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Bar, Seafood, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good joint to get reasonable tasty spicy crabs and other delicacy in fish as well. The smiling staff and soft music with excellent decor keeps you feel happy throuout

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

If you want to eat mussels in a beer bucket you will be delighted! After waiting 40 minutes for our order, we get our appetizers at the same time of our meals. If this restaurant wasn’t in such an amazing spot with the sea and...the sunset, it will be closed. Unfortunately, after waiting so long for a mediocre food and service, we missed the sunset.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

Tried this out while touring the area. It is a little confusing as a recent change has the Gahan chain running the lower section and Captain Dan's now being only upstairs. We took in a few drinks in the lower section while watching the activities...going on in the marina. It can get fairly busy as tour buses come ane go and some tour boat operators work out of the marina. Can't comment on the food, until we go next time and try out upstairs.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

We enjoyed the food and the nice view from the top floor on the harbour. Music was too loud, though.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Had a lunch at Captain Dan. Had a great view and the bartender Sasha was great! Everything he recommended was delicious..

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022

On a recent trip to the East Coast and stop at the Shediac Lobster festival, we (two couples) spent a great afternoon at Captain Dan's. We wandered the pier - shops and watching the fishermen and then stopped at Captain Dan's for a drink. On...this Saturday afternoon, they had live entertainment, we watched on fellow play guitar and sing and then head off and shortly after a second young man showed to play. I must say he was excellent - taking requests and playing songs by Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Darius Rucker, and Alabama, as examples. Our stop for a drink turned into an early supper, all were excellent - burgers & fries, salads, and chicken sandwiches. It was a busy afternoon and wait staff were excellent and attentive. If looking for a refreshment and snack, it is a great location!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is located by the harbour, in a beautiful spot where the sun set can be fully appreciated. The menu has a balanced number of options of drinks and dishes. The waitress serving us was welcoming and agile. The food was authentic, the ingredients...were extremely fresh, with flavours enhanced by spotless seasoning and sauces.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

I punish myself every year and this year was a clear reminder To never go back. Waited 20mins to get served, table after us with a larger group got served. We actually had to get a server (not even our section) The drin order came...back wrong. The beach sangria was extremely tarte, sour. Not refreshing. Their menu DOES NOT reflect what you actually get. Ordered the mussels and the menu CLEARLY states WINE SAUCE… Nope not at all, they serve it in the water they steam it. Very blend and discussing. Actually had to send it back and have a conversation with our waitress( who was nice) about what the menu states and what we are actually getting. Honestly the only thing captain dance has is the vibe for the scenery over looking the bay bUT the food is completely BELOW sub par! Go to another restaurant for the money you would spend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022

Waitress kept forgetting us. Tables sat after us ordered food, recieved and ate the food, paid their bills and left. We were sat at 530, didn't get our meal until 730. We had to repeatedly ask for drinks KS, utensils, condiments - the waitress kept...forgetting us. Bill was $193. Shortly after leaving daughter had upset stomach from the food. Not worth the visit .. spend your money elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

We went for lunch at Captain Dan’s, the food (Lobster Roll & Haddock and chips) were well done and presented. The environment at the patio on the second floor was very nice overlooking the marina.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Went for a family dinner here, we have always enjoyed going to Captain Dans we have always had great service and great food. Last night we'll the service was way below standard. Our waitress couldn't have cared less about us. We ask why the full...menu isn't out yet she said there is only one item different then the pre- season menu....ummm wrong there are a lot of different and additional items. She took our drink orders which took forever to get and didn't bring my wife's drink. We waited and waited finally went up to the bar and got it ourselves. When food arrived we didn't see her again. No check up on how the food was and we ended up having to go again to the bar for refills. As we all finished our meals she then asked how was it. To little to late. Hopefully this is a one off. With having guests coming next week and between the extremely poor service and no full menu we will not trust taking them to Capt. Dan's. Not willing to chance it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

Like many others this was our first vacation since 2019. There is 7 in our group that travelled from Ottawa to Shediac. We had read several reviews and decided to try Captain Dan’s. The views were amazing, and that was where it ended. We felted...extremely rushed from the moment we were seated, we were asked for our drink order and food order immediately. We wanted to order drinks and appetizers first and we then place our main order but were asked to place the mains as soon as our drinks were served. No sooner were our appetizers served and were told that our main course was also ready. All the food was luke warm at best….if that. The nacho platter only had half melted cheese. Our poor waitress was apologetic but certainly not her fault. There was nothing outstanding about any of our orders between nachos, fish tacos, seafood platters and PEI mussels, all luke warm if that. We had over heard no holds on orders and the restaurant was not busy at all. Nice place to go to have a drink and watch the boats.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Have gone several times during the summer and have never been disappointed. Can get pretty busy at times but always worth the wait. Look forward to it opening this summer (2022).

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 December 2021

The good is the view The ok is the food if you like everything deep fried The bad is the service which is slow and unfriendly. We know that restaurants have had to adapt to the Covid requirements, but operating like McDonalds with ordering on...arrival, yet expecting tips at full-service levels is unreasonable. Let the customer leave a tip afterwards if the service has been good, instead of calling them out for not tipping at order time. If service is good we tip well, but afterwards, not before!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2021

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat and got a really pleasant surprise. I am a seafood lover...no question. I've been dying on this trip to stuff myself with it so looking at the menu, I was debating which to have. Now this was...supposed to be just an appetizer as we were going back to PEI later for supper. I decided to get my favourite.....calamari. The last number of times I've eaten it in numerous places it has been overcooked and chewy. NOT SO HERE. It was cooked to perfection. So good that I had to ask our server, Priscilla, to tell the cook how impressed we were (had to share with my friends). Back to Priscilla. The Captain better keep her on board as she's an asset to the restaurant. Very personable without going overboard....pardon the pun. All in all, a great experience and I would be dining here on a regular basis if I was in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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No the name has not changed. I was there 4 days ago. It's still Captain Dan's ... :)
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