Captain Johns Seafood Grill - Pawleys Island Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Captain Johns Seafood Grill

Seafood Restaurant in Pawleys Island

Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Serving a variety of New England inspired seafood dishes in a family-friendly, non-smoking atmosphere. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm.
Captain Johns Seafood Grill
13057 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island
843-235-9300
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 26 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Captain Johns Seafood Grill

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-24-2012
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

Loved the fried haddock and scallops.We live in New Hampshire and my parents live here in SC. Best haddock for this area, fresh and delicious. We will be sure to eat at Captain Johns again when we come back to SC for a visit. Seafood gumbo and Clam Chowder was excellent as well.
ref: 26013

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-10-2012
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Had read other reviews and saw that the owner had a great lobster roll so we went to find out. The lobster roll was delicious as was the potato salad. My husband had the grilled seafood platter- fresh haddock, shrimp and scallops with french fries and coleslaw. He said it was the freshest fish he had had down here. All in all we liked the food.
ref: 24937

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-20-2012
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Was very disappointed with the lobster roll. It is overpriced and lacked flavor. They claim the lobster is fresh and never frozen. Based on lack of flavor this is hard to believe. Fried Haddock sandwich was very good.
ref: 24683

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-17-2012
Surfside, South Carolina

The BEST fish sandwich EVER!!!!!!!!!! Scallops, shrimp. Everything is fantastic !!!!!! Capt John has a picture of when he was a wee boy with a big fish on the menu and it is priceless. Wife Mary Lee is charming.
ref: 24657

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-06-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Went for dinner on a Saturday evening. The service was good, the quality of food was very good however, the amount of scallops on my plate was not satisfying, there were only six......deep disappointment! Being from the North where seafood is served plentiful and reasonable, I thought I paid enough for the plate and should have had more. They don't skimp on the fries and coleslaw but I'm paying top dollar for scallops. My spouse had the seafood plate which was satisfying. Other than that, I would return but order something else in combination where you get most for your money.
ref: 23187

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-31-2011
Narragansett, Rhode Island

Tried the clam chowder, im from rhode island and use to chunks of clams, not put in a blender so they are hardly noticeable. Dont advertise as new england if you dont know how to make it. Guess they do things different in ny. Was tasty ....but..
ref: 22222

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-23-2011
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

My husband & I enjoy Captain John's for lunch-the haddock, fried or grilled is very good and the potato salad is the best. Quick, friendly service, reasonably priced for fresh seafood. My girlfriends and I also enjoy it for lunch. Women are picky, but we always find something delicious!
ref: 21919

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-02-2010
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

I think the amount of food for the money isn't great. I wish they would offer some LOCAL SPECIAL. The locals are what keep the business running in the winter! If they did that then they would have more business.
ref: 21388

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-04-2010
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

only disappointment I have had here are their clam days ... was hoping to get a big bowl of steamed clams, but they only serve fried ... no big deal because I just chose something else from their menu which is always top notch. Great selection of seafood or meats, service is friendly and just a great place!
ref: 20947

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-07-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We were going to try Capt. John's for their fried clams at lunch. After we sat down we were told that they get the fried clams on Thursday and they are gone by Friday. I feel they shouldn't advertise what they can't deliver.
ref: 20634

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-02-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I went for lunch because they advertise having fried clams. I was told that the clams come in on Thursday and are gone by Friday. DON'T ADVERTISE WHAT YOU CAN'T PROVIDE. Major disappointment.
ref: 20555

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-31-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This was our first visit to Capt. John's. The owner "John" answered the phone when I called for reservations, but was told they don't take them. He told me that all the seafood is made from fresh seafood, it would be a great dining experience. When we arrived at 5:50 on Sat. night there was plenty of room. We all odered the "special" which was a Crabcake platter for $20.00. The crabcake, scallops and shrimp were grilled perfectly. No filler in the crabcake, all meat. I definately will return and suggested this place to seafood loving family and friends. Great Place! 7/31/2010
ref: 20019

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-09-2010
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

John buys all his seafood fresh. if you like scallops, there are none finer in the area. Great crab cakes, friendly service......we had a tab;e of 10 and it went like clockwork.
ref: 19685

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-29-2009
Cape Porpoise, Maine

Moved away from Pawleys Island this summer..I sure miss the Haddock Capt John!!!!!! See you this winter !
ref: 16379

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-26-2009
Pawleys Island, S.

I've never had a bad meal at capt. Johns. Food was good and the service was good as well..
ref: 14738

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-14-2009
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Have dined at Captain John's since he was located across the steet from where he is currently located. We've never had a bad meal. Great family resaurant. We especially love his lump crabcakes--YUM. Ask for Renee-she'll serve your meal and keep you entertained.
ref: 13933

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-25-2008
Georgetown, South Carolina

I have been going to Captain's John's for some time now, the service is outstanding ask for Donna great service!!!! I love the scallop roll and overall menu. However I think it's way to expensive!!!!!!! The  lunch is even high!!!!! Lunch for 2 at  least 30.00.
ref: 13347

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-30-2008
Socastee, South Carolina

My husband & I travel 40 mins for the freshest Super Salad on the Grand Strand. We have been going to Captain John's for over 2 years and we have never been disappointed. They are clean, courteous & consistant cooking. We have had other favorite restaurants but sometimes we are disappointed. We are never disappointed at Captiain Johns!!
ref: 12640

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-26-2008
Conway, South Carolina

Great place one of our favorites
ref: 12592

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-29-2008
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Absolute best fried seafood in the area. Light and tasty with just the right amount of salt. Cole slaw is great also.
ref: 10460

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:11-30-2007
Pleasantville, New York

Just happened to stop by for lunch and found the fried grouper, crab cakes, and french fries to be suprisingly good and very reasonably priced. We will return!
ref: 9373

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:11-29-2007
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

The hostess seated us, waitress took our order and brought drinks and began appetizers, which were mixed up in the kitchen - we were then moved to another area because a preplanned wedding party had arrived. We were then told to "please dine quietly, we have a wedding party". As we were leaving, I told the owner. The hostess denied her remarks. I'll never go back. Too many GREAT restaurants in Pawleys Island to experience this.
ref: 9367

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-13-2007
Pauleys Island, S.

Wonderful seafood..specialize in New Eng. fish..cod, lobster. Lobster roll, oyster sandwiches, grouper sandwiches. are excellend. Low key, informal, Sandwiches served with two sides..ample dinner for $10.
ref: 9238

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-05-2007
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

This is one of our favorite places and we live locally.The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu and specials, and friendly.The food is so fresh and delicious.The haddock and whole belly clams are out of this world.The potato salad and coleslaw are always good.The big salads are great.Never once had a bad anything here-always great.
ref: 7416

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-05-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

The absolute best seafood in the area.
ref: 7412

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-01-2007
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Absolutely the best fried seafood you can get. Light and crisp. Beats the so called calabash dungeons and it is always fresh. Have eaten lunch and dinner many times and never disappointed.
ref: 6628