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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My four kids me and my husband came here from Florida and this was one of the best seafood places I have ever been. I hope to come back here every time we visit Tennessee. Thanks for the delicious food captain Jim!!

Thank tacomuff
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

atmosphere was welcoming and the food was delicious. definitely would come here again next time i'm in Tennessee

Thank mckennaklay
Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited on 4-20-17. I had been so disappointed in my last 2 places I had ate lunch at that week so I was hoping for something a little better. There was plenty on the bar to eat. I didn't look at salads. There wasn't much Desserts to choose from but I didn't want any. I had Mahi, frog legs,... More 

Thank Mike C
Cleveland, United States
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive for what is on the Buffet. Food selection, yaa...must average. Some food was cold when it should have been kept hot. Fried fish and shrimp was cool and the batter was so oily I ate only bites. A waste of money....

Thank Darrell M
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called at 7:00 and was told that they closed at 9. Upon walking in at 8:00 we were greeted by being told they were closed as soon as we walked through the door. We told them we had called earlier on in the day and they told us they closed at 9. Then we were told we could walk through... More 

Thank beverly94
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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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 

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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