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The Captain's Table

21 Main Road | Route 10, Irish Loop, Mobile, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3A0, Canada
+1 709-334-2278
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“chowder” (9 reviews)
“cod tongues” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Road | Route 10, Irish Loop, Mobile, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the fish and chips as it claimed to be award winning. The fish was old and grey, not fresh and it was cooked in cheap oil. It was served greasy and tasteless. I soaked mine in vinegar to make it palatable. First and...More

Thank msmena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our fantastic whale and puffin boat tour with Gatherall’s, we asked them for a recommendation of a place to have lunch in the area. They named a few places, but this is the first one we checked out and we’re glad we did. Fantastic...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice and preferred the sauteed shrimp and scallop dishes to the fish and chips. The staff was friendly and efficient, the prices reasonable, and the ambience nice. It's a popular place, so reservations aren't a bad idea unless you are eating after...More

Thank Louise313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the captain's table after a long day of sight seeing. My mother in law had mentioned she always wanted to try this restaurant. She lives here in st John's. My husband and I came to visit her from Ontario. We wanted to...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very tasty, service very fast and staff was friendly. Really recommend the fish and chips and the local beer.

Thank ANFR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a quiet weekend supper spot, we decided to give the Captain's Table a try. Prior to making a reservation, I checked reviews on line. While most were very positive, there were some naysayers. I was extremely happy to discover that the naysayers did...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting an hour for our food, I am passing time by writing this review. Very very slow service in a place that seems to be mostly deep fried food. I won't be back.

Thank LindaLou1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to offering some of the best fish and chips we’ve had they also do an amazing gluten free fish and chips. They should make it widely known. Great job.

Thank LTJT2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there last week. It was busy but the service was very good and the food was even better. Their fish and chips is the thing to order. Deadly.

Thank dlisted2015
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The atmosphere when we visited was quiet and a bit subdued. There was a short wait to give the server your order but there was an extremely long time wait for the meal to be placed on the table, well over i i/4 hours. The...More

Thank kenf1956
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Road | Route 10, Irish Loop, Mobile, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 709-334-2278
  • E-mail
The Captain's Table received its name in honor of Newfoundland's greatest hero, Captain William Jackman, the great-great-great-grandfather of the Owner Melissa Jackman. HISTORY It was October 9, 1867 - A day long remembered for the vicious storm that lashed the rocky Labrador coast. William Jackman, a strong but soft-spoken sealing captain from Renews, had taken his ship and crew to his property at Spotted Island. At the peak of the storm, Jackman bundled himself in his warmest clothes and headed outside. The third crewman, named Crosbie, pulled on his clothes and followed him.Their heads bowed, Jackman and Crosbie pressed on through the blowing snow towards the coast until they saw a fishing schooner being pounded to pieces on a reef several hundred metres from shore. "She'll not last a few hours in a gale like this", shouted the Captain. Instructing Crosbie to fetch as many ropes and men as possible he tore off his coat and boots and dived into the violent surf.Thoughts of the schooner's doomed crew and cries of those on board spurred Jackman on through the icy water. Looking up, he saw a crowd of faces, most weeping with joy. Jackman soon learned there were 27 on board, more than her usual number since she had collided with another schooner earlier that day and had taken all of its passengers and crew on board as well. After Jackman had caught his breath, he took one of the crew on his back and swam through the raging sea back to shore, stopping only long enough to catch his breath. This he did ten more times. When he returned to shore with the eleventh man, Crosbie and the Howell brothers had arrived with coils of rope. Jackman, blue with cold, tied the rope around his waist and again plunged into the sea. After four attempts to reach the vessel, he soon returned with another crew member on his back. The men on the shore pulled with all their might until Jackman delivered the survivor to shore. Then he was gone again. Jackman managed to rescue 15 more this way. "Is that all of you?" He asked the group huddled on the rocks. A voice cried out, "There's a woman on board, but she's close to death and she'll not survive bein' hauled through that water. And it may be the death of you too, captain!" Jackman had stopped listening. He pulled himself to his feet, saying "Living or dead, I'll not leave her there!". He threw himself into the sea once again. Reaching the schooner, he found the woman lying on her berth in the cabin below. Once onshore, he covered her with his heavy coat and she lived long enough to thank him for his kindness. Throughout Newfoundland, the 30-year old captain became known as "Jackman the Hero". In 1868, he was awarded a medal by England's Royal Humane Society for his great courage. Jackman himself was quite modest about his bravery. After he had received his medal, he asked his wife, Bridgett, to put it away and never speak of it again. Captain William Jackman's life was tragically cut short when he died in 1877, aged 39 years. His funeral was the largest ever seen in the history of St. John's.
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