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Cap's Place Island Restaurant and Bar

Map & Directions 2765 NE 28th Court
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
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954-941-0418
  • American, Seafood
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Smoking, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Business Dining, Water View
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Lot Available

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New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

Old gambling dens never die; they just fade away. Cap's Place, set on an island in what used to be acres of scrub and beach sand, is now surrounded by million-dollar condos and even pricier yachts in Lighthouse Point, but that just makes the nostalgia even richer. In 1928, Cap Knight and friend Al Hasis dragged a barge up onto the beach and founded Club Unique, a restaurant/casino serving fresh snapper, turtle-egg pancakes, and bootleg whiskey. Meyer Lansky dined here when he came to collect his take on the gambling, and so did Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt when the two met to discuss strategy in 1942. The place is still run by Hasis' kids. Today, you take a flat-bottomed motorboat over to the island, and a slightly updated menu offers local fish caught daily, raw oysters, crab cakes, chicken and pasta, and lime pie for dessert. You'll pay a bundle for that pompano or grouper fillet, but the experience of putting your fanny in the chair George Harrison once sat in? Priceless.

 
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  • on 11/11/10
    4

    You'd almost swear the building was ready to fall down, but in a charming way. And what can you say about a place that hosted the likes of FDR and Winston Churchil. It's a real charmer that you can only get to by boat, but it is a short boat ride from their parking area. This is the best of the "out of the way" restaurants in the area, and the only one to serve real, fresh hearts... More >>

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  • Gadling on 07/19/10

    The crab cakes are the best we've ever had. NOTE: There is no parking adjacent to the property, but Cap's offers a free water taxi ride to their docks. Check their website for parking details. -WV

  • Forget about the typical tourist destinations and head on over! It's worth the ferry ride!

  • Rachel B. on 11/04/10

    Stop by the bar! It's awesome!

  • VisitLauderdale on 09/10/13

    Ask about the lighter appetite menu only available in the Character Bar.

  • Michael L. on 03/03/13

    Calamari and crab cake appetizers were fabulous. Shellfish combo was excellent, 3 clams, 3 shrimp, 4 or 5 scallops and chunks of mahi. Also, don't sleep on the key lime pie, made in house not too tart

 
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