First, I'm not one to leave a review , but our experience was stellar tonight at Captain George's. I have one child with peanut allergies and one with Celiac Disease. Josh, the manager, went far above and beyond any dining out experience we have ever had. He gave the kids a tour of the buffet showing which foods were safe for their individual allergies. My daughter decided to have salad and steak instead of the buffet and they were personally prepared by Josh himself. When I told him my son was having crab legs for the first time he gave a personal lesson. The food was delicious! And the experience was beyond 5 star. Eating out with allergies isn't always enjoyable, if you have to avoid gluten you can feel confident that the Myrtle Beach Captain George's is a fantastic choice!
9/4/2016. My wife and I decided to go to Captain George restaurant while in Myrtle Beach over the Labor Day weekend after a recommendation by one of my relatives. We both checked the gluten free app for menu choices. We both noticed a few people talked about how helpful the manager Mr. Craft was in helping them in their selection of food choices. Mr. Craft was unbelievable in his knowledge of people with a gluten sensitivity. He personally took the time to walk me through the food choices as he did with others on this app. The was great. Mr. Craft personally brought gluten free rolls, ribs, and cocktail sauce to our table for me. Mr. Craft, if you read this review, my wife and I would like to thank you and your staff for a great dinner. I didn't think I would be able to ever eat seafood at restaurant again, but you changed that for a evening. 5 stars for Mr. Craft.
If you love seafood, this is the place to come. However, if it's not your favorite, I'd skip it. The manager came and walked me around the buffet telling me what I could have and not have. However, the gluten items are placed directly next to the gluten free items, which made me a bit nervous. Other customers don't know not to use the same tongs/spoons or not to drop a gluten item into the gluten free. I'd like to see more of a separation of the items. Otherwise, it was good.
The food was amazing. Matt the Manager came out and walked me through everything I could eat. Also brought food from the kitchen to ensure that in case people might have cross contaminated by using same utensils on buffet. The gf dessert was great as well. They really understood Celiac and I had a great meal out!
My daughter and I have celiac disease and the manager, Josh Craft was very nice and helpful. He took us through the buffet and showed us which items were gluten free and which ones were not. the gluten free items were separated from the non gluten free items, so cross contamination was not an issue. He even prepared us our own gluten free cocktail sauce from the kitchen and gluten free cookies for dessert. this is the best gluten free dining experience I've ever had.
My mom and I have celiac disease and the manager Josh craft came over to our table and walked us through the buffet. He was very kind and took the time to point out everything we could and couldn't eat. He checked on us throughout the meal and he also made us food in the back that we couldn't have on the buffet with sauces. At the end of the meal he came over and recommended other celiac friendly restaurants during our stay here.
My son who is celiac hardly ever gets to eat out so this was a special treat because he is extremely sensitive to cross contamination. The manager was very helpful and brought out a special plate with fries, gf rolls and scallops sautéed in addition to the buffet items he showed us. Then he brought out gf cookies at the end of the meal with ice cream. The look on my son's face was priceless at all the food he could eat!
I am a celiac and can tolerate zero gluten, and have never felt safer eating at a restaurant. The staff was very knowledgable, and a manager walked me through the buffet to let me know which options were gluten free. There were so many choices! Food was great, and I did not get sick!
My husband has celiac disease and can't have ANY gluten. We don't cheat or risk it. We asked about GF items while being seated. Moments later a manager? named Matthew showed up at our table, walked my husband through the entire buffet and discussed the items. Then they made him anything he wanted as a special order so it wasn't contaminated. They served gf bread and cookies. Everyone was knowledgeable and helpful. My husband really enjoyed his meal!!
When I asked one if the workers who could tell me what is gluten/dairy free, she asked me to wait and brought over one of the managers, Josh. He was extremely knowledgeable and walked me through the entire buffet and explained what we could and couldn't have. He even offered to make a lot of items special for us. Everything was excellent and Josh was incredible, very passionate about guys work. Highly recommend this place!!!
As soon as I told our waitress I had celiac, she immediately went to go get the manager. The manager, Josh, then went and showed me around the buffet pointing out what was safe for me to eat. Not only was this incredibly assuring for me that what I was eating was gluten free,but Josh showed a knowledge of the condition and was extremely compassionate. Great service and would recommend to those with similar allergies/conditions!
We ate here last year on vacation and Josh, the manager, was AMAZING!! He walked through all the gluten free items on the buffet and had food prepared for me so I could enjoy the scallops and other seafood options. We will be vacationing again soon and plan to eat here at least once!!
I am a celiac. Joe, the Manager walked me through the buffet and clearly identified what I could and could not eat. There were plenty of choices! In addition he arranged to have a prime rib steak and a plate of sautéed shrimp and scallops made specially for me. Food was awesome. I over ate but did not get sick. Highly recommend!
amazing service! our server Joe showed me everything safe and unsafe on the buffet and even explained seasonings used! he also offered to make me anything else i wanted on the buffet that looked queationable or that could be easily adapted to be gf. he brought out warm gluten free bread and warm cookies for me to take with me or eat there! We had a wonderful dinner and for the first time ever I felt safe eating out! and at a buffet of all places!
We have a family of 5 and 3 of us have celiac so eating out is pretty difficult! We never do buffets because that is being super dangerous. However we decided to try Captain George's. AMAZING!!! Our waiter immediately went and got the manger who came out and pulled a chair up at our table to talk through the buffet. After making a list of the things that he was going to specially make in the back (bread, cookies, safe cocktail sauce, and a huge plate of scallops, shrimp, and tilapia), he took us on a tour of the buffet pointing what was safe and what to stay away from! Amazing service, very friendly and knowledgeable, and took his time to go through everything and answer questions. Definitely put this on your seafood dining list for Myrtle Beach!
Absolutely amazing! Best glutenfree seafood ever! The manager came out and sat down and explained everything to us! He then came and gave us a personal tour of the buffet and made us feel comfortable. I don't usually buffets but this was incredible. He brought us gf rolls, and amazing plate of gf shrimp, tilapia, scallops. when we were about ready to burst he brought hot snicker doodle cookies.
Exceeded my expectations! Server Debbie clued in immediately with my question about a dish. She alerted John L. who gave a tour of the buffet and had gluten free rolls delivered to my table. Warm rolls with butter! Wow! Then I enjoy the numerous suggested items from the buffet. Yum! Not only had we given up on patronizing another buffet in Myrtle Beach because of quality (husband isn't gluten free). I didn't need to fear a mistake and we both agreed everything was fresh, tasty and delightful. Debbie gave excellent service though we arrived near the end of the rush. Then Josh delivered warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies for my dessert! I got to enjoy dessert at a buffet! Yes, it exceeded both our expectations for quality, service and gluten free options. Thank you Debbie, John L. and Josh. Josh what a great effort and great team you have developed. We will be back.
We came here with high expectations, maybe we just got a poor waitress. We told her my wife was celiac, she said that usually the manager comes out to explain the gf options. Then she did not get him. We wanted to order from a menu. be aware that the buffet is $32, & if you want to order from a menu the very few entries are $26 and up. The message we got is they really want you to get the Buffett. We had not had in mind spending up towards &200. So we left cash for the drinks and left for hard rock across the street . Had a wonderful experience there (cost $50).
The manager took me on a tour of what was offered at the buffet. Not a fan of seafood, he made me a plate in the kitchen of the items I told I was interested in. He also brought me gluten free rolls from the kitchen! Awesome service!
Love this place. So much to eat. I was given a personal tour of the buffet tables. Gf bread and cookies come with the meal. First time I have been able to eat at a seafood restaurant. Definitely will come back.
Management makes it a point to know about allergies and will give you a personal walk through of the entire buffet going item by item showing you what's safe or not. They even brought me a few pieces of Udi's bread that weren't on the menu.
Best celiac friendly place ever. Josh gave us a personal tour of the buffet letting me know what I could and could not have. John had a special plate of shrimp and scallops made for me from the kitchen. He also had gluten free cookies and rolls brought out to the table for my daughter. My family and I will now make this a regular stop when we come to MB. The service was outstanding and the managers truly care.
Josh Kraft made out visit outstanding! He gave a gluten allergy tour and made sure everything my wife chose was gluten free. He went out of his way in this regard. Captain George's is by far the best buffet on the Grand Strand. We make it a regular stop when on vacation in Myrtle. Thanks again Josh! Your efforts were appreciated!
I could not find a better place that would cater to all my needs beside Celiac I'm also allergic to Casein witch makes it even harder for me to eat out. Josh one of the manager was introduced to me by our waitress Ruby. They have made my family dining experience a memorable one. Josh walked me trough the entire buffet area and basically went over every item available for me and my wife and for my son who's also allergic to nuts, he offered to individually cook to order items of my choice. He even brought us gluten free Udi's dinner rolls and non dairy spread. I highly recommend Captain George's to anyone with allergies. Definitely coming back here.
Excellent experience tonight. The manager, John, was wonderful. The waitress, not so much. But the food was great! Plenty of options for the 3 Celiacs in our family. And John more than made up for the spastic & grumpy waitress!
My best experience eating out with Celiac Disease! One of the managers Josh came to my table and explained what I could eat from the buffet and showed me a menu as well. We walked around the buffet area and he pointed out what I could eat. Anything that is GF on the buffet could be made in the back to avoid cross contamination. Josh even gave me Udi's dinner rolls and snickerdoodle cookies. Great food and amazing service. Captain George's is the place to go for gluten free dining on the grand strand.
This place was excellent at handling my allergy! The manager, John, was very knowledgable about gluten allergies and even walked me up and down the buffet showing me what foods I could and couldn't eat. He even brought me some items from the kitchen prepared gluten free when I couldn't have them off the buffet. They even had Udi's brand rolls and cookies for me! I am newly diagnosed, but this is the best experience I've had so far!
Excellent food, atmosphere and staff! The manager was so helpful and accommodating to my daughters GF needs. I definitely recommend this buffet!
excellent!!!! the manager John walked me thru the buffet and explained everything, brought me food from the kitchen, and even GF rolls and cookies, which were amazing!!!! I left full and with a happy belly. they were very knowledgeable there, would highly recommend
Excellent, fresh seafood. My son and I have a gluten allergy and the manager, John, was incredibly helpful. He walked the line with me and showed me everything that we could eat. He even special ordered a couple of items for us so they would be gluten-free. Great experience and food.
Upon arrival our waitress got a manager, John, who took us on a tour of the buffet. He was very knowledgeable, and even offered to bring things from the kitchen so they would be gluten free. My 8 year old and I found a ton of food to eat and they even gave us GF rolls and cookies for our table. Highly recommend!
This was my first buffet in over ten years. As a celiac I have seldom felt so safe in any restaurant! The staff understood my needs and the manager came out and walked with me discussing my options. For some questionable items like the prime rib he made special steak without the seasoning. There were many choices I could have and the atmosphere was amazing.
Wonderful experience! Special thanks to the manager for walking me through the buffet and bringing me cookies for dessert!
I came to myrtle beach for a vacation and couldn't wait to have seafood. this restaurant was amazing and so accommodating to celiac and gluten allergies. I had the manager named John help me and he was great! he walked me through the buffet and explained everything and brought me freshly made condiments which were gluten free.
Amazing experience! Our server Zac was very friendly and made sure to send the manager over to help with any questions I had about the food. The manager John, took me through each buffet and knew exactly what was gluten free and what to avoid. He went item by item. Lots of great food to choose from and they also brought udis rolls and a cookie to the table. Dinner was fantastic highly recommend!!!
This restaurant was awsome..ask for Josh, he will accommodate for just about any allergy or celiac disease issues..This was my first time eating at a buffet since diagnosed with celiac. I was hesitant but Josh made me feel very secure in my food choices..He walkes you through the buffet line showing you what is safe. He also did specialty items in the kitchen for me..Thank you to all the staff that helped and a big shout out to Josh....
We had the pleasure of meeting Manager Josh Kraft when we arrived at the restaurant. Josh allowed us to get seated and then came over and spent 15 minutes with my wife explaining all the options available to her and assisting in creating her own gluten free dinner. Josh was thorough, informative, and went well beyond what we expected from the manager. He truly cares about his customers and has a passion for those with diet sensitivities. Thank you again Josh, for all you did for us. We would be remiss without thanking Matt Vigari Jr. Matt seated us, listened to my wife's concerns, actually went into the kitchen to clean the grill, and then topped it off by cooking her meal. Matt also came back several times to check on us. Finally, we also would like to thank our server, Natalie H. for making our experience at Captain George's wonderful. Matt and Natalie are both college students with very bright futures ahead of them. We give this restaurant our strongest endorsement and plan on returning this fall.
My wife noticed all the great reviews for Capt George's, especially the assistance of the manager Josh Kraft in navigating the buffet. It was better than you are reading. Despite the crowds, Josh took his time with me, answered all ?'s, and offered to provide alternatives from the kitchen when possible. Several times throughout the night he stopped by our table to see if there was anything more he could do. I know many people with Celiac will not chance a buffet, I did with no issues and pleased that I did.
Captain George's was great! You can really get your money's worth. Josh Kraft is the manager and is very knowledge about celiac disease. He walked me through the buffet line and told me what I could have and what he could alter for me. Great place!
Manager Josh was great walked me through the entire buffet explaining what I could and could not have. Also offered me items from the kitchen. Thanks for a great experience. Annette
Food was great. Manager josh was amazing walked us thru the buffet. Explained everything gluten free. Even made a special dish of shrimp and scallops.
The manager ( Josh Kraft) was well informed about gluten allergy/celiac disease because his wife is gf. He walked me thru every buffet station and showed me what was safe and not safe. He also offered to make me several items (tilapia, ribs, and a few others) in the back without sauces on them. They have Udis dinner rolls and cookies as well.
Wow! Food=amazing, service= outstanding!!!! We were helped by Joe, one of the managers, who was very knowledgeable and extremely attentive. They made everything special in the back and were certain to make sure we would never starve. He made sure it was all gluten free and since I was also pregnant he helped make sure that I was not exposed to anything not pregnancy safe. 10 stars for this place!
One of the best experiences I have had since being gluten free (2008 ). Josh walked us through to show us all the options. Also offered to bring things from kitchen so no chance of cross contamination. They are also trying to work with some companies to give more roll and dessert options.
OMG!!! Best food experience I've had in a long time....gluten friendly!! To the max!!! Josh walked me through the bar and told me what was ok....then made SEVERAL special items and brought to my table!! 5 stars...2 thumbs up....highly recommend!!
Wow! The manager, Josh, was great. He walked through the entire buffet and then had certain items prepared and brought to the table. It's so rare to be catered too in a positive way these days. We had a large party as well and they took excellent care of us! Other restaurants could certainly learn from this place. An absolute must visit while in Myrtle Beach!
Amazing buffet, the restaurant, food and service are top notch. When I asked about allergy information, the waitress said a manager would give me a walk thru of the buffet. The manager, Josh, was very pleasant, he introduced himself to my family and chit-chatted before going over to the buffet. His knowledge of the celiac lifestyle was extensive and he covered which buffet items did not contain gluten. Also which items could be sent from the kitchen to the table without a sauce or other addition that would keep them gluten free.
Great GF choice! John the manager showed me around and very helpful. The food was good.
AMAZING!!! We came based on the recommendations from Find Me Gluten Free and were not disappointed. The Manager John was super nice and very informed. This was by far the best GF experience at a restaurant we have ever had! Also the food was amazing. Delicious and flavorful. Will most definitely be back again.
Josh the manager went through the buffet and showed us what to eat and even brought out some meats from the kitchen so they would be GF. We always stay away from buffets but will come back here. Every food is covered so no cross contamination
Read the previous reviews which was very helpful in deciding to eat here. The manager john was very attentive and knowledgable about celiac and showed my sin what he could eat at the bar - anything that may have been cross contaminated he got directly from the kitchen. I'm glad he was there because the staff we dealt with had no idea what celiac was - thank you john!
Ate my weight in shrimp and crab legs, but the manager John was wonderful! Great location for people who are gluten free - highly recommend it!
Manager (John) not only walks you around the buffet tables letting you know what is safe, but he also checks multiple times at the table to be sure everything on your plate is gluten free. Awesome experience!
Excellent! John Long is one of the managers that was very knowledgeable about gluten and all allergens. He took us through a personal tour of the entire buffet. Any items that could have possible cross contamination via the bar were offered to my husband to be brought fresh from the kitchen. The food was delicious, and there were more than enough gf options. We will be making this a yearly tradition.
Awesome place to eat! John, allergist specialist, gave me a tour of the buffet pertaining to what was gf and what wasn't. Very friendly staff and very nice atmosphere. Having a wheat allergy is difficult but this place made it very easy! Wish they had this place in my hometown!
Highly recommend this place for delicious seafood and all u can eat crab legs! Josh the manager was so kind and helpful. Very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten free. Walked me through the entire buffet and offered to remake many dishes specially in the kitchen gluten free for me. I was shocked to hear that the drawn butter has gluten in it, but the melted margarine was safe for the crab legs. Explains why I've always had a stomachache with drawn butter! Arrive early to avoid crazy lines, come hungry, and ask for Josh Kraft.
The manager is very helpful! He took me around and showed me everything I plus eat, including dishes he could make special. His wife is gluten free so he is very knowledgable. Great food!!!! I'll be back :)
Great manager, Josh took the time to show me what was ok & what wasn't from the buffet. (Also he's not just familiar his family is gf.) Not used to having options especially at a buffet. One warning it is expensive.
Went due to all recommendations here. Arrived only to be handed a menu that was not at all helpful by the manager that night. I would not recommend this place if you can not get tour as the menu was very vague. Statements such as "anything with sea legs". Certainly is not very descriptive. No tour of the buffer was offered by the manager just the vague menu.
When we got there (me my mother and my grandma, and we all have celiac) told the waiter we were gluten free and so he went to the Josh (the manager) and alerted him and shortly josh came over and gave us all a tour of what does and doesn't have gluten, as well as putting in some special orders to make a few things from the buffet gf. The place was great and the food was amazing! A must if you're in the area!
Ended up ordering an entree from the menu instead of having the buffet. The NY steak was very good and able to be prepared GF. The manager was VERY helpful in identifying which items to avoid. On the expensive side.
Food was decent. Good selection of gf options. Usually buffets are a no no with celiac. I decided to chance it and was pleasantly surprised. I got there at opening. Got a gf tour from manager and filled up plates at the get go. Wanted to avoid any risk of cross contamination. Manager was knowledgeable of the options. It is pricey but you get $3 off by coming in early
Ask for Josh (manager) he will walk you through the buffet and point out all GF. He is very knowledgeable as he has a family member who is gf. Also, when eating off of the buffet some of the items can be prepared gf if you just ask. The gf tilapia is delicious!
The manager will walk you around the buffet and let you know which foods are safe to eat.
The "gluten free" food is on shared bars with gluten food. it was difficult to find the gluten. free options. I ended up walking around with their website pulled up on my phone. my husband had an issue with some of the food. It didn't sit well, and caused him to get sick while we were there. We attempted to handle things privately. Because we didn't make a scene, the manager, possibly owner, refused to believe that it was their food. He questioned the timing of my husband getting sick and accused him of claiming to be sick to get a lower bill. My husband was in the bathroom vomiting when the bill came. The man pulled our receipt to figure out how long we had been there. Then told us we were there way too long and accused my husband of just over eating. My husband had one plate of food. Honestly, the man was rude. My husband just wanted to let the guy know that something made him sick, then pay our bill, so we could leave. This manager decided to escalate things with a semi raised voice, until he was shown a picture of my husbands vomit in their bathroom. The guy seriously wouldn't drop it. he even tried to say my husband was lying because we didn't make a scene. Then he, the manager, turned around and made a scene. The manager kept cutting my husband off and telling him that he goes to the pier every morning to get fresh sea food. That's great and all, but my husband doesn't eat sea food. He was eating the prime rib, vegetables, Mac and cheese, and BBQ. He ended up discounting my husbands meal, but the man was rude and actually scared me. Why wouldn't a manager want to know that their food made a customer sick? I don't understand.
Decided to go based on the reviews. When I asked for a menu I was told the buffet was my only option. There was no possibility if a chef for clarification. My waitress actually recommended the macaroni and cheese for my GF granddaughter. While the crab legs were delicious, I felt like I was taking my life in my hands with everything else. Not worth the risk!
I told our waiter that we had someone on a gluten free diet in our party, and he immediately offered to bring a chef out to talk to us. The chef walked us through the whole buffet and let us know which options were safe to eat. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He also checked on us several times to make sure all of our questions were answered. This was by far the best experience we have had since going gluten free.
I came in knowing I would have to ask for a menu, however the waiter didn't seem to care whether or not I was gluten intolerant. I did order the chicken meal with rice pilaf and fresh fruit, but for the $$$ we spent it could have been much better. Hubby got the buffet and ate almost nothing. Almost everything on the buffet was fried, so if you are trying to eat a healthier lifestyle, this is not the place to go. The atmosphere was terrible.
I was terrified when I walked in and discovered this was an enormous buffet restaurant, but the waiter was extremely helpful. He was woofing to walk me through the buffet or have a chef do so, to explain what I could eat. I decided to play it safe and ordered crab legs from the menu. Great service and decent grub.
Excellent customer service and so accommodating. Staff will have the chef come and walk you down the buffet explaining what you can and can not have. They will even prepare you something from the kitchen if you don't want the buffet. We will be returning again!
Some advice: don't trust the buffet, ask for a menu - it will be SO much fresher, cooked by the chef specifically for someone with an intolerance, and not overpriced. Server was fairly knowledgeable and quickly offered to ask the chef of anything he wasn't sure of. He brought me a copy of the menu with the gluten free items marked on it. I had a really delicious broiled mahi with a mango sauce on the side, and a baked potato and steamed zucchini. My meal did come with a salad from the salad bar, and unfortunately only one dressing (Italian) was gluten free.
The waitress & the chef were very helpful with the menu & went out of their way to accommodate my gluten free dinner !!!
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