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“Great soft shell crab and local food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain's Choice Restaurant

Captain's Choice Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great soft shell crab and local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

We stopped here for lunch while visiting the area where some friends live. They took us here saying that they had been to the competition across the street and were disappointed with their local food. We were treated to excellent service, and the crab was a good size and very good. The all you can eat hush puppies were excellent, and we were offered an extra treat of mullet roe at no charge. The atmosphere was very cute and friendly. We would eat here again.

  • Visited December 2011
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Average all around”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2010

This is a pretty decent place to eat on Harkers Island. It is not fancy, nor does it pretend to be. Decor is maritime and boat model inspired. Models of local fishing trawlers adorn the walls giving it a definite maritime flair. Seating is wooden tables in a relatively small dining area. Service is usually attentive. Food is OK, nothing spectacular, but pretty tasty overall. Many locals eat here, so it's a family friendly place. They serve seafood plus other American-style entrees (chicken, steak, etc). Prices are mostly reasonable also. If you are on Harkers Island, this is probably the fanciest place to eat (choices here are severely limited) and you'll get decent food at a decent price.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Columbia, South Carolina
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273 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
“Good Choice for Home Cooked Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2009

Captains Choice is a good choice for home style food. We enjoyed a nice lunch while making a day trip to the Cape Outlook Seashore. They offered a great selection of seafood and other southern style dishes. The lunch buffet was a good value. The hushpuppys were wonderful. Most of the food appeared to be home made. The staff was also very friendly. Nothing fancy, but a great place for lunch.

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North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2008

We were told by locals that Captain's Choice food was comparable to the other pricey local hot spots. The prices were pretty good, but the food was just not good. The portions were extremely small and to add a salad it cost $5. This was the main regret of our trip....eating here instead of the Sanitary in Morehead City. Several of us did like the hush puppies here, however they do have actual onions in them....that could be a disappointement to some....

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NJ
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“The best Place on the Island.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2008

Trip Advisor Members from NJ.
Harkers Island,NC is a very small and old fishing town with 3 restaurants.
Captains Choice is one of them.
Not great Cuisine but good down home food served by very nice people and the best Hush Puppies I have ever had.
Come on Down.
WWeenie

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