RC Otter’s on Captiva Island

25 Aug

 RC Otter’s is a fun little joint in beautiful Captiva, Florida

We made our first family trip to Sanibel and Captiva Island over the weekend. Using Naples as our home base, we had a great time seeing the sights, shelling, swimming in the Gulf or hotel pool, and scoring some good eats. We grabbed lunch on Saturday at RC Otter’s Island Eats on Captiva. Nice little place — very colorful.

My two boys standing out front – and hungry!

We decided to sit outside on the shaded porch. Fans spun overhead — keeping us comfortable. I ordered the Cuban sandwich and it was expertly prepared. The meat (pork and ham) was tender and flavorful. The bread was just the desired crunchiness. The cheese was nice and gooey — just like it is supposed to be. Not too much mustard and the dill pickle slice was right in its proper place. Nicely done, folks.

The Cuban Sandwich was very good served with Sweet Potato fries

I substituted the standard side of black beans and rice with some sweet potato fries. I couldn’t decide if I was happy or not with the presentation. The fries were sliced into thick coin sized pieces, breaded and then deep fried. I guess they were OK, but I would prefer more tradition sweet potato fries minus the breading and the tropical mango dipping sauce. The sauce wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t a good match for the soft and rather dense sweet tater slabs.  

 We spotted this humorous sign on the wall as we entered Otter’s

Live music accompanies lunch on Saturdays

They offer live music at lunch each day and the gent playing the guitar was very talented. He picked out his own interpretations of tunes like Stormy, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, and Chitlins Con Carne. He seemed shocked when I walked up to him and named all the tunes he had just performed for us. That got a hearty laugh out of him. I handed him a couple bucks and thanked him for keeping us entertained. He was quite appreciative.

It’s pretty clear that Travis enjoyed his meal

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