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Seafood Paradise — The Best Seafood Restaurant on Captiva

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For those that love a meal from the sea, Old Captiva House has a dream seafood menu full of flavor just for you. Whether you choose scallops, shrimp, fish and lobster, or options from the full sushi menu, you’ll be swimming in a seafood glory with these options:

  • Ahi Tuna: asian seared ahi tuna with a wasabi potato spring roll, baby bok choy, and caramelized mushrooms drizzled with citrus soy vinaigrette
  • Lobster and Crab Crusted Scallops: Lobster and crab crusted scallops with coconut rice, vegetable medley, and citrus butter sauce
  • Chilean Seabass: Chilean seabass with creamy polenta, vegetable medley, and citrus butter sauce
  • Cioppino: Fisherman’s Stew with clams, mussels, shrimps, scallops, calamari, gulf grouper, roasted tomato seafood broth, and a saffron risotto cake
  • Branzino: Branzino with quinoa and Argentine red shrimp stir fry, crisp Asian vegetables, cremini mushrooms, edamame, and pink guava vinaigrette
  • Blackened Snapper: Blackened snapper with chef’s own watermelon cucumber salad, roasted corn polenta, and a citrus butter sauce
  • Jumbo Prawns: Pan seared jumbo prawns with Maine lobster risotto, asparagus, Key lime butter sauce
  • Grouper: Grouper with basmati rice, julienned vegetables, asparagus tips, and mushrooms topped with a tropical lump crab salsa and citrus butter sauce
  • Jumbo Prawn Pasta: Sautéed prawns with baby heirloom tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cremini mushrooms, and black fettucine tossed in a white wine garlic butter sauce
  • Twin Tails: Six ounce cold water lobster tails, served with drawn butter, vegetable medley, and parsley red potatoes
  • House Smoked Salmon Pasta: House smoked salmon in a creamy sauce with a dollop of whole grain mustard, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, green peas and prosciutto tossed with Farfalle Pasta

Plus enjoy starters like blue crab bisque, baked lobster risotto, lobster crab cake, roasted shrimp, crusted scallops and lobster ravioli. Add scallops, shrimp, or lobster to ANY dish to take it to the next level of seafood-loving-paradise.

 

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Captiva Island

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Picture this: A candlelit table, set against the backdrop of dusk as the sun has set. Music drifting between romantic tables inside a historic 100+-year old building. A table set for two. Special delectable entrees designed by the executive chef himself. A bottle of wine between the two of you. And something sweet to share at the end. Yum.

Old Captiva House loves love, and the experts will tell you, there’s no better place to celebrate it than on Captiva Island.

Start your night out by paying respect to the sunset, sitting on the brick porch entrance to Old Captiva House. Then join us inside for the real treats!

This year, choose from two executive chef-selected menu items. A Valentine’s Day favorite, the lobster and crab stuffed, cold water lobster tail is served with a beet risotto cake, white asparagus and citrus butter sauce. Another great choice, the filet of beef is panned seared and top with king crab meat, served on a port demi and bearnaise sauce with Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes and sautéed julienne vegetables with mushrooms. Not in the mood for surf or turf? The outstanding traditional menu is also still available.

Valentine’s Day fills up fast, so if you and your sweetheart want to soak in the romance this year, you’ll want to make your reservations soon. For convenience, Old Captiva accepts reservations online through OpenTable or via phone by called 239.472.5161 x 421 between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30PM.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so make a weekend of it, and join us at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. Reservations are still available for a romantic weekend getaway, including on-site dining at Old Captiva House. Tween-waters.com

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The Perfect Gift: Gift Cards for Everyone

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‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to celebrate than with a gift to your favorite restaurants in Southwest Florida — Old Captiva House and Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille. Get on Santa’s good side, and give the gift of delicious food and fun entertainment, with a gift card to these great restaurants located at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort on Captiva Island.

Gift cards can be purchased online or in person to both Crow’s Nest and Old Captiva House. Online, visit https://tween-waters.com/product/tween-waters-island-resort-spa-dining-gift-card/ or in person, visit the front desk of ‘Tween Waters, or the hostess stands at either restaurant.

Gift cards can be used on any food and beverage purchase at either restaurant, and never expire. Online, you’ll find the cards sold in increments of $50 or in person at any amount.

If you’re on Santa’s nice list, the holidays are a great time to treat yourself or a loved one, and indulge in a special treat. Celebrate a special occasion including anniversaries, birthdays and retirements, or simply make your special occasion a trip to the Crow’s Nest or Old Captiva House.

While you’re here, diners enjoy the newly renovated Old Captiva House, and live entertainment at the Crow’s Nest including live music and the infamous Captiva Crab Races. Feast on favorites like the shrimp tacos, island grouper or ahi tuna.

And if you’re on Santa’s naughty list? Indulge anyway. There’s always next year to get on the nice list.

Old Captiva House 2019 Thanksgiving Menu

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‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is steeped in tradition, and what could be more quintessential than the traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Held at both Crow’s Nest and Old Captiva House, each on-site property offers a unique and delectable menu with a variety of offerings.

At Old Captiva House, start the experience with Cold Displays including pasta and green salads. You’ll want to leave room for a huge seafood display which includes shrimp two ways, clams, scallops, mussel salad, salmon platter, smoked fish dip, crab dip and even sushi!

If you’re a land-food-lover, you’ll appreciate the buffet and carving station which offers traditional offerings like pork tenderloin, butternut squash bisque, candied yams, roasted turkey, prime rib, roasted ham and salmon wellington. Top off the day assorted homemade desserts.

The thanksgiving buffet at Old Captiva House is by reservation only and fills up fast! Make reservations online at Open Table or call between the hours of 4PM and 9:30PM at 239-472-5161 extension 421. Enjoy the buffet 2PM to 8PM for just $59 per person. Children 10 and under enjoy the buffet for just $19.95.

Whether you are a local looking to avoid cooking a huge meal, or a guest looking to still enjoy a traditional (and exceptional) Thanksgiving meal, locals and guests alike look forward to this tasty traditional at Old Captiva House. Join us today.

See the full menu here.

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Gluten-Free Dining at Old Captiva House

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Dietary restrictions are becoming increasingly frequent and restaurants have adapted to those restrictions in efforts to make dining at a restaurant a more inclusive experience, and Old Captiva House has been leading the way on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Gluten-free dining is a challenge for those who suffer from Celiac disease or similar issues, and often restaurants can’t or don’t cater to all food sensitivities. At Old Captiva House, diners choose from a variety of gluten-free options.

Start the night off with Roasted Shrimp and Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cocktail with classic cocktail sauce, or enjoy Pan Seared Sea Scallops with watermelon cucumber salad and white balsamic reduction. Both are seafood options, so if you’re looking for something fresh without the sea, start with a Grilled Caprese salad, including grilled beef steak tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula, basil pesto and lemon infused white balsamic; or the classic wedge, which includes sugar cured bacon, baby heirloom tomatoes, red onions and a Catalina blue cheese dressing. Both are priced at only $10 and will start off any gluten-free menu perfectly.

Moving to entrees, diners choose from a variety of options from the land and sea. Island seafood favorites include the Grouper, Chilean Seabass or Blackened Snapper. For land-lovers, there’s a Slow Roasted Half Duck, Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Chops, Filet, or Vegan Delight (including pan seared vegetables and coconut jasmine rice). Ad lobster, scallops or shrimp to any of these options as well.

Whatever your dietary restrictions, be it a special diet, vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free, Old Captiva House is catering to guests to help them get the most out of their dining experience.

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A New Dinner Menu for Old Captiva House

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With a new interior of the restaurant Old Captiva House and a state-of-the-art kitchen comes an exciting new menu, boasting delicious flavors and local favorites that will have your mouth watering.

It’s no secret that Old Captiva House is the only sushi restaurant on Captiva Island, and due to the unique structure, not only can you enjoy Sushi at Old Captiva House, but you can enjoy some of the best sushi in Southwest Florida. Our favorites include some of the specialty rolls, including our signature Captiva Roll: a spicy tuna, cucumber and crab roll with spicy mayo and eel sauce; and the Florida Roll: a lobster, scallion, tobiko and asparagus roll wrapped in soy paper.

The traditional menu also boasts some seafood favorites, starting with Parmesan Panko Crusted Scallops, Roasted Shrimp and Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cocktail, and a local favorite, the Blue Crab Bisque. Starting plates range from $12 to $19, and are often shared or utilized as “small plate” entrees.

For the plant-lovers, dine on a traditional House Salad which is also vegan, or Wedge Sala, which is gluten free, or delight in the more complex Grilled Caprese Salad (also gluten free), Knife and Fork Caesar, or Arugula and Baby Heirloom Salad. The Arugula and Baby Heirloom features Belgian endive, smoked bleu cheese, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a lemon infused white balsamic.

Sticking with gluten-free entrée options, guests enjoy Blackened Snapper, Duck, Chilean Seabass Filet and a Vegan Delight. Vegans also enjoy Braised Veggies as an option as well. The Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Chops laid over roasted garlic parmesan smashed potatoes, vegetable medley and honey ginger demi are sure to delight any gluten-free diner, while the Grouper with basmati rice, julienned vegetables, asparagus tips, and mushrooms topped with a tropical lump crab salsa and citrus butter sauce is another way to indulge with dietary restrictions.

Other favorites include the Tuna, Jumbo Prawn Pasta, Cioppino (Fisherman’s Stew) and Lobster and Crab Crusted Scallops. For an extra special evening, add a lobster tail, scallops or shrimp to any of these dishes.

Whether it is food from the land or sea, vegan or gluten-free, you’ll love what Old Captiva House has cooking up for your next trip to Captiva. From special occasion to every night occasion, come visit us and our new digs tonight! Get the full menu here. 

Old Captiva House Breakfast Menu — A Fresh New Look on the Morning

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Change can be hard to swallow. But when we’re talking about something as delicious as this, it’s not so bad.

Starting last year, The Old Captiva House decided to let guests have more options removing the free breakfast buffet and changing to an a la carte new breakfast menu. This gives guests the liberty to get whatever they want from The Old Captiva House’s breakfast menu. No more worrying about your favorite dish being out. No more hurrying in the morning to get the freshest plate you can get. No more excuses from picky eaters that might be on vacation with you (KIDS). And the best part, no more paying for a breakfast in your room price that you might not have redeemed.

With this change of direction comes an entire new menu with a little bit of something for everyone. If you’re looking for drinks, our freshly roasted coffee, espresso or even the double espresso will definitely jumpstart your morning. If you’re looking for a beverage that come with a small snack, our Bloody Mary’s are Captiva famous just for that. Or if you’re looking to keep the tropical vibe, why not go with some freshly squeezed Florida orange juice or a mimosa.

As for the food, there’s plenty of options for just about anyone. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your diet has to as well. The Old Captiva House has an ample number of dishes that will satisfy any guest who is health conscientious. The fruit and granola bowl or a bowl of yogurt are the staples of keeping it nutritious. Or, if you’re looking to keep it light in the morning, a fresh bagel with cream cheese or a bowl of oatmeal should do just the trick. But if you’re looking to keep it relatively healthy while getting your money’s worth, try out our veggie omelet – three eggs with zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, red onions, fresh mushrooms and feta cheese.

On the other hand, you are on vacation so you might as well go all in. What better way to do that than order up a sweet dish like our daily pastry or muffin? Or, straight from the griddle and perfect for the kiddo, The Old Captiva House offers up some mouthwatering grand mariner French toast or buttermilk pancakes. If you like meat with your breakfast, the steak and eggs with cheesy grits is a must order. Either that or, if you prefer it in sandwich form, cheddar bagel steak and eggs sandwich will do just the trick.

If you’re looking for a slice of local flavor in a dish, The Old Captiva House has many signature dishes to offer up as well. Try the OCH Omelet, three eggs with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, ham, peppers, tomatoes, fresh mushrooms and onions. The Captiva House Hash definitely screams Southwest Florida with two eggs cooked anyway you like, on top of shrimp sausage and three colored potato hash and hollandaise. If neither of those sound like your thing, the Lobster Benedict is a great choice with a toasted English muffin, cold water Maine lobster meat, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and potatoes.

With these many options, order what you want and when you want it. After all, you are in paradise.