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Captain's Choice Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
+1 252-728-7122
07:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. I had the chicken and my husband had the all you can eat shrimp, grilled. His shrimp, while good, was broiled instead of grilled. He ordered okra, received a baked potatoe instead. The waitress brought his okra, grabbed his baked potatoe right off his plate and put it on a plate for the next customers beside... More 

Thank Lindakitchen8
Hartford, CT
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the only places to eat on the island and when I'm at Harker's island fishing in October and November I often eat at Captains Choice. Considering there really aren't any choices right on Harker's island the food is really pretty good as is the service. The menu has a lot of fried food which is typical... More 

Thank Food9er
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had taken the ferry out to Cape Lookout and after returning we were ready for a late lunch. Ask at the cashier and she recommended Captains Choice. It was quiet good. They had just gotten in some fresh shrimp so that's what we ordered. Fried shrimp, baked potato and the salad bar. It was a lot of food and... More 

Thank Beverly C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A nice homey little restaurant on the island. The service was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The kids had typical kids fare and were accommodated just fine. My wife had the salad bar. I had some of the local seafood; and I'll tell you, if you go to the island and leave without having the bay scallops... just... More 

Thank Colby D
Beaufort, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

great seafood buffet......... friday and saturday.home cooked like mama used to cook,great shrimp oysters clamctrips and all the other goodies.great place to eat

Thank yogibear07
Harkers Island, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had flounder fillet, breaded and overcooked so badly that the poor fish curled up. No garnish. Just a fish on a plastic dish for 18 dollars. Awful presentation. Asked for a broiled fish but was advised by the waitress that we only deep fry here. Ugh.

1 Thank Keepergoin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Service and food were good. Hushpuppies were the best. Very small quaint restaurant. Prices were good. The only complaint I have is that my feet stuck to the floor.

Thank Momof2wildkids
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Heard the advertisement on the radio an thought we would try it. Over priced for well below average food. Even their seafood was below par. First an last trip there.

2 Thank Shawn T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Family of 13 on vacation. Stopped in for a late supper, shortly before closing time. Some chose the seafood buffet and others menu items. The food was good, but we have had better other places. Staff and owner were friendly. They made us welcome even though we came in so close to closing.

Thank carpentermb
Zionville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Our family was on vacation in Atlantic Beach, and we decided to drive over to Harker's Island for the afternoon. After stopping by the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, it was getting to be late afternoon. Being a small island, there were not a lot of choices on the island. After looking at reviews and seeing that there was a salad... More 

Thank Tuckasegee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Harkers Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-7122

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