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“Avoid”

Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet
Ranked #30 of 173 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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!
Columbus, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Avoid”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Only good thing about the place was the number of options to choose from. Food was dried out, 10 dollar upcharge for crab legs that were sub par, and a waitress that spoke little English left us wishing we went somewhere else for dinner. 30 dollar per person(with crab leg up charge), just not worth it

Visited July 2014
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Captain J, marketing at Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
We're sorry to hear you left Captain Jim's disappointed. Captain Jim's is under new ownership and we appreciate you taking the time to review the restaurant. We hope that maybe you'll give us another try the next time you're in town.
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Stillwater, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So Good”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We wanted something different for dinner, and chose this. We weren't disappointed. We opted out of the crab legs, but everything else was very very good. I would eat here again.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Amanda T
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Captain J, marketing at Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
GREAT! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We hope that you'll join us again.
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exactly as described, no more, and no less.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It is a seafood buffet - much like the "Calabash" places you'll find in Myrtle Beach, SC. Yes, most things are fried. No, not everything is likely to appeal to you, but you can probably find at least half a dozen items on the buffet that you'll enjoy.

My wife and I went to Captain Jim's specifically for the crab legs - we were NOT disappointed! The staff kept the crableg bin pilled high with freshly steamed legs. Had some of the largest claws I've seen on snow crab & the meat was rich and sweet.

We weren't wild about the crab cakes, but the butterfly shrimp was delicious, the clam strips were quite nice, and the mahi mahi was fairly edible. The steamed/sauteed clams had a bit more garlic than I would have preferred, but were well prepared/presented.

All in all, we were quite pleased with our meal & would return.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank David S
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Captain J, Marketing at Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
David, we're happy to hear you enjoyed the Captain Jim's experience. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again!
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average...what you'd expect from a buffet”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was pretty average, except for the price. $10 extra for crab meant we took the $20 option. Fish was dry, dessert from the local grocery store and salty, thin chowder.

  • Visited June 2014
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

After reading the mixed reviews of this restaurant we decided the only way to know whether it was any good was to go. And we're glad we did. The restaurant's interior was not very attractive but the atmosphere was nice. And the food was really good.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Patricia P
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Captain J, Marketing at Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate the feedback and we hope that you'll join us again for dinner the next time you're in town.
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