Captiva Island is a popular vacation destination known for its stunning view of the Gulf Coast, its pearly white-sand beaches, and its many fun, family-friendly activities. The island draws vacationers from all over the world every year.
Because it’s a prime tourist destination, the island is home to quite a few stellar restaurants.
Our Three Favorite Restaurants on Captiva Island
Captiva and Sanibel restaurants are all worth a visit. It can be hard narrowing down your options. The islands are known for their delicious cuisine, packed with international flavors and seasonal, local ingredients. If you’re after a picturesque meal right on the ocean, there are a few excellent restaurants with ocean views. There are even a few restaurants that sit right on the beach itself! Here are three of our favorite places to grab a bite on Captiva.
The Mucky Duck
Overlooking the stunning beaches of Sanibel Island, The Mucky Duck is a friendly neighborhood pub with all of the comfort foods and tasty drinks you could wish for. The Mucky Duck specializes in creating generously sized seafood dishes out of impeccably fresh and local fish.
With plenty of outdoor seating available, you and your family will love spending a few hours sipping on your drinks and enjoying your meals while taking in the spectacular view. Menu highlights include the delectable fish and chips, the Oysters Romanoff, and the famous Duck Duck Shrimp. After dinner, walk down the pier straight onto the beach to welcome in the evening with your fellow diners! We recommend heading to The Mucky Duck in the early evening so that you and your family can see the breathtaking sunset from this prime viewing location.
While seafood is the standard fare in Captiva, if you’re hankering after some Italian dishes, Captiva Pizza has you covered. Choose whether you want to enjoy your pizza in the comfortable seating area in the restaurant or if you’d prefer to take your food home to enjoy on the balcony of your condo or even right on the beach as you take in the sunset. Captiva Pizza also offers free delivery on the weekends! Once you’ve tried this delicious cheesy pizza, you’ll definitely be coming back for more.
Key Lime Bistro
Key Lime Bistro offers the very best of Captiva Island dining. The Bistro is situated in the heart of the historic village. With its tiki huts and its fairy lights, this restaurant has an infectious beach atmosphere. The large outdoor seating area overlooking the water is perfect for enjoying a meal on a warm evening.
This must-try spot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a wide array of menu options, you’ll find something to suit everyone in your group. Be sure to try the Crab Cake Benedict for breakfast or the Steak Filets for dinner. After dinner, enjoy a stroll on the beach as the sun slips beyond the horizon, or stay at Key Lime until the wee hours to enjoy the daily live music and extensive bar.
Find Your New Home Away from Home with Schuldenfrei
If you’re still looking for the perfect place to call home while you’re staying in Florida, Schuldenfrei is here to help. Our huge selection of vacation homes has something for everyone. For families, we have properties with 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, and more. For couples, try one of our luxury condo suites overlooking the ocean. We can even help you find rentals that are suitable for pets and young children!
Our rentals are decked out with plenty of luxurious modern amenities. Here are just a few things you may find:
- Private heated pools
- High-speed WiFi
- Games rooms
- En-suite bedrooms
- Ocean views
- Furnished balconies
- And more!
With many years of experience working in the Sanibel real estate industry, we know how important it is that you feel comfortable, safe, and happy in your vacation rental. That’s why our dedicated team is always ready to go above and beyond to help you find your dream holiday home! Contact us today for more information on our vacation rentals and our various services.