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Captain John's Seafood Grille

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$$ - $$$
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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
+1 843-235-9300
11:00 - 21:00
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South Glens Falls, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for fresh seafood you'll find it here. Staff is very friendly and attentive. If eating alone has bar service for dinner. Nice atmosphere.

Thank classy1758
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went in for dinner. We shared a huge crab cake that was mostly crab! I had fresh haddock that was incredible. She had a giant hot dog loaded with everything imaginable! Ended with Key Lime pie! Great meal, great prices!

Thank Wynterbleu
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super casual, midrange restaurant. Great local seafood, so fresh. Good for families, quite a loud restaurant. Nothing fancy, just a good time!

Thank Glenna R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We have a place near Captain John's and for years we have been driving by without stopping. That changed tonight when we decided to dine here on the recommendations of locals. I had the seafood platter with fish, shrimp and scallops. The fish was a haddock filet that was lightly breaded and fried. The white fish was flaky but moist... More 

Thank Giles K
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The best crab cakes ever. The haddock and scallops melt in your mouth. Our go to spot when we visit the area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My family has made Captain Johns our go to for the freshest seafood in the area. We prefer cold water fish and this is the place. Your meal arrives at the table hot and perfectly seasoned, if you don't like your seafood over salted and over seasoned like many do to cover up any fishy taste. When it's this fresh... More 

Thank paintpottery
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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420 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had been there before a few years ago and it was very good. This time we had sandwiches. Mine was haddock and was on a huge bun I didn't eat. It was nicely fried but tasteless. The tartar sauce was not very good. The cole slaw was okay. My husband got the clams and they were not very good.... More 

Thank AnnC576
Spencerport, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great place to visit after shopping the Hammock Shops. We come every year. Hope next year they can do a raspberry martini!

Thank Maureen G
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a party of 7 including two children on a Tuesday evening! The service was great - Mike was very welcoming ana attentive to our needs. The food was great and very reasonably priced. One member in our party didn't eat seafood and ordered the burger - excellent!!! This is definitely on our list for our yearly visit to... More 

Thank Aisha T
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A number of people recommend Captain John's for outstanding sea food, I don't know what they had before but it must have come from a bilge tank. The decor was nice and comfortable. The service was good. The food however left a lot to be desired. Started with a serving of their New England Clam Chowder. Any sea food restaurant... More 

Thank jkohan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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