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“The best seafood in south florida”

Captain Charlie's Reef Grill
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Juno Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 22, 2009

Captain Charlie's Reef Grill has been a favorite of my family's for 10 years. It has a "hidden gem" -like quality: noisy atmosphere, career servers that are a family, and casual attire is permitted. They sell the most wine of any restaurant in Florida, which is unsurprising as their wine list is impressive and incredibly low-price for the quality.

After trying most things on the menu, my favorites are their appetizers listed on the loose page in their menu. The fried shrimp and cuban crab cakes are to die for, and so is the homemade blueberry oreo ice cream that's offered on occasion.

You won't find such unique and beautiful dishes anywhere else, and your favorite bottle of wine might be cheaper at Reef Grill than it is at the store.

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Reviewed May 16, 2009

Recent reviews seem overly harsh. Just went last week, I've never had a bad meal there. I usually stick to the specialties (fresh catch of the day, veggies, rice) and I never go wrong. Fish is always very fresh and well prepared. It's a favorite of mine in the area. Yes, it can get busy & a bit noisy... but Capt Charlies is still a great place for seafood.

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Reviewed March 19, 2009

Every year, my son's favourite restaurant to come too is Captain Charlie's, alas not this year. The hostesses, friendly, yet insipid and incompetent, sat us one hour after promised time. The waitress was flip, obnoxious, and seeping with attitude. The portions were smaller than ever which was good given the quality of the food, two orders were wrong and the dessert was disappointing.

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Reviewed January 11, 2009

I was in town visiting a friend this weekend and decided to try this restaurant. The fish was decent (certainly not the best seafood in Florida), but the rice and beans were undercooked, and the vegetables were way, way, way overdone. When the mixed vegetables are about the same translucent, sallow color, you're either eating at a nursing home or this place. I didn't dare try them.

When the busboy--not our waitress--asked how the food was, I told him about the undercooked rice and beans and the overcooked vegetables, and his only comment was that they have a lot to cook in the kitchen. Really? I thought I was in a restaurant that should be concerned about quality control.

To round out the not-so-impressive evening, suffice it to say that this meal did not stay with me long.

Overall, I am a gravely disappointed foodie. :o(

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Reviewed August 24, 2008

Awesome seafood place - doesn't look like much from the street but totally worth going in!

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