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Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet

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Fill Up on All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs at Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet is an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet offering hot and cold items in a casual and spacious dining area that can accommodate large groups of people.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you’re in the mood for a great variety of seafood options for lunch or dinner, you’ll find all of your favorites and more at Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet. Plus, since you’re able to eat as much as you’d like in one sitting, you know you’ll never leave hungry.

You can begin your meal with a stop at the salad bar or with a bowl of warm New England clam chowder. When you’re ready for your main course, you’ll find crab cakes, fried oysters, calamari, peel-n-eat shrimp, raw oysters, sautéed clams, and butterfly shrimp. If you love fish, there’s a buffet full of unique varieties. Try out the fried catfish, baked cod, baked Mahi, fried flounder, baked salmon, or crab-stuffed flounder. For something different, consider the mussels pomodoro, paella, crawfish, or seafood lasagna. Of course, no trip to Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet is complete until you take advantage of the all-you-can-eat crab legs.

It’s not just main course items you’ll find at the buffet. There are also plenty of tasty side dishes to make your meal complete. Popular vegetable options include the seasoned green beans, corn on the cob, vegetable medley, and fried okra. Other classic side dishes include potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and hushpuppies. Or, for something you don’t find on every menu, try the tropical crab salad or twice-baked cheese and cream potatoes.

Even if you’re not in the mood for seafood, you’ll find plenty of your favorite land options as well. Choose some of the chicken tenders, barbecue pork ribs, baked chicken, or frog legs for a filling meal. Finally, before you leave, make sure you swing by the dessert bar to savor the delicious selection of cakes, pies, and other sweet treats.

If you’re heading out for the evening, stop by the lounge at Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet to find a full-service bar that offers top-shelf liquors. There’s also a great selection of import and domestic beer on tap and in bottles, including Heineken, O’Doul’s, Dos Equis, and Stella Artois. Watch the games on the televisions at the bar or enjoy a cold drink at your table while you’re dining on your seafood buffet.

Not only does Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet offer a variety of seafood selections to eat, there are also European specialty foods in the adjacent grocery store. After you finish your meal, head over to check out the selection of meats, cheeses, frozen foods, cakes, fine chocolates, mixes, and sauces. With selections that include smoked salmon, Ahmad tea, pistachio truffles, butter cookies, and more, you’re sure to find something special to take home.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, family reunion, business meeting, or other large gatherings in the area, Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet can help you feed everyone. The large dining area can accommodate up to 250 people, so you’ll have ample space for all. Plus, the restaurant can customize the menu to meet the needs of your group.

When you’ve got an appetite and you’re looking to fill up on a great selection of seafood options, head to Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet to discover all of your favorites.

Insider Tip:

  • If you have someone in your group who doesn’t eat crab, you don’t have to worry about paying full price for their meal. Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet offers a discounted dinner price for anyone not interested in the all-you-can-eat crab legs.