Food Porn: Captain Jack’s Fish N Chips

UPDATE: Captain Jack’s has closed since we wrote our review.

By the time I first found out about Captain Jack’s, it was too late.  They had posted a “Gone Fishin'” sign on their door and the windows had been covered in brown paper.  To say I was heartbroken would be a stretch but I was pretty upset; the idea of having a restaurant dedicated to making Fish and Chips right down the street was awesome.  So when I read that they had re-opened (they closed because of Fire Marshall issues) I was very excited.

Walking in, I was immediately surprised by the actual size of the restaurant.  Judging from the outside it’s hard to tell how deep the restaurant was and the seating is very limited.  There’s only about 4 tables and maybe 10 seats total so Captain Jack’s makes for a better take out then dine in.  Their menu is nice and simple; they offer several types of seafood in various fried varieties and all for under $10.  You can find shrimp, their fried haddock and cod, chicken fingers (for the boring friend who doesn’t eat fish or those of you who are allergic), clams, calamari and crab cakes.  We tried out their Fish N Chips (that choice was easy) and their House Specialty “The Sea Dog” which is a foot long beer battered Icelandic Cod on a hot dog style roll with lettuce and tartar sauce.

After going to WJ Morrisey’s and The Duke of Kent, I realized that Fish and Chips is really a just a different version of a classic Buffalo Fish Fry.  Captain Jack’s however, served their version with several smaller pieces of Haddock instead of one long piece.  This lead to more batter and that crispy fried goodness around the edges, which, lets be honest, is the best part.  Speaking of which, their beer batter is fantastic.  Even after driving the few miles back to my house it stayed crispy and the actual fish was nice and juicy.  By far one of the best pieces of fried fish I’ve had in a long time and their fries (chips) were pretty good too.  To note, the portion was pretty decent as well, there was more than enough for Alli and I to share.

We also tried their Sea Dog, which was a fish fry “hot dog” but instead of Haddock they used Cod.  The beer batter was very similar to the Fish and Chips but the fish didn’t have any major difference in taste (at least to me, I am not an expert on the difference between the two).  They toasted the foot long roll and it was a nice crispy, but they went a bit overboard with the tartar sauce.  I probably would have enjoyed it more if they could have cut down the volume by half.

Overall, we were very pleased with our spur of the moment decision to stop by Captain Jacks and I really hope they do well.  If you are in the mood for some seafood and crispy fried goodness but don’t want to spend a lot of time (or money) at a sit-down restaurant, I highly suggest stopping by.

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One thought on “Food Porn: Captain Jack’s Fish N Chips

  1. This place is great…their fish taco and fish sandwich are both very good as well. But I think the best part is that they carry Billy Ogdin’s famous stuffed peppers, which I have missed ever since the restaurant closed.

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