An Adventure at Cap’s Place

What's New — By Lia Del Priore on October 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

For a dining experience that’s truly unique, one must not miss Cap’s Place.  Although this restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, it’s truly something special in Fort Lauderdale.  The restaurant was opened in 1928 and was initially started by a bootlegger.  It was once an illegal hot-spot to buy rum and gamble the night away.  Visited by both FDR and Winston Churchill, this is one of the best spots to get a real taste (pun intended) for the local flavor of the area.  The restaurant is also on the National Register of Historic Places.  For a dining experience at Cap’s Place, one must take a special ferryboat to the location of the restaurant.  The short ride to the restaurant is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.  It’s here you can find food that’s local and traditional to the area.  Start off the evening by ordering a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the ocean.  Start off with an order of Clams Casino.  If you’re in the mood for something to share, the Smoked Fish Dip is delicious.  For a main course, one can order a wide variety of both seafood and meat.  If you’re ordering seafood, the chef will prepare each fish preparation any way you’d like.  The Cajun preparation is what the restaurant is best known for, but beware; it’s spicy!  In particular, both the Sea Scallops and the Classic Shrimp (order these Cajun style) are both wonderful.  Despite the great food, the boat ride and the view of the sunset over the ocean are the specialties of the restaurant!  Due to this, be sure and reserve a table for the sunset dining hour!