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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $38
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Caps Place has it all: history (it’s Al Capone’s prohibition hangout), scenery (it gets proper sunsets on Florida’s east coast) delicious food (not many places where you can get a fresh palm hearts salad) and overall a truly amazing blast of Old Florida that you...cannot get elsewhere anymore. You have to use a launch from its private parking area to get to the restaurant and it makes the whole experience so much more Florida special. The captain is charming and when you get there you have a double take. Clapboard structures from 1928 and not much changed, a location between the intercoastal and an inlet with true sunsets. A bar that is straight out of a Hemingway novel and a restaurant flooded by the Florida sunset. The food relies on great, and I mean great ingredients, all locally sourced fresh produce. Nothing fancy, just done right. The best crabcakes anywhere, and that includes Baltimore, fish cooked whether you like it grilled, blackened or boiled and everything just so.,Don’t expect fancy decor or ponzy people: this is old Florida: relaxed, cheerful and just beautiful.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old restaurant doesn’t mean good food. White wine and bread were the only 2 good things I ate. Seafood platter was a joke chunks of god knows what w terrible sides. Strange food to say the least not sure how it’s worth the money seems...either previously frozen or old or both and most definitely prepared badly. Imagine cubes of dried something tasting like rubber with sauce. Even the key lime pie had fake lime juice out of the bottle they put lots of sugar and corn syrup to try and mask the fake lime taste crust was descent I must say. Looks terrible inside and out smells awful. Boat we took to get there is disgusting.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is all about History with a cast of past patrons a mile long. I first started coming here in 1978 and every visit since then has been nothing less then spectacular. The restaurant is reached via a short water taxi ride. Upon arrival,...you can go straight to the restaurant or make a visit to the bar. If you have never been to Cap’s Place your missing a very special experience and hopefully this will be preserved due to its historical significance and wonderful food!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not waste your time or money all bad. Looks terrible inside and out food tasted so bad that I didn’t even care text me im in a meeting fish was $40 and my husbAnds same neither of us would finish the plate. Bread and...wine was good that’s it even the lime juice in the cake was fake!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

This is an historical site that needs to be preserved. The short boat taxi is a fun way to get to this restaurant and adds to the mystery. The back story needs to be read before you go to really appreciate this unique spot and...place in history. The food was wonderful and they even fixed it to our own special request.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

Not a happy pleasant place. Overpriced and run down. Dine experience zeeo . We were taken by boat across water to a shack that we could of drove to, they have no parking there. we has our vested service dog with us. the bartender called...us up from our seat and said "that is no service dog" "that is a ESE dog" we told her that our dog was indeed a service dog. and she asked "to see papers" we produced papers. violations of ADA then she mouthed off and said "its not doing its job, since you are upset" i am upset with her ignorance of not following ADA and asking the two only questions allowed, and making her false prejudged comments. then the owner discriminates and tries to set us in the dark creepy corner of her dining room, we refused to sit there and another family with a service dog was directed to this same dark uninviting place. This is discrimination to service animal owners. she also approached our table and told us to move our 12 lb dog to the other side so others could sit at her many empty nearby tables. Save yourself the headache, there are so many wonderful other dining spots.. this is not one of them.. Zero from us. we will take our money and service dog where we feel welcome. 5 star places not a dump with attitudeMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Great food , great service and you get to take a boat to the restaurant. Amazing. The history behind the place is great. Make sure you make a reservation and get there early to have a drink and read the history.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

Cap's is always a hoot to visit when in the area. It is not a chain or a franchise so don't go if you are looking for thawed out frozen food from some big supplier. I am happy that some of you won't be back...so there is space for use to eat. I have been coming to Cap's since the 80's and have always enjoyed my times there. I set my expectations to what it is and enjoy everything they have and the place you are in. If you want some fancy smancy restaurant in Boca this is not for you. I have paid twice as much and had worse food at restaurants that get 4-5 stars but this is not those places. You are surrounded by history and that history is priceless in todays franchise world of eating. There is not perfect place to eat but Cap's is more than just food. would advise Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z people go to Bonefish or Applebee's and leave the tables for us who appreciate what Cap's has. We will be back in November 2022 to celebrate my 70th birthday an know we will have a great time!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

We were a group of 8. Orders consisted of the chicken breast, crab cakes, seafood platter, linguine, escargot. All food was excellent!! They only brought one bread roll per person, but should we really be eating more than that! The escargot was ok flavor, but...large. The crab cakes were decent size. The seafood platter scallops were the biggest we’ve ever seen!! The seafood was seasoned, and cooked to perfection, best I’ve had in years, and we eat out a lot. The staff was friendly. The salad was $12, and that’s just too much for some spring mix, sliced onions, and one small wedge of tomato with dressing which was delicious. The menus state specifically no separate checks or pay with one check, but at payment time it was suggested in future we let them know we’re paying separately, we mentioned respecting the written rules on the menu. If you’re looking for bright lighting, keep in mind this was a speakeasy, and the ambience lives on! The boat Captain is harmless, he’s just funny sarcastic, likes to joke, and very serious about everyone’s safety. Enjoyed the experience!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022

The only thing this restaurant has going for it is the historical and nice/quirky aspects as is on an island and you take a little boat ride over to it. The staff is very rude. They just don't seem to care. The place is dark,...gloomy, and unkempt. If you want to pay a high price for mediocre food while being treated like crap, try it out, otherwise, stay clear!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

It is the oldest restaurant in the area ! Light house point! The unique and fun think about the restaurant is that you have to come by boat! You park your car at the designated parking spot, and you wait for the little boat to...take you to the restaurant. The exterior of the place it makes you feel it’s abounded surprise me beautiful old style restaurant was very friendly people to serve youMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 21, 2022

What was once our favorite go to restaurant has really gone down the tubes. My wife. and I went for her birthday dinner. Had reservations for 6pm, arrived a bit early for cocktails in the bar. (best part of our experience). Was hurried out for...our table (last warning). There were six empty tables. After a 30-minute wait. Our ribeye's finally came out. The service was so slow. My wife's steak was over cooked, the waitress did not seem to care. She told her it would take another 30 minutes for her meal, as I was eating mine. My wine came when my dinner was over. The waitress as literally grabbing my side order dish while I was still eating. However, she did ask my wife if she still wanted dessert even though she had no dinner. Very disappointing. We will not be back. The owner could care less.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022

We absolutely loved this place. It starts with a boat ride that takes you to the restaurant. Christmas time along the canal with lovely view of the homes and yachts. Inside the place was rustic, but charming. Our waitress was quite the character. Loved our...interactions with her. Food was great and copious. They had lots of literature with the history of the place. Entertaining in itself. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

On our last visit, the food and drinks were mediocre. We did enjoy the boat ride and the adventurous feel about having dinner in such an old and historic restaurant. The waitress was helpful and attentive but the place itself is run down and dark....I think it would have been nicer to go during the daytime. Not planning to return soon, but its worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

What a huge disappointment. Visiting after 20 years to a place that use to serve generous portions and delicious food. I choose the vegetable medley as my main entree. With the palm salad. The waitress forgot the salad. They served the absolute least expensive vegetables:...celery, onion, carrots and a paper thin slice of zucchini sparingly with a huge amount of corn. Corn is a grain not a vegetable! They lightly sautéed without spices, herbs or liquid. They included about 1/4 cup of boiled pasta again without any flavor. One person ordered rice and beans to find just 11 beans in the entire dish. The two crab cakes were very extremely small. We went expecting to pay high price for fine dining but this is pathetic. Yes there is a 5 minute boat ride to what use to be an isolated island. Now bridges and cars make the boat trip a novelty. Yes there was some historical events and famous people visit over the years. The restaurant of today is operating on borrowed time and milking the historical reputation to the end of this place. With the greedy adult children running this place they are investing as little as possible into the meal. Save yourself a couple hundred dollars and go to a place with a real Chef.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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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
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I would encourage you to look at their menu which is on their website.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4