We made reservations for 5:30 because we wanted to get there before it got dark. The water taxi driver was mildly entertaining. By the way, Cap's Place is on a small island and you must get there by boat. No worries though, just wait for the water taxi to arrive and you have a free ride to the island from Cap's dock located next to Lighthouse Point Yacht Basin and marina.
Cap's is the oldest restaurant in Broward County and is a national landmark with a rich history. It was once a rum-running casino and restaurant during Prohibition. The original building is still there and was brought to the island by barge as a group of small shacks. A separate building houses the bar.
Many presidents, celebrities and famous gangsters have visited here. Some of their pictures are on the walls. This place has a lot of character! As I walked up to the door I almost felt like I should do the secret knock and password to get in.
Our server, Fran, was excellent. She was knowledgeable of the food and was very attentive to the four of us. We ordered the escargot and it was delicious; we sopped up every bit of the sauce. I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops and they were very good too...they were large and plump. I opted for the mashed sweet potatoes as my side...yum! Others in the party had salmon, grilled shrimp in a scampi sauce and sauteed chicken breast. We all enjoyed our food. Oh, I can't forget the fresh baked rolls, they were wonderful. We wanted dessert but just didn't have the room.
After we ate we walked around the area and visited the bar where a lively crowd was just getting warmed up.
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