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Captain's Bay

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562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
+1 828-456-6761
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told that this place had improved, personally I would beg to differ. The hush puppies were the high light from there it rapidly went down hill. Clam chowder was more like clam water, the "slaw" was pureed and virtually tasteless. The white fish was so so. I wouldn't recommend this place.

Thank James H
Waynesville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Captain's Bay several times over recent years. No negative experiences. No poor service. No cold food!

Thank Charles A
Canton, North Carolina
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant had gone down hill awhile back. But now it has improved. Had the Jumbo Shrimp and Father had the little shrimp. Came with Cole saw, Choice of side, Hush Puppies and the Shrimp. Shrimp was tender and the hush puppies were great. Rest of the meal was good also.

Thank Paul813
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you like fried seafood, this is your place. I don't. I ordered a grilled red snapper with veggies. The fish was greasy and the veggies, well, the portion was about 2-3 bites. I got lots of hush puppies though. I my dog was happy. Everyone else in our party was happy with their choices. I simply prefer healthier options.... More 

Thank Patti J
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I am in this area once every month and go to Captain's Bay each time. Love the large selection of plates but very partial to the peppered catfish fillets on Lighter Side menu .

Thank Deb F
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very good food. Staff is friendly and helpful if they are not totally slammed, then they are friendly but not quite as responsive. I have tried many different dishes, all have been good. We often go with the special. Not fancy, but still pleasant "seafood restaurant" ambiance.

Thank Jane K
Waynesville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I am a repeat customer and always find the food to be appetizing. I usually have shrimp and scallops with a baked potato. Recently I went in for lunch to take back to the office. Thought I would try and see how that was. I had the special which was fish and shrimp. For less than a meal at a... More 

Thank Jill A
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This seaside decorated resturant, that may have been a Red Lobster in another life, should consider hiring someone from Red Lobster to show them how to cook seafood. The "sea scollops" were small bay scollops, the fried shrimp were over fried and dry as if they sat for some time before being served, the baked potato was cold like cooked... More 

Thank Ed M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Service was friendly - food was soggy and tasteless. Fir the price this meal should have rated excellent but it was not.

Thank Toby F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Beware of LOW B sanitation grade. We didn't eat after seeing that. Will take my business where they will take time to care about their property

Thank Selena S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 562 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-2936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?