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Captain's Choice Restaurant

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977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
+1 252-728-7122
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate a late lunch here today. I got the shrimp basket, and I also sampled the flounder. The food was delicious, very fresh. The french fries were crinkle fries, my favorite! The decor is pretty old school, but the prices were good, the portions were reasonable, and the food was VERY good!

Thank Amy M
Beaufort, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best seafood i've ever eaten,oyster were out of this world,waitress was nice ,nice cozy setting.will go back every chance i get

Thank yogibear07
Beijing, China
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was bigger, a bit newer, and looks nicer than the one across the street, but the food can't hold a candle. It certainly wasn't bad but it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it would be. The oysters and crabcakes were OK but my friend ordered some shrimp boiled and they were completely uninteresting and too salty.... More 

Thank jcolleenb
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I had the chicken and my husband had the all you can eat shrimp, grilled. His shrimp, while good, was broiled instead of grilled. He ordered okra, received a baked potatoe instead. The waitress brought his okra, grabbed his baked potatoe right off his plate and put it on a plate for the next customers beside... More 

Thank Lindakitchen8
Hartford, CT
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the only places to eat on the island and when I'm at Harker's island fishing in October and November I often eat at Captains Choice. Considering there really aren't any choices right on Harker's island the food is really pretty good as is the service. The menu has a lot of fried food which is typical... More 

Thank Food9er
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had taken the ferry out to Cape Lookout and after returning we were ready for a late lunch. Ask at the cashier and she recommended Captains Choice. It was quiet good. They had just gotten in some fresh shrimp so that's what we ordered. Fried shrimp, baked potato and the salad bar. It was a lot of food and... More 

Thank Beverly C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A nice homey little restaurant on the island. The service was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The kids had typical kids fare and were accommodated just fine. My wife had the salad bar. I had some of the local seafood; and I'll tell you, if you go to the island and leave without having the bay scallops... just... More 

Thank Colby D
Beaufort, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

great seafood buffet......... friday and saturday.home cooked like mama used to cook,great shrimp oysters clamctrips and all the other goodies.great place to eat

Thank yogibear07
Harkers Island, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had flounder fillet, breaded and overcooked so badly that the poor fish curled up. No garnish. Just a fish on a plastic dish for 18 dollars. Awful presentation. Asked for a broiled fish but was advised by the waitress that we only deep fry here. Ugh.

1 Thank Keepergoin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Service and food were good. Hushpuppies were the best. Very small quaint restaurant. Prices were good. The only complaint I have is that my feet stuck to the floor.

Thank Momof2wildkids

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Harkers Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-7122

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