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Captain John's Dockside

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11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
+1 919-968-7955
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“fried seafood” (3 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Had crab legs, waited too long with empty place and food was warm. Lacked taste, service was mediocre. Wouldn't go back.

Thank cyncant
Reviewed January 14, 2017

I have no complaints about this place. I found it on Restaurants.com and it was a good. A little further outside of Chapel Hill than I thought it would be but none the less, we ate good. Our server was awesome.

1  Thank Derrick T
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We love the well cooked fish and baked potatoes. There is nothing like a giant portion of friend flounder brought home for the family. We discovered this place during lent but keep coming back for the quality price and quantity

1  Thank inequity
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Classic style fried seafood. Generous portion sizes, cooked just right. very reasonable pricing. Very friendly and pleasant waitress. Will go back again.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I go to Captain John's several times a month. It is always good, the crab cakes are tremendous. All crab meat and no filler. If you like crab these are the cakes to get. The specials are always worth a try.

1  Thank Geomanjim
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have enjoyed dining at Captain John's for almost 20 years. The food is fresh and well-prepared. In addition to the fairly large menu, daily specials are offered and the staff will usually accommodate special requests. The decor has been upgraded to include a "tiki...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed July 30, 2016

We (4 of us) had dinner at the Dockside Restaurant last night and went there specifically for the Greek cuisine and the cooking of John, the owner and Executive Chef. We started the meal with a delicious Greek Salad that we shared and a side-order...More

2  Thank ronpstrauss
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Had fresh red snapper done Mediterranean style simply fantastic. I try to eat at Captain Johns at least once or twice a month. The fish is always fresh from North Carolina and can be prepared with nominal oil or butter if you are concerned, when...More

Thank Geomanjim
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Sorry, but this place should be ignored. Nothing is really fresh. Our fresh raw oysters were marginal. Harris Teeter offers better! The Clam Chowder is like out of the Campbells Can. The garden salad is just okay. The swordfish was dry and served just warm....More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed March 12, 2016

While visiting family, we decided to go to Captain Johns. I had been there a few years ago, but never written a review. The restaurant has a very friendly staff and the location is easily accessible. The decor is a throwback to seafood places from...More

1  Thank JimH_Tarheel
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-7955
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