We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Captain Jack's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
16812 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 90742
+1 562 592 2514
Website
Today
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 286: English reviews
Sunset Beach, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again we had a wonderful dinner at Captain Jack's actually located in Sunset Beach, CA which is part of Huntington Beach, CA. The food was so good and the service so very good. You have 3 - 4 waiters/waitresses waiting on you. Make sure you make a reservation before you go or go very early. It does open earlier... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul P
Fair Oaks, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard about the famous Captain Jack's for many years, and made it a point to visit on my latest trip to Seal Beach. WOW...this place was everything I had heard and more...The ambiance was truly beachy, with a laid-back easygoing vibe by all. The wait-staff was absolutely incredible, tending to your every need as expeditiously and courteously as... More 

Helpful?
Thank kelleynifp55150
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt Jacks, in Sunset Beach is THE place for crab. I cant tell you about anything else on the menu because that is the only thing I order at CJ! It seems small as the dining experience is in one of several smallish rooms, each with water views. Not much water as the restaurant faces a small inlet to Huntington... More 

Helpful?
Thank nordicman1
Newburgh, New York
Level Contributor
55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, boisterous but nice crowd good drinks and overall enjoyable. The bar tender is a real character and entertaining

Helpful?
Thank sailorboy2015
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a gift certificate to go here, a place at which we have never eaten. I guess we should thank our benefactors, but then again............ Permanent menu on plastic board, only half of which has prices. I ordered the sampler -- crab, scallops, fish, and shrimp. The 4 large crab legs looked great -- then I tasted them.... More 

Helpful?
Thank James M
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Jack's is an institution for locals, it is a rustic beach restaurant on the water in Sunset Beach. Although Prime Rib is their specialty, I am one of many who love their other specialty, King Crab legs/. the service is good and the good is fabulous.

Helpful?
1 Thank Joyce N
orange county
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told it is a hour wait then it turned out to be an hour forty five , the crab stuffed mushrooms had several shell in them , the food was ok when it came , not worth the price for sure , the choices of sides are limited (rice or sliced tomato's) you need more choices for sides... More 

Helpful?
Thank e a
Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard about the prime rib at Captyain Jack's . At first I thought that $39.95 was a bit much for prime rib. Wrong! Not tjis piece! This is a bargain. It was huge, tender, perfectly prepared and delicious. My piece could easily have been a good dinner for two. I also like that it doesn't come with a lot... More 

Helpful?
Thank FortPondMan
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time celebrating our Daughter's birthday. We had 8 family members there of all ages - we all enjoyed the food & service.

Helpful?
Thank TravPeeps
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Captain Jack's for over 35 years. It is a family tradition for Christmas Eve dinner as well as other special occasions. It is one of the classic restaurant's in Sunset Beach. The decor has not changed over the years and any regular patron likes it that way. They are known for their Crab Legs and... More 

Helpful?
Thank mdsaction

Travellers who viewed Captain Jack's Restaurant also viewed

Huntington Beach, Orange County
Huntington Beach, Orange County
 
Huntington Beach, Orange County
Huntington Beach, Orange County
 

Been to Captain Jack's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16812 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 90742
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562 592 2514

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Captain Jack's Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Captain Jack's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?