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“Solid night out.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain's Tavern

Captain's Tavern
9625 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156
(305) 666-5979
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in South Miami
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Harpswell, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Solid night out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Visited Captain's Tavern on a recent visit to friends in Miami. Meal was very good. But by far the best part of the night was our server who made the night totally enjoyable and fun.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami, FL
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, not fresh decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Welcome back to the 70s, with kitsch. But nobody seems to mind, and it's rather endearing and comfortable. What we're here for is the massively multiple menu options, featuring all manner of seafood that swim and crawl and whatever. They also run a fish market, which is attached and accessible from SW 98 St.

Back to the seafood - you can have it boiled, broiled, grilled, fried, sauced and even raw as there's also a serviceable sushi menu. They have European preparations, Asian preparations, Latin preparations and seafood specials on particular evenings, including their famous Tuesday 2-for-1 Maine lobster nights. No reservations - first come first served and all members of party need to be present to be seated. The bar is an old fashioned one, with regulars in attendance.

The extensive, extensive menu really needs to be re-worked as parts are redundant and appeared never to have been comprehensively edited - there's ample room for confusion (as for an example, multiple offerings of sliced or seared tuna in a variety of styles on three different pages on the menu). Take your time with the menu and note the fish varieties on the chalkboard.

The other wonderful aspect to this local favorite institution is their wine list, which is also extensive. The owner is famously knowledgeable and connected, and they have reasonable pricing on premium wines, and special pricing on an ongoing basis.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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254 reviews 254 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“Long Time Favorite, Super Fresh Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

You will love this restaurant. We have been customers for over 30 years - for a reason. The menu of fish changes daily and it's always cooked to perfection. No dried out, overcooked seafood here - they know what they're doing. Pompano with macadamia crust and mango chutney is a winner. Cedar plank salmon, another fabulous dish. Their creamy garlic salad dressing is a must - but you will have garlic breath, so be sure your date orders it too! Wish they served bread at lunch, they don't. My only complaint. Take home fresh seafood from their market right around the corner. When you want excellent seafood, eat here. Atmosphere is not fancy, just nice saltwater tanks everywhere, but it's comfortable, casual and they're open everyday except Superbowl Sunday!

Visited August 2012
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Managua, Nicaragua
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136 reviews 136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“A great experiencie with seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Ask for Lobster's Bisque, Seafood Risotto, Maine Lobster and Sushi.

Excellent quality on dishes, nice place, very good customer service. Don't hesitate to visit this restaurant if you're a seafood fan.

Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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315 reviews 315 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Portions have gotten smaller and more expensive. Service is so so-- depending on who you get. The fish tanks are still there and enjoyable. We had dolphin and scallops. The dolphin was good but the size of a McDonald's hamburger. Value for the dollar is certainly lacking! The scallops were also a Very small portion. I requested vegetables instead of potatoes with the meal and was charged a substitution fee --which the server never mentioned. Decor is as tired as the staff. Will not return.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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