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“Pretty Scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Capt's Waterfront Grill - CLOSED

Capt's Waterfront Grill
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: One can take the commuter train to and from Boston, The "T", about a 25 minute ride. The station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Capt's. Taxi service is available by phone. There is ferry service available from Boston - near the New England Aquarium to Blaney St. in Salem - a 10 minute walk. There is a sight-seeing trolley service that stops here.
Description: Waterfront dining at its best! Capt’s Waterfront brings the biggest and best charcoal grilled steaks to diners on the North Shore - GUARANTEED - and an incredible selection of market fresh seafood. Capt’s hand selects only the best and highest quality cuts of locally sourced steak and seafood. With its combination of exceptional charcoal grilled dishes, contemporary New England cuisine and an unparalleled location, Capt’s Waterfront is the premier location to dine on Pickering Wharf in Salem, Massachusetts. Downstairs, find a refined bar section; upstairs, the Topsides Dining Room & Deck provide a more intimate setting. Regardless of your seating arrangement, immaculate views and incredible cuisine provide for a memorable meal in one of the state’s most historic locations.
westfield, massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pretty Scenery”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had a very nice lunch at "Cap'ts Waterfront Grill". The waiter, Tyler, was very courteous, friendly and efficient. We loved the view from our table overlooking the National Historic Site. The meal was delicious - I had swordfish and my husband had scrod - and plentiful. I highly recomment it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank oceanana
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DirkIsbrandtsen, Heather, Manager at Capt's Waterfront Grill, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
oceanana, thanks for recommending us! I'll make sure Tyler gets the compliments. The swordfish and scrod are fantastic suggestions! Your fellow TripAdvisor users will appreciate them. Hope to see you two again soon! Best, Heather, Manager
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“Excellent food and service!!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I recently threw a 30th birthday party at Capt's. Everything was amazing! The management and waitstaff were extremely accommodating and friendly- if I needed anything they were right there to help me. They also allow you to bring in your own band, which was great. Thank you Heather and Dirk and the waitstaff at Capt's for an awesome night! We had a blast!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ElizabethAnn32
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DirkIsbrandtsen, Heather, Manager at Capt's Waterfront Grill, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
ElizabethAnn32, it's great to hear from you! I'm glad the party went off without a hitch. You guys are welcome back anytime! Happy birthday, again! Best, Heather, Manager
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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great surprise”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Popped in to get out of the unexpected thunderstorm and were pleasantly surprised. Had several small plates and all were phenomenal. Crab cakes were some of the best we have had in our 20 yrs of travel. Cheerful and helpful service. Great covered deck to watch the thunderstorm move thru.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Amber R
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DirkIsbrandtsen, Heather, Manager at Capt's Waterfront Grill, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Amber,

Glad we could offer some cover as you waited out the thunderstorm! I'm happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with our small plates and service. If you're ever back in Salem, please come see us again soon!

Best,
Heather, Manager
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Florida
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“When is 27 ounces not 27 ounces?”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Went on the recommendation of a friend. She raved about the view and the service. Both were amazing. Pattie was excellent. We saw on the menu that there was a 27 ounce steak that was enough to feed two people so we took them at their word and ordered it. At least half of the 27 ounces was a GIANT bone. It looked sort of Fred Flintstone but it was all bone. There was steak at one end and then several inches of a bone that was more for looks than was necessary. For $45 there should have been more steak. It tasted ok- could have used a little salt. The mashed potatoes were delicious. The clam chowder was good but had bacon in it. I wouldn't make a special trip but maybe if I was in town for a week I would give it a try.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Ramblingwelove
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DirkIsbrandtsen, Heather, Manager at Capt's Waterfront Grill, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Ramblingwelove,

Thanks for sharing! I'm sorry you weren't more impressed with the 27-ounce steak. Did you bring it to anyone's attention? We would've tried to make things right. That said, I appreciate your comments, and will keep them in mind as we move forward. We hope to see you again if you're back in Salem!

Best,
Heather, Manager
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Woodmere
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

While in Salem, we went to Capt's. It was in waking distance of our hotel. What a wonderful restaurant! The food was fabulous and the service was even better! Ask for Jason as your waiter. Such a lovely young man and a terrific waiter. Next time we are in Salem, we'll be back at Capt's for many dinners! Hopefully, Jason will still be there! Don't miss this restaurant!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Judy W
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DirkIsbrandtsen, Heather, Manager at Capt's Waterfront Grill, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Judy,

We'll try and make sure Jason is here when you are here! I'll make sure he gets the compliments. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Best,
Heather, Manager
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