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Captain John's Seafood Grille

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$$ - $$$
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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
+1 843-235-9300
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited Captain John's the other day for lunch, we had delicious haddock chowder and scallop and shrimp rolls with an awesome side of potato salad. Their gumbo is also tasty. We always eat there when we visit Pawley's Island and are never disappointed.

Thank Weedl
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food and excellent service... plenty of parking....The first time we've had dinner here and we will be back!

Thank Heather C
Urbana, ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lemon pepper grilled shrimp was outstanding. Not overpowering, the shrimp were so fresh. Nice mom and pop atmosphere.

Thank 568eugeneb
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

in myrtle beach area, plus the fried whole belly clams last night were super fresh and awesome...not too gritty... always service with a smile and everyone gets treated like a local...portions are good sized and food is always fresh...no matter what you get..but haddock dishes are always the best

Thank Hayes T
Seville, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Another couple took the wife and I here for dinner last evening. There's not a lot of ambedience but the food definitely makes up for the lack of same. I had the Haddock and scallops dinner. I was tired of fried food but decided to try it after seeing that it was more of a tempura coating rather than a... More 

Thank Sarge92
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The bar itself is a nifty piece of art. All the employees were friendly and the service was very good. At first, I was bummed because I didn't see any signs touting today's fresh local catch but I ordered the fish sandwich which was like no other I have ever had. It was fried but that was barely discernible. it... More 

Thank janelavona
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The food was good, the service was only fair. I don't think we would return here are we ate at better restaurants while here in Myrtle Beach.

Thank Boggio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Some of the best seafood we enjoyed in Litchfield Beach. My Shrimp Roll and Slaw were so fresh. We stopped by for lunch and didn't order any dessert. I would definitely return

Thank WHStoneman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We ordered 'to go' after staying at the beach until sunset. My wife was disappointed that they didn't have whole belly clams, and settled for clam strips. I had the haddock sandwich (grilled). I felt the value, considering the resort-like nature of Pawley's Island, was in line.

Thank k5tm
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this review

K5tm, We hope you found the haddock and clam strips to be tasty. We just received a batch of Whole Belly Clams today. Knowing the whole bellies are a desired item we send out Eblasts and posts on Facebook to announce when they are in. We are happy to add you to our Clam Gram email, just send me your... More 

Marion, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This was recommended by a local that we ran into in the supermarket. Our group of 10 visited and were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. The scallops were the most tender and tasty of any I have ever eaten. Service was great also.

Thank Danny W
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Danny, We do believe in word of mouth! So thank you for giving us an OUTSTANDING review. I'll let the team know you enjoyed the scallops and applaud the service you recieved. Dine with us anytime and please tell your friends. Sincerely, John More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-235-9300
We specialize in New England style seafood, from creamy clam chowder to haddock and scallops. Our menu offers Daily Specials such as Homemade Lump Crab Cakes, Salmon Croquettes, and 1/2 off bottles of wine on Thursday. We have the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand. That's right we said fresh. Our seafood is so fresh we don't own a freezer. In addition, we offer Ipswich whole belly clams, poultry, and center cut steaks entrees. Save room for our decadent desserts!

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