When I mentioned to my server that I had celiac she went and got one of the cooks who asked if I would like a meal prepared separately in the back so I knew nothing had touched it. He was very accommodating and let me chose what ever I would like.
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.
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.
So, I can’t say for sure if this place is safe for everyone because we all have our own issues. But, 3 out of 4 of us are gluten free. (Celiac likely) One that is gluten free is also corn free. The manager John did an amazing job of answering all of my questions. As a Momma, I just wanna make sure we can eat safely and boy did we! We haven’t eaten at a buffet in who knows how long. The manager made a couple of things special for my corn and gf kid but overall he was able to eat what we did. The joy in his face was worth the whole visit!
My experience was amazing! I felt alittle embarrassed because they took an extra steps tos make sure I was doing well. The Manager, Delmar walked me through the buffet and even offered to make me anything on the buffet that I wanted if I was concerned about cross contamination. I have never had so many safe options. I didn't get sick at all and went back to our condo completely stuffed. It was really nice to have my own rolls and warm cookies brought to me by Delmar. He came by and checked on me at the table and when I was up getting food. I would still be concerned about cross contamination for a celiac, but it's amazing for gluten intolerant.
The buffet is by far THE BEST and our server Zak took it over the top! He was very knowledgeable, personable, professional, and attentive!! The food was exceptionally tasty. The only unfortunate part of the visit is there are only 2 gluten free desserts: chocolate pudding and Rice pudding, prayerfully more desserts will be added by my next visit!
August 2017: 5+ Stars!! We were traveling with a large group, with varying ages and opinions; so I did a lot of research prior to selecting Captain George's for our seafood dinner. More than any buffet in the area, most of the reviews I read were positive and the selling point for me was the g-free information listed right on the website. We were seated right away and although our waiter was not the friendliest during our meal, we had our drinks within minutes & they were never empty! Now for the gluten free: the manager walked me around and pointed out every gluten free option on the vast buffet and even provided a brief description on some of the dishes. He also offered a gluten free option of many of the "glutened" dishes and had them made special. I didn't feel worried about cross contamination like many other buffets, the glutened items were not near the g-free items, the fried foods were completely separate. The manager was very knowledgeable on the gluten free lifestyle! Bring your appetite, since they made me special foods I felt awful not eating it all...so much food! I had a smorgasbord! It is pretty pricey though..$40 a person...but you do get a seafood feast! If you are looking for a seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach...Captain George's is your best choice for everyone! The only other place I received this hands on service was at Disney! August 2019: Our second trip to Myrtle and Captain George’s was on the top of our itinerary! Manager walked me around and explained each dish and what was GF. I didn’t get many substitutions this time but manager did tell me to let them know if I was concerned about cross contamination and they would make special. This is one of the few buffets I can visit and not worry about cross contamination.
I am always very skeptical of buffets, but the food was delicious, the staff were a pleasure, and the manager personally walked me through the entire buffet to tell me what I could and couldn’t eat. Sometimes I get embarrassed about these things but he was very kind. He even offered to make things in the back for me if I was uncomfortable with cross contamination.
Manager came to the table to explain what was safe to eat. Prepared a special steak for my son as well which was very considerate. The website lists foods that are gluten free so you can get an idea ahead of time. We will definitely be back next time we visit Myrtle Beach!
Manager came to our table to let us know what was gluten free and I had already grabbed a plate of foods that I thought were careful and he checked over everything and said that I did. Was knowledgeable and the staff were friendly!
This is the best place for all you can eat seafood! We've been to all the Captain George's and they are all great. You must ask for real butter from the back. They are great about making something in the back if needed. I had baked potato steak and salmon from the back with zucchini. The crablegs were cooked well. Our waitress Jen was amazing ask for her if you come! She personally made safe cocktail sauce and kept the butter coming. She was very professional and sweet.
Very accommodating. A manager showed my fiancé around the buffet and brought him out items that were celiac friendly from the kitchen to avoid contamination. Food was bland and lacked season that they brought him but they looked into sauces and dips they had available to insure they were safe and brought them out. Our wait staff Courtney B and Taylor were very attentive and helpful all along. Could not recommend more. My fiancé is very sensitive to cross contamination and never got sick afterwards. Amazing experience
Terrific for people with celiac...manager walked us thru the buffets pointing out all gf selections. The would prepare something gf if they had it and it wasn’t gf on the buffet. They broiled scallops and offered to grill steaks to accommodate our needs.
The food was amazing. 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 experience was wonderful!! The chef came out and walked me through everything what I could eat and what I couldn't. He even made fish and veggies and brought it to my table. The margarine can contain gluten but they do have packets of butter that are safe. The food was delicious and it was 100% celiac safe.
By far the best gluten free service I have ever gotten at a restaurant. They deserve more than 5 stars! Notify your server immediately of gluten allergy and a manager will provide a personal tour through the buffet to show you what is safe(and offered to cook things gluten free that would not have been Gf off the the buffet). This is a new family favorite as we have two gluten free family members.
Even though I read almost every review on here, I was still skeptical but they really impressed me. My friend is a celiac, it's really hard to find foods that she can and she will literally get sick even with a bit of cross contamination. We brought our nima but never had to use it. The manager John Sharp was very knowledgeable and even mention to us about not eating certain foods that can cause cross contamination. He even offered to make a couple dishes in the kitchen specially so that my friend can try some of the foods that supposed to have gluten but our was GF. It was a phenomenal experience we never had this type of selection for GF foods before and this type of service. He even came back and got us snicker doodles that was sooooo good. And overall everyone was very nice to us. We literally came back two days later for our final dinner before leaving from vacation. Will come back to Myrtle beach one day just for this place.
We have been to all of the Captain George's, and this is our favorite. Classier, more upscale than the others. Downside is their butter isn't gluten free, so you have to order most fish and veggies from the back, because it's on everything! Oysters, Dungeness crab, and collards were our favorites.
The manager Josh was amazing. He took me around and showed me everything safe to eat, what he could have modified in the back and brought me a special dessert out and shrimp and scallops specially made in the kitchen. The food was great too!
The manager came and escorted me to all GF foods. Brought specific items on buffet that were not GF that I wanted to try, made GF for me. He also brought GF dessert to the table for me. Great experience I would go back most definitely.
I felt like I was in Disney! Most accommodating and knowledgeable staff. The manager brought me out gf shrimp and scallops and at the end the best snickerdoodle cookies I have ever had (and they were warm)!!! The crab legs were awesome. All of the veggies are GF. LOVED IT!!!
Wow! What a great experience! The manager, Josh Kraft, went above and beyond to make sure my gluten allergy was accommodated. In addition to that, he provided me with a list of local restaurants that cater to food allergies, and he told me about this app. Highly recommend Captain George's! Ask for Josh!
Amazing!! The manager, Josh, took the time to walk me through the various options available at the buffet, and then surprised my family and I with a dish (which had gluten in it on the buffet table ) which he had remade for me to be gluten free! Everything was delicious, and I loved all the different gluten free food choices they had available. We will definitely return!
Had a wonderful time at Captain George. The manager, Brittany was so nice and helpful. She walked me through and showed me all the gluten free food and since they didn't have grilled scallops out, they special made me some and also a baked potato too and gf Udi rolls! She came by my table lots of times and checked to see if everything was ok along with my waiter. Then she got them to bake me Gf Snickerdoodle cookies. It was awesome! Definitely worth the money and I would definitely go back. Brittany was wonderful and I appreciated her concern.
Very celiac friendly. The manager took his time to tell me everything on the menu that I could safely eat. He even gave me a free gluten free snickerdoodle plus one to take home. He gave our table gluten free dinner rolls as well. I'm here in vacation so it was really nice to be in a comfortable place. Very friendly!
Great place for gf eating. The manager escorted me around the buffet to show me what I could eat. She then offered to get the food directly from the kitchen. They also had 3 gf desserts! The biggest surprise was that my meal was cheaper than my husband's!
The manager spoke to me about my options. I didn’t feel comfortable eating from the buffet due to the possibility of cross contamination. I ended up getting the appetizer of potato skins which were delicious. They are normally deep fried but they baked them for me. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant.
Perfect for Celiac folks!! I was very appreciative of the Manager, John guiding me through all the GF safe options on the buffet bar as well as from the kitchen. He brought me GF bread with my meal and for dessert snickerdoodle cookies!! The wait staff were so friendly!! I will definitely visit again!
Absolutely safe! Delicious, fresh seafood, steamed and poached. Superior service all around. The manager, John Sharpe, was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and as other reviews stated, he toured us around the buffet to tell us what was truly gfree. He brought us dishes straight from the chef for some items we weren’t sure would have cross-contamination, and was so pleasant about it! We would definitely return. I have celiac and get severely sick and my son is gluten intolerant— we were both so happy and we all enjoyed a delicious, fun night out! The decorations are so pretty too- ship themed!! Go enjoy fresh seafood!!
Ask for the manager to give you a tour of the buffet. Jake gave us great insight and if you want something that is on the buffet that is not gf, they will make it. Best to go early when they open. They offered rice pudding on the dessert bar along with fresh fruit. Most Seafood is gf, but even the sirloin steak was made in gf au jus. Several of the vegetables were gf. Staff was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Josh at the front of the house did an awesome job of pointing out everything I could eat that was gluten free. He also offered to have our server bring other gluten free items from the kitchen. Everything was delicious and I had no problems whatsoever. I have no choice to be anything but gluten free and I will definitely eat there again.
The manager walked my Celiac daughter through the buffet to explain to her what she could eat. The things she wanted to eat that were gluten they prepared for her fresh and gluten free in the kitchen. We were incredibly impressed.
I have never been more impressed with the knowledge and attentiveness of a restaurant, then I was with Captain George's. The manager walked me through the buffet lines instructing me what I could eat and what to stay away from. As he was explain the items to me, he would ask me if I wanted this or that....Because he was going to make what I wanted in the kitchen. The food was wonderful, not to mention it was all you could eat crab legs. I was even able to get dessert and bread! It truly was a blessing. I will definitely seek out this family owned restaurant in their 4 various locations. Update: It has been almost a year since my last visit and review-nothing has changed. It is still the BEST seafood restaurant to eat at if you are celiac!!
Complete tour of the entire buffet with a manager to go over what was safe and what wasn’t. They offered to have their Gluten Free cook (that’s right...a cook that only prepares the gluten free dishes) prepare her entire meal. She agreed. The portions were huge and delicious! Thank you (especially to Matt)!
I have celiac. I asked on arrival what was safe for me. A manager gave me a tour of the restaurant to show what was safe and what was not. They also made a gluten free option of a dish that is on the main bar for me in the back. They also gave me gluten free bread and baked potato all from the back. The bread was ok but I was able to eat safely with the rest of my family. I have several options for both my main meal and desserts. Great time. No side effects.
Amazing food! Dedicated caring staff. Tons of gluten free food to choose from. You may order from the back or eat off the buffet. The manager will show you what you can eat. My celiac daughter was treated so well. I would give 10 stars
Got glutened here. Cross contamination. The staff is not knowledgeable about gluten cross contamination, neither is the manager. “GF” offerings on buffet next to wheat items. Public self serves from buffet, mixing spoons, and of course coming in contact with glutened plates.
The waitress had the manager come talk to us about what was gluten free. He offered to have dishes made in the kitchen for me and offered me gf snicker doodle cookies, that weren’t put out on the dessert bar. I was confused about the salad dressing though. Their website said the Blue cheese and thousand island was gf but the manager said everything BUT blue cheese and thousand island was. I really wanted a salad but didn’t even bother risking it. There were many gf options, was very pleased. Oh, don’t bother asking any of the other food staff about gf items, they were clueless.
EXCELLANT! EXCELLANT! EXCELLANT! We have NEVER felt so comfortable eating out with Celiacs!! My family just returned from a vacation in Myrtle Beach, and I have to write this review of Captain George’s seafood buffet. Our daughter has Celiac disease, and it is very hard to find a restaurant where she can enjoy a nice meal. Many places claim to have a gluten-free menu, which to them means a salad without the croutons. We read reviews of the Captain’s which claimed the manager gives gluten-free eaters a tour of the buffet, explaining what does and does not contain gluten. I thought, “there’s no way a manager of a big place will take the time to do that”. How wrong I was. The manager, John Craft, went above and beyond to ensure that our daughter had a great meal. He took her on the tour of the buffet line, showed her everything she could eat, brought her out a plate of everything she chose from the buffet that was made separately, so there would be NO cross-contanimation, then also brought her a huge plate of specially prepared shrimp and scallops, and when she was done with the buffet, provided a special dessert of warm Udi GFcookies with ice cream. His attentiveness and caring made the meal very special. As we were leaving, he took the time to give us the names of other places in the area where we could be sure of getting a great gluten-free meal. And if you aren’t worried about gluten, the entire buffet is fantastic. All the crab legs you want, different kinds of shrimp, fish, vegetables and a great array of desserts. If we ever go back to Myrtle Beach, we will be going back to Captain George’s.
This is the best celiac service I’ve ever received. The waitress introduced the manager to me and then he sat with us to answer all our questions before taking our order himself. He then proceeded to make part of our meal himself as he let us know that they dedicate space for customers with very specific needs. He wanted to make sure there was no cross contamination at all and continued to follow up with us throughout the meal. At the end he offered to make a list of places he and his wife (who also has celiac disease) trust in Myrtle as places that do a good job of taking care of my specific dietary needs. Josh was awesome!!!! We will eat here whenever we come to Myrtle!!!
I have to say, this was without a doubt, the single BEST dining experience I have had as a Celiac! Within minutes of walking in (got there at opening time of 3pm) we were greeted by the manager. He asked if we had ever been there before. My response was yes, over 25 years ago, and pre gluten free days. He immediately told me he would go over the menu/tables with me personally in order to make sure I knew what was safe and what was not! There was one other customer who over heard the conversation, and asked if she could join us. Absolutely!! The manager went on to go through every table/item and explain what was GF and what was not. WAY too many items to list, but just about everything except the steamed items contained a margarine that was NOT GF. What was great about the experience was that he offered to make most of the single food items GF separately for me if I so desired! I love clams/muscles/crab/shrimp and was quite happy with just that. They offered to make a separate salad, but I asked for the steamed green beans and sauteed mushrooms, of which they brought HUGE gf servings right to my table! The manager also personally made a cocktail sauce gf for me as well! There was GF chocolate pudding and rice pudding if you could muster a dessert! While it was a limited menu, if you are a seafood lover, there is plenty for you to get your money's worth! My only suggestion to them would be to make the simple change from using the tainted margarine over to a GF source! It would open up the menu even more and they would not have to cater quite as much to individuals! Great experience! Great service! I wish I could remember the managers name, because he was exemplary! We dined on 09/22/2017 @ 3:00 pm
The manager personally escorted me to the buffet and showed me everything that was celiac friendly. He also offered to cook some dishes in the kitchen without the gluten sauces. One dish that he had made was this huge plate of broiled scallops and shrimp. He also baked 2 Udi's rolls for me too and offered some Udi's cookies for dessert! Everyone from the manager to the waitresses were unbelievably kind and knowledgeable regarding Celiac issues. They offered a wonderful dining experience without any fear of being "glutenized"! Lastly, the amount of caring and knowledge is very apparent when the manager told me about the barbecued items. The sauce they use has gluten but if you would like some ribs or other barbecued meat, they will cook it separately in the kitchen. The manager felt bad about serving plain "barbecued " meat, so he went out and bought a gluten free barbecue sauce. Talk about dedication!! Captain George's once again proved to be one of the best dining experiences for a Celiac and her understanding husband who is NOT Celiac! Thank you!
Wonderful buffet that met my girlfriends celiac needs! Asked for manger, he should get around the buffet then proceeded to bring out several plates of food that she wanted from the back to avoid cross contamination! Manager Josh was great. Highly recommend this place!
My husband has to eat GF, so we are very careful when we go out to eat. We would definitely go back here, it was great. We read great things about the buffet. Sarah M, our server, had a chef come out and take my husband around the buffet to show him what was safe. Everything was perfect and delicious.
Very, very knowledgeable about celiac disease. We informed our waitress when we arrived that someone in our party had celiac. The manager came over and took this person around the entire buffet to let her know which food she can eat. On top of walking her around, he also went to the back and prepared her other food to make it gluten friendly. They have gluten free tools, desserts, etc. This was the best and most knowledgeable restaurant we have been to. Highly recommend to anyone with celiac.