Phone +1 239-395-4000
11509 Andy Rosse Lane
Captiva FL 33924
Sandra Stilwell, owner of Stilwell Enterprises, is pleased to announce that Keylime Bistro has won the coveted Wine Spectator Award for the 10th year in a row.
Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator Award for lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Typically, these lists offer at least 90 selections.
To qualify for an award, the list must present complete, accurate wine information. It must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass. Complete producer names and correct spellings are mandatory, while the overall presentation and appearance of the list is also taken into consideration. After meeting these basic requirements, wine lists are judged. Stop by Keylime Bistro today and try some of our wonderful wines.
A search for the area’s best Key lime pie turns up delicious results from up and down the Southwest Florida coast.
Should you ever find yourself having to sample a dozen or so of the area’s top Key lime pies in about 48 hours, I recommend you get a boat. The hunt for Southwest Florida’s best Key lime pie took me from the shores of St. James City to Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Beach and Naples. I logged a lot of miles, a lot of mediocre iPhone pictures, and some amazing slices of pie. And I have you to thank for it. A call for Key lime pie nominations on Twitter, Facebook and good old-fashioned email returned 182 votes for 34 different restaurants. I visited the top 10 vote recipients (plus a few personal favorites) and, as I’ve said before, you guys have good taste. There were no flimsy, neon-green boxed pies in this lot. No Pillsbury crusts. No non-dairy whipped topping. Each of the pies I sampled tasted of real Key limes, and each balanced sweetness and creaminess with that clean, refreshing tang that makes this dessert so special. My top five picks certainly earned it, but any of these places are worth a visit, whether or not you have a boat. ...
THE WINNER 1. KEYLIME BISTRO
When you put Keylime in your name, you better make a darn good Key lime pie. And whether you crave thick and custardy or airy and light, Keylime Bistro has you covered – delectably so. The restaurant serves a tangy-sweet, two-layer pie with a rich, creamy base draped in an ethereal topping that hints of cream cheese and vanilla. A thin graham-cracker crust holds everything together atop a pool of creamy sauce swirled with touches of red and green. You don’t mean to eat the whole thing, but, in the twist of a Key lime, it’s gone.
“Another great visit to the Keylime Bistro! We love this place!”
This restaurant is wonderful! It is pet friendly, the food is great, the live music is great, the service is great. What's not to love? Every time we visit Captiva, we stop in and have breakfast and/or lunch at least once or twice. The restaurant is always clean and it's not so busy that we have to wait to be seated outside. There are large fans outside to help keep it cool, and combined with the umbrellas and awning, it stays comfortable.
I've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ALL GREAT. Having said that, my favorite experience was a year ago when I went out for a walk by myself and decided I was hungry. Now you might ask, "why did you stop for breakfast at a place named after a pie." Well I forget. But the important thing is it may have been my favorite breakfast in the last 243 years. So I exaggerate. But I got Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and the hash was made from scratch and it would have made my grandmother envious. Give this place a try. You are cheating yourself and your friends if you don't.
“Excellent breakfast and dinner”
Ate here twice during a recent visit to Captiva, neither time was a disappointment. The portions were generous and the prices were budget friendly. The service during both visits was professional and attentive. Keylime pie is a must.