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“Fantastic! Glad we read Tripadvisor before dining at Sea Captain's House”

Sea Captain's House
Ranked #44 of 894 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Sea Captain's House has been a staple in Myrtle Beach cuisine since the 1960's. Family owned and operate, they pride themselves in preserving true hospitality values and providing relaxing dinning experience with great food. Serving a delicious buffet style breakfast, a full lunch and dinner menu with the freshest local seafood; the Sea Captain's Houses continues to be a local and visitor's favorite.
Columbia, MD
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic! Glad we read Tripadvisor before dining at Sea Captain's House”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

After searching for a nice seafood restaurant on Tripadvisor that wasn't part of a national chain or buffet, we discovered Sea Captain's House which had a lot of favorable guest reviews within the past week. It obviously is a popular restaurant as we had a 45 minute wait and there was a large crowd upon leaving. The ocean view is fantastic and the restaurant is nicely decorated. Our room had blue walls, window dressings with sea shells and thick vinyl white tablecloths. Upon reviewer recommendations, we tried their She-crab soup and New England Clam Chowder. Both were excellent - creamy but not pasty, with nice tender chunks of seafood. The She-crab soup had a nice swirl of sherry in it when it was delivered. The scallops were divine - perfectly broiled and so tender. The others in my party enjoyed their crab cakes, shrimp with grits and seafood platter. The entrees were mostly in the $17 - $23 range; the soup was $4.95 for a cup, $7.95 for a bowl. The service was friendly, pleasant and efficient. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend!

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NY
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best food, service, value and atmosphere on the Grand Strand”
Reviewed April 9, 2010

For fifteen years or so I have watched Sea Captains House grow as I made my yearly visit to this excellent restaurant. The excellent service, quality of food and atmosphere have only gotten better. We had yet another delicious lunch last week. Our service was excellent and you can't buy the view anywhere.

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Phoenix00017
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice sea-side restaurant with a view, and good food.”
Reviewed April 7, 2010

We were looking for a good lunch place that wasn't too expensive and had good seafood. We found this one on Trip Advisor and we're happy we did. Many of the seafood places were only open for dinner, and the buffets were both expensive and had poor reviews on TA.

Sea Captain's house offers a nice lunch with a variety of burgers, seafood, and even a lunch-sized 5 oz filet mignon (for $16). Most of the lunch options were reasonably priced, in the $8 - $12 range. We had the crab cakes (which were good, though small), crab dip (good), fried platter (I didn't try it, but it seemed to be well-liked), and a burger. The burger was over-cooked (requested medium-rare, came out at least medium-well), but they quickly cooked up another one and it came out perfect. They also started us with some of the best hush puppies any of us had had.

We did not try any desserts - they had a small selection of about six good-sounding desserts, but all at the normal restaurant prices of about $6.

The place has an upscale feel, with a nice waiting lobby (complete with big arm chairs and giant chess/checker sets) with a great view of the water from seemingly any room. They allowed very relaxed dress for lunch, but had a minor dress code for dinner (no sleeveless shirts for example).

It appeared to have a semi-outdoor area (sort of a screened-in patio) that could be rented out for large parties or receptions (it had it's own bar area), but I can't say for sure.

All-in-all, a pleasant experience at a reasonable price with good food.

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Rutherfordton,NC
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“NEVER MISS THE OPPORTUNITY”
Reviewed April 6, 2010

We discovered this wonderful restaurant about 30 years ago and we look forward to a couple of evenings everytime we come to the Grand Strand area. The food, service, ambiance, views, and choices are always tops in our book. The price is very reasonable. They do not advertise nor will you find them in coupon books,but they are always busy. That within itself speaks volumes. As an old friend use to say,"Don't miss it even if you can."

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northeast Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great, attentive service, excellent , fresh tasting seafood with perfect portions, wonderful seaside atmosphere”
Reviewed April 6, 2010

We had the mahi mahi & salmon specials as well as the seafood platter. All were prepared really well and scrumptious! The wait was a short one on a spring break evening-about 15 min. We were seated at a window overlooking the ocean -an enjoyable setting. The service was just right-the server checked in often to take care of our needs but was not "hovering". We loved the whole experience.

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