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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here on 8/1 upon a recommendation from a local motel. We were seated upstairs which was ok. Yes the seagulls were around but never bothered us. If you want a cold tap beer don't bother. When we told our waitress they were not cold...she stated that she didn't make them. Great! They only have three bottled beer choices. Horrible for a beach side restaurant. Now for the food. My girlfriend ordered their "signature house made Guacamole". It was terrible! It was obviously a store bought Guacamole that was crammed in a bowl! The chips lacked flavor and salt. She did order the Mac&cheese which was very good. I ordered the fried Calamari. Tasted like frozen! Very rubbery! The dipping sauce was the best part. I also ordered a burger. I was never asked how I wanted it cooked. It was good but would have been better medium well. Over all I would NOT go back here even though it was a 10 min. Walk from my motel!!! Oh and a side note! The wait staff was playing some type of dice game right by the entrance to the kitchen upstairs! Not very professional!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a late lunch and some drinks. We stumbled onto so.e live music which was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed our drinks and the appetizers we ordered. I would definitely go back again

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021

Been here twice. The first was a search for wings, they were pretty good. The second time was two days later. I ordered the buffalo chicken mac and cheese. The food was very good. I loved the atmosphere, and the views.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

this was the third & last time we will ever go to capt'n jack's. the server took our drink order. 15 min later she came back & stated they were out of most of the whiskey. she then took our food order. the place only...had about twelve people there at the time. it took 49 min until our food to come for the two of us. and we only order two sandwiches. also, the food came cold & tastless. save your money & don't go there.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

We visited Cap'n Jack's at what seems to be a new location on the boardwalk. We were not impressed. We know it's the end of the season but they were out of almost everything we tried to order. The lobster mac n cheese bites tasted...like tator tots and we couldn't see any lobster. They couldn't make a Flatbread, were out of bitters (I asked for an old fashion), couldn't make any mules, mojitos, or several other drinks. Not sure if it's better during the main season but don't go after labor day apparently.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020

I was impressed with the menu, food quality, service and atmosphere here. This eatery is located right on the boardwalk so it's a great place to stop and get some great food and drinks while overlooking the beach or boardwalk. It was the pleasant break...we needed and the most delicious and reasonable meal we had all trip. I highly recommend visiting here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020

Love this restaurant. great food, great service. Lots of outside dining. We had a large group and had to sit at 2 different tables but were close to each other. Live music that was entertaining. The guitar player was good at taking requests. We ate...at the the original one- was closer to our hotel. We actually ate there twice the week we were there. Great staff!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

My daughters food and my bfs food were tasty. I got the skillet Mac and cheese and was expecting a lot more. The waitress said it was very hot but when I tasted it it was barely warm like it was microwaved but not enough....I was given a new meal but knowing it was microwaved kind of bummed me out I wasn’t expecting completely homemade but for the price I expected a bit more, at least some real shredded cheese and not a cheap sauce. The waitress was very sweet and apologetic and got me a new meal as fast as possible, I would go back but to order something else and try more of the drinks since they were one of the few places that served them. I got a daiquiri and it was sweet and gave me a buzz. The manager also included a free drink for the mess up of the meal and I appreciated that so much!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 July 2020

We went to Wildwood Crest for a three night stay. Our first evening we went to Capt'n Jacks. The food was delicious, they had live music, the service was good and the fish bowls were quite tasty! Bonus: all of the outside tables were very...well socially distanced so we felt safe. We ended up going all three nights of our trip and we had a blast each night! We will absolutely go back anytime we're in town!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 25 May 2020

Thank you for the $15 worth of pretzel that’s SUPPOSED to come with cheese and mustard... 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 definitely worth the 30 minute wait 🤷🏽‍♀️🙄🙄

Date of visit: May 2020
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Yes, Capt'n Jack's Island Grill offers takeout services.

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Capt'n Jack's Island Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4