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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
843-235-9300
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Lobster Roll Sandwich!

A local friend suggested we stop in for Lobster Roll Sandwiches. I'm so glad we did. It was one of the best I've ever had. The fresh halibut was excellent too. We will definitely return to this great seafood restaurant the next time we are in Pawley's Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Summit Point
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Enjoyed a family meal here during Spring Break. Staff was great & our food was just the same! Crab cake sanwiches were good. Chicken Parmesan was good too. Nice place, small out of the way place to go for a good meal. Would definitely go back.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As others have commented, food is nothing special (only mediocre). Restaurant is dark & small. Don't bother....food & atmosphere are MUCH better (quality, quantity & price) @Websters & Hanser House...

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Alexandria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A local friend suggested we stop in for Lobster Roll Sandwiches. I'm so glad we did. It was one of the best I've ever had. The fresh halibut was excellent too. We will definitely return to this great seafood restaurant the next time we are in Pawley's Island.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fresh fish is king here. Captain John's serves only fresh seafood (haddock, scallops, and crab cakes) that is delivered daily. They prepare the fish according to your preference: grilled, blackened, or fried. Although the side dishes are very ordinary (frozen onion rings, the standard "house" salad, slaw, grilled vegetables, or French fries), the grilled haddock and grilled scallops brought us... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Normally, I avoid restaurants found in strip malls; however, upon the recommendation of a friend, we gave Capt. John's a try. The atmosphere is informal and unpretentious. The food was perfect. Not fancy, just fresh and well-prepared. Do yourself a favor and try the haddock.

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Waterloo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wife and I were on our way to Myrtle and decided to stop and have a beer and some app's. Glad we picked Captain Johns. Seafood gumbo and buffalo shrimp were perfect, beer nice and cold. Everyone was real friendly. Will be back

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I have spent the last ten years traveling and eating out. This was our first time at Captain Johns and we found the food not only superb (my husband wanted to "buy the recipes"), the staff were wonderful, and the owner (John Venuti) was a delight to meet. Loved it!

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Haverhill
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went to Captain John's because they advertised "New England" seafood, and we wanted haddock. It was cold for this area about 35 outside. We should have left the restaurant when we saw the hostess with a sweater style coat on. Only three parties on a Tuesday night, all with coats on. We complained to the hostess who told the older... More 

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Cape Cod, Mass
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place has to have a Northeast background!! New England clam chowder was spot on, Lobster Roll was perfect. We are snow birds from Cape Cod and, believe me, this place would make it back home. So, while we hide from the Blizzard of 2015, it's good to find a spot of home here. C.J.s is clean and service is... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had lunch,Maine Lobster roll ,Spicy Seafood gumbo .sea food excellent good service,large seafood menu.Wife had Lemon Pepper Chicken with rice,

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Restaurant Details

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: 843-235-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?