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Captain John's Restaurant

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Route 13, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
315.762.9949
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

Very good seafood. Restaurant has been around a long time and can see why. Very clean, friendly wait staff and delicious crab legs. Will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Ann K
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New Hartford, New York
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New Hartford, New York
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Very good seafood. Restaurant has been around a long time and can see why. Very clean, friendly wait staff and delicious crab legs. Will definitely return.

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Thank Ann K
Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

nice decor, crustaceans were over cooked and a little chewy. my hubby got the black and blue burger and like it. the spinach with warm bacon dressing was really good. creme brulee was delish, but pricey.

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Thank Mary Ann M
Utica, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So where to start with this review. I am going to give you a run down of our experience because I truly believe we donated our entire bill to this restaurant and got nothing out of it in return. I really want people to know that if you decide to eat at this restaurant, you might be just donating your... More 

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2 Thank Ryan T
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My friends and I went her on August 15th and I honestly haven't had an experience like this in a long time, possibly ever. When we were sat the waitress was friendly and attentive and we ordered some drinks and appetizers while waiting for the rest of out party. (they were only 15 minutes behind us and even called ahead... More 

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4 Thank Saxcat33
Rome, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I went to have dinner Saturday night 15 August. we had the prime Rib and Lobster tails. The meat was only warn and was very poor quality and the Lobster tail was so dry that both my wife and I had to soak it in butter just to eat it. I have travelled all over the world... More 

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4 Thank OwenChester
Poland , NY USA
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It looks as though someone stole every bit of beach décor from every bar in Key West, and tacked it all up in this non-waterfront central NY bar/restaurant. I like the beach motif as much as anyone, but this place has about 75% too much tropical-themed junk on the walls. Enough commentary on the visuals..... My prime rib was good... More 

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Thank EricC56
Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First let me say that for Sylvan Beach, the atmosphere is great...it's so much like walking into a Key West restaurant/bar that you forget that the restaurant is not on the water! So if you are looking for atmosphere...this IS the place! However, I ordered the French Onion soup...the soup had an excellent flavor neither too salty or greasy like... More 

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Thank Rosebud22159
North Brookfield, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped in for a bite and got the surf and turf special with two for one margaritas and it was all great. We loved the new england clam chowder and the dinner was just right. The place is very themed for the beach and its fun! Our server was wonderful and not pushy. We will be back.

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Thank Hwct8
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

On a mini vacation my family ate here for dinner. They had two for one margaritas and a surf and turf dinner. That is what we had. My toddler had a pasta dish. It was plenty of food for all of us!! The staff was very friendly and checked on us an appropriate amount of times. It was within walking... More 

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Thank Trisha P
Sylvan Beach, New York
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The atmosphere is excellent and the seating is very private. However, the quality of the food is just average and the prices are on the high side. I had chicken riggies and my husband had chicken parm. and we both said we have had better. The salad is not included with the dinner. The bread was cold and hard, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 13, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sylvan Beach
  • Phone Number: 315.762.9949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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