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Captain's Choice Restaurant

977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
+1 252-728-7122
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
“clam strips” (3 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for this restaurant, being so close to the sea, but it didn't seem to come together for them. My husband had the teriyaki chicken and the chicken was overcooked and dry, sadly. The serving size was great, as were the hush...More

Thank 646Lisa_M646
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very kid friendly. Chicken for the kids was tasty and fixed fresh and fast. Seafood was wonderful. Very flavorful and tasty. Service was quick, courteous, and understanding​ of children.The best tasting fried oysters I've ever had. I prefer raw or steamed, but this time of...More

Thank Trey W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Ate a late lunch here today. I got the shrimp basket, and I also sampled the flounder. The food was delicious, very fresh. The french fries were crinkle fries, my favorite! The decor is pretty old school, but the prices were good, the portions were...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

best seafood i've ever eaten,oyster were out of this world,waitress was nice ,nice cozy setting.will go back every chance i get

Thank yogibear07
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was bigger, a bit newer, and looks nicer than the one across the street, but the food can't hold a candle. It certainly wasn't bad but it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it would be. The oysters and crabcakes were OK...More

Thank jcolleenb
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I had the chicken and my husband had the all you can eat shrimp, grilled. His shrimp, while good, was broiled instead of grilled. He ordered okra, received a baked potatoe instead. The waitress brought his okra, grabbed his baked potatoe...More

Thank Lindakitchen8
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the only places to eat on the island and when I'm at Harker's island fishing in October and November I often eat at Captains Choice. Considering there really aren't any choices right on Harker's island the food is really pretty good...More

Thank Food9er
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had taken the ferry out to Cape Lookout and after returning we were ready for a late lunch. Ask at the cashier and she recommended Captains Choice. It was quiet good. They had just gotten in some fresh shrimp so that's what we ordered....More

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A nice homey little restaurant on the island. The service was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The kids had typical kids fare and were accommodated just fine. My wife had the salad bar. I had some of the local seafood; and I'll tell...More

Thank Colby D
Reviewed 26 August 2016

great seafood buffet......... friday and saturday.home cooked like mama used to cook,great shrimp oysters clamctrips and all the other goodies.great place to eat

Thank yogibear07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 977 Harkers Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Harkers Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-7122
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