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Captain Jack's Restaurant

16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
(562) 592-2514
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Ranked #2 of 12 restaurants in Sunset Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Seattle WA
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The crab was amazing and the best quality! They serve the super large jumbo crab legs that you usually get up in Alaska. As an avid traveler to Alaska these are right up there with crab I got up in Alaska. One thing to note is that when you eat at Captain Jacks they assign a team to take care... More

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Bogue Chitto, MS
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went to Captain Jack's with family to celebrate a special friend's birthday. Service was not up to par, very slow service, baked potatoes were not even warm enough to melt the butter. This was unusual for this fantastic restaurant. They were kind enough to remove the charges for the potatoes from our bill. Steaks and crab legs were very... More

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Long Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have heard about Captain Jack's for years but never had the opportunity to visit. This year on my birthday, my friends were determined to take me to dinner at Captain Jack's! We did not do our homework and arrived hours before they opened at 4:30pm on Saturdays. We had snacks across the Street and shopped a little and came... More

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Morgan, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went there on a Wednesday, nothing special, and had to wait way over an hour to be seated. We heard the king crab was the best thing to order, which we did, but it too another 45 minutes for it to arrive. The crab was delicious, but $65/order was way overpriced. Lastly, the restaurant service was OK, but the bar/lounge... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We went to enjoy a really nice evening with the intentions of "full indulgence. " We arrived around six & being that we didn't plan to go there, we did not have reservations and were completely happy to enjoy drinks and appetizers in the bar while we waited. We were quoted an hour and by the way, the staff knew... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My sister and I went to this restaurant on the advice of our hotel manager. We had to wait an hour for a table but we got to wait in the cocktail lounge and had drinks there. There was a very enjoyable piano/guitar player there. He even took requests! The service was good, restaurant crowded but the food was superb!... More

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Sunset Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Capt Jack's is known for their king crab plates which is good chow. Pending on when you're there, you'll either be comfortable & enjoy your meal (whatever is selected), or you'll feel like a "sardine". Not the largest dining space in the area, and if you can, request a small window table or larger booth on the backside, overlooking the... More

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Fort Collins, CO
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My sister and brother-in-law and niece dinned with you last night, 5/27/14. Probably the last restaurant my sister will be in. They were trying to have a nice evening out together, but your place must have been having a bad night. They ordered 32 oz. Prime Rib and a Filet. My sister, last stage of Stage 4 Colon Cancer, got... More

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have been dining at Captain Jack's for 40 years. The service is friendly and efficient. The atmosphere charming and relaxing. Very Sunset Beach. These are absolutely the finest Alaskin King Crab legs anywhere in the area. Large salads, huge baked potatoes or rice with entrees. Hot steamy sour dough arrives as soon as you are seated. Great drinks ans... More

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Orange County, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went for New Year's Eve and were not disappointed. I have been here many times over the years and it is always amazing food and service! They never disappoint. I took a couple of friends this time who have never been and they absolutely loved it. You will never have better crab legs anywhere. We had the escargot which... More

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