Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant Review – Downtown Disney Marketplace

By | July 11, 2011
Overall Rating44444
Food3.83.83.83.83.8
Service4.24.24.24.24.2
Atmosphere44444
Price/Value33333
Romance3.63.63.63.63.6
Suitable for Children2.62.62.62.62.6
Reviews of Cap'n Jacks Restaurant at Downtown Disney Marketplace Dine on chef’s specialties of seafood and American cuisine in a casual waterfront setting with a panoramic view of Buena Vista Lagoon. 

Visit The Mouse for Less Cap’n Jack’s Lunch & Dinner Menu and Cap’n Jack’s Kids Menu.

Cuisine: American

Service Type: Casual Dining
Price Range:
  • Lunch Price Range: $$ ($15 to $35.99)
  • Dinner Price Range: $$ ($15 to $35.99)
Meals Served: Lunch/Dinner; A la Carte

Location: Downtown Disney Marketplace

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5 thoughts on “Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant Review – Downtown Disney Marketplace

  1. The Dunns (me - 38, DH - 34, DS - 6, DD - 4, Nana - 66, Gramps - 67
    Overall Rating 33333
    Food 33333
    Service 44444
    Atmosphere 44444
    Price/Value 22222
    Romance 33333
    Suitable for Children 22222

    Food: Okay – it is with great pain that I type that the food is a 3.5. We had been waiting for the double lobster tail dinner for months ever since we decided to do the meal plan… but I have to say it was nothing special! The lobster tails were average sized, and they had clearly been frozen and had a slight chewy texture. Also they had no flavor other than the butter. Served with rice pilaf that tasted out of a box. Also green beans were good but oily. The shrimp cocktail was LARGE and good, but again – nothing special. We also got spinach artichoke dip that we thought was “okay.” Nothing special – I think all things considered, Red Lobster would have been better. There was nothing at all “signature” about this meal – we did get a good value being on the dining plan, but even if we are on the dining plan again in future years we will not eat here.

    Atmosphere: I would say the actual restaurant atmosphere is a 3 because it is stuck in a 1970’s time warp. The view from the back is a knockout and it is a 10!!!

    Okay for Children: “just okay” The dessert choices are a “buried treasure smoothie” made with bar mixers (???) or fruit. We chose the fruit. The kids also had an appetizer choice of clam chowder (?) – so we got it and ate it. Was decent.

    Okay for Couples: yes – nice views

    Be Sure to Try: Key lime pie was VERY GOOD and VERY TART if you like that. But – I would say skip this restaurant and go anywhere else instead.

    TheMouseForLess tips: If you are paying for your meal, it would be good to have a nice bowl of soup and split an app. I would not eat a full meal here and pay for it. Save your money and go to Earl of Sandwich.

  2. Barbara and Tony Harris- 34, DS - 6, DD - 4, Nana - 66, Gramps - 67
    Overall Rating 55555
    Food 55555
    Service 55555
    Atmosphere 55555
    Price/Value 44444
    Romance 44444
    Suitable for Children 33333

    Be Sure to Try:The Pot Raost it was so very tender and the portion they gave was very good size.

    General Tips: No special tips just if you like sitting by the window was really cool your able to watch the boats on the lake.

    TheMouseForLess tips: The portion sizes seemed much more then some restuarants I’ve been in.

  3. Jensen Family (Me (29), DSis (31) DMom (66), DDad (64)
    Overall Rating 44444
    Food 44444
    Service 44444
    Atmosphere 33333
    Price/Value 33333
    Romance 44444
    Suitable for Children 33333

    Be Sure to Try: The spinach artichoke dip was one of the best I’ve ever had.

    General tips: I think this restaurant is much less crowded at lunch time than it is at dinner time. We were seated right away around 1:00 in the afternoon, and there were quite a few empty tables around us.

    TheMouseForLess tips: The items on the dinner menu are much more expensive than the ones on the lunch menu. I would recommend going at lunch time if possible to save money on the entrees.

    Extra Comments: Definitely stick to the seafood items here. The french dips weren’t as good as the other items that we ordered.

  4. The Hicks Family-Me, DH, DD 5
    Overall Rating 33333
    Food 22222
    Service 33333
    Atmosphere 33333
    Price/Value 22222
    Romance 33333
    Suitable for Children 22222

    Be Sure to Try: Our food was plain at best.

    General tips: We did not have ADR’s and were about the only people in the restaurant at 6pm.

    TheMouseForLess tips: I can’t say enough about the Dining Plan. We are a family that prefers sitting to eat, rather then eating on the run. I would have felt completely cheated if I had to pay for this meal! I guess my Mouse For Less Tip would be to eat somewhere else.

    Extra Comments: The hostess seemed like we were bothering her when we asked how long the wait would be. The waitress ignored us most of the time. In any restaurant, I am disturbed to hear personal conversations between the wait staff while I am eating. I really didn’t care what they thought of their manager and their tips.

  5. The DiMella's (me)Angela 45 , (dh) Bob 48, (ds) Danny 19 (DD) Samantha 15
    Overall Rating 55555
    Food 55555
    Service 55555
    Atmosphere 55555
    Price/Value 44444
    Romance 44444
    Suitable for Children 33333

    Be Sure to Try: The drinks!! I had the Fuzzy Captain!! Unreal!! I also had for food :) The shrimp and crab pasta. It was really really good! DH had the Fench dip which was good too!

    General tips: We had an ADR, but most likely would have been seated anyway. The lunch crowd is a little slow.

    TheMouseForLess tips: The food is really good for the price you pay..

    Extra Comments: The food was excellent. The service even better. We watched the boats in the water while we ate. You felt like you were in the water here. A great place for an afternoon break. And did I mention the DRINKS????

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