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Captain John's Seafood House

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9887 Oak St, Waterfront, Calabash, NC 28467-2729
+1 910-579-6011
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came late in the day. No crowd seated right away. Friendly waiter. I had crab cakes, they were really good. Wife had fried shrimp and deviled crab. She liked both, food sized serving. Sin had crab legs. Very large in size and portions. Hush puppies very good, not greasy. Wife says looks like it did when she was young. My... More 

Thank Markfnc
Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The serving sizes are sooooo big; more than a single serving. delicious food, good service and reasonably priced

Thank kathieainsworth
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousins cold boiled shrimp smelled a bit too "fishy". My French fries tasted metallic. The fried shrimp was ok drowned in cocktail sauce. Best thing was the sweet tea. Now we know why the parking lot was a lot less crowded than surrounding restaurants. Sorry, Captain John

Thank Barbara T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for over 35 years, it is that good of a restaurant! First our parents brought us, then we went as a dating couple, now we go as a family with our son. You can get tradition calabash style fried seafood, or go healthy and get it broiled or boiled. Their hush puppies with home made cinnamon... More 

Thank wendip165
Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well we got the capt john's seafood platter (broiled and fried); price was ok 16.9 fried and 2 plus for broiled; was ok my needed salt, best thing was the oysters, fried clam so so, fish ok. Devil crab cake so so full of bread. Well wasn't my favorite place for eat

Thank triparound2017
Little River, South Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great seafood combo platter and husband had stuffed fish. Both were excellent and our waiter, Edwin, made it a fun dinner.

Thank denisemc2016
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This restaurant was awesome! Food was very hot and Edwin just kept bringing food to our table. When you visit this place, please ask for Edwin. He was very attentive and this made the meal even better. We had crab legs and oyster roast. This restaurant is very clean and decorated in a beach theme. They have an area that... More 

Thank reneehammonds
Calabash, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, nice selection, good prices. Great view. Close to shops, and drugstore. Has nice bar.

Thank pageant4u2
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Came in after playing golf in Sunset Beach. Menu was wide open no restrictions on making a seafood combo plate, nice touch. Scallops were great and so was the deviled crab and shrimp. Hush puppies were servred hot and fresh with honey butter. The four of had no complaints.

Thank Tarheel101
Niagara, Ontario
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place reminded me of one of our Legion Halls that serves a fish fry on Friday nights. It is a large open room with wooden floors and simple tables & chairs. Atmosphere simple, service excellent, food very good. If you are just looking for a good lunch, give this place a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?