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Captain John's Seafood House

9887 Oak St, Waterfront, Calabash, NC 28467-2729
+1 910-579-6011
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“hush puppies” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9887 Oak St, Waterfront, Calabash, NC 28467-2729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Friday night while in the area. Food was tasty and as ordered, though it was a little in getting to our table. Lots of seafood options on the menu. Would try it out again.

Thank TheTravelingMoma
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit, there was a 25 minute wait which went faster than expected. Service at the bar was extremely slow, but that was not the bartender fault, the bar was packed with only one person working. By the time we ordered our...More

Thank Darla777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to go here. Hubby likes seafood. ME, nope. Place was packed but the line was short. They work hard to serve you fast and with a smile.

Thank Tucretia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Captain John 's for dinner tonight. Yep all 19 of us. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Excellent hush puppies and plenty of iced tea all around the table. Don't eat too many puppies because the dinner portions are HUGE! My...More

Thank zxz21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group visited Captain John's while on vacation. One member of our party requested Calabash seafood for her birthday dinner. Captain John's lived up to our expectations. Good, deep fried Calabash food. Among the favorites were popcorn shrimp, deviled crab, and the hush puppies. The...More

Thank Nerhtoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fried scallops and captains plate. They still use oval plates and dining hall is decorated like fish houses of Calabash lore. Wait was only 10 minutes and you can walk down to the fishing dock. Good distances between tables, not crowded. Average dinner is...More

Thank marvistahotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our wait time for our party of 12 was only 30 minutes at prime time dinner time. Some of our party tried getting drinks while we waited. It took the bartender 30 minutes to make 5 drinks. He was having a hard time at simple...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are local people and have eaten at many local Calabash restaurants. We just randomly picked this place this evening! Wow, what at great choice! We were greeted by the owner at the door and seated at a table overlooking the Calabash River. Our waitress,...More

Thank 454Gerri
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are passing through the town of Calabash and are hungry for seafood don't go to the first place you see go down the road to the docks and find Captin Jhons. They have the best seafood there is, you get free complimentary Hush...More

Thank Zawapa
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Decided to give it a try as we usually go to Ella's or Dockside. There were seven of us, two children, one toddler, and four adults. Service was good and quick, food not up to par. Shrimp was small, flounder was way over cooked, house...More

Thank Terry H
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17 June 2017|
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Response from denisemc2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I have seen large groups come in and immediately be seated.
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2 April 2017|
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29 June 2016|
Response from slowride83 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of year quiet is kinda hard to define. Most of the late spring thru labor day everywhere is busy, so quiet is tuff. There are quite a few very nice golf courses in the area with nice club... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
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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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