For over 95 years, Cap’s Place has been known for fresh native seafood, hearts of palm salad, succulent steaks, chops, and chicken. Cap’s extensive selection of fish and shellfish dishes offers the very best in casual waterfront dining. Our menu includes only the freshest local dolphin, wahoo, cobia, snapper, pompano, lobster, and stone crab, varying with the catch. Take our boat to South Florida’s premier waterfront restaurant – Cap’s Place.
Get a taste of local history along with outstanding fresh seafood.
Recognized as a national landmark Cap’s is Broward County, Florida’s oldest restaurant. With roots as a 1920’s casino and rum-running speakeasy, it sits on an island off Lighthouse Point and can only be reached by Cap’s motor launch.
Cap’s location halfway between Miami and West Palm Beach on the intracoastal waterway makes a trip to the secluded coastal pine and pecky cypress landmark a must for anyone visiting South Florida and the Gold Coast.
Back in the 20’s in No-Man’s Land Florida, Cap Knight, Lola Knight and Al Hasis brought together a group of wooden shacks attached to an old barge which was floated up the present day intracoastal waterway from Miami to its location on Cap’s Island near the fabled Hillsboro lighthouse north of Fort Lauderdale. This was a rum-running restaurant and gambling casino, nestled on an island in the coastal marsh. For over seven decades Cap and Lola Knight, Al and Patricia Hasis, and now their children Tom, Ted and Talle Hasis, have served up only the finest of seafood in South Florida’s most unique waterfront setting.
Among some of the notables who have enjoyed Cap’s creative cuisine are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Casey Stengel, George Harrison, Errol Flynn, the Temptations, Susan Hayward, Gloria Swanson, Mariah Carey, “Norm” from TV’s Cheers and Joe Namath. Cap’s has hosted the famous and infamous for decades.
The winner of numerous dining awards, in 1990 Cap’s Place was listed as a historical site on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy South Florida … “like it used to be!”