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“Good steak, good beer, decent prices.”
Review of Pirates Steakhouse

Pirates Steakhouse
Ranked #362 of 1,173 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Dear Guest Brothers Greg and Mike Huckle opened Pirates Steakhouse & Pub on the second of October 1990. Their motto was 'A HAPPY CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES BACK'. Greg says that although they struggled in the beginning, they have continued to stand by their motto and ensure that their customers are happy - and it is this that has made the business the success it is today. Shortly after opening, Greg married Julie, an experienced restaurateur, who joined him in the running of the business. Together, with a dedicated group of staff members, they have built a formidable team that is committed to giving their customers the high standard of service that they deserve. In August 1992, Greg and Julie launched a unique Pirates Dining Club for the benefit of their regular patrons. From the very beginning, Pirates Dining Club proved to be a tremendous success and we would like ot take this opportunity to invite you to become a member. Pirates Dining Club was formed for a number of reasons: • To create camaraderie amongst our friends and regular patron. • To offer decent folk the opportunity to enjoy good food, drink, conversation and entertainment, in a comfortable and relaxed environment at affordable prices. • To enable us to offer something back to those patrons who give us their continued support and who appreciate the high standards we strive to maintain. Club Members enjoy the following benefits: • A variety of monthly dining specials available to both you and your guests. • Privateers Club Prices for local beers, ciders, wine by the glass and spirits are discounted by approximately 20% from the normal selling price. Club prices are available in both the pub and the restaurant . • A Pirates meal voucher to the value of R100, valid on the day of your birthday. This is our 'Thank You' to you for all your support throughout the year. • As a Club Member you will receive a Pirates Club Card and the quarterly Club Newsletter, The Privateer, giving you details of the monthly dining specials, our live music round-up and any other news updates. To become a Member of this unique Pirates Dining Club, all you need to do is complete an application form, hand it in with your initial membership fee of R50.00 to your waitress, hostess or bartender. Alternatively you can fill in the email form to the right and pay the fee the next time you are in store. Or you can download the form here, print it and complete it at home and bring it with you next time you visit a branch. Your membership can be renewed annually for R25.00. If you are already a member, for each new member you recommend you get 3 months free membership.
Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is what I'd call a proper beer and steak house. Don't expect a la carte, just good steak, a lively atmosphere and a friendly welcome.

It does exactly what it says on the tin. Come hungry, leave full and hopefully a little bit tipsy.

Live music, restaurant and bar next door. On street parking outside.

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1  Thank Sebastian H
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we decided to give it a try. We had a 6:30 booking since we had 2 teens with us. Every dish we ordered was great. Starting with the Chicken Winglets. Chicken fillet plates and burgers did not disappoint. My son said "the fries were amazing!" The place had a great vibe for a Friday night dinner. The wait staff is attentive and very friendly. Great service without hovering -definitely a 10. Make sure to make a booking. As many of their tables were reserved.

1  Thank thetexan4
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Went to Pirates as part of a birthday party. Great atmosphere and the staff top notch and friendly. They even provided split billing without u asking. Order a steak, medium rare and received it well done. Showed the waitress and she took it back no questions asked. Couple of minutes later the owner / Managers informed that they are making a new one for me. Not long after I received a fresh new steak and everything on it. This time perfect. Good taste and filling. Well done Pirates, I will be coming back at some stage!
They assisted with the birthday cake and pouring of champagne in glasses. The entertainment for the evening, Barbara, was fantastic as well and interacted with everyone.

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1  Thank jaconiemand
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We paid our first visit to Pirates last night and it will definitely not be the last! Don't be put off by the rustic exterior (which resembles a pirate ship), the food served there is top class! We were greeted warmly by the waitress and the Hostess also made a special point of coming to greet us at our table. It's clear that many people are regulars as some were shown to to their "favourite tables' and greeted with hugs and kisses. There is entertainment every night which adds to the vibe and last night we had a witty female vocalist entertaining us. But on to the food...Our crumbed camembert and calamari starters were delicious, but my peppermelt rump and hubby's pork ribs were extraordinary! My knife just melted throught the steak and their chips are also divine! As nice as the chips were though, I was just disappointed that I hadn't ordered the steak-house classics of butternut and creamed spinach to accompany my meal...but there's always next time :)

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1  Thank Jemima072
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

We visit here on the odd occasion because we enjoy the music.The service is good but the food very average.

Thank 46Rob
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