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Captain John's Seafood House

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9887 Oak St, Waterfront, Calabash, NC 28467-2729
+1 910-579-6011
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well we got the capt john's seafood platter (broiled and fried); price was ok 16.9 fried and 2 plus for broiled; was ok my needed salt, best thing was the oysters, fried clam so so, fish ok. Devil crab cake so so full of bread. Well wasn't my favorite place for eat

Thank triparound2017
Little River, South Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great seafood combo platter and husband had stuffed fish. Both were excellent and our waiter, Edwin, made it a fun dinner.

Thank denisemc2016
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was awesome! Food was very hot and Edwin just kept bringing food to our table. When you visit this place, please ask for Edwin. He was very attentive and this made the meal even better. We had crab legs and oyster roast. This restaurant is very clean and decorated in a beach theme. They have an area that... More 

Thank reneehammonds
Calabash, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, nice selection, good prices. Great view. Close to shops, and drugstore. Has nice bar.

Thank pageant4u2
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Came in after playing golf in Sunset Beach. Menu was wide open no restrictions on making a seafood combo plate, nice touch. Scallops were great and so was the deviled crab and shrimp. Hush puppies were servred hot and fresh with honey butter. The four of had no complaints.

Thank Tarheel101
Niagara, Ontario
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place reminded me of one of our Legion Halls that serves a fish fry on Friday nights. It is a large open room with wooden floors and simple tables & chairs. Atmosphere simple, service excellent, food very good. If you are just looking for a good lunch, give this place a try.

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Dayton, Ohio
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was a little greasy for my taste but I must admit it was a guilty pleasure. The portions were generous and my husband loved his seafood platter! Entry was confusing because we really didn't know whether to seat ourselves or how things worked. There was a fishy odor but it's on the dock...to be expected!

Thank Donna60785
Croton On Hudson
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Somewhat impersonal due to the large open size, but efficient service. We didn't find the food memorable (I'm having trouble remembering what I ate...), but people seemed to like it. Shrimp was popcorn size and fried. Margaritas are offered "with salt or sugar on the rim." Alcohol content of cocktails similar to other restaurants in the area, i.e. watered down.... More 

Thank Mary F
Roanoke, Virginia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Four friends and I were spending a week in North Myrtle Beach and had made reservations at a similar-sounding restaurant which we thought was near us. We never found the original one, but headed to Calabash because we'd seen ads for lots of restaurants there. Saw Captain John's down the street from a larger, crowded-looking place, and decided to go... More 

Thank Nibiru888
Calabash, North Carolina
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

food is the worst of all of the calabash restaurants--dont waste your time stopping here-a pure tourist trap

Thank Bob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9887 Oak St, Waterfront, Calabash, NC 28467-2729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?