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Captain J’s Seafood Steak, Bar & Grill
Ranked #109 of 178 Restaurants in Cocoa Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Called here post cruise as we had a few hours to kill before we headed back to the airport.
Cocoa Beach is a nice stop off point so we decided to visit Ron Jons, the beach, and grab a bite to eat. We hadn't been to this area for 25 years!
We had a very pleasant lunch, great service from Heather and excellent fresh fish tacos, crab cakes, gator and fresh baked bread. Nicely presented, clearly freshly prepared and all very tasty indeed.
We ate inside as it was breezy, but there is a nice roof terrace.
Having experienced some variable degrees of service over in Kissimmee from chain restaurants, this was the style of service and quality Floridian dining experience that we remember. We are glad we stopped by.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We go frequently when we visit Cocoa Beach. Find the food good...never disappointed. Service is great too!

1  Thank marilynblair
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Called in before heading to the airport and we had a great time.

The place lacks a certain kerb appeal and is a little rough around the edges but the service was so friendly and the food was tasty. This place really does have a certain charm.

We really enjoyed our visit!

1  Thank mouseyt2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This place is an absolute dive. We've been coming to Cocoa Beach for many many years and have never had any bad experiences before now. On Monday, Feb 20th, we decided to give Captain J's a chance when the Sandbar Sports Grill was too busy. WHAT A MISTAKE! This was by far my worst dining experience of my life.

To start, it took us 5 minutes to get a clean table for our party of 10, despite a number being clearly open. The wait staff were deathly slow. When she finally came to take our drink orders, a number of us all got the wrong drinks. the 2 alcoholic drinks had no taste of alcohol, leading us to suspect they were likely watered down, or missing alcohol. (I am a former bartender, and these drinks were crap!). We finally got to order food 30 minutes in. This is where things got significantly worse. The 2 in our party who ordered steaks were served first. Of course, their sides were mixed up, and server couldn't figure out how to fix it - so our 5 year daughter told her how to (no joke). Then about 5-7 minutes later, our kids' meals came (burgers and fries). That left 4 of us adults waiting, and waiting , and waiting, and waiting. 20 minutes later, we were told "they are plating them now" - This is 30 minutes after our first part members were served. We simply cancelled our meals. Despite that, the meals came. Of course, we sent them back as we had to leave, but not before realizing that 2 of the 4 would have been wrong anyway.

So in summary. 6 of 10 got meals. 2 of those 6 were wrong. The server appeared stoned out of his mind, too. When the bills came, everything was screwed up as well. When I asked to speak to the manager, they never came. All we ever got was a simple 'sorry' from our waiter. Not even an offer of any complementary items. And to cap it off, 2 of our guests felt sick after eating.

Avoid this place at all costs. It's dirty, has unprofessional staff with super trashy appearance (stoned or drunk even), and there is no respect for the customers. A complete clown show. We've filed a complaint with Cocoa Beach By-law enforcement on cleanliness and will post results as they become available.

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Thank Aaron M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful deck; it is perfect for a beautiful Saturday evening date night - located just off the Cocoa Beach coast.
Being giddy happy tourists it really didn't dawn on us it was prime dinner time. Here us what was so special - the upper deck bartender Tabitha set the expectation immediately that dinner would likely be an hour wait and did we want to start with cocktails?
She was so exceptionally forthcoming, helpful and interactive; we completely appreciated the candor (this is a rarity!).
She provided great service and ended up taking care of us (even though we weren't sitting at the bar). Tabitha had a great attitude and fun personality.
Thank you!

Thank Laura W
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