Captain Jacks Prime Rib

(562) 592-2514 | View Website

16812 Pacific Ave, Sunset Beach, CA | Directions   90742

33.717503 -118.070804

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 04:30 PM To 12:00 AM

Restaurants, Traditional American, Seafood  more

More Cuisine: Steakhouse

Price: $$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Local Favorite, Special Occasion Dining, View Dining, Waterfront Dining

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days


Captain Jacks Prime Rib
Captain Jacks Prime Rib
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Reviews for Captain Jacks Prime Rib

3 months ago

I love this restaurant! I have never had bad service or bad food here. Great atmosphere great food, don't be fooled by the haters.

over a year ago

Cynthia S needs to get her head out of her posterior. Otherdeb would do well to get the knot out of her posterior clothing. A good attitude upon arriving will most often result in an even better attitude when leaving. There is NO better service than Captain Jacks. If you need to be pampered though, just save everyone the headache of having to put up with you and keep your lousy attitude at home.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Captain Jacks! More Like Captain Jack in the BOx – Not a Good Experience! Jack in the Box is more attentive and less surprises. Most of all DOESN't RUN OUT OF JUMBO JACKS !!!!


Bad Service! NO Prime RIB ! Tough Fillet Mingnon ! MUSHy DIsgusting Salad!!!! Potato CRUSTY OLD & HARD! BREAD OVER HEATED!!!





Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

NOT LGBT FRIENDLY – I have eaten at Captain Jack's many times, and have always been impressed with both the food and service, but after the way my friends were treated when dining there for a birthday, never again.


My friends (a female couple) were there to celebrate one of their birthday's, and while there were several other birthdays being celebrated in the restaurant that received the obligatory singing and cake, my friends were ignored, even though the non-birthday girl told the staff they were celebrating a birthday. My friends are classy, educated people, who know how to act appropriately in a fine dining establishment.

When they spoke to the manager on the phone, this was his reply: "well... uummm.... you know we are a family restaurant" She told him she was there with her family and he said " well... maybe we have a different way of seeing things."

I'm stunned and sickened that a restaurant of that caliber (or so I thought) would be so openly discriminatory, especially since they are so close to one of the largest LGBT communities in Southern CA (Long Beach) and undoubtedly have had a great many LGBT people dine there and spend alot of money.

I will never eat there again, and will not recommend it again (I've sent many people there) and I'm calling out the management to make this right, apologize to the community and my friends, invite them for another dinner (comped, of course) and get out of the dark ages and recognize that ALL people deserve respect, especially when shelling out their hard earned dollars in your establishment.

I'd give it minus stars if I could.

over a year ago

I LOVE this place!!! – You cant go wrong with this place! Everything about it is great. Its worth every cent :)

over a year ago

OC's Best All Around Restauraunt – Everything is great! Best recommendation I can give you is to dive in and do not look at the bread offering. You will not have room for all the great stuff. Personally I love the Prime Ribs, and escargot. Salads are very good and generous. The Prime Rib is so big you may not finish, but you should. Service is the best, atmosphere is great, canal view, and overall quaint. The place has been a favorite of Barbara Bush (yes that one) but very unpretentious. Just have a good time.

over a year ago

My favorite place to eat in the whole wide world! – Captain Jack's has been my favorite restaurant since I was a teenager. I don't eat the prime rib, (my husband does and loves it) but all other entrees have always been excellent too! The ambience with the nautical theme is wonderful and the music in the bar is very good.

We have lived in Idaho for the past 18 years, and still make it back to Captain Jack's once or twice a year. We are headed there tomorrow for our 28th anniversary dinner and just going down to S. California to go to Captain Jack's.

I have told many people in Idaho about the restaurant, and now they make a point to eat there when in town. One of the gals I work with I told about Captain Jack's. She makes a reservation to eat there with her girlfriends every year when they go down for the Pageant of the Masters.

Food and service are excellent and we have never been disappointed. I wish they still injected the giant chocolate covered strawberries with Grand Marnier, but they stopped that about 20-25 years ago. That was always a favorite.

My husband and I are looking forward to tomorrow night's dinner, because we know it will be the best we've had in a restaurant since the last time we ate there!

over a year ago

Captain Jack's serves the county's best prime rib – Captain Jack's is located in a quaint little beach town called Sunset Beach on Pacific Coast Highway between Long Beach & Huntington Beach. The restaurant decor is very nautical and showcases some beautiful salt water fish tanks. The entrance and bar area are very dark, but once you get into the dining room the sunlight brightens it up. If you get a table near the windows, you can watch people puttering around in their commuter boats or paddle-boarding in the canal.

Although Captain Jack's is well-known for their King Crab Legs, their Prime Rib is the star. All entrees include a dinner salad (Ranch & Bleu Cheese dressings were great), rice, and The Captain's Famous Hot Pumpernickel & Sourdough Bread. The initial bread slices are personally presented by your server giving it a touch of class. The gigantic center cut Prime Rib is a whopping 28 ounces which is cooked medium to medium rare. It is the juiciest and most tender prime rib you'll ever come across. You could cut it with a butter knife - that says it all. It comes with au jus & creamed horseradish or straight horseradish if you prefer.

Can't forget about the King Crab Legs! The legs are pre-scored so very little cracking is necessary. The meat was sweet and juicy just the way it supposed to be. It comes with drawn butter to make it even sweeter. Be prepared to take a doggie bag home. Leftovers are great warmed up the next day.

After all that, who has room for dessert? Well, make room. The Chocolate Amaretto Mousse Pie was incredible. Imagine a Chocolate Silk Pie with a shot of Amaretto to punch it up a notch - out of this world!

If you happen to be near Sunset Beach or just want a food adventure, head on over to Captain Jack's and let the Captain take care of you.

over a year ago

Love this place, too! – One of our favorite places! Great service, good food!

A landmark!

over a year ago

Love this Place – I've been eating at Jacks since they were on Beach Blvd, years ago. Every once in a while they miss fire, but I will always come back. A little expensive but worth it for me and my family. And definitely not for young children even thought I've brought my children here since they were in diapers to college graduation. This is where they learned to behave in public. Red Lobster, Dukes do not compare to Jacks. Maybe Walts Wharfe, but not these other places. Mancha!

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