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Captain Johns Seafood Grill

Seafood Restaurant in Pawleys Island

 
Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Rated: 3.2 out of 5 with 27 Reviews

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
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm
General Info:
  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Snacks or Appetizers
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jun 12th, 2015 at 9:00 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: gat


Avg. Rating:5
We live in the Murrells Inlet area and tried this restaurant for the first time. We sat at the bar at about 5 PM, and although the bar tender was rather busy, she cared for us very well. The restaurant is larger and has more room for seating than it appears from the outside. I had the haddock dinner, fried, with french fries and rice. My wife had the salad with blackened haddock. Both of our fish portions were quite large and obviously fresh fish, not something out of a box, and were perfectly prepared. The rice was brownish and had a very mild spice to it with flavoring I couldn't identify, but was very good and went well with the haddock. If the french fries had been fresh cut, the meal would have been even better. But we walked out knowing that there was absolutely nothing we could say that was bad about our experience there. We will absolutely return.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Sep 24th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
From: Lyndeborough, NH
By: ps


Avg. Rating:5
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:46 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: mp


Avg. Rating:4.5
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Feb 20th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: sf


Avg. Rating:2.7
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Feb 17th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
From: Surfside, SC
By: mm


Avg. Rating:5
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jul 06th, 2011 at 10:55 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: sg


Avg. Rating:3.2
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Mar 31st, 2011 at 3:49 pm
From: narragansett, RI
By: rm


Avg. Rating:3
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..
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Feb 23rd, 2011 at 2:10 pm
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: cms


Avg. Rating:4
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!
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Dec 02nd, 2010 at 9:49 am
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: pi


Avg. Rating:3.2
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Oct 04th, 2010 at 12:52 am
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: bs


Avg. Rating:5
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!
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Sep 07th, 2010 at 1:25 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: dm


Avg. Rating:3
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Sep 02nd, 2010 at 1:00 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: dm


Avg. Rating:3
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jul 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: pmk


Avg. Rating:5
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
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jul 09th, 2010 at 10:31 am
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: dfe


Avg. Rating:4.5
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:22 pm
From: Cape Porpoise, ME
By: laf


Avg. Rating:4
Moved away from Pawleys Island this summer..I sure miss the Haddock Capt John!!!!!! See you this winter !
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Apr 26th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
From: Pawleys Island, S.C.
By: kmh


Avg. Rating:3.7
I`ve never had a bad meal at capt. Johns. Food was good and the service was good as well..
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Feb 14th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
From: Travelers Rest, SC
By: lfb


Avg. Rating:4.8
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Nov 25th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
From: georgetown, SC
By: am


Avg. Rating:3
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Aug 30th, 2008 at 2:51 pm
From: Socastee, SC
By: andrea & ed


Avg. Rating:4.3
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!!
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Aug 26th, 2008 at 2:07 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: jdb


Avg. Rating:4.8
Great place one of our favorites
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Mar 29th, 2008 at 5:28 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: de


Avg. Rating:4.5
Absolute best fried seafood in the area. Light and tasty with just the right amount of salt. Cole slaw is great also.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Nov 30th, 2007 at 2:28 pm
From: Pleasantville, NY
By: md


Avg. Rating:4
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!
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Nov 29th, 2007 at 3:49 pm
From: pawleys island, SC
By: po


Avg. Rating:2
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Nov 13th, 2007 at 7:41 am
From: Pauleys Island, S.C.
By: mlh


Avg. Rating:3.2
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Aug 05th, 2007 at 8:35 pm
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: mp


Avg. Rating:4.8
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.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Aug 05th, 2007 at 2:14 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: de


Avg. Rating:4
The absolute best seafood in the area.
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Captain Johns Seafood Grill
Posted: Jul 01st, 2007 at 4:11 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: de


Avg. Rating:4
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.
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