May 15 marked the grand opening and maiden voyage of new The Shipyard restaurant, located adjacent to the Old Captiva House at the ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. Over a year and one hurricane in the making, it is the first of two destination restaurants the resort will open in 2023.

Imagined by Co-Executive chefs, the menu is an array of appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches and tacos, as well as land and sea entrees. Complementing the cuisine is a libations menu, complete with signature cocktails and a private label Shipyard-branded whiskey, plus Captiva Blonde on tap — the official beer of the Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts.

The Shipyard’s decor draws from Captiva and Sanibel’s nautical history and Gulf-front location. The theme is a tribute to the bygone days of Florida’s fishing and boating legacy. Atop it, the coming soon Crow’s Nest Steakhouse will provide a vantage point to witness the sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

“I’m amazed at the outstanding performance and professionalism of our many teams to make The Shipyard restaurant a reality, given what we’ve all been through since the end of September,” SCBR President and Chief Executive Officer Doug Babcock said. “‘Tween Waters remains, even after seven months, the only full-service resort on the islands, and the fact that we’re evolving our offerings to provide even better guest experiences makes me very, very proud.”

The restaurant is serving: breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., lite bites from 2 to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The public is welcome as reservations are not required. View the Shipyard and its tasty menus here.