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“Tried and true; won't disappoint you” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain's Tavern

Captain's Tavern
Ranked #2 of 79 Restaurants in South Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tried and true; won't disappoint you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This local seafood restaurant has been open since before 1979. There are many good reasons it has stood the tests of time, multiple recessions, economic downturns, population changes, the onslaught of corporate chains, etc. The food has been consistently good: well-prepared and presented; plentiful portions; reasonable prices; proficient and efficient service staff; wine bargains. We need to preserve individually owned and operated restaurants. This is a gem to be guarded. Take out-of-town guests, transplanted newcomers, returning former residents, children, grandchildren, grandparents and the like to delight in this old style Florida restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Hope J
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Perfect place to eat lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very nice place to eat excellent lobster. Service very good, food, desert perfect. Probably you will have to wait if you arrive between 6:00pm o 7:00pm, like about 30 min if you are a couple, but a group will have to wait because a lot of family go to celebrate many things there. Is a nice place to take your family.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sonia R
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent waiter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went to Captains Tavern on a Saturday night with a large party to celebrate our parents 55 Wedding Anniversary.

We were seated immediately and throughout our dining experience the waiter was excellent.

Many of us ordered the 2lb lobster that comes with salad and a side for 30.00

Let me tell you. The lobster they give you are 3 lb lobster and they are delicious.

No small lobster here.

The lobster has so much meat that two people could share a meal.

Definitely a excellent deal for 30.00

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Kirk C
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent waiter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went to Captains Tavern on a Saturday night with a large party to celebrate our parents 55 Wedding Anniversary.

We were seated immediately and throughout our dining experience the waiter was excellent.

Many of us ordered the 2lb lobster that comes with salad and a side for 30.00

Let me tell you. The lobster they give you are 3 lb lobster and they are delicious.

No small lobster here.

The lobster has so much meat that two people could share a meal.

Definitely a excellent deal for 30.00

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Kirk C
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Coral Gables
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Consistent good food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Captain's Tavern has been in business since the early 70's. The decor hasn't changed much since it opened but the chef keeps up with current trends and the food is consistently good, at times excellent. This restaurant often sells a two pound main lobster for $29. with salad and potato. If you're wanting consistent good food, this is the place. The wine list is extensive and prices are very fair. The fish is very fresh and the chef always has wonderful specials. Oh and Thursday night is steak night. Who would think you'd get a fantastic steak at a seafood restaurant. No wonder this place stays in business for so many years. It's one of my favorite places in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Luvmymini
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