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Sep
09
2012

My Quest To Find The Best Seafood Restaurant – Captains Tavern

I am on my own personal journey to find what I think is the best seafood restaurant in Miami or the Keys. Since I am a local at least I won’t be swayed by all the marketing info that our tourists are subjected to. Last Friday I started my trip at the venerable Captains Tavern just south of Dadeland on South Dixie Highway. As you can see from the picture this is a restaurant that can’t sell atmosphere  and must rely on its food. I have been going to Captains Tavern since the 70s (and yes the decor is identical, and I am hoping that that the at some stage a new carpet was installed), and it has stayed open  for one reason….the seafood is consistently good. So, I can recommend Captains Tavern, but you need to get there early as there is always a crowd. What stands out at Captains Tavern is their seafood market which is accessed off of SW 98 St. It is incredible, and the people who work there could not be nicer.

What is your opinion?