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Staying SanCap Safe at Old Captiva House

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The safety of others is our most important goal right now, and here at Old Captiva House we want you to know we’re doing everything we can to ensure your safety.  

We want to stay connected with you and transparent with our approach to a healthy environment at this time. That’s why we’re staying SanCap Safe. Were committed to using industry-approved sanitation, hygiene and infection control practices to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors, residents and staff. 

What exactly goes into being SanCap Safe? Here’s the rundown:  

1.) Wash Hands Often
Washing your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds is essential. We’re making sure our staff is washing their hands consistently. We’re asking staff and guests to use hand sanitizer when possible as well.  

2.) Avoid Close Contact with Others
Our employees are practicing safe social distancing when needed. Were staying six feet apart from others, both indoors and outdoors, and we’re asking guests to practice this measure as well. Keeping a safe distance is especially important for those who are at a higher risk of becoming very sick.  

3.) Mask Up
Were requiring our employees to wear a mask both inside and outside wherever and whenever possible. Masks should cover both mouth and nose always. We encourage our guests to wear masks as well, only removing them to enjoy food and drink.  

Practicing the SanCap Safe measures, we believe our staff can provide a safe environment for guests to enjoy some of their favorite drinks, dishes and treats. Click here for more information on all the ways we’re staying safe. 

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Old Captiva House & Crow’s Nest Offer New, Nightly and Family Specials for Take Home Service

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Two of Captiva’s top-rated TripAdvisor restaurants — Old Captiva House and Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille, located at the legendary ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa — have announced a new menu of nightly Take Home dinner specials. Ordering is easy at 239.472.5161 (423), with pickup at a time convenient to you inside Crow’s Nest. You can view our Nightly Specials menu here. The specials are:

  • Mexican Monday: Beef or chicken soft taco with beans, rice and house-made guacamole ($13.95)
  • Prime Rib Tuesday: Served with mashed potatoes, veggie medley, horsey sauce and au jus ($26.00)
  • Wet Burrito Wednesday: “Sammy’s Chicken” with salsa verde, fresh pico de gallo, guacamole and Mexican rice ($15.95)
  • French Dip Thursday: Served with au jus and French fries ($13.95)
  • Fish Fry Friday: With French fries, cole slaw and house-made tartar ($16.95)
  • Shrimp Scampi Saturday: Served with garlic bread and a side chopped salad ($19.95)
  • Grilled Prime New York Sunday: Served with mashed potatoes, veggie medley and port wine demi ($24.00)

In addition, a new Family Style menu is being offered nightly of Fried Chicken, BBQ Ribs or Meatloaf — each with volume discounts for 4, 6 or 8 orders. Guests can also choose from their favorite selections of our limited Take Home menu you can view here.

Again, simply call 239.472.5161 (423) to place your order and designate your time of pickup inside Crow’s Nest. Our team is ready to delivery your order with recommended safety guidelines including cleansed new pens for each transaction, and on-site hand sanitizer.

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April Update: Old Captiva House Remains Open for Carry Out, and Coronavirus Policies

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This past weekend, Florida’s governor ordered all restaurants in the state be closed to foot traffic — while allowing carry out service to continue. At TripAdvisor’s number one Captiva Island restaurant — Old Captiva House — this policy and others are welcome opportunities to continue to bring you the finest dining experience in Southwest Florida.

Old Captiva House will be open for Take Home dinners only — from 3 PM to 8 PM — until further notice. Alcohol service is available only with food orders. View our Take Home menu here, as well as our Nightly and Family Specials menus here. Then call 239.472.5161 (423) to order, and pick up at a time convenient to you at Crow’s Nest.

In addition, guests should be aware of the following procedures that the restaurants of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts have enacted measures in compliance with OSHA 3990 Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. These include:

  • Continue to follow stringent health and safety regulations already in place at all restaurants.
  • Continue to follow stringent health and safety regulations requiring sinks, soap and paper towels placed every 15 feet in kitchen and bar service areas.
  • Service personnel have been advised to avoid physical contact (i.e., hand shaking), practice diligent hygiene and to remain home if they are feeling any cold or flu symptoms.

Chef Greg Nelson and his team are enthused to continuing wowing guests with Captiva Island’s top dining experience. Just visit our online menus, then call us at 239.472.5161 (423). Thank you.

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