Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort

4.3
207 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
COVID-19 OPERATIONS: We are currently open. Reservations are encouraged. For questions, please call 772.388.8588

A local fixture, Blackfins at Capt Hiram’s offers Sebastian’s best riverfront dining. Grab a table on our riverfront deck for fresh seafood, including “catch of the day” specials and locally sourced plates. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is Sebastian’s favorite spot for delicious island-style favorites, including conch fritters, crab cakes, fish tacos and local saltwater peel n’ eat shrimp. Don’t miss the Dirty Oysters, a Capt Hiram’s signature featuring fresh-shucked oysters served with caviar, sour cream, onions and hot sauce.

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vipVIPMember
Orlando
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Lunch Jan 2021. don’t know what to say about this place. Nice view and easy parking. Service OK. Food was very weird. Every single thing on the menu is drowned in tabasco sauce. Oyster sliders are served in a shot glass of tabasco. Coconut shrimp was covered in tabasco. Crazy! Who does that? Dirty oysters also covered with tabasco. Maybe they didn’t like us LOL! We didn’t complain and went with it so in fairness we didn’t give management opportunity to address issues. I doubt we would come back.

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal tonight! Killer drinks too!

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RickK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The wait staff was rude. They said that we were “lucky “ to get in because they were too busy. If we didn’t have hungry kids with us, we would have left. Won’t be back. Food was too salty to eat.

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WalterA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere is good, service was very good. Fish, shrimp, scallops, very tasty and perfect. Crab cakes were 50/50 chunks of crab meat / breading- best crab cakes ever.
Negatives: Dinners come with potato and cole slaw, and they were out of baked potatoes. Dinner should come with a tossed salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and kitschy, but still delicious. Waterfront dining at its best

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and atmosphere is excellent. The only issue we had was there was a vent blowing right on us so it made it a bit chilly. I had to wear a jacket while I was eating.

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Jeannie226
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the food and view at Blackfins were excellent! Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable! The only drawback was that we had reservations, and when we were seated, I asked if we could have a table nearer to the water and was told no by the young man who seated us. He said there were other reservations for those. However, a family came in and said that they did not have a reservation, but they were seated at a table closest to the water. I was disappointed but didn’t want to cause a problem on Christmas. No matter...we will absolutely return to Blackfins because it’s one of our favorite spots in Sebastian!

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vipIzzy
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good. But entres could be better for the price.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Should have been told when I called them that masks were REQUIRED to stand and wait and walk to the table then it can be removed...like Covid knows walkways. The waitress kept her mask on wrong according to standards. The service took forever. Will never spend money there again. Masks are BS anyway!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Magi was small and undercook. Drinks were ok. We’ve been there before lots of times, but we are going to give it sometime before we return

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PatrickC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started at tha Sand Bar lounge. Great service. Had water side seating. Service and food were outstanding.

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vipfoodie
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waitress was very rude and rushed. been there many times and usually waitresses r great.

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PeteC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always get food and service, A great place to bring friends and family that are visiting from out of town.

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vipThomasK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always one of my must stops when I am in Vero! Our server was outstanding, the food was very good and you could not have a better view.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time , best waterside restaurant in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner and night out!

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LindaP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was overcooked and fish tasteless. Pina colada was weak

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Service was great, as usual.

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vipMichaelT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were a party of five and had had good experiences at Captain Hiram's Resort for dinner before. We had also had our waitress before. This time, it seemed like she was quite busy and it took quite a while to get our order placed. Once placed, it took about 45 minutes for the food to be served. We did not order anything extravagant - 1 Crabcakes, 2 Fish and Chips, and 2 Jumbo Crabs. Not exactly rocket science. Of the five orders, only the Crabcakes came out correctly. It was like the cooks couldn't read or understand English. They eventually got two of them correct, but two of the entrees never received accompanying cole slaw, despite pointing this out several times. We finally gave up on trying to get things correctly, just ate, and left. Our waitress later told us that there were many new faces in the kitchen, but it was clear there was absolutely no quality review/control. Overall, very disappointed as we had brought three guests for out of town.

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howe
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great selection. Kitchy place sitting right on the water. We had very good service and the prices were good.

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vipIndyFoodie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I never imagined I’d be overlooking the ocean in Florida while attempting to swallow frozen fish. The movie was better.

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vipJoe1
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place halfway between Orlando and West Palm Beach

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BethS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is always fresh and service is fast! We love being right on the water while dining. Great atmosphere.

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ThomasG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

My party of two had an 8 pm reservation. When we arrived, we were told by the first hostess that the next hostess would seat us. Apparently they didn’t communicate because four parties walked in after us and were seated before us. When I finally decided to step up and address the hostess, she asked me if we’d been helped. I told her what we were told and she proceeded to look for our table. At this point, the first hostess returned and was told that our table had been ready and waiting. She said “oh yeah I know”. I was angry that we had been set aside but didn’t say anything as it was a valentine’s dinner and I wanted to enjoy the evening. The woman who seated us apologized and said she knew that we had been skipped over.
When we got to our left-leaning table in the middle of the aisle, we were cheerfully greeted by our server, KB. She was AMAZING!!
Happy, smiling, personable, funny, efficient, ON TOP OF HER GAME! She answered our questions, offered suggestions, took our order and returned to check on us before our food arrived.
Unfortunately, however, our appetizer arrived via another employee on the same tray as our meal, not before. My order was missing an item, and it was cold. Again, I didn’t complain about that, except that I wanted my
cole slaw. It was not at all busy at 8:15, which is about when we were seated, so I don’t feel these errors should have occurred.
Again, our server, once made aware of any dissatisfaction on our part went out of her way to make whatever she could right. Her concern and personality and professionalism make KB an outstanding server and a definite asset to this restaurant.
Given our not so great experience at Blackfins, I can truly say that I would not even consider returning if it were not for KB.
We will be back for another try and definitely be sure to request KB. You should too!!

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TammyD
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab on fried green tomatoes started things off great

The stuffed flounder was perfect and served in a separate small casserole dish kept it and the sauce right temperature throughout the meal

Matt, our server, did a great job - very knowledgeable on menu, drinks - just the right attentiveness. Manager made the rounds checking with folks and pitching in clearing a plate or so - the whole staff was friendly and engaged

Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
49 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with outstanding location on the water.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fine with the exception of the temperature. It was a cool, windy night and they would not close the curtains.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal with great service. The kids even spotted a few dolphins while watching the water from our table.

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2DLRYO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of our friends recommended this restaurant. We got there in time for happy hour, drinks at $2,50 each! The food, service, and views were great and the price was very reasonable. The only challenge
was finding a place to park. We are coming back!

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Great Food. Amazing view! We enjoyed our dinner very much and happy to have a great place to bring our out of town family.

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CarolG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection for a brunch menu at a reasonable cost. Also great views!!!!

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Eddie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

It looks like you have changed cooks and Restaurant staff.
You have remove Ribs from your menu and since I do not like Sea food that limits me to just hamburgers.
Your drinks seem to have been watered down.
It is for the above mentioned reasons I will not be returning to your establishment.

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Eddie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We understand your disappointment over losing the Island Ribs but hope you'll find an alternative to the Cheeseburger by trying on of our other landlubber favorites like the Chicken Tacos, Hiram's Flatliner, or the Jamaican Jerk Chicken. I will pass your concerns on to our Chef and hope you give us another try.

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vipTCBNY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice waterside dining. Good food at reasonable prices.

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you, TCBNY! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipLuvColorado
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been coming here for years and I think they may have dropped the ball... no local catches. Seafood is flown in frozen from Mexico. Very disappointing...

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patriciaz
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as busy at it was, our waitress was extremely pleasant and nice. she smiled and made us feel welcomed.
food was excellent. I have been there before and did not enjoy it. But is seems that you changed you menu and it was wonderful. we were a group of 13 and enjoyed it very much and will be back again.

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paulT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

On New Year's Day, I went to Blackfin's at Captain Hiram's for lunch I had a horrible experience and will never go back. I made a reservation, showed up on time and was escorted to a booth with a view of the lagoon. A waitress showed up after about ten minutes and took our drink orders. When she returned with our drinks before she took our orders she said that the kitchen was behind and there would be a thirty-five minute wait before our food was served. We decided to wait and ordered two sandwiches and a cup of soup which the waitress said could be brought immediately. We consumed the soup drank our beers and talked for thirty-five minutes. We subsequently summoned the waitress who went to check on our food. She returned and announced that our order was fifteenth in line to be filled and now the wait would be over an hour. At that point we cut our losses. paid for our beers and left. There was absolutely no apology, no visit from the manager, or no offer of a free beer for our wait. Do not patronize this establishment!

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GeorgeM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had reservations at 5:30 New Years Eve. Got seated right away, great view of the river. Food was good we both had a seafood pasta. It was served hot and looked fresh. Waitress was good and attentive, she came by the table several times to check on us. Will bring our vacationing friends to The Blackfin

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, George. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was terrific as usual and view is superb!

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We made reservations the 5:15 we were seated on time. We wanted to have salmon on a Christmas special menu, you're out of it . How could you be out of the main dishes that early? Also out of out of one of the main deserts. My wife ordered the prime rib it was tasty but not what she had her Mind Set On. I ordered I ordered a hamburger and french fries Stephanie definitely not what I wanted to eat on Christmas Day

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you for choosing to spend Christmas Day with us. We apologize that you were unable to get the special you were hoping for. We extend our holiday specials throughout lunch and dinner service, and sometimes this means we run out before the end of the day. Because we know how frustrating this is, we have made changes to our holiday pars. We thank you for choosing Blackfin's and hope you'll visit again.

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RickM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but otherwise it was a good experience and the food was also very good. Management should consider adding a few steaks to the menu. They had a ribeye special on Christmas Eve but I didnt want the shrimp scampi that came with it. Waitress checked and they were not able to offer just the ribeye. Great atmosphere and location on the river.

Blackfins at Captain Hiram's Resort
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Rick. I will be sure to pass your suggestions along to the Chef. Hope to see you again soon!

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