Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Mucky Duck

Welcome to Captiva Island. Various evenings during our stay on the southernmost tip of Sanibel Island, we'd pile in the mini van and head due north about 30 minutes to the northernmost tip of Captiva Island.......to eat, drink and take in a sunset. These festivities went down at The Mucky Duck.Prime real estate sits this neighborhood establishment directly on the beach, complete with an outdoor seating area, live music and of course, a bar. Serving beer and wine only, they invented their own non-traditional Margarita ($5.50) made with agave white wine.
They certainly lack the punch of tequila, the wine provides a sweeter less harsh alternative.
But we loved them, especially for the mere $5.50 price tag!
The sunsets vary drastically from one night to the next. We were lucky our first one was so spectacular. This lead to photos shoots galore.I mean, how can you not?!Absolutely breathtaking. The other nights sunset proved less intense due to cloudy skies. Actually, there wasn't much of a sunset at all compared to what we got before! I appreciated the beauty of the sky and clouds all the same. Maybe the sun light wasn't as intense but certainly the clouds were breathtaking in their own right.
I mean really, does this look like the face of someone who is disappointed to you?After the first nights sunset we headed inside for dinner.
Adam and I ordered the Duck-a-Dillas ($7.50); after all, we're at a place with duck in the title! The appetizer plate only came with three quesadillas which were a little on the small side. I easily could have polished off two more! The tortillas themselves were nicely fried and crispy with tasty duck meat smothered in melted cheese and black beans.
For dinner we ordered the Seafood Platter ($25.50) consisting of Bar-b-que shrimp with bacon, peel 'n eat shrimp, a crab cake, breaded scallops, and the evenings fresh fish with cream dill sauce.

There was a ton of food, but overall the platter was a underwhelming. I've had fresher tasting seafood and flavor was more or less lacking. And I realized I dislike peel and eat shrimp.
Still, I look back on my time spent at The Mucky Duck fondly, despite not being overly excited about my entree of choice. Nothing beats a laid back beach vibe in a fun friendly atmosphere. You better believe I'd return in a heartbeat.
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13 comments:

MichellePC said...

Those sunset photos are gorgeous! Makes me want to take another vacation, stat. ;)

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Sanibel and Captiva are amazing places to kick back and unwind for sure. We go there often when we want to get away.

Fantastic photos. Really well done. However awesome those photos are, they pale in comparison to those cool yellow shades. Nice!

this free bird said...

Oh man. You've totally given me vacation fever. Your pictures are fantastic and it looks like such an incredibly relaxing time!!

xoxo,
carrie

Lizzy said...

the sunset pics are beautiful. So jealous of you and your tan!!!!! That duck dish looks fabulous too.

Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said...

Your colourful dress is gorgeous.. and your tan is too!

Juliana said...

Wow, lovely pictures...thank you so much for sharing such special pictures of your vacation :-)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh man I can't wait to get down there! And I am definitely ordering the Duck a Dillas, not only do I like the name, I am crazy for duck, one of my faves! I will just order 2 orders! XX!

Amber Blue Bird said...

5.50 for a wine margarita...I'll take it. Bummer about the food though

Corinne said...

Now that's a sunset!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

The most AMAZING sunset ever!! Have you been to The Bubble Room? It's right near there...crazy fun.

Simply Life said...

oh look at that gorgeous sunset! I'm so jealous!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The sunset looks simply gorgeous.

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh wow! What a stunning sunset!!!