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Aug 31, 2009 09:10 AM

Captain's Table, Ocean City Maryland - yuk...

This place was one of our perennial favorites when it was part of the Santa Maria (15th and Boardwalk) . It's been closed for several years since they tore down the SM and tried to build condos. Anyway, it's now a Marriot and the restaurant is back. Supposedly same chef. That's the good news. The bad news is they don't have anyone in the kitchen who knows how to cook. Four of us went last week. Two had the crab stuffed Halibut, one had crab stuffed Flounder, the fourth Tuna. The Halibut (both) and the flounder were so overcooked as to be pretty much inedible. The tuna was ok (at least edible). We had a few bites of the halibut and flounder and then asked to have them taken away. They were nice enough about the bad food and comped most everything except the wine, but what a huge disappointment. We'll stick with Fausto's in the future.

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  1. The Fausto website is very nice. I am impressed. This is good to know. Thanks.

    1. My bf and I were there a couple of weeks ago. I was on a mission to test the crabcakes and they passed my very high standards. I'm am the unofficial crabcake tester in O.C. My bf was tired of seafood by the end our week, so he had a New York strip. It was very good and cooked perfectly medium-rare -- as ordered. We had very nice meal there and we'll be back.

      I guess it depends what you order. Steak and crabcakes are winners there.

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      1. re: Lillydu

        I have to say the part of the Halibut that was stuffed with crab meat was very good. And when we used to eat there several years ago the steak was excellent and my favorite. Unfortunately we all ordered fish and 3 out of 4 were seriously overcooked. Service was excellent. Someone just needs to teach their cooks how to do fish properly.

        1. re: bnemes3343

          WHAT?!!! The SM is gone??!!! We used to stay there every time we went to OC when I was little!! I can't believe it!!! We used to eat at the Captain's Table every morning for breakfast and it was always SO good! I'm devastated to learn this news!

          1. re: lrebetsky0423

            Sadly, they tore down the SM about 4 - 5 years ago and had planned to build expensive condos. Then the economy went south and they couldn't get financing , so the lot sat pretty much empty for several years. This past year they built a Courtyard by Marriot. My first time at the SM has in the early 60's