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Captain's Tavern

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9625 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-2804
+1 305-666-5979
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portions are medium small, appetizers are recommended. We had the mussels and two portions are ok for six. Service is a little slow, food didn't come at the right temperature a kind of cold. They have a lot to improve.

Thank Andre O
Lakewood, NY
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came by here for stone crab on a Monday. They were so delicious and fresh, came back Tuesday for 2x more! Def get the mustard dipping sauce... half of us used it liberally, 1/2 used melted butter. Will go back in a second when back in the area.

Thank Seynthia
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We loved this place when we lived here many years ago. Nice to be back for lobster and stone claws. Great location without the hassle of a long drive to the beach side.

Thank Patrick B
South Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant is an institution on South Miami! It's fine food and consistently attentive service set the standard for other establishments to emulate. The 2 lb steamed Maine Lobster for about $30 is an example. Served with salad or cole slaw (Very Good!) and baked or FF potatoes, the lobster is succulent. The bar is first-rate, so the drinks are... More 

Thank chimesfl
South Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just the perfect place to go with your wife, family or friends visiting. Fresh seafood. Reasonably priced, and excellent service. Very nice bar to wait for your table. Very nice Martinis.Specially Thursdays they have Lobsters at a reduced price,.

Thank mrt01748
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant is dated in it's décor however the food was very good. Although we had never been there, the waiter did not explain or ask if we had. They did not offer any suggestions.

Thank italiangirljm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Old Fashion decoration, excelent sea food highly recomend Lobster and Oysters, Its really a Tavern, soft ligth, wood on the walls!!!

Thank Robert M
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I decided we were in the mood for oysters so we had lunch here. We ate at around 2 pm and it was really nice , quiet and calm. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed our food.

Thank bonniemccune
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the grouper on the grill, was amazed at the smallest cut of fish I have ever been served. On to of that, the taste left a lot to be desired. Grilling fish is not so complicated. For a restaurant whose main staple is fish there is no excuse.

Thank Armando D
Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Best local seafood around. Always fresh yellowtail, Fl lobster, oysters. Can't go wrong. Prices fair, drinks good. Ambiance very nice. Typical seafood decor

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9625 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  South Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-666-5979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?