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“Old Miami seafood restaurant still great!” 4 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 56 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, Late Night
Miami, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Old Miami seafood restaurant still great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Captain's Tavern is still serving up some of the freshest, greatest, most simply prepared fish you can get in Miami. The place could use a makeover but you can always count on this place having a wait for people to eat really good seafood in a no frills environment.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Captain's Tavern has been as favored for Miami local for over forty years, food is always outstanding but the service is what brings back return business. Nightly specials are recommended. Wait times are always short if at all. Service staff goes out of the way to check on freshness and quality and are honest in their opinion. Lobster, prime rib and rib eye are always a good choice and the halibut can be excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tried and true; won't disappoint you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This local seafood restaurant has been open since before 1979. There are many good reasons it has stood the tests of time, multiple recessions, economic downturns, population changes, the onslaught of corporate chains, etc. The food has been consistently good: well-prepared and presented; plentiful portions; reasonable prices; proficient and efficient service staff; wine bargains. We need to preserve individually owned and operated restaurants. This is a gem to be guarded. Take out-of-town guests, transplanted newcomers, returning former residents, children, grandchildren, grandparents and the like to delight in this old style Florida restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect place to eat lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very nice place to eat excellent lobster. Service very good, food, desert perfect. Probably you will have to wait if you arrive between 6:00pm o 7:00pm, like about 30 min if you are a couple, but a group will have to wait because a lot of family go to celebrate many things there. Is a nice place to take your family.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent waiter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went to Captains Tavern on a Saturday night with a large party to celebrate our parents 55 Wedding Anniversary.

We were seated immediately and throughout our dining experience the waiter was excellent.

Many of us ordered the 2lb lobster that comes with salad and a side for 30.00

Let me tell you. The lobster they give you are 3 lb lobster and they are delicious.

No small lobster here.

The lobster has so much meat that two people could share a meal.

Definitely a excellent deal for 30.00

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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