Sea Captain's House

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Seafood
 Sea Captains House is one of the oldest restaurants on the Grand Strand and has been deeply rooted in Myrtle Beach history for over 5 decades now. The stories of families coming here year after year is what keeps us inspired to continuously better our service and food quality.

Our dedication to quality has been the foundation on which we have preserved our heritage. To preserve old traditions, but also remain competitive in today’s time, we are dedicated to offering local and always “Be Fresh” products.

 Whether it is using local farmers for produce or outsourcing our seafood purchases to local fisherman, we strive to do business with natives and locals. We believe the Carolina’s have some of the best products and traditions in the world, which we want to convey to our guests.

 Traditions cannot be carried on without a faithful and enthusiastic clientele, and for that we thank you.
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K
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. Started with she crab soup which we were told was “award winning” and I must say it lived up to our expectations! Hush puppies were perfect, crisp on outside and tender inside. Husband had broiled seafood platter which he loved. I took the recommendation of our waiter and had pecan crusted grouper - fabulous! But no room for dessert.

JT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Sea Captain's House for years and have loved the food and the setting by the ocean. We actually had only been for breakfast and lunch mainly and tried dinner this time. It was absolutely delicious.

K
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here numerous times over the last decade or so. Always a good meal. They have more than just seafood if that's not your thing, but I can't speak to that as I come here for seafood...

M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We took old friends here for dinner. This was their first visit to this area
I had requested a quiet location, but we were seated on the largest of the enclosed terraces.
It was noisy and there was a family with an unhappy toddler nearby.
The waitress was lovely.
The salad was average and was my choice. As a "dinner" salad, I expected
a bit more creativity. There were 3 fish dishes. One was cold and the others lukewarm.
We did not try the desserts. I think we were a bit wary.
It was Sunday and perhaps the weekday chef was not on.
We have eaten here before with good results. We are not sure if it was an off
night or perhaps the lace is resting on its laurels.
Staff was lovely.

BT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Sea Captain’s House. Once again, the food was amazing. The service was great, as well. We will definitely be making a reservation for our next trip to the area.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My seafood was raw & we didn’t have knife/fork & napkin until app came.

LC
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found a new favorite restaurant. The most fresh & clean Fried Shrimp I have had. And the Moscow Mules are good too.

GM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and we are thinking of going back for a second visit before we leave!

AL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything that we had at Sea Captain’s House was amazing! We had the crab stuffed flounder and salmon and would highly recommend to others!

D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate here recently on vacation. 2 couples. We all enjoyed our food. Service was great. Hush puppies best we’ve ever eaten. Highly recommend.

KZ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jesse was so personable and friendly. Very efficient. Described the menu and specials really well. Food was delicious!

r
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We've eaten at the Sea Captains' House before and everything was great but this time was lacking. The fish was not done and the waitress seemed to have other things on her mind. She was not very attending.

BR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice, very good seafood. They have been here a long time and know how to deliver the goods.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t have asked for a better night out

NW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great people, and great food!

B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

'Excellent food and service. Were there for my birthday. Surprised us with a delicious dessert big enough for two to enjoy.

SN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here before and any time we are in Myrtle Beach we make it a habit of enjoying a great meal at Sea Captains. The meal was excellent and the the service was superb our waitress Danielle made sure that we weren’t rushed.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

On the reservation said it was my wife’s 50 and they didn’t acknowledge it. Our server was awesome and made the experience much better than it would have been. Food was average but the prices are to expensive for what you get. I’m surprised at the previous reviews. Makes me think people are just use it overpriced items that are average at best. I won’t be going back for dinner.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast was on this visit. Service and food were very good.

OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant with excellent food and a beautiful view of the ocean. Reserve window seating ahead of time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience. Only comment is the timing between soup salad and entree came almost all at once.

RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The service was great. Sitting next to a patron with a so-called "emotional support" dog; not so great. Animals don't belong in restaurants.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. Our server was very attentive and friendly. However, I was so excited to have flounder for dinner once more while visiting Myrtle Beach, unfortunately this time my half portion ( the lighter size) was dry and didn’t taste fresh. My husband’s full size flounder was fresh and delicious. The salads were good and hushpuppies as always were yummy. Overall good, but not excellent.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service!!

BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. The noise level was a little loud but there was a birthday celebration going on with a relatively large group. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. And we will be going back.

HQ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another very good experience at the Sea Captain’s House. When we visit MB, we like to have lunch or dinner here. Food is always great. This time however, service, was slow. Waited a long time for entree and manager stopped by table to apologize. He should have offered a dessert but didn’t. Ambiance is excellent with ocean a short distance away. Will be back.

NA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My stirfry was a bit saucy, ie: rice swimming in sauce.
They did accommodate our celebration request to sit oceanfront. That made a great impression. Our waitress was awesome. Very high prices.

JJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always visit at least once during out stay. Never disappoints. Best she-crab soup ever. Be back soon!

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding & food was delicious. Pretty noisy.

RR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Our dinner was so good, we returned for brunch on our last day in Myrtle Beach. Will spread the word to friends who visit your area. Thank you for great surroundings, service and best food!

G
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hear of people saying all the time, "I went there because they had great reviews". I actually know that feeling well myself. I can only speak for me. My wife and I ate there a few years back. I had remembered it to be good, but pricey. So, since I didn't remember it being bad, I tried it again. There's a reason a place has been in business for 57 years and I'd say that reason is, it's good. Our waiter who's name I didn't catch, was probably one of if not the best we've ever had. The food was really good. The only complaint I had was my initial, it's pricey! 2 meals with 1 beer and water was $62 dollars and I left a tip bringing total bill to $80. We have a seafood restaurant here in my hometown that same meal would've saved me at least $20. But then here isn't right on the beach, so maybe that makes up for it. I give it 5 stars though, because OUR experience was flawless.

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had heard great things about this Establishment and was there once many years ago for breakfast.

Went for dinner and had the fried seafood combination. Never saw a piece of flounder that I had which was that THICK. The fried seafood was not crisp at all. Scallops were good m, shrimp very small.

My wife had the filet. Ordered it medium and came medium well to well.

The best part of the meal was the she crab soup which was delicious.

I am a Myrtle Beach resident and not a tourist and I can say that I will not be back. Price v quality just don't match up.

ME
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did a good job from the hostess to the waiter staff good job 👏

TW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite restaurants in Myrtle Beach. We eat here every year we come, and have been for breakfast,lunch,and dinner. The food is great as is the service. She crab soup is wonderful.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the seafood middle but it would be much better if you served it with a nice baguette. The bread that was brought to the table was not even edible!

GS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waiter, Morgan, was not attentive to our needs. Simple ones such as refilling iced tea. He did not follow up with us until we had finished eating.

We had a reservation for 6:45 and got there at 6:42. The lady said we were early and gave us a clicker thing so they could call us. It didn’t happen and so I finally got up and she apologized and said she forgot to write our #19 down so they took us back immediately. The food was excellent and there were no other problems.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I remember coming to the Sea Captain's House when I was a young kid. I was very disappointed in the quality of the food for the price I paid. Just not even close to what I remembered.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always awesome! Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and fried scallops. My husband had the fried shrimp and it was just as delicious. Always on our list when we visit Myrtle Brach

EM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have a timeshare at The Marriott’s Surf Watch and as a free gift we received two buffet breakfast certificates. We had a lovely made to order omelet and they even had delicious shrimp and grits, the fresh fruit was very good. There was a nice sampling of things. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. I looked at the dinner choices and the menue looks delicious. I would definitely want to make dinner reservations here when we come back. The old home has real nice character. I’m also disabled and had no difficulty menuvering my walker through the restaurant or ladies room.

RA
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall good dining experience for our group of 8.
Had problems on Open Table in that the Sea Captain’s House would not allow a reservation for more than 4.
Then, had to wait ~25 minutes for our table.
Finally, while most guests enjoyed their meal, my Mahi Mahi was good but not great.
Otherwise, the service was great.