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562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
828-456-6761
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
LOCAL SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
EVILGRANNY
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Waynesville, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 Walking in the first thing you notice is the outdated decor.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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good food and friendly staff make this a favorite whenever we are in the area. While it may not have the cuisine of a fancy bitsro, the down home cookin' (Frog legs anyone?) will have your mouth watering for your next return visit.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had the opportunity to dine here on the evening of 8/3/14. Service was very good, food was just what everyone hoped it would be. and the pricing was in line with other area seafood restaurants. Will be going back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am glad I only spent $3.99 on the lunch special. My wife and I had lunch here. The lunch spexial was whitefish, coe slaw, fries and hush puppies. We also had some fries pickles as an appetizer. Tje oickles were over done and were sent back. The slaw looked like ir had seen too many days sitting out waiting... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went and ordered the spaqetti plate came with toast and salad do not like salad so wanted extra toast instead of salad would not substitute extra toast. Wife got devil crab well overdone and did not look like devil's crab more like a salmon patty. Way overpriced. Do not waste time or money.

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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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