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Captain John's Seafood Grille

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13057 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-5001
18432359300
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Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Olathe, KS
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always crowded, but with a friendly greeting it is a wonderful place to eat dinner. We love the Haddock sandwich. A very large filet of fish with a side for $11. Plenty of parking. Great desserts

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

Hi Tom A, So glad to know you enjoyed dining with us from start (greeting at the door) to finish ($11 check). We aim to please and promise to be your spot for tasty Haddock!!!! Thanks for dining with us, and hope to see you soon. Sincerely, John More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are locals and rate this as one of our 4 favorite seafood restaurants in this area with all food prepared to order , hot and FRESH . It has the feel of a neighborhood bar and grill from the northeast , fairly small and intimate but with great food . I feel it to be a tad more expensive... More 

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

JC M, We thank you for your review. The team and I take great pride in establishing strong relationships with locals. And I am committed to providing FRESH and tasty seafood. Thank you for dining with us! ~John More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The reason for the one is there was ZERO parking and no signs to tell if you should park somewhere else. It's actually in a tiny strip mall with an enclosed type parking lot for only the establishments. My husband and I were very much looking forward to a dinner alone and based on ratings here we chose Captain John's.... More 

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Thank Robin6141
John V, Owner at Captain John's Seafood Grille, responded to this review

Hi Robin, All the businesses share the parking lot. It sounds as if your arrived when the lot was full. Perhaps you will have an opportunity to dine with us in the future. ~ John More 

Surfside Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The only place in the Myrtle Beach area that had fish and clams from up north. The food was very good along with the service. We are transplants from Massachusetts that searched high and low for a New England style place to have seafood and will continue to eat here every week. The only thing I don't understand is why... More 

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

Dagarvin, So glad you love our food. I take much pride in providing fresh "northern" seafood. 😊 We promise to post on Facebook and send out emails when we are expecting fresh whole belly clams. ~ JP More 

Enfield, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have visited Captain John's several times over the past few months as it reminds us of the kind and quality of seafood we had regularly when we lived in New England. When we receive the "Clam Gram" email that fresh whole belly clams are on the menu we go there but the fresh haddock dinner is also excellent and... More 

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

Harry, How are you? It's regulars like you that we really depend on. So first, I must say THANK YOU for your review and supporting us. As you know we take pride in consistently serving quality food. I'll share with the team that you enjoyed your Haddock. Also we will be sure to keep the CLAM GRAMS emails coming, that... More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

You can not beat Captain John's for fried clam belly and lobster roll. The scallops are delicious also, just dusted not breaded.

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

Hi there LNMISC, First thank you for the great review! Please spread the word about our entrees. We are very proud of the food we serve and yes... The Fried Belly Clams and Lobster Roll are consistently a home run. See you soon! John More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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