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Captain John's Seafood Grille

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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
+1 843-235-9300
11:00 - 21:00
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Columbia, SC
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times before. Specialty is the Haddock. It's a northern fish similar to cod, nice white and clean flavor. The potato salad is very good. It's always good, but this time we tried the special - a scottish salmon, and my wife a salad with fried shrimp. Both were outstanding. Server, Ashley - who seemed also to... More 

Thank DieterB
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're here from Maine for the winter, and finding seafood that tastes like home is hard to find. We found it here. Scallops, fish were just like Maine. Lightly breaded, just delicious. Next time we go we'll try the lobster roll. The waitress told us all seafood is shipped from New England. Compared to home we thought the prices were... More 

Thank 616ruthie
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I hesitate to write this review because it is THE restaurant for the "locals". We had dinner at Capt Johns last night ( 1/12/2017 ). It was packed! There is no "off season" at this restaurant! I had the huge scallops that were grilled perfectly. My husband had fried shrimp--his comment was "large portions of best fried shrimp ever at... More 

Thank Pmhu66
West Hartford, CT
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had read the great reviews and came for dinner. The portions were very small for the price. Usually we are taking home doggie bags. And our server was less than attentive. We may give Captain John's another chance, but there are so many great, reasonable restaurants in the area that it may be a while.

Thank lisammc285
Sterling, Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Party of five seated quick and we had an efficient and friendly waitress. Food was delicious. My son was satisfied as were the others in our party. I had a cup of spicy seafood gumbo which was outstanding and for my main course the cajun seafood platter of haddock, shrimp and scallops. Reasonably priced. Check it out!

Thank Bill21730
Covington, Georgia
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We love eating at this location but this is the first time I have written a review on it for TA. This place appears to be a common place for the locals and we all know that means great food at reasonable prices. I had the grilled haddock and scallops, my wife the fried haddock plate and the sister in... More 

Thank backhoe409
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and positive review. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and business. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and to see you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

When we visited Captain John's the other day for lunch, we had delicious haddock chowder and scallop and shrimp rolls with an awesome side of potato salad. Their gumbo is also tasty. We always eat there when we visit Pawley's Island and are never disappointed.

Thank Weedl
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

good food and excellent service... plenty of parking....The first time we've had dinner here and we will be back!

Thank Heather C
Urbana, ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lemon pepper grilled shrimp was outstanding. Not overpowering, the shrimp were so fresh. Nice mom and pop atmosphere.

Thank 568eugeneb
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

in myrtle beach area, plus the fried whole belly clams last night were super fresh and awesome...not too gritty... always service with a smile and everyone gets treated like a local...portions are good sized and food is always fresh...no matter what you get..but haddock dishes are always the best

Thank Hayes T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?