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Miami Foodie Girl Jul 8, 2008 05:33 PM

I was just watching a local program and saw mention of this restaurant, does anyone have anything to say about it?

Are there any similar dives I should know about?

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    jwar RE: Miami Foodie Girl Jul 8, 2008 05:59 PM

    i actually worked there. it's old fashioned food, in a bad way, not clean, and lacks passion. yes it is a historical landmark but its out of date, hence why i left there after one day.

    1. Icantread RE: Miami Foodie Girl Jul 9, 2008 08:32 AM

      Went there with much fuss. Quaint ambiance with the historic, low roofed buildings, taking a small boat to the island, etc, etc. Fish dip was excellent. I thought my meal came with a sherry sauce, actually was a "cherry sauce". Obviously disappointed. The mrs. food was not bad, but I didn't get the fame. definitely looked dirty. Don't think I'd go out of my way to go there again.

      1. floridan RE: Miami Foodie Girl Jul 9, 2008 07:24 PM

        Cap's Place is one of the area's oldest continuously-operating businesses, much less restaurants. It began in the 1920s as a retaurant/bar/gambling establishment out in the middle of nowhere. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Those who go to Cap's expecting the latest food fashion, or a CIA-trained chef in the kitchen will be disappointed. Rather, fresh seafood,simply prepared, is the way to go.

        If one goes to Cap's and doesn't have the heart of palm salad (it's harvested locally), they've missed the point.

        It is what it is (and I haven't found it dirty -- just a little historically disheveled).

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