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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We've been to Captain Johns many times, but this is my first review. Whenever we have a hankering for fresh haddock, this is where we come. Their fried haddock is absolutely delicious. Fresh from New England and you would never know it was fried. Very light coating and feels more sautéed than greasy fried. Their tartar sauce and coleslaw are... More 

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

Sandi B, We are so glad you enjoyed our Haddock! And as you already know we take pride in making sure that our seafood is always fresh. Thank you for our rating and please continue to dine with us for the best New England inspired dishes! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We have been trying 'haddock dinners' all over Myrtle Beach and were not pleased with them, but after reading about Captain John's in TripAdvisor, we tried it last night! Every rave report was correct. The haddock dinner, $15.00, came with two sides on one large plate. The haddock was very lightly battered and it couldn't have been fresher or more... More 

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

Junerhodes, So glad you liked the haddock!!!! And most happy you felt it was priced well with value for value. We look forward to you bringing your friends and can't wait for you to dine with us again. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This was my family's first time at this restaurant but won't b our last. I had the Cajun chicken sandwich while my sisters had the lobster roll. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to return.

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

Linda, We are glad you enjoyed dining with us! I'll let the staff know that you mentioned the lobster roll and Cajun chicken as your favorite. We hope to see you soon and thank you for our rating!!!! Please spread the word. More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Cajun haddock and shrimp. You can't go wrong with anything deep fried in this place so the onion rings, fried oysters, and mozzarella sticks appetizers were a good start.

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

Rick, A big thank you for our review. Also we really appreciate you sharing with others the apps (onion rings, oysters, and mozzarella) you like munching on the most. See you soon! John More 

Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

My husband is a New England whole belly FREAK! We drove all the way to Myrtle Beach, then another 45 min past our destination just for him to get his favorite food. I was excited as I had been messaging them to make sure they had gotten in a batch. I was excited for my husband. I don't even care... More 

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

Dee S, Man...I'm so glad you all made it to our restaurant! Are you the person that had contacted my marketing person? She wanted to make sure we had whole bellies for you. Well tell your husband I'm so glad he loved the clams and visit us anytime. We have added you to our Clam Gram! Thanks a bunch for... More 

Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We discovered this place this year and got dinner to go twice during our one week stay. The seafood was wonderful. The scallops were a hit with everyone in the family. I have eaten at 3 places in Murrells Inlet and all were overpriced and disappointing. If you want fresh seafood then come here! My son loved the giant hot... More 

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

Hi Kim! I so LOVE your Review. Please tell your son I'm happy he enjoyed our Giant Hot Dog. By the way... I'll let the team know the scallops were a hit. Thank you for dining with us and your kind words. ~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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 - 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: 18432359300
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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