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Captain Woody's is a fun and casual seafood restaurant with plenty of options for land lovers. We serve the entire menu for lunch and dinner so there is something for everybody's price point.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 5 had a short wait on a busy Monday night. Our server, Carissa, was friendly, helpful, and very prompt. Our group ordered shrimp wrap, steamed shrimp, coconut shrimp, shrimp tacos, and Mahi Mahi. All were well prepared and seasoned to our delight....Sides of hush puppies, cole slaw, and sweet potato fries were enjoyed by all. We will definitely return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

We are here for our last night in the Hilton Head area. Tried to get into a busier place and was faced with a 1:45 hour wait. Decided to go closer to our hotel in Bluffton. What a great decision! I started with 1/2 dozen...oysters, very good. I had the Surf and Turf (Rib Eye and Fried Oysters) and my wife had the Grilled Cod. My steak was unbelievable. Along with the shrimp it was really great! My wife loved her dish. We ate at the bar and the bartender was awesome. Great drinks and perfect ordering. Portions were large, but on the higher end for price. But worth it! Would go back here the next time we come for sure!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

First time here at the end of April. Just a short wait on a Thursday afternoon. Seating is a little tight. It looks like they can pack a few in here. We had Chris as our server and he did a great job even though...he was very busy. I started with the clam chowder and I was very impressed. I have never had clams that tender. I also ordered the redfish sandwich. Never had redfish before. It really did not have a lot of flavor, or it is a very mild fish, and was pretty dense but it made a good sandwich. My wife had the cod sandwich and she had no complaints. Coleslaw is good, potato salad is good, and the he-crab soup was good but a little spicy for me. Palmetto amber was a good beer for the meal. We had a good experience here and I would call this a go to place in my book.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

I had the captains trio with no scallops, since I am allergic to them. They added more shrimp. It was really delicious. We also had the crabcake appetizer with lemon aioli sauce. That was also very good. My husband had the fried shrimp basket and...said that the breading was a little spicy for his liking. But the shrimp were very good sized. Nice, casual atmosphere. Service was great.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

My ladies' group from church gathered here for dinner before a show. They were very accommodating in reserving a table for 12 of us. Rob, our server, was quick to take drink orders as we arrived and served them with a smile. Once we had...all arrived, he took our orders, and the food was served hot and tasty. I had the fried shrimp basket and onion rings. They were both crispy and delicious. Everyone at the table was pleased with their meals. Rob provided us all with our individual checks and we all left very satisfied. Would definitely visit again if visiting Bluffton.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

This pub- like restaurant doesn’t win any prizes for decor. It’s kind of like “your Aunt ‘s attic. » where it does shine is in its cuisine. First was the calamari appetizer - fried in fresh oil, served piping hot, with a dipping sauce that had...a little bite to it. Next, was a first for me - shrimp chili ( white beans, ti-ti shrimp, in a tomato based chili sauce, with some sliced peppers). This dish was declared a home run by both my wife and I. My wife’s shrimp and grits were plentiful and hot. My grilled redfish served with corn and drizzled with relish concoction was slightly overcooked but tasty nonetheless. Service was average but the menu choices were varied and portion sizes more than adequate. This is a place that you want to visit more than once.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021 via mobile

After a 6 hour drive we wanted something casual and relaxed. Service was excellent. Server was Schuly. Made great recommendations and very speedy response time. Loved the crab cake appetizer with lemon aioli. I had the Cajun pasta with shrimp and scallops and spouse had...the captains trio. Both dishes were excellent. Would recommend and return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

Husband and I wanted to eat out and so we were walking around Old Town Bluffton. First couple of placesbwere packed. Then we rounded the corner and noticed that this place is always full any time we come by. So we went in and was...told they jad one table open and was in the corner. I dont care i was hungry. So we ordered our drinks and studied rhe menu for a good 25 minutes. As they were busy so our waiter was taking care of his other customers. We finally ordered and OH MY GOD!!!! SO DELICIOUS. It was awesome.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

The food was pretty good, but the service was amazing. Our server was super patient and super polite. We had quite a large group with a lot of requirements and the serve staff remained pleasant the entire meal.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

Long wait time. After the third order of hush puppies, we gave up. The hush puppies were undercooked the insides were a doughy mess. My Lowcountry Boil was so spicy hot I could not eat it. Dine at your risk!!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Old Bluffton was busy, but they got our party of 15 seated right away! We sat outside in a screen-in covered patio with several fans so we were comfortable and bug free! Our server, Lydia, was amazing and the food came out fast and perfectly!...Several family members had the shrimp Alfredo pasta and said how delicious it was. I had the Kentucky Beer Cheese burger and it was incredible. We will be back, highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

In the last three weeks we’ve been in Old Town Bluffton for various errands, as we prepare for the closing on our new home, and stumbled upon this incredible seafood place. This place may not have the backdrop like Hudson’s does, but the food is...absolutely incredible. Each visit, the waitstaff was superb, and the food prepared perfectly. Today was our third visit and I anticipate several more in the coming months. I don’t know if any of y’all read these, but Captain Woody’s and staff, y’all are doing an outstanding job! Best scallops I’ve eaten since moving down to Hilton Head-Bluffton since September 2020. See you soon! And again and again!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021

Their shrimp basket was outstanding. The fried shrimp breading was so tasty, I could eat that all day! A really good selection of local craft beers; wait staff could have been a little more knowledgeable, or the menu more informative. Nightly live music too. A...cool place to hang out with family and friends.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021

We were in town for 2 days looking into retirement in Bluffton. Captain Woody's is a darling place in a great location and so glad we stopped in to eat. Food and drinks were great. We sat on the porch and it was cooler that...day and they did have heaters hanging! I highly recommend. It's in an area where there are many restaurants and shops and while they do not have their own parking lot, there's street parking that was not hard to find!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 21, 2021 via mobile

Love bluffton. Captain woodys was disappointing this trip. My shrimp tacos had bland cheese. Onion rings kind of greasy. Fried shrimp was good, not great. Chips were fair. Fried oysters were good. So next year we’ll try somewhere new.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Yes, Captain Woody's Bar & Grill offers takeout services.

Captain Woody's Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4