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Route 13, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
315.762.9949
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our meal

We decided to eat here mainly because of their prime rib/seafood special and we were not disappointed. I had crab with mine and the others had lobster. Good value for the money. Our drinks were delicious and our appetizers were delicious. We had steamed clams and the other couple had seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
Midnitestork
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Ontario, Canada
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I treated my family of four to Captain John's about 8 years ago, so in fairness my review is not recent. Why you ask? Well, quite simply, my ONE and ONLY experience was SO BAD, I have never returned. The atmosphere was great, if you like a Pirate-y Gilligan's Island feel, which I do. That is where it stops being... More 

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Garland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stopped in for 2 for 1 margarita special. We think they forgot the tequilla. Ordered a stuffed mushroom app and received 4 small mushrooms for $10. Way overpriced, staff not friendly, spend your money at the canal view restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Food was incredible! Seafood bisque is the best we ever had! The prime rib & lobster tail "special" is a great value. Tiki bar feel with sweet & friendly staff. We will definitely come back again.

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Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We decided to eat here mainly because of their prime rib/seafood special and we were not disappointed. I had crab with mine and the others had lobster. Good value for the money. Our drinks were delicious and our appetizers were delicious. We had steamed clams and the other couple had seafood bisque and clams casino. The restaurant decor is fun... More 

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Grand Cayman
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Capt John's is fun and quaint - a bit of the tropics in NY. The tiki beach bar with a "Cheers" atmosphere know no stranger (at least not for long). The ringing of bells with each order of an exotic drink fill the air. The best was the prime rib and lobster special - Yummy!

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Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My girlfriends and I went to Captain John's, primarily because most other restaurants were closed on Mondays, and I must say I was not excited, until I got there! The decor is so whimsical, clean, fun and energetic, it was a surprise. The drink choices were unending and delicious (Pineapple Mojitos were awesome!) We had the surf and turf (16.99)... More 

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Manlius, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

On entry, the diner is struck by the decor, which is reminiscent of 1960s destination-type restaurants like Trader Vic's, with authentic marine antiques mixed freely with tacky reproductions and Jimmy Buffet tchotchkes. On entry one is confronted with wax replicas of all the bar drinks, which are clearly the main focus here. Both the hostess and the server pushed the... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I make a yearly trip to this restaurant. The food is always good and the service is amazing. I love the atmosphere. It's a pirate feel and each booth is labeled a Ship's name. It's not just for the grown ups, but for kids as well. Also get a specialty drink, you won't be disappointed. All specialty... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Captain John's is a great place to take the whole family to eat. Great food and friendly service. It's also a great place to go for drinks. An all around good time for families and couples.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

this restaurant is the best thing in sylvan beach . prices great , frendly service , great food . go there whenever in town !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 13, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sylvan Beach
  • Phone Number: 315.762.9949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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