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“Great food and service”

Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Wine Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$33
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very personable service, clearly a great chef who knows his clients and ingredients, of course recommend the paella. Towers over other restaurants in the vicinity.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We wandered into Sunshine Seafood while down on Captiva on vacation, and it was a wonderful surprise. It is a small seafood restaurant and wine bar, with four tables inside (as well as bar seating), and a few outside tables, but the food was fabulous and in fact was one of the best deals as far as restaurant quality/value that we have found down in Captiva. Their wine list is quite varied and reasonably priced, and the menu is incredibly priced for the quality of the food. I would highly recommend the scallop appetizer, and the gumbo soup was fantastic. They have a good mix of seafood and non seafood entrees, and they all appeared quite large. The service was efficient and well paced, and Dennis did not steer us wrong as far as recommendations were concerned. We were too full for dessert, but the dessert list had a large number of options.

I don't know that we have had a better meal on Captiva, and over the years we have had the opportunity to eat at a number of establishments here. It was definitely better than the more well known restaurant down the street (I'm looking at you, Bubble Room), and less expensive.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Finnroxie
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I wanted a night out leaving the kids at home. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere cozy and the service was attentive. We enjoyed our meal so much we brought the whole clan (a party of 10 with 4 teenagers and 2 under 13) a few days later.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank tinamp313
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for our 10th anniversary, and smelled the delicious food from our nearby Daisy Cottage (Captiva Island Inn) all week. We are so glad we chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The waiter/owner was spectacular, and the food (gumbo, spinach salad, rack of lamb, snapper, and key lime pie) was beyond our already high expectations. The menu had so many great options, all made from scratch. Beautiful relaxing atmosphere. To say we were pleased is an understatement. Bravo!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank spetrie2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of 7 found this unpretentious restaurant last night, and enjoyed a delightful meal. Excellent dishes, great specials, hard to make dining decisions! Waiter was great, very helpful w the wine list etc. Music during dinner was fun too. Highly recommend. No full bar, and the banquettes were a little “slidey” but a great experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank karen f
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