This past weekend, the hand model and I celebrated our 11th anniversary. While we couldn't make our annual trip, we did get to feel whisked away on vacay, thanks to Captain Jack's.
Located off PCH in Sunset Beach, Captain Jack's has a glimpse of Huntington Harbor and a dock to pull up from your boat.
It also offers a bit of history – much appreciated in this age of constant development – having been open since 1965.
Owner, Jack Haley, grew up in Seal Beach, attended Huntington Beach High School & Cal State Long Beach, and was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame. He was a prominent figure in the community and so decided to get into the restaurant business, by opening up a nautical-themed restaurant, Captain Jack's.
Since 1965, they've been dishing up family-friendly service, as well as the famed Prime Rib and Alaskan Red King Crab Legs.
- so tender 'n full of flavor, we didn't need to dip it, Boiled Artichoke with Pepper, Oregano, Italian Spices, Melted Butter, and Mayonnaise $9.95
- sweet 'n succulent, didn't need the extra butter, Alaskan Red King Crab Legs 20 oz. (Market Price)
- we wanted to like it more, buttery, soft 'n lightly toasted, Garlic Bread $4.50
- rich 'n creamy with a cool graham cracker crust, Strawberry Cheesecake (Complimentary for Anniversary)
The Artichoke was one of the best we've ever had. The Crab Legs were naturally sweet 'n tender, and the entree portion was so big, we had to take some to go.
All the entrees come with a Salad, a side of Rice, and piping hot Sourdough & Pumpernickel Bread.
Since we were sharing, they offered to split each dish at no extra charge.
The service was more than friendly, attentive, and entertaining!
Make sure to come for a birthday or anniversary like we did, and enjoy the bellowing voices of the wait staff when it's time for Dessert.
Speaking of voices, there's also live entertainment every Thursday through Saturday from singer-songwriter, Jim Quealy.
16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742. 562-592-2514.