This regional chain offers fresh seafood from the East Coast and beyond. Specializing in Maryland-style and Outer Banks-inspired seafood, the same areas where its sister stores are located, this buffet is a step above the fried-fish feasts served at some of the Grand Strand’s all-you-can-eat restaurants. Captain George’s food, atmosphere and Broadway at the Beach location make it a popular pick among buffet fans.
Captain George’s puts out a spread of some of the freshest seafood on the Eastern Seaboard. Operating its own fleet of fishing boats, this is one buffet that can actually use the phrase “fresh catch of the day.” Steam stations serve up piles of crab legs, mussels and clams while the raw bar features ice-cold oysters on the half shell as well as peel-and-eat shrimp. Hot dishes include the broiled, grilled or fried fresh catch, including Mahi Mahi, Salmon and Pollock. The Norfolk Special is an offering of crabmeat, shrimp and scallops sautéed in a garlic-butter sauce, and the Seafood Casserole includes all the seafood-lovers’ favorites in a creamy, breaded blend. Captain George’s also offers landfood, such as prime rib and grilled chicken, and lots of side items, such as baby potatoes, corn on the cob, steamed rice and vegetables, are included in the all-you-can-eat feast. Soups, salads, breads and desserts are also on the buffet, including their famous hushpuppies, and a limited a la carte menu is available.
It’s hard for a buffet to pull off any other kind of vibe than free-for-all casual, but Captain George’s is about as upscale as it gets. The classic, nautical-themed decor and an ornate dining area that is spacious and comfortable provide a relaxed setting compared to the rat race found at some buffets.