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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 good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“haddock” (69 reviews)
“lobster roll” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin who comes to Garden City and Pawleys Island regularly took us here for dinner. It is not a tourist spot but, a low key place with really fresh seafood. Other then my son, who ordered a hamburger, we all loved our meals. The...More

Thank Karen B
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Karen,I would be glad to give you that recipe. Just call CJS and ask for John and the reason for your call. Thanks,John V.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not get the correct fish order. To much sauce in bowl of spicy shrimp gumbo. Not choices for dessert. Great atmosphere and service was on point

Thank Larry K
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your review makes no sense,except for the great atmosphere and service.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good but it is ex-pen-sive! And you only get such little portions. I had grilled shrimp - only got eight little shrimp. Had to order grilled scallops to go with. Got five scallops. Ate both in under three minutes each. Also...More

Thank DarthLobster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We also visit this restaurant every time we are in Pawleys Island. We usually stop for lunch. The seafood is fresh and delicious and I love their potato salad. Fish and chips, lobster roll, shrimp, and scallops meals are fantastic.

Thank Karen W
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Karen for the great review,much appreciated!!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Good low country cooking. Lots of locals eat here. Good service. Not fancy but very good. Try it if in the Litchfield area.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I am not usually a fish fan, but this haddock was cooked to perfection. The perfect flakiness, tender, golden brown, not too bready. The shrimp and scallops were delicious as well. My husband and I didn’t eat all of our rice or fries because the...More

Thank travelblond
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Spicey oyster appertaining is a must. Fresh, very light coating, and a hint of cayenne. Anything haddock is perfect. Fresh, sweet, and if fried just a hint of coating. Tbe accompanying shrimp were sweet and cooked perfectly. I don’t think you can find better tasting...More

Thank Dale D
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you Dale for the great review. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Best haddock I've ever had in a restaurant. Love the friendly atmosphere. Crazy about the wasabi ranch dressing. Very fresh ingredients always

Thank flashcoin
Reviewed 17 April 2018

When I saw that there were Ipswich whole belly fried clams on the menu, I had to order them, even though I was skeptical that a southern restaurant could do them justice. But they were delicious, with a light batter, and perfectly cooked. My friend...More

1  Thank Peg O
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Fried shrimp appetizer was enough for lunch, and it was delicious. Very lightly battered, and the best I had the whole week there. The chicken tenders were also good, tender and not tough. This place is in a small strip center, worth a visit.

Thank melissa h
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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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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