Capt. John's Seafood House - Calabash Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Capt. John's Seafood House

Seafood Restaurant in Calabash

Capt. John's Seafood House

Capt. John's Seafood House
Waterfront
Calabash
910-579-6011
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 58 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Capt. John's Seafood House

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-04-2014
Jackson, Tennessee

I went to this restaurant back in October 2013 and it was great! I had the scallops and my dad had the shrimp and the deviled crab. My mom had the shrimp. Food overall was good. We were there on an off time and there weren't any people there. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Myrtle Beach!
ref: 27230

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-29-2013
Kenna, West Virginia

This was our 2nd time here, my husband ordered stuffed flounder, and I had ordered sauteed scallops, which both were delicious, our waitress was excellent, the atmosphere was great, staff very helpful.
ref: 27076

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-25-2013
Burlington, North Carolina

We have wanted to try a seafood restaurant in Calabash for many years and decided to ride down from Myrtle Beach and find one. We didn't have a clue as to which one to try but wanted to have a view of the water. When we came to Captain John's - it fit our needs exactly. We immediately found the senior menu and picked out what we wanted. My husband got shrimp and deviled crab and I got flounder and deviled crab. Everything was delicious! We paid about the same here for a great seafood meal as we would have back home in Burlington, North Carolina. We now have our Calabash restaurant when we visit Myrtle Beach each year.
ref: 27069

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-24-2013
Dunbar, West Virginia

My family ate here last summer and we were so happy with it. My nephew has a form of autism so it's very hard to go places with him. Captain johns staff was very understanding and so nice. It made my made nephews day and he's already asking if we can eat "at that place on the water"!!! We never go out while on vacation because of the issues and responses we get from other people around us. Thank you so much"!!!
ref: 26647

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-05-2012
Greensboro, N

Have been going to eat at Capt. Tom's for about 25 years. Best food at the beach and consistently good. Great wait service and friendly management.
ref: 25927

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-19-2012
Charleston, West Virginia

My wife and I traveled here from WV. We liked the surroundings and the food was great.We had the seniors dinner and was well leased with the price too. The man who took our order was very good, and took good care of us. Some the reviews on here were bad, but would probably complain about their mother. To Capt. John's management keep up the good work! The review by an employee downgrading peoples review, only makes the company look bad. \R. G. Charleston wv
ref: 25829

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-06-2012
Charleston, West Virginia

This is a fantastic restaurant. The food and atmosphere were both great. I will go again and again. Anyone that would say otherwise is pathetic and I would not want them to be in the same restaurant with my family. Cannot wait to go again. Keep up the good work.
ref: 25740

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-27-2012
Hayesville, North Carolina

We were quickly seated, which was a nice surprise, since the restaurant up the road had a 75 minute wait! Of course, this also made us wary of what to expect. We were quicky greeted by a wonderful waiter, Erwin, who was very friendly and knowledgable. We ordered the chowder, it was very good. I had the flounder and my husband had the scallops. We both thought the food was excellent and our service was above average. Will definitely go back, I would certainly recommend. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and water view, although we opted for a booth, which was further from the windows. Thank you Capt. John's for a nice dinner!
ref: 25662

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-19-2012
Greensboro, North Carolina

Had 9 reviewers in my group today. Hush puppies were perfect and plentiful. I did have one voicing the opinion that the flounder was a little dry, and 2 that said it was only soso. The other 6 including myself gave them 5 stars across the board. Hot, fresh, and plentiful.
ref: 25605

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-19-2012
Telford, Tennessee

There were three of us from Tennessee for supper July 7 about 6pm. As we came into Calabash most of the restaurants had lines out the door. No line at Captain John's and we were seated right away. I had a Fuzzy Navel that didn't seem to have any alcohol. I had the senior fried oysters that were good. We all liked the hush puppies. My husband had fried shrimp and our daughter had a small lobster tail. Two hours later I threw up the Fuzzy Navel three times and lost all my supper. Was a horrible night. Evidently the oysters were bad. Our server was nice and tried to keep up but he had too many tables and too many people to serve.
ref: 25603

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-02-2012
Lake Waccamaw, NO

I've been to cap't johns many,many,many times out of the last 20 years.they have a beautiful view of the calabash river with docks that constantly have shrimp boats coming in to dock with their fresh catch for the day.they also have large fishing boats at their docks that you can either go out for 1/2 day or go to the gulf stream for a whole day.when you get back to the dock after your wonderful day of fishing,you can get your catch cleaned right there on the dock before ever leaving......wonderful! now as for the food everything i've ever had to eat there was absolutely excellent! once in a long while the hushpuppies aren't scalding hot, but if you will say something right then to your server they will straighten that out asap for you.....i read a review from someone that says 6 mins tops in a hot fryer......sir you have no clue as to what you are saying.....everything at cap't johns is cooked to order and that includes the hushpuppies! what most of us need to realize is that is a very large resturant,and our little table isn't the only one in there.....but never the less we are always treated as though we are just as important as all the rest and taken care of in that fashion!remember calabash style means lightly breaded,lightly fried and yes the small shrimp....i don't eat seafood in calabash anywhere but cap't johns and it might be to your advantage to return and try it again,you might be very surprised!.
ref: 25231

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-01-2012
Nmb, South Carolina

The batter used in which to fry the fish did not taste greasy. Everything we ate tasted fresh and home made. Our waitress, Jean, was really good. I was impressed with she remembered items we needed and the way she picked up on what we liked and we would need before we even asked.
ref: 25229

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-13-2012
Winchester, Virginia

Have always had excellent service, food and atmosphere. The owner and staff have always been pleasant and courteous. My husband and I always make a trip from Winchester VA he always wants to eat there.
ref: 25112

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-25-2012
Princeton, West Virginia

Our family stops at Captain John's every time we go to the beach. The atmosphere was great, and was also before the remodeling. We ate the seafood platter and the sauteed shrimp. Sandra was the best. She brought our food promptly and kept the tea coming.
ref: 24852

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-21-2011
Florence, South Carolina

The fish fried so crisp it could hardly be pulled apart. The shrimp over breaded and soaked in grease. The deviled crab so small it was funny. The baked potatoes small and tasted like it was baked three days before and let in the oven. The clam soup tasted like water with a couple of over cooked chewy clams in it.
ref: 24410

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-20-2011
Washington, Virginia

Our service started off a little rocky as whoever was to serve us forgot us. A nice fellow stopped to ask if anyone was taking care of us and he said he would take care of us. He was great. He had our meal fast and it was the best seafood I think I ever had. I had the fried seafood platter. I will return again next year for sure. It is as good as Capt. George's if not better. Everyone should try it at Capt. John's.
ref: 24028

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-31-2011
Stephens City, Virginia

The family and myself travel to Calabash from Stephens City, Virginia abt. every year to every other year. Upon arriving in Calabash,my wife insists that our first stop be to Capt. Johns to wind down from the long drive and having dinner. My adult children and their significant others always enjoy going as a family on trips to Calabash. We all enjoy the quality and quantity of service at Capt. Johns. Delicious food, confortable atmosphere and great prices. Their staff have always treated us very wonderfully. Ok Captain Johns, We'll see you in July!!!
ref: 22221

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-08-2011
Nashville, Tennessee

Awseome experience! Food was great but service was amazing! You've got to ask for ben! Southern hospitality at it's finest! He will keep you laughing! You're made to feel like family from the time of arrival!
ref: 21586

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-07-2011
St. Louis, Missouri

The scallops were the best I ever had. A heaping portion on a large platter made it a real value. My companion had other seafood and was happy with it...maybe not as happy as I was with my scallops but we both recommend it. Oh the hush puppies are different and excellent.
ref: 21583

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:12-26-2010
Hickory, North Carolina

I have eaten at Capt. Johns 3 times. The first time I went, it was just a new restaurant, so EVERYONE was there. My parents didn't want to go to Captain Nances because their food is just disgusting. The first time, we had to wait a while but their crab legs were DELICIOUS. The second time we went, we had to wait a little, probably about 10 minutes. Crab legs were still good. But this year we went around my birthday, 3 days before my birthday actually. The food was not that good, but it was fun to play with it because it was my mother, my sister, and my sister and i had 3 friends altogether there. It was hilarious, but I don't think the person who had to clean it up had fun :p And we didn't have to wait at all, and there were probably 5 people in that restaurant besides us. The first and second time we went it was PACKED. Eat here if you enjoy crab legs though.
ref: 21500

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-25-2010
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Mobbed with families during the summer, this place is your typical tourist trap where they throw mountains of bland deep-fried food at you. Don't believe they could stay in business if they didn't have the hordes of beachgoers looking for shrimp platters.
ref: 20841

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-20-2010
Belmont/oib, North Carolina

For 25 years may family and friends have frequented Calabash seafood houses at least 20 times a year. A competitor had most of our business for many of those years and not one time did the family owners ever walk over to our table to say thank you for your patronage or recognize us as we paid our check. After spending on average $2000 per year I would have expected them to at least say "nice to see you again". This past year we have been eating at all the dfferent Calabash restaurants and have now adopted Captain John's as our restaurant of choice. Having eaten there over 8 times this summer, we have found the atmosphere inviting, the food well prepared, the host and wait staff to be cordial and attentive, and the food quality better than the competition. I had some fish one evening that didn't meet my expectations and told the server. He immediately took the plate and replaced it within 5 minutes with hot portions and apologized. We have dined on weeknights, weekends, early, and late. Though sometimes having to wait longer than I like to wait, I get the attention once seated and realize this restaurant seats and serves its customers as quickly as they can and the wait is always worth it. The management seems to appreciate business patronage and even though not yet familiar with my name, recognize me and family as repeat customers.
ref: 20757

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-05-2010
Mason, Ohio

Seafood had no flavor or seasoning. It was overcooked as well. This was to be my last great meal during my vacation and it was a dissapointment. I wouldn't recommend eating there unless you get the "Hush Puppy Buffet".
ref: 20105

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-14-2010
Liberty Township, Ohio

I vacation in Calabash every single year with my extended family. There are in total, 11 of us. We always go to Captain Johns. I don't understand these negative reviews. We had a plethora of hushpuppies and the flounder was right on par. The service was great. I don't remember every having to even ask for a refill. I also had the french silk pie. It was DELICIOUS. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone I know who is coming to Sunset Beach.
ref: 19344

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-05-2010
Martinsville, Virginia

Myself and three friends had dinner at Captain John's. When we received our orders we all had a large portion of uneatable food. The oysters were small and burnt and I think the oil was bad. I am not exaggerating when I say every member of my party threw up their food as soon as we returned to our rooms. Stay away!!! After we paid, we told the manager, Mr. Frank, we thought this was our worst seafood experience ever and he said we are the only complaint he has received tonight. We must be the only people that have eaten there today. For the record, our waitress was excellent.
ref: 19230

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-26-2010
Seymour, Tennessee

We ate at Captain John's and the food was very good. Not excessively greasy. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend.
ref: 18862

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-26-2010
Procidence, Kentucky

Was wonderful!!!!! When ask to speak to the cook.... he came to my table and was very delighful. I told him how wonderful the food was and thank him for making my trip more wonderful. Dale, I believe was his name. I did miss Captian John. It is not the same with out him and you could tell the difference. I hope the son's of Captian John know what a jewel they have in Dale. Thanks you guys.
ref: 18860

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-24-2010
Orlando, Florida

I recently dined at Capt John's with my husband and I must say that it was a genuine treat!! We were seated overlooking the water where we could watch the boats. The server arrived at our table with fresh, hot hush puppies within 2 minutes of us being seated. I ordered the deluxe seafood platter and it was cooked to perfection. The fish was tender and tasty as was the oysters and shrimp. The food was on the table within 10 minutes of ordering and our server was attentive and anticipated our needs well. I would recommend Capt John's to anyone who wants a truly delightful dining experience!
ref: 18855

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-29-2009
Medina, Ohio

This has been a regular stop for us each year and it is usually very good. We decided to go on our last night in MB so we could have seafood one last time. I have to say that the food, this time, was not that great. They gave a bowl the size of a shot-glass for the salad bar (which was less than desirable). The entrees came out and most of them were cold and some had to be sent back for a little more heat. I had the crab legs which were very good, but were ice cold. They give you drawn butter which is served in a cold dish (doesn't work very well) with no burner. They don't put anything over the crab legs to keep them hot (like a cloth napkin with boiling water on it) and with the butter getting cold....you get the idea... I will say the service was outstanding, but with cold food, it still wasn't a great experience. Hopefully this was just an off-night.
ref: 17576

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:08-11-2009
Seaford, New York

My FH and I walked in and were seated right away, however we sat there for 20 minutes and a waitress STILL failed to greet us. The place reminded me of a dirty, noisy, cafeteria. Needless to say, we left.
ref: 16651

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-05-2009
Atlanta, Georgia

I guess this is like most places...just a matter of your server and time you were in the restaurant. We were there on Saturday the 1st of August. It was HORRIBLE. The hushpuppies were soggy and we asked for a new basket. We were told it would be 15 minutes. WTF...a deep fryer 4-6 minutes maximum. The flounder tasted frozen and the waitress was incompetent. Will not be back, but I doubt they care.
ref: 16522

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-04-2009
Kingsport, Tennessee

Ate there tonight. Food was great. I had the Small Seafood Platter ($11.95) which came with one large piece of flounder, shrimp and a devaled crab as well as a baked potato and cole slaw. The fish was moist and fried in a nice cornmeal, the shrimp was lightly battered and succulent as for the develed crab it was to die for. My 8 year old daughter had the flounder and shrimp, fries and cole slaw (seniors menu $7.95) and thought the flounder was the "best fish she has ever eaten" she even swapped most half of her shrimp to me for the last half of my flounder. My 5 year old had shrimp an fries off my 8 year olds plate. The only bad thing I can say is the fries was from a bag so order the baked potato. Oh yeah dont let the words small and senior fool you. we all left stuffed and I am a big eater. My wife was with us and doesn't like seafood so she ate off the salad bar ($5.50) which was fresh and well kept (she is a salad nut anyway).
ref: 16506

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-22-2009
Daytona Beach, Florida

Nightmare...In one word that should describe this place. Stay away from Captain John's. This place was horrible. The experience in this place left a sour taste (in more ways than one) on our entre beach trip!
ref: 16194

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:06-29-2009
Raleigh, North Carolina

We went to Capt John's on Sunday night at 6:30pm on June 28, 2009. Walked right in and were seated immediately as the place was less than half full. We were waited on within 10 minutes. There were seven in our party. I ordered the Whiting special. The Whiting was only one piece and it was bony and skinny. It wouldn't have fed a cat. Two others ordered the rib eye steak which was not done according to the order and had to be sent back. The rib eyes were tasty but the price was expensive. Another ordered a shrimp plate and it was very small and expensive for the amount. Another ordered a large seafood platter which was small and expensive. Another ordered the two item seafood platter and it was adequate. It took 30 minutes to receive our food from the time it was ordered. I talked to the waiter about my Whiting and he said he could bring me a flounder for $6 more. I asked to see the manager. The manager said I got exactly what I ordered and I should be satisfied. Well I wasn't. There are plenty of good restaurants in Calabash and I would avoid Capt John's.
ref: 15767

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-23-2009
Jackson, Tennessee

This is the best place to be if you want some good shrimp that's not overpriced. If you go there, do the sunset cruise.(It's fun!)
ref: 15090

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-03-2008
Winston-salem, North Carolina

Overall it was a classic North Carolina fish resturant. They had a good selection of shrimp, flounder, oyster, ect.. And everything, for the most part, can be prepared anyway you like (broiled, fried, grilled, ect..). The price is reasonable, and they have several steaks in case you have a non-seafood lover in your life. The food itself tasted fresh, came in a reasonable time, and I would recommend it to others. However, my only draw back is lack of creativity. Like many seafood resturants at the beach they do the basics well or better. But they have nothing that really sets them apart. Don't expect something fancy like pecan crusted flounder, or a rosemary/dill rubbed tilipa... If you want good seafood at a good price this place isn't bad.
ref: 12969

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-02-2008
Bahamanc, North Carolina

After years of not coming to Capt.Johns I was excited to be there. NOT what I expected. They should look at themselves and find that 20 years ago, this was the place to be. So upset. I had told my daughter that this was the best. It was the worse. They even started cutting lights off before we finished. Menu a mess. Food cold. So upset. $85 for junk food I could have gotten on a strip mall. Will not go there again.
ref: 11703

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-27-2008
Kings Mountain, North Carolina

This is the best place for there green shrimp me and mother has eaten shrimp there at least four or five times.
ref: 11619

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-17-2008
Youngsville, North Carolina

This was our first time visiting Calabash. We were very happy with Capt John's. Our server was excellent, the food was delicious, the salad bar was delicious too. The view of the water was beautiful. We were so happy with our decision to eat here.

Our bill was $46.00 for 2 dinners + 2 salad bars + 2 beers + 1 soda & a bowl of soup. That did not include the tip.

I ordered the Fantail Shrimp with baked potato & salad bar. My husband ordered the Steak (filet) it was cooked perfectly & also delicious.

With so many seafood restaruants to pick from in Calabash - you can not go wrong with this place.

The interior decor could use a little updating - but it was still very clean & nice.
ref: 11433

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-01-2008
Kingsport, Tennessee

My Dad took me here when I was a little girl. I go every year, sometimes 2 or 3 times, whenever I go to Myrtle Beach I take the short drive up. It is a family tradition to eat there and then go to Callahan's and get christmas ornaments. Love it, would recommend it to anyone who loves good, fresh seafood. My Mom dreams about the crab cakes!
ref: 11195

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-23-2008
Greeneville, Tennessee

I persuaded our group of four to try this place after checking the reviews here, surprisingly, it wasn't as good as I had hoped for. I guess the waiter sort of set the tone for the evening when he noticed my University of Tennessee shirt and exclaimed, "I hate Tennesee fans!" (He was from Alabama). All that aside, the hushpuppies were far from the best that we have had, my garlic basted shrimp was just "OK", another in the party couldn't eat his salad because the lettuce wasn't cold, and his fried shrimp didn't have much taste. Another in the party did say that his flounder was good, so I guess it wasn't a total loss. The waiter did attend to our drinks, etc., so even with the remarks he had made earlier, he didn't ignor us. We had previously tried two of the other waterfront restaurants at the same area, and will undoubtedly revisit one of those on our return next year.
ref: 11101

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-30-2007
Candler, North Carolina

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the hush puppies are to die for!!! We went there about 29 years ago and loved it. Should have been back before now. I surely will go again next year.
ref: 8538

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-26-2007
Belmont, N.

We travel to North Myrtle Beach at least 4 times a year, and we always include Captain John's in our plans. We always order the sea food platter,(blackened), and we have never been disapointed. The food is great, and our grandkids love the hushpuppies. The service is outstanding as well as the atmosphere. We will be back in November for an anniversary trip, so we will see you then.
ref: 8489

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-16-2007
Akron, Ohio

We went to Capt. John's in search of good seafood, but what we received was far from that. We thought that eating at a seafood house would guarantee fresh seafood prepared properly. What we actually received was overcooked, bland, and right out of a can. The seafood platters were cooked so long that everything was dry and mushy. The shrimp were the biggest disappointment though. We were expecting nice sized, fresh shrimp, but we received popcorn sized, right out of a can shrimp. We do not recommend going here if you are looking for seafood. The only thing the food is good for is fishing bait. You would have a better meal at Long John Silver's
ref: 7633

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-10-2007
Johnsonville, South Carolina

We have been customers of this seafood house for years and have always been delighted by the service, atmosphere, and the food. We ate there on 8-8-07 and had our first bad experience. First I ordered a bowl of oyster soup as an appetizer and didn't get it until the main course was served. Also the fried oysters were overcooked and cold. Had one scallop that tasted awful. Guess after all these years we were bound to have a bad visit, but were totally surprised to have it at capt. John's. Don't know if we'll make that long trip again soon.
ref: 7520

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-06-2007
Lancaster, Ohio

Went there for the first time and had a good meal and I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant.
ref: 6757

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-25-2007
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I've eaten here with my family the last two times I've eaten in Calabash. The food is good and plentiful, and the service is alright. I had scallops and oysters, and the scallops were exceptional. They serve a delicious honey-butter with their hush puppies and it's hard not to fill up on them before your food arrives. I enjoyed looking out over the water while I ate.
ref: 6513

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-17-2007
Akron, Ohio

We have been going to Capt John's for 20 yrs or so. This is "the" place for seafood. It is always one of the highlights of vacation. We talked to the owner on this visit, and he was so nice and friendly. The service is always excellent. The hush puppies are the best we have ever eaten. We cannot wait for vacation next year and dinner at Capt. John's.
ref: 6363

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-28-2007
Rockville, Maryland

Worst restaurant experience of my life. Four of the five people at our table could not eat their food... I just turned mine back after 2 bites. You would think that a restaurant on the water water would have fresh seafood not frozen! even frozen it was the worst meal ever placed before me. Never once did the owner or manager come to the table to see why the food was returned or not eaten. The waitress was an order taker that's it... The bill came un-itemized for a total of $100. The whole experience was so bad that we just let it go and left. This is your worst kind of tourist trap. Save you money... Go to wendys..
ref: 6072

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-11-2007
Chicago, Illinois

Captain John's is the highlight of our annual trips to Myrtle Beach. The seafood platter is a fish lover's dream come true! We've been coming here for the past 18 years and have never been disappointed. Our kids can't get enough of the hush puppies and would love to make a meal out of them alone!!! As the winter snows pile up here in Chicago, I close my eyes and dream of my next visit to Captain Johns!
ref: 5087

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-09-2007
Raleigh, North Carolina

My wife and I were down in October 06, celebrating our Anniversary. We stopped by late one afternoon, had a great meal, and really enjoyed the place. The Owner's were in and they were exteremely nice and helpful. Would recommend it highly.
ref: 5065

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-21-2006
Newport, North Carolina

My husband & I planned to eat lunch at Capt Johns , Nov. 17th, 2006. Imagine our disappointment when we found it closed.

We're not sure for how long....
ref: 4351

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-03-2006
N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My husband and I went to Captain Johns on July 29th with my best friend and her 2 adult children. First time there, won't be last! Best of the best in Calabash area. Been to 4 others and not as impressive as this one! Much cleaner, friendlier, and food was AWESOME. Waiter was top notch even in the HEAT, which was the only drawback. Need more ceiling fans in all areas of dining area. Other than that nothing needs improving upon. Had Seafood platter, best ever, especially the shrimp --- very fresh and great. Others had flounder and equally as good.
S. Sands, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
ref: 3393

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-23-2006
Kure Beach, North Carolina

Great service and the food was delicious. Heard a lot about the Calabash style of food and it was wonderful!
ref: 3206

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-23-2006
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Great service and the food was delicious.
ref: 3205

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-19-2006
Mebane, North Carolina

We picked Capt. John's because it had the most cars in the parking lot (always a good sign) and we were not disappointed. We got seated immediately and the service was excellent throughout the entire meal. Our server brought us more hush puppies and iced tea without us ever having to ask. The grilled shrimp and tuna were some of the best we have ever had. And the crab legs and fried calabash shrimp were also exceptional. Everything was tasty and fresh! My husband was impressed by the slaw and ate 3 bowls of it. And the kids loved the hush puppies with the honey butter dip. We'll most certainly go back there again next time we come to North Myrtle Beach.
ref: 2715

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-06-2005
Creedmoor, North Carolina

We just made our first visit to Capt. Johns and found it to be very nice on the inside with a great water view and the smoking area was in a room to itself. The calabash shrimp was some of the best I've had but the fried flounder left alot to be desired. My daughter had the lemon-pepper fish and said it was good. The wait there was not as long as some other places and they also have a salad bar.
ref: 1018

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-08-2005
Morganton, North Carolina

My family has been coming to Capt. John's for over 20 years and we have tried all the Resturants around Capt. John's and none has ever compared to this favorite hot spot. We used to love to come to Capt. John's then ride the Mary B cruise boat. Thank you for Great Food and a good time. Christie Buckland..
ref: 779