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“What happened to Cap's???” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Caps on the Water

Caps on the Water
4325 Myrtle St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084-0407
9048248794
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Ranked #30 of 444 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“What happened to Cap's???”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

We visit St. Augustine every couple of years and always included dinner at Cap's. It was an exclectic bunch from bikers to bridal parties. But, this last visit was terrible. The servicers seemed to all be new and very inexperienced. The menu has totally changed and is far inferior to what it used to be. The bill was higher than before. So, what happened to Cap's??? My guess? New owners. If so, best wishes to the former owners and good luck on any new ventures. To the new owners? Ya got a way to go, folks! Sunset is still beautiful, though :)

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Nice setting, with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We were in St. Augustine for one day on the way to Disney, and Caps was suggested to us by the desk person at the Hampton Vilano Beach (great hotel, see my review). Caps is close to Vilano Beach, but somewhat off of the beaten path from A1A. Most of the seating is outside, but we got an inside table that had a lovely view of the inner waterway. The setting is lovely, and the food was good too. I have seen complaints about the service, but our server was okay. It was odd that it seemed that virtually every table inside had a different server, and that each servers seemed to be working both inside and outside. The parking lot is not very good - not paved, and no lines, plus there are trees and fences to contend with. We plan to be back in St. Augustine next year, and I would go back to Caps again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Fl.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Check your bill for overcharges”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

A group of us tried Cap's twice. Food was okay, service was awful both times, we got the same surly waitress who acted like we were really annoying. The first time we were charged for booze we did not order. I was asked to fax a copy of our bill to the restaurant, which I did as the "manager" was laughing at my request. I never heard frrom them of course. So we will never go there again.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Canton, Georgia
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
“OK Food but Great View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

For location and atmosphere, you couldn't ask for much more from a "tourist trap" type seafood restaurant - a beautiful setting on a deck on the water, tiki lights, even an airport near by.
Unfortunately the food doesn't measure up to the atmosphere. It was good but not great. My wife was disappointed with the size of the oysters, and they cost more than in the Atlanta area. My salmon was good not not extraordinary. The sides are mostly starches. The dessert choices weren't inspiring.
One might enjoy it once but it's not a place we'd rush back to.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“A local we met recommended Cap's to us. It's not a place we would have found otherwise, as it's several miles out of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

A local we met recommended Cap's to us. It's not a place we would have found otherwise, as it's several miles out of town amid a beachfront community. We were warned to arrive by six or expect a long wait. We were seated on the waterfront deck after about 15 minutes and enjoyed fresh oysters, cobia, grouper, and crab cakes. Food and service were excellent. We'll return on our next visit to St. Augustine.

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