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Barnacle Restaurant

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4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-1200
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chaska, Minnesota
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Barnacle Phils a couple times during our visit to the island. As noted in another review, it was busy around thanksgiving and was tough to get a table during peak time. That said despite the crazy busy day, the waitresses were doing their very best - though not all the folks who visit from the area may be... More 

Thank ConnorMN
Saint John, Indiana
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned our day of boating to stop with parents & kids. 6 total. Got there to eat to find out first come first serve. People were standing over tables "waiting" for others to finish. Very uncomfortable to do! 2 waitresses waiting on outdoor tables. Well we skipped lunch & made due with whatever snacks we had on the boat. Kids... More 

Thank raejai77
Bokeelia, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything I have had here is great really like the laid back fun atmosphere under the tiki hut for lunch a cool one (or so) the cobia grilled one of my favs gift shop upstairs & great ice cream if you desire great docking facilities & just a fun place to go with your friends , family guests they will... More 

1 Thank pantherkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fun for all! The children loved the ring toss, sandbox and bean bag game. Friendly atmosphere and wonderful key lime ice cream upstairs.

Thank Kathy T
Grand Cayman
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a great lunch here, with family and friends. The Shrimp, crab sandwiches are a must and the boys had black bean rice and fried shrimp basket. All served promptly with great service. We all enjoyed the ring game too! Would definitely return

Thank Easterholidays
Old Forge, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My son has to go to Barnacles everyday for ice cream when we are on the island. Great place to hang out for a drink and some good lunch. Stop by from you boat and enjoy the games and outdoor seating! Fun time always!

Thank Mom1995
Cape Coral, Florida
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292 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been going to this area for 8 years. and EVERY time we go by North Captiva we stop here. They bring the fish over fresh each day by boat from Pine Island and the outdoor picnic table scene is just fun. Give it a try.

Thank Peteo72
cape coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Limited places to eat and drink on the island. Barnacles has a good menu. Have a beer, skip the food, and go upstairs and have ice cream.

Thank saicu812
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The conch fritters were fantastic! The scallops and fish tacos were also really good, as were the sangrias! Cold beer. Our waiter, Shaun (dark hair and a beard), was incredible - very attentive, friendly and knowledgable about the menu and the area. Highly recommend that you request him when you go!

Thank Cathy L
Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I hate writing negative reviews but after my review from the past I cannot in good conscience not inform others that this is no longer the same restaurant it used to be. I still love the atmosphere and it could be because the turn over of food in the low season is less then in the high season. In the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Point House Trail, North Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  North Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1200
Barnacle's restaurant has a variety of dishes from seafood, burgers, pasta and our famous black beans and rice to our home made key lime pie. Our Ice cream shop carries only the best, Queenie's Ice Cream, home made ice cream made fresh with locally grown ingredients. If you're staying on the island for a while and want to bring your own boat, no problem. We offer dock rentals. Pine Island Sound has some of the best fishing in the world. Varieties you can look forward to include Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and Shark. People come from all over the world to fish our waters and the best fishing guides in Florida call it their home. We will help you arrange a charter either inshore or offshore during your vacation. Spend a half day or full day with one of our experienced guides. Our area is also the Tarpon Capital of the world. Barnacle's Kayak Rentals offer you access to the Caloosa Blueway and an up close in personal experience of local wildlife, including dolphins and manatees, in their natural, undisturbed habitat. Visit the secluded Florida state park beaches that are only accessible by boat. This island wildlife preservation is home to rare bobcats, Bald Eagles, sea turtles, gofer tortoises and many more creatures. North Captiva offers you an exclusive opportunity to explore these undeveloped state park beaches.

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