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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Road | Route 10, Irish Loop, Mobile, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Order took forever; order was wrong; some cold: hair on burger. Will never go back My daughter cried she was so hungry. Got there at 530, got food by 630.

Thank YWGCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great and almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free. One of our party has celiac and he had the GF fish and chips. They were delicious and he had no issues with cross contamination. I had the sauteed scallops, also...More

Thank annetteb06
Reviewed September 6, 2018

On July 17/18 our party of 4 dined here and enjoyed Captain Arthurs seafood chowder followed by sauteed scallops and some carrot cake. They were all delicious and our server Melissa was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was very busy on this day and while...More

Thank Haweater2014
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

First I have to say I was impressed with the personal knowledge the staff / owners have on celiac disease. It was a huge relief not to have to be concerned with cross contamination. The gluten free options were plentiful and absolutely delicious....including desserts. Staff...More

Thank tJaneLBBJB
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I really enjoyed my dinner tonight. The food was great and the staff were really friendly. My first taste of Cod tonight was delicious. You have totally sold me on Cod now. There is no turning back. hehe

Thank sarahoxey
Reviewed August 17, 2018

It's a great place to try cod dishes. They also do some fantastic homemade desserts. The fish and chips is very good and they are one of the few places that actually takes the time to make their tartar sauce. Their cod au gratin is...More

Thank girlheartsfood
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner outside on the patio. Fish and chips were good. Wait staff was excellent, with good suggestions for local beer.

Thank Amy K
Melissa J, Owner at The Captain's Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks so the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Average tasting fish and chips however was overpriced for the small serving.Could not get regular onion rings just gluten freeMore

Thank 829lazzaror
Melissa J, Owner at The Captain's Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks so your review! We always have regular onion rings so i'm unsure of why you thought you had to get gluten free ones? A for our fish and chips, all pieces served are 4ounces, which we feel is a great portion size, id recommend...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

A local family restaurant with a good variety menu. Had the fish & chips. Great homemade tarter sauce and coleslaw.

Thank Professor-M-Plum
Melissa J, Owner at The Captain's Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks so the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Visiting from Ontario, I came for lunch after Whale Watching on the Molly Bawn and much to my surprise they had Gluten Free Fish and Chips! I was prepared to order the fish and chips and remove the batter as per my usual practice, however...More

Thank kristine t
Melissa J, Owner at The Captain's Table, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks so the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything!

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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
No. Only fresh caught cod.
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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