London, United Kingdom
August 10, 2022
“Old Florida in a stunning setting Caps Place has it all: history (it’s Al Capone’s prohibition hangout), scenery (it gets proper sunsets on Florida’s east coast) delicious food (not many places where you can get a fresh palm hearts salad) and overall a truly amazing blast of Old Florida that you cannot get elsewhere anymore. You have to use a launch from its private parking area to get to the restaurant and it makes the whole experience so much more Florida special. The captain is charming and when you get there you have a double take. Clapboard structures from 1928 and not much changed, a location between the intercoastal and an inlet with true sunsets. A bar that is straight out of a Hemingway novel and a restaurant flooded by the Florida sunset. The food relies on great, and I mean great ingredients, all locally sourced fresh produce. Nothing fancy, just done right. The best crabcakes anywhere, and that includes Baltimore, fish cooked whether you like it grilled, blackened or boiled and everything just so. Don’t expect fancy decor or ponzy people: this is old Florida: relaxed, cheerful and just beautiful.“
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May, 7, 2022
“It’s been nearly 20 yrs since the last time I was at this historic restaurant that has so much history as we came with friends for the first time.
When you arrive, there is a boat that will pick you up and take you on a 5 min ride to the restaurant and gives you an opportunity to marvel at the beautiful homes in Lighthouse Point on the water. Once you dock and step out from the boat there is a small walk to the Famous Caps Place which was built in the 1920’s several very famous people have had dinner there from the likes of Winston Churchill to the Vanderbilts. So, once you step in, it’s like a log cabin with low ceilings, wood floors, and great pictures of people throughout. Very tiny place, but the smell of the food cooking in the kitchen is what gets my attention and I can’t wait to sit down and order.
For appetizers, we had their fish dip which was one of the best if you like fish dip as it comes with obviously crackers, but with horseradish to dip too and jalapeños. We also got their Caprese salad which was great too with a nice thick slice of tomato, fresh slice of mozzarella, and basil with olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Sooo good! We also ordered their Cajun Fish Bites that were very moist and a great Cajun flavor to them. For entrees we had broiled shrimp which are huge and succulent, the Maryland crab cakes with nice chunks of crab, and I got one of their specials which was a whole fried snapper covered in a lemon butter sauce. For Dessert we had their key lime pie and their black cherry ice cream which was great too.
It’s definitely a bucket list place to come to with all the history that this tiny little place has and serves up excellent seafood. Very friendly staff and service was great.”