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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews hush puppies seafood crab cakes potato skins sandwich scallops po boy fresh fish tacos picnic tables great takeout hotel room no filler call ahead generous portions worth the wait zacks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, we came back here twice, it was so good! Best ever cream of crab soup, excellent crabcakes and fresh fish - loved the bar shaped like a boat -

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

One of the best seafood places! The drinks were terrific and the seafood was cooked to perfection, and excellent. Definitely worthy of many return visits!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

Fun outdoor bar/casual restaurant. The bar is built to resemble a fishing boat. Most deliciously plump & lightly dusted fried oysters I’ve ever had! Will come back. Lovely town & beach too!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022

Very good food service slow , but all good,Our waitress seemed to be overwhelmed had to inform her of our menu choices & what sides came w/

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022

We were heading home but decided to grab a quick lunch.....took almost an hour to get our food. It was good and you got a lot for your money, but the wait was crazy. The waitress seemed to only want to help locals,

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

We ordered fried oyster and steamed shrimp basket to eat before we packed up to go home. OMG! Everything was so fresh and cooked perfectly. (People tend to overcook shrimp). And the hush puppies, which I usually plan on as a treat for the dog,...were tender and flavorful! And the prices were reasonable. We will definitely make it a part of our next tripMore

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

Waited a bit for food to be prepared but wow, well worth it. Take out only. Will return when back in town. Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2022

I ordered the fried cod sandwich and boy was it a sandwich. The fish overflowed over the bun. It comes with a generous amount of French fries, hush puppies, a pickle and tarter sauce on the side. It was hot and delicious. There's not much...room to sit and eat except the picnic tables which are right in the sun. For some reason their outdoor dining wasn't open but I think they're remodeling. You order your food at the outside window. It takes a bit but evidently everything is made to order. The menu has just about everything on it for anyone's taste. I would definitely recommend Captain Zack's for a quick meal...More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

First night at vacation a great idea for dinner. Large portions of fresh, delicious seafood. Get extra hush puppies! YUMMY!!! Be sure to order ahead and you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022 via mobile

The seafood here is always delicious and so fresh. I had the special: jerk grouper, Cole slaw, hush puppies, pickle, and onion rings. It all tasted just right. Folks are friendly here and it will be nice to sit outside there soon.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Large portions at a reasonable price! If you don't go there you are missing out. The staff was friendly and helpful during a busy time. Unfortunately we ate on a Monday night they were closed on Tuesday so we had to settle for...something less. Truly a diamond in the roughMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

This place was simply just ok. We were told it would be an hour and a half to 2 hour wait (which is insane, but we were ok with it. We simply left and got a pretzel from Auntie Anne’s to hold us over and...went for a drive around Assateague til it was ready). Some of our food was good and some was not. The fries were cold and soggy. The hush puppies were good! The pizza was good, but nothing special. Burger was average. Crab legs were good but overpriced. Crab cake was awful. It says in all caps on the menu that there’s no filler and it’s all crab meat. This is a joke!!! Lots of filler and little stringy pieces of meat. No lump meat at all. For $18.99 this was so disappointing. The food was all edible, but not very good and too expensive. We paid $100 for 4 people for mediocre food, slow service, and rude people who worked there.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

Last year, we really enjoyed our meals (our family of 4, plus grandparents). This time, the food was mostly okay, but we were disappointed, especially after last year. Personally, my food was mostly good (sampler for 2)—especially crab cake and scallops. I love sweet potato...fries, and they seemed to be done well, but they were a bit cold. The hush puppies were very good, though. FYI, we called to order around 5:45 PM on a Monday. We were not given an estimate (we should have asked), but it was 1 hour, which I was expecting, so not bad.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

As a person who have been a part-time resident on Chincoteague Island for over 50 years, I must say these are among the hardest working women on the island. The place is a "take-out only" for now and the kitchen is a super hot sweat...shop. The business gets swamped at certain times of the summer season...that is why you see 2 hour waits in some of the reviews. As an example, I tried calling there tonight for an order and they could not answer the phone on either line. I then went there in person to order and they said there was a 2 hour wait so I went to Ocean Deli. I don't know what kind of help issues they have but I would imagine it is hard getting people to work in such a hot kitchen that gets super busy in the summer. They are building a new section which will be a sit down restaurant but they better learn how to manage their business first. The prices are not cheap and about the same as the good restaurants in town. The difference is that the other restaurants are sit down places that offer way more food options and better service. Captain Zacks only offers fried and grilled food options but not broiled. They also have an online option for ordering which did not work the last time I tried. Their online options indicates that they do deliver but I never tried that option and cannot imagine how they could deliver when they get super busy. With all of this being said, I find that Captain Zack's has the best tasting food on the island. What I don't like is they don't have broiled seafood options. My favorite foods are their crab cakes and hush puppies. I consider their hush puppies the "gold" standard and the best on the planet. In fact, I always judge other places that make hush puppies with Captain Zack's hush puppies. So to summarize, I give Captain Zacks 5 stars as far as their foods and 2 to 3 stars as far as their business management. My approach with them at this point is to call my order in earlier in the day (before 5 ) on weekends and holidays and expect a one to two hour wait. Hopefully they will get it together once they open their sit down restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Horrible customer service and terrible food. Called my order in and was told it would be an hour. Showed up an hour later, paid, gave a 20% tip which I highly regret, and nicely asked if they knew about how much longer it would be....She rolled her eyes and very rudely said "I dont know, I don't know when you called it in". I tell her a little over an hour ago and was given an hour estimate, to which she snapped back "well its not ready" and turned away from me. We sat outside for another 30 minutes when it started pouring rain. They had said they would call my phone when it was ready so we went to sit in our car. About 15 min later (now an hour and 45 min after I called) we see them bring up a bag of food, but no one comes to get it. Thinking it could be mine and they took my number down wrong, I gave a call to see if my food was ready. She snapped at me"no!" And hung up. At this point I was ready to ask for a refund, but about 15 min later they called and said our order was ready, which WAS the bag that had been sitting there. We waited 2 hours for food that was supposed to take 1 hour, it was luke warm, rubbery, and flavorless, and WAY overpriced. I normally don't bother with leaving reviews but the rudeness of these people was so upsetting that I had to leave a review. And I noticed they were rude to every customer that showed up so it wasn't just us. I dont understand the good reviews this place has. Don't waste your time unless you enjoy being treated horribly and eating awful food.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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No, takeout only. There are picnic tables with umbrellas outside.
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CAPTAIN ZACK'S SEAFOOD, Chincoteague Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Captain Zack's Seafood offers takeout services.

Captain Zack's Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5