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“Food no longer worth the wait”
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The Captains Table
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Food no longer worth the wait”
Reviewed 26 September 2010

A year or so ago this used to be a great family restaurant which made up for the long wait to get a table, and then the fairly slow service. If anything it is now even slower, but the difference is that when the food did finally arrive it was awful. Frozen and canned ingredients that had been popped in a microwave, how can that take nearly an hour to prepare? My wife sent her seafood marinara back right away, frozen seafood in a watery tomato sauce with no detectable flavor (which they had the grace not to charge us for). One daughter had kangaroo, which is ordinarily a tough meat but you couldn't even bite through this, my other daughter picked the pasta out of her salmon. My sons chicken kebabs were dry and flavorless and had a weird taste. I had a scallop noodle dish, which bizzarely had watery boiled carrots and zuchinni. Queensland has a scallop fishery, but these tasted like frozen chinese scallops thawed in a microwave. This has gone in a very short time from being one of the better places in Surfers Paradise to possibly the worst restaurant we have been to anywhere in the world, and yet people were still lined up to get a table. Beats me.

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1 Thank Jafdip
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent value. Great lobster meals”
Reviewed 24 April 2010

Went with 2 adults 4 children.
Great prices, great food, excellent service. just loved it.
We found this place at the end of our holiday (bummer) so we could only go twice.
Lobster meals started at $23. Lobster with Steak $30.
Eating out on the Gold Coast is very expensive but this place is the exception to that.
Full table service.
Just of Cavil Mall so parking is not so great ,but the walk is nice, plenty to see.

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1 Thank mjgmamj
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