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562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
828-456-6761
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent seafood place...

Decent basic seafood place. The typical fried and broiled options. Bake potatoes are very small. Not wonderful but far from bad.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
kyleent
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Never busy, now I know why. the food is greasy and of low quality, Oyster stew that had no oysters in it and was made with what tasted like 2% milk rather than half and half (the traditional method). I think I will avoid this place in the future...

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We include a meal at Captain's Bay, when in Waynesville. Great seafood, good service and nice decor. Pricing is a good value. Great family place. Good specials.

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Trenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Partry of three, no wait. Good service and food. We had shrimp, scallops and catfish. Started to get their burger which was ground beef and ground bacon.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Decent basic seafood place. The typical fried and broiled options. Bake potatoes are very small. Not wonderful but far from bad.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I live in the area and love seafood. My wife and I tried this place once, and that was enough. I ordered sauteed scallops and fried shrimp. Both were overcooked, and had absolutely no seasonings that I could detect on them. Most of the fare seemed to be pre-packaged frozen stuff chunked into the fryer, but the prices are what... More 

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Waynesville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is about 5 miles from our home. We had gone years ago, but found one in Asheville, NC that we like much better (about 35 miles - one way). Last Monday, we were near the restaurant in Asheville and went there to eat, but they are closed on Mondays. I was really wanting seafood so we came back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is soooo nasty! Food was horrible. Waitress was hateful. Never going back. I warn you don't go there!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ugh. Walking in the first thing you notice is the outdated decor. And the dirt. The banquettes are all ripped. And there are dusty chachkas everywhere. Should have been a clue. The second clue should have been the salad. Whenever the salad is bad, the rest of the food normally follows suit. Well, no exception here. Greasy, unappealing in every... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

it's difficult to find good southern seafood in the NC mountains, but Captain's Bay fills the bill. Prices are good, food is good. Excellent service.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They mainly offer seafood but have other items on the menu. While on our trips we sometimes look for the best food value for the money and this is it in Waynesville, NC We normally eat seafood once per week year round, so we thought we would stop in at Captain's Bay. I was blown away bv the special. Alaskan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-6761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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