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$15 - $38
Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First and foremost, let me say the history and authentic atmosphere is worth the trip. And the guy who takes you across the canal and back is top notch in boat maneuvering. Two thumbs up for him. With that said......I hate writing a so so...review, but my only purpose is to let folks know, don't order your fish blackened. Mine was not really blackened as much as it was over seasoned with blackened seasoning, which was very salty and detracted from the seafood platter I ordered. It made it almost inedible. A normal person would have complained and sent it back, but I just ate it. I'm sure without the seasoning, it would have been quite the dish. The sides were delicious. The other issue I had was that my husband hates seafood, but there was chicken on the menu, so he accommodated me. When we got there, we were told there was no chicken. Then later the waitress said they had chicken strips, so he said that would be fine. The lack on seasoning was just as bad as the over seasoning on my fish. I think we went on an off night because the other reviews are mostly very positive. I would definitely visit again and give it another try.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

Family went for Dinner... tired of being kept from one of the World’s Best Seafood eatery. Have Dined at some of the World’s Finest Establishments... very few can compare! A must to visit when in Florida

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020

Bringing new friends tonite to the BAR for drinks and apps! HOPE SAM is there, shes the best redhead after me!!!! It's a super place! havent eaten in the restaurant since my son had a gameboy with lights, yeah been a loooong time, the hostess...there is a redhead too, if shes still there, we shall find everything out tonite, cant wait! for a great cosmo and fun w friends!!! in a fabulous and historic place on the water!!!♡♡♡More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

We try to make it to Cap’s when we are in Florida. It’s consistently good and an unique experience for our friends who haven’t been there before. I never really post much about restaurants but when my friend showed me the post from DRUNKBITCH123, I...felt a need to correct any misconceptions. We have had great meals and service from the boat ride over to the bar and restaurant. There are very few place we can go to year after year and see the same staff. I question any post that had a horrible experience and went back. Perhaps DRUNKBITCH123 should try the place sober.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

The bartender is the rudiest person ever. Can not believe she still works there, "she must know where the bodies are buried!" The next was the host Saturday night she is as "mean as they get" and could use a make-over as well as the...restaurant. Apparently she is one of the owners. the server was the same one we had last fall and is still working impaired. We wrote back then about this but apparently they didn't find it neccessary to do anything about! The food is cold and not fresh. I own a restaurant and the talk the servers give you abut "everything" being fresh is hog wash! The crab for crabcakes comes from a can, the calamari is freshly frozen and the seafood is also freshly thawed like the shrimp! Don't buy into it! Also check the floors and walls for MOLD it's loaded with it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Great spot. Full of history, & fabulous staff. Our waitress went through the history with us and brought us a pamphlet on it. She knew her menu really well and made some great suggestions. The hearts of Palm salad was delicious and simple. The seafood...was fresh and yummy. The little boat ride to get out to the island was charming and Capt Joey was very entertaining.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Fun and delicious. Homemade rolls served hot. Crab and corn chowder hot and flavorful. Crab cake appetizer was the best I’ve ever had. Full of crab couldn’t find anything but crab in it full of crab flavor! Sauce served beside it was spicy and flavorful....I had lobster tails and hubby had seafood platter grilled. Both were fresh and cooked to perfection. The service was fantastic. Robert W was our waiter. Dishes taken away as soon as we were done and the next item brought out. Not rushing us but taking care of us. And the boat ride was just fun the captain was fantastic. we will return here next time we are in Fort Lauderdale!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Cap’s restaurant sits on an island and the island itself is lovely. There is only one way to get to Cap’s and that is via a short boat ride. This is a nice touch although I’m sure a bridge could have been built long ago....However a great deal of charm would have disappeared. The bar and restrooms are in a separate little building and the main dining room is in a building by itself. The first impression everyone in our party got was the mustiness of the rooms, as if they had not been aired out in years. And that was the atmosphere we sat in throughout our dinner. The food itself was mediocre-to-okay. Three out of four of our party ordered seafood and the overwhelming remarks were: “It was okay”. The fourth in our party ordered chicken and he thought it was “good”. Unfortunately, except for the setting, the experience was not the overwhelming success we had hoped it would be. Based on other reviews we had read, we were expecting a first-rate meal, which we just did not experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Visited Caps on January 14, 2020. Was advised by previous post that Bar was the Place to Start.....Absolutely correct.. Best Drinks, great Service..Place was filled with people. Had Appetizers...Awesome!! ..couldn't wait for Dinner. Amazing History and Atmosphere.. Dinner was superb..Rare find is Crab-Cakes which are...too good to describe. Snapper Dinner was very fresh and tasty. Don't ever miss a chance to Dine here..its worth every penny spent.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Best seafood restaurant in Florida.! Upon arrival went to their unique one of a kind Bar for cocktails. Received impeccable service and high quality beverages from an extremely competent and personable Bartender. All who come to Caps need to stop at Bar first for a...once in a lifetime experience. After cocktails.. went to Restaurant proper and was promptly greeted and escorted to our table. Had their signature “Hearts of Palm Salad”.. to die for!!! Next had Lobsters and Crab cakes..excellent! This is the place to enjoy Fresh Seafood at it’s finestMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from TravelFoodDreams | Reviewed this property |
I found this Cap’s has private parking at our dock. Public parking for 150 cars is available for Cap’s surrounding the Townhouses at the Yacht Basin/Marina. Between our dock and the Yacht Basin/Marina is an area shaped... More
March 26, 2017|
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Response from 424wguava | Reviewed this property |
I would encourage you to look at their menu which is on their website.
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