Details for Barnacles Waterfront Dining

Barnacles Waterfront Dining

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 9 reviews

Address 4201 Point House Trl
Captiva, FL 33924


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Dockage for restaurant patrons. Formerly Barnacle Phills.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Approach only from the north. Pick up the coast line at the north tip of North Captiva Island. Then head south skirting the coast until you see the channel markers. You can carry only about 3 feet of water through the outer end of the channel. Once inside there is more water, about 4-5 feet. Be sure to stay within the markers, it is a tight shallow channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 3
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - YES

Additional info: During busy times there is a dockmaster to coordinate traffic, otherwise just find a spot.

Composite docks are very nice.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2012-12-08)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: They get their own bucket of ice water at the outside tables.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out









Yes - Good basic food.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Gift shop upstairs to the left. Ice cream upstairs to the right.


Reviews for Barnacles Waterfront Dining
Great food and atmosphere, 2015-12-21
Captain: , Kemah, TX (100)

Was here on a Sunday in november. Live acoustic music and fod was great. Actually anchored in 10' of water to the north of the channel in my Catalina 350 with 4-6 draft although no anchorage was marked. Wind was out of east so we were on a lee shore but it was good holding an we had 100' of chain out on 45# rocna. Ended up spending the night. The North Captiva Inn is up the cut out in the mangroves directly south and while it's private the bar is open.

Channel Well Marked, 2015-11-23
Captain: , Port Orange (27)

We were staying out at the Point House and had no problem navigating the channel. It's well marked and I did not see less than four feet. Barnacles black beans and rice are not to be missed. Cobia was the fish of the day, enough said. I had mine fried on a bun and was tasty. My wife had her's blackened and it was likewise delicious. The staff was friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend this awesome hideaway. Get there early, the kitchen closes at 17:00.

Worth the adventure getting in there, 2015-08-12
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (118)

Been here twice, and it's a fun trip. The entrance route to Safety Harbor is strange to say the least, winding around a sand spit and keeping the boat only 20 feet from shore is a trip. At a +1.5 tide we saw 4.5 feet minimum under our 37 foot power cat. Not many boats over 28 feet come in here, but we draw very little. The day docks at Barnacles are great, with room for dozens of boats. The restaurant is simple but fun. Don't expect fancy drinks when they barely have electricty out here on Noth Captiva. No cars, only golf carts.

Shallow channel, 2013-05-04
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (880)

If you can make it, it will be fun. Limited food but great grouper sandwich. Newer docks, but limited due to pelican population on the docks.

Great food, friendly folks, tough channel in, 2012-12-18
Captain: , Block Island, RI (954)

The restaurant is not to be missed. The food was great and the couple that owns it are fine folks. The rice and beans is good, but so is everything else on the menu. The channel in and out is tough, so watch it and make sure you are going in and out on a rising tide.

Good for lunch, but not overnight, 2012-12-07
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

$2/foot is a rip-off with no water, electricity, showers or bathrooms after the restaurant closes. Dock is free for lunch or dinner.

Best Black Beans and Rice, 2012-07-06
Captain: , MA and Southwest FL (538)

Been going here for years. Love the spot. Bring your pets, as they are welcome at the outdoor tables under the tent. They'll bring him/her their own bucket of ice water.

Food is OK, atmosphere is great. And yes, don't forget the ice cream upstairs served by the pirate.

Basic Fun Basic Food, 2011-11-28
Captain: , Four Seasons, MO (37)

Dock is swanky and plenty of room. Fried food, beans and rice! Nice employees, bring cash but there maybe an ATM working. Don't forget Icecream up stairs served by a Pirate.

Barnacle Phills, 2009-05-06
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (75)

Good restaurant, easy acess for small boat - 25 feet or less. maybe as little as 3 ft depth to acess. Get their beans and rice.

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