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Captain John's Seafood Grille

13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
+1 843-235-9300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
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Reviewed yesterday

Have been going to Captain John,s for a couple of years. We are not big eaters of fried foods, however Captain John's is the one place were we can indulge. Light breading on all fried dishes, that are made to order. Fair prices and good...More

Thank Giovanni151
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In my opinion, Captain John's is the best seafood restaurant in the Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet area. I live in Pawleys, and I dine at Captain John's at least once a week. The lunch specials are great ($9 haddock sandwich with a side and...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My teenage daughter and I wanted a local seafood restaurant but did not want anything too expensive or fancy. We went to Captain John's after checking reviews on TripAdvisor. It was a good choice. I had the haddock sandwich - very good. I would recommend...More

Thank west2926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to captain John's many of times,last visit 2 days ago. Food was perfect especially Ipswich whole belly clams. Was disappointed to read recent review .reviewer obviously had the wrong restaurant.... Captain John's has high ceilings,doesn't sell baked potatoes and doesn't have hush puppies. Mistakes...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop in every time we're in Pawleys, and Captain John's is consistently very good. Friendly staff, quick prep, and great tasting food for years now. Keep it up!

Thank BennyMcDeuce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had lunch here and the food tasted great, but either the portion sizes were way too small or the prices were way too high. Wasn't worth $40 for lunch for 2 adults and 2 children.

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my friends wanted to try this place for lunch, and to be honest I wasn't exactly thrilled. The atmosphere was more like a pub than a seafood place. But when the food came, that was a game changer! Everything we ordered was delicious....More

Thank labsadore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to Captain John's for lunch (or dinner for that matter). The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Love the menu and their fish is fresh and expertly prepared. I do not normally like coleslaw, but there's is the best that I've had.

Thank ThirdWind
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Felt like I was back in Boston, NE Clam Chowder and a Fried Haddock Sandwich absolutely delicious Homemade coleslaw was also hit Excellent service, friendly hostess, waitress and food runner Would have gone for a full 5 star review except there was an odor of...More

Thank Jeannie H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Cozy, pub atmosphere, good food, reasonable price. Nice family style, great service and very friendly atmosphere. Not a large place but big enough, very relaxing casual dress.

Thank barron301
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3 June 2016|
Response from John V | Property representative |
Hi there- Yes we do. We welcome doggies Jandavis2016. 😊
10 February 2015|
Response from John V | Property representative |
Hello there, I would be happy to send you our menu, however we aren't allowed to send links in the Q&A. But you can find us on-line. We welcome you to dine with us for lunch or dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-235-9300
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We specialize in New England style seafood, from creamy clam chowder to haddock and scallops. Our menu offers Daily Specials such as Homemade Lump Crab Cakes, Salmon Croquettes, and 1/2 off bottles of wine on Thursday. We have the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand. That's right we said fresh. Our seafood is so fresh we don't own a freezer. In addition, we offer Ipswich whole belly clams, poultry, and center cut steaks entrees. Save room for our decadent desserts!
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