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Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet

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3985 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3817
+1 865-453-0003
12:00 - 21:00
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have no idea how this is called a Seafood Buffett.... 20 shrimp and raw oysters on ice with small crab legs do not constitute a Seafood Buffet... HELLO.... especially for 40 dollars per person!!! We bought our own seafood n fish and flavored n cooked to our liking next to the river while camping. Save your money unless you... More 

Thank EbonynIvory
Koutiala, Mali
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was good and hot. The salad bar was only fair but to be fair most people probably aren't there for that. The building seems in need of a remodel. The staff was friendly.

Thank Mary A
Newport, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

food was okay..a lot on buffet but some of it wasn't very good..crab legs were good ..but for the price i would like a better buffet..service was slow..and didn't see much in the way of friendly people there ..huge seafood guy but i doubt i return here ..price is just too high

Thank unforgiven1313
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 3 adults had the buffet. Crab legs were great, fresh and plentiful. The remainder of the buffet was replenished regularly. Good selection of other seafood incl. frog legs, oysters, shrimp, calamari, etc. Quality of other food was average. Staff was pleasant, but slow. Atmosphere was "beach crab shack shabby" - could use updating. Pricey.

Thank Edward D
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would give this a try as we have driven by numerous times. Bufffet with Crab Legs is $35 per person, they were big & very good, not a lot of diffent buffet choices, crab cakes needed to be cooked a little longer & no real taste, vegetables were pretty good, didn't see a lot of sides, only a... More 

Thank TNMomLisa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Crab legs were excellent, entire buffet was good. Had lunch with friends and family.

Thank jcadams82
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in after doing a couple moonshine tastings and were ready to eat! This place is delicious and there was no or very little wait for fresh hot food!!!

Thank Kurt K
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best all you can eat crab legs! The food is good. The service is fast. Fun atmosphere. Enjoyed my dining experience.

Thank Gabrielle M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service. Very attentive. GREAT crab legs!! Most places that offer you can eat crab legs give you watered down skimpy legs. Not the case here! they also have good calamari, shrimp(fried and steamed, oysters(fried and raw), gumbo, clam chowder and much more! Well worth it. :)

Thank Michael J
Snellville, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a variety of seafood, sides and desserts...yet I cannot proclaim to know if the oysters were good or whether the mashed potatoes tasted like your great Aunt Shirley's. What I can tell you is that the crab legs were hot, fresh & dee-licious. They were replenished at an amazing rate and I had to pace myself to keep... More 

Thank Dee Dee G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3985 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-453-0003
The only Seafood Buffet in East Tennessee! All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs! On the Pigeon Forge Parkway between lights #8-#10 you'll find great food and great service. Visit our website for buffet menu and more. Look for the Boat when you come to town!

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