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“Welcome Home”
Review of Cap's Place

Cap's Place
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Welcome Home”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had the honor of closing Cap’s Place last Friday night and I felt a kinship with numerous historical figures. Don’t be fooled by the glitz of Boca, Palm Beach, etc. – Cap’s Place is the real deal. Fresh tenderly cooked fish, the old South Florida recipe for palm salad and a creamy, tangy key lime pie all in the ambience of a cabin on an island in the great blue ocean. Cap’s also had great servers with humor, knowledge and so friendly. There are many amazing places to eat in this multi-town strip of Florida seashore but go here if you want fabulous food and a slice of the real along with your pie. It is a ride you don’t want to miss.

  • Visited October 2012
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Comfort, Texas
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202 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not up to the Hype”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

You have to take a ferry over to the restaraunt, as there is no other way to get there. Even so, the ferrry attendant was grumpy, and expected tips for the trip. The staff seemed unorganized, even though we made a reservation. Ther service was very slow, and our waiter very unattentive. It's as if the history of the place is exxpected to wow you more than its food/service shortcomings. The food, while expensive, I found average...not worth the price. Although we won't be back, we can say it's checked off our to-do list.

2 Thank Lengwhite
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Jacksonville, Florida
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Our local friends encouraged us to dine at Caps while visiting the area. We were guided to the parking lot and dock by one of the staff and transported by boat to the restaurant. It's rustic appearance and history are fascinating but the real draw is the outstanding food and service. Our choices included escargot, crab cakes and salmon; we have never had better! The service was beyond professional with very engaging staff ensuring that we were comfortable and enjoyed this unique experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank KathyBJax_FL
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Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was excited to try something different for my husbands birthday. Was pricey and a little dissapointing. Not to mention the waitress pulled a fast one and charged my credit card the larger bill from the table next to us as they paid cash... but the manager reversed it a few days later...

2 Thank Kristen E
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Even though i have lived in Fort Lauderdale for 16 years, i only heard of Cap's two years ago. When mom and dad vitsited fron Knetucky they wanted to go there for their last dinner in Fort Lauderdale. The entire experience was great from the boat ride to the island, the rustic old Florida atmosphere, the fun/friendly service and the delicious food.

Our captain was fun and informative. we got there a little early and had a drink at the bar and viewed all the old pictures and antique items. The bar really takes you back in time and the bartender was very nice.

The dining room was also very rustic and filled with old pictures and artifacts. if you are into history you will love Cap's place.

Our server, Nancy, was great fun. we joked and laughed with her, but when it came time to order we took her recommendations very seriously. The crab cakes and yellow tail snapper, incredible!! the blue cheese dressing, delicious! The crab cakes are made the way they should be with no bread crumbs. ALL CRAB MEAT! Cap's has a great chef. we heard rumors from the boat captain that the chef also makes the best fried chicken, but it's not on the menu (maybe somday). even the side dishes were great. sweet potato mash and sauteed squash.

I can't say enough about what a great time we had. the food was great, Nancy and the entire dining room staff from hostess to busser and even the other servers really made you feel at home and were very attentive. Besides being a lot of fun, Nancy was really knowledgable of the menu and informative about the history of the restaurant. She really enhanced an already wonderful experience.

i will definitly be back. it is a great place to bring family and friends visting south Florida

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank robe888
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