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Captain John's Dockside

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11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
+1 919-968-7955
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had crab legs, waited too long with empty place and food was warm. Lacked taste, service was mediocre. Wouldn't go back.

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Thank cyncant
Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have no complaints about this place. I found it on Restaurants.com and it was a good. A little further outside of Chapel Hill than I thought it would be but none the less, we ate good. Our server was awesome.

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Thank Derrick T
Clayton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We love the well cooked fish and baked potatoes. There is nothing like a giant portion of friend flounder brought home for the family. We discovered this place during lent but keep coming back for the quality price and quantity

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Thank inequity
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Classic style fried seafood. Generous portion sizes, cooked just right. very reasonable pricing. Very friendly and pleasant waitress. Will go back again.

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Thank Marc M
Midland, Texas
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I go to Captain John's several times a month. It is always good, the crab cakes are tremendous. All crab meat and no filler. If you like crab these are the cakes to get. The specials are always worth a try.

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Thank Geomanjim
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have enjoyed dining at Captain John's for almost 20 years. The food is fresh and well-prepared. In addition to the fairly large menu, daily specials are offered and the staff will usually accommodate special requests. The decor has been upgraded to include a "tiki bar" area that features an open-mike music night on alternate Wednesday evenings.

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Thank chefpeter77
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We (4 of us) had dinner at the Dockside Restaurant last night and went there specifically for the Greek cuisine and the cooking of John, the owner and Executive Chef. We started the meal with a delicious Greek Salad that we shared and a side-order of Fried Calamari. The salad was fresh and beautiful and the Calamari was cooked to... More 

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Midland, Texas
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Had fresh red snapper done Mediterranean style simply fantastic. I try to eat at Captain Johns at least once or twice a month. The fish is always fresh from North Carolina and can be prepared with nominal oil or butter if you are concerned, when it is done Mediterranean style. Well worth the stop.

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Thank Geomanjim
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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247 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

On the spur of the moment, we decided to eat a Captain John's Dockside restaurant. It was a delightful encore with the broiled salmon Mediterranean and the linguini and clams. The prices were great and the service was friendly. It's great to renew old acquaintances. This is good value eating!!!!

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Thank Stephen F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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357 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Sorry, but this place should be ignored. Nothing is really fresh. Our fresh raw oysters were marginal. Harris Teeter offers better! The Clam Chowder is like out of the Campbells Can. The garden salad is just okay. The swordfish was dry and served just warm. The Whitefish Santorini was not Greek; just Italian with lots of tomato paste and greenery.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-7955

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