Our FoodSeafood Is Best When It’s Prepared The Captain D’s Way
The Secret To Great Seafood
It’s no secret: we love seafood. Captain D’s specialty is classic American seafood, with a few new traditions that delight with new tastes and flavors. And we do it better than anyone. Whether we’re cooking an old favorite or introducing you to something delightfully different, we never stray from the simple concept that great ingredients, prepared well, make the best food. Since the very beginning, we’ve worked to give everyone in your family a variety of choices and offer them as Full Meals. And when it’s done the Captain D’s Way, you know you can sit back, relax, and enjoy.
What Is The Captain D's Way?
It’s the way we take care and pride in serving you a special seafood meal (that you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy). It’s the way we select the very best ingredients, like our wild-caught Alaska Salmon, and how we freshly prepare them for you: We batter and bread our whole muscle fillets by hand or season and fire grill them, each one made-to-order. Sides like our hush puppies or coleslaw are mixed and prepared from scratch every day in our restaurants. And our famous Batter Dipped Fish is hand-dipped into our signature batter we prepare in-house every day—the special, secret blend is savory and slightly seasoned and cooks to a crisp, craveable deliciousness. And the care we take doesn’t stop in the kitchen—you’ll be greeted with a smile when you walk in and served with pleasure when your order is ready.
Hooked on Quality
At Captain D’s, we believe that everyone should enjoy delicious, affordable seafood meals. So we start with finding the best ingredients to make those meals just for you—we search the seven seas, along with a few lakes and a river or two, for our fish and seafood. It’s important to us to make sure our food isn’t just delicious, but that it is also responsibly sourced. We also don’t cut corners on quality, which is why the fish we serve is a whole fillet cut from the tenderloin—not pieces or square patties. And because quality is king, we hold ourselves and our partners to the highest standards, making sure all of our ingredients come from the safest sources—even our wild-caught seafood.
At Captain D’s, we strive to serve you the best fish in the sea, without letting our prices get higher than the tide.
The Wild Side
Just What You Thought: Wild-Caught
You know, it’s true that there are plenty of fish in the sea — especially at Captain D’s! Our fishermen have the planet’s health in mind and never have to drag their nets on the ocean floor. No, they head up to the crystal blue waters of the North Pacific for our Salmon and search off the coast of Alaska where the fish are healthy, happy, and commonly found. We strive to remain educated on the best sourcing practices like these to ensure our ingredients are the safest and most delicious. We’ve been doing it that way since 1969, and why rock the boat now?
Seafood for today and tomorrow
Sustainable Is Attainable
We love seafood, so we show the sea lots of love. That’s why our most popular fish on our menu is not just delicious — it’s also one of the most sustainable and plentiful fish in the ocean blue. That’s important to us, because it helps protect our planet while also ensuring plenty of fish to enjoy for generations to come. Plus, we personally get to know all our fishermen, who, by the way, we’d definitely recommend you meet if you get the chance — nice folks! Yes, at Captain D’s we love our fishermen, we love our fish, and we certainly love our seas.
The Fish, the Whole Fish (and Nothing but the Fish)
Catch Of The Day: Whole Fillet
As far as we know, we’ve never caught a “fish stick.” That’s why we’ve never served them. In fact, we never serve any of that processed fish you can only find in boxes. And we’re proud to give you real fillets, sliced whole from the tenderloin—the best part of the fish. We then bread or batter it by hand or season and grill it to perfection. That’s the kind of fish we love — just go ahead and break open your next piece of Captain D’s fish, and you’ll see the whole fillet difference.
United We Fish
We travel the globe to work with partners that will meet our high expectations of excellence and strict quality controls. We buy our ingredients from people we trust, whose practices we’ve personally inspected. We shake hands, we look them in the eyes, and we hold them and ourselves to a higher standard, because we know you do, too. At the end of the day, we need to trust that these people are providing us with fish we feed our own families back home. At Captain D’s, our quality’s always as steady as the wind in our sails.
Our Pollock are wild-caught in the northern Pacific Ocean. They are one of the most popular kinds of seafood in the United States and one of the most sustainable species in the world, so feel free to have another!
TasteMild, flaky, white fish
Try It On Our MenuBatter Dipped Fish Country-Style Fish Giant Fish Sandwich
Tilapia is farmed around the globe in pristine waters, and it can be prepared in a world of different ways. Our tilapia comes blackened, fresh off the fire grill.
TasteFlaky, mild white fish
Try It On Our MenuBlackened Tilapia
Our clams are harvested off the Northeast U.S. coast. From chowders to steamers, clams are loved all across the coast. You’ll love our delicious hand-breaded clam strips; they’re a fan favorite for a reason!
TasteSalty, sweet shellfish
Try It On Our MenuClam Strips
Crab is a species found all over the world and across the U.S., with different delicious flavors from coast to coast. We hand-stuff our crab shells with a tasty seafood blend that goes well with any of our menu items.