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Captain's Bay

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562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
+1 828-456-6761
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fried seafood, this is your place. I don't. I ordered a grilled red snapper with veggies. The fish was greasy and the veggies, well, the portion was about 2-3 bites. I got lots of hush puppies though. I my dog was happy. Everyone else in our party was happy with their choices. I simply prefer healthier options.... More 

Thank Patti J
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am in this area once every month and go to Captain's Bay each time. Love the large selection of plates but very partial to the peppered catfish fillets on Lighter Side menu .

Thank Deb F
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Very good food. Staff is friendly and helpful if they are not totally slammed, then they are friendly but not quite as responsive. I have tried many different dishes, all have been good. We often go with the special. Not fancy, but still pleasant "seafood restaurant" ambiance.

Thank Jane K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I am a repeat customer and always find the food to be appetizing. I usually have shrimp and scallops with a baked potato. Recently I went in for lunch to take back to the office. Thought I would try and see how that was. I had the special which was fish and shrimp. For less than a meal at a... More 

Thank Jill A
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This seaside decorated resturant, that may have been a Red Lobster in another life, should consider hiring someone from Red Lobster to show them how to cook seafood. The "sea scollops" were small bay scollops, the fried shrimp were over fried and dry as if they sat for some time before being served, the baked potato was cold like cooked... More 

Thank Ed M
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Service was friendly - food was soggy and tasteless. Fir the price this meal should have rated excellent but it was not.

Thank Toby F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Beware of LOW B sanitation grade. We didn't eat after seeing that. Will take my business where they will take time to care about their property

Thank Selena S
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Lunch specials on white fish and/or oysters are the most inexpensive that you will find any where. The slaw, baked potato, & sweet tea made for a tasty meal.

Thank Nancy C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner, scallops were over cooked ,shrimp was good but way to many hish puppies. The coleslaw had a good taste but way to chopped up it was like mush. Service was great place was clean.

Thank Ed S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to go for seafood in Waynesville. A very good assortment of both fried and broiled selections. Scallops were very good as well as the stuffed red snapper. The only snafu was that the salad was served about 60 seconds before the main course. The problem es are very reasonable.

Thank Kent F F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?