually try to go when at our Captiva vacation rental. Mango Daiquiris a specialty. Favorites of ours: Grouper, Seafood
Sampler, Pork Wellington, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. Great Potato Au
Gratin side dish! 

Green Flash website

Doc Fords

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This is their newest location opened in August of 2013 at the front entrance to beautiful South Seas Resort.  They offer live music, outdoor seating, and you do not have to be a guest of the resort to come on in and enjoy the fabulous food in traditional Doc Ford’s style!  When you are at your Captiva vacation rental you may want to try this option of the Captiva restaurants - it's one of our favorites!

Doc Ford's Captiva website

Mucky Duck

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Located deep in the heart of downtown Captiva, where the sun sets nightly.
The beer is always cold, the menu specializes in the delicacies and fresh seafood, and the sunsets are always breathtaking. 


This is famous of Captiva restaurants.  When you are at your vacation rental you may want to try it.


Great place to go for a cocktail at sunset when on your Captiva vacation!

Mucky Duck Website

RC Otters

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Award-winning RC Otter’s Island Eats is a place for the whole family! Located in the Heart of Old Captiva Village with lovely shopping and dining, you can enjoy live music daily with dining inside and outside. This is one of our favorite Captiva restaurants.  We usually try to go when at our Captiva vacation rental.


It is casual, good for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Usually
they have an outdoor guitarist/singer, with Jimmy Buffet style music.
Good Black Beans and Rice, Crab Cakes, and "Cheeseburgers In Paradise." Try the Grouper
Rueben – they have it 2 ways grilled or crunchy! Grouper Tacos and Linguini with Shrimp are also favorites. Good Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Cake for dessert. 

RC Otters Website

Keylime Bistro

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Discover the award-winning Keylime Bistro situated in the middle of the Historic Captiva Island Inn Village. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; with a wide array of dishes sure to please the most discerning palates. 


This is one of our guests' favorites!  We like it, too.  The grilled chicken club sandwich, and the grilled vegetable sandwiches are good for lunch.  They offer brunch until the afternoon so that is a nice options for those interested in breakfast items.  This is one of our favorite brunch place of the Captiva restaurants.  We usually try to go when at our Captiva vacation rental.

Keylime Bistro Website

Sunshine Seafood

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Sunshine Seafood Café and Wine Bar of Captiva was voted 1st Place in Gulfshore Life Magazine as the “Best Kept Secret.”   When you are at your Captiva vacation rental you may want to try this option of the Captiva restaurants.  It is a casual and lovely cafe specializing in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. Offering your choice of dining inside or outside and children are welcome, too!

Sunshine Seafood Website

Latte Da

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Featuring Queenies Homemade Ice Cream and Seattle’s Best Coffee. At Latté Da you can purchase any of the logo shirts, hats and other signature items from Keylime Bistro, Cantina Captiva, RC Otter’s and more. When on your Captiva vacation you should try Queenie's ice cream either at one of the Captiva restaurants or bring it home to your vacation rental.

Latte Da Website

Cantina Captiva

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Enjoy a spicy and unique atmosphere while savoring the fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine at Cantina Captiva. When you are at your Captiva vacation rental you may want to try this option of the Captiva restaurants.

Cantina Captiva Website

Starbucks

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Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.


It is located in Chadwicks Square across from the entrance to South Seas Resort.  When you are at your Captiva vacation rental you may want to try this option of the Captiva restaurants for a coffee and snack.

Bubble Room

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It has very unusual decor.  Pricey but worth a visit for lunch or
dessert.  A must see!  We haven't been there in a while, but understand from recent guests that the menu and food have improved.enjoyed it. When you are at your Captiva vacation rental you may want to try this option of the Captiva restaurants.


They are know for the decor and desserts...try the Red Velvet Cake or Orange Crunch Cake!!

Bubble Room Website

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Captiva Vacations In Paradise

(941) 677-3745