Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a "Green Flash"?
    Here is a link to a great web site if you would like to learn more about the natural phenomenon called "green flash".
  2. Do you sell gift certificates? Yes, but they can not be ordered online. Please either come by the restaurant during normal business hours or call us at 239-472-3337.
  3. Do you take reservations? No, except for large parties wanting to rent the upstairs banquet room for special occasions. However, you may call the restaurant at 239-472-3337 and we will try to give you an idea of how busy it is likely to be when you intend to dine.
  4. What is upstairs?
    A banquet room with a balcony overlooking the back bay. It may be reserved by calling the restaurant at 239-472-3337.
  5. Whatever happened to Timmy's Nook?
    We used it as landfill (sorry, fans!)
  6. When did you open?
    December 8, 1995.
  7. What is over there?
    Buck Key (closer and to the right) and Pine Island (farther off in the distance).
  8. Where is the outside?
    Yes, people have actually asked this. "Outside" generally refers to the ground level dockside patio.
  9. Did you have damage from the hurricanes?
    Charley (8/13/04) destroyed our docks and caused water damage. See of few photos of the post-Charley destruction here.
  10. When do the dolphins, manatees and otters arrive?
    Unfortunately, there are no specific show times, so if you missed them today, you’ll just have to come back!
  11. What is the Green Flash drink?
    A piña colada topped with melon liqueur (all together, now... “mmmmm”).
  12. Can we have a window seat?
    All seats have a view!
  13. How far is it to the end of the island?
    It can all depend on how long you sat at the bar…
  14. What marker do you turn at to get here by boat?
    #38 - unless by canoe, in which case, just paddle a beeline from anywhere.
Banquet Room
The Banquet Room
Buck Key
Buck Key is over there
Pina Colata
Piña Colata

About Us

Atlantic Salmon Our Menus
Culinary delights! Browse our lunch and dinner menus.
» The Green Flash menu

Events in our private upstairs banquet room and off-site catering.
» more about banquets

Andreas BieriAbout the Owner
Chef and restaurateur, Andreas Bieri ... from the Swiss Alps to the beaches of Captiva
» About Andreas Bieri

What is a "Green Flash"

Restaurant Hours

Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm

Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Open Daily
(except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

Contact Info:
The Green Flash Waterfront Restaurant
15183 Captiva Drive
Post Office Box 128
Captiva Island, Florida 33924
(239) 472-3337
Sorry, but we do not accept reservations. For private parties in our banquet room upstairs, please contact us by telephone.

We offer gift certificates and a variety of souvenirs, including Green Flash polos, tees, tanks, caps, and numerous other clothing and gift items.

To place a telephone credit card order for gift certificates or souvenirs, please call us between the hours of 9-11am and 3-5pm EST.
Better yet, stop by and see us!

Customer Reviews

After a day of fishing or at the beach with the family and friends, you can pull right up to the dock ... The food is really good here and the service has always been great for us.
Not sure of a more boater-friendly restaurant or bar in all of Lee County Florida. They have it going on in here, food and cocktails are supreme. Personally, I am a giant fan ...
The Green Flash is nothing short of superb. With a splendid view of Pine Island Sound, one may watch the boats or even catch dolphins playing. Service is outstanding ...