Looking for the updated menu prices at Captain D’s in 2023? Whether you’re casting a net for fresh clams, salmon, or shrimp this seafood destination has you covered. I also share coupons and details about the Captain D’s Rewards program to help save you money. 

Captain D's menu poster

Captain D’s menu poster.

Seafood Meals

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
15 Piece Butterfly Shrimp Meal$9.09
2 Piece Batter Dipped Fish Meal$8.79
2 Piece Catfish Meal$9.79
2 Piece Fish & 6 Piece Butterfly Shrimp Meal$10.49
3 Piece Batter Dipped Fish Meal$9.99
4 Piece Batter Dipped Fish Meal$10.99
Catfish Feast$11.59
Deluxe Seafood Platter$11.49
Supreme Sampler$10.99
White Fish, Shrimp, & Crab Meal$11.49

Seafood Specials

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Ultimate Seafood Platter$8.99
Fish & Popcorn Shrimp Meal$6.99
Creamy Shrimp Scampi Meal$6.99

Chicken Meals

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
2 Piece Fish & 2 Piece Chicken Meal$9.99
4 Piece Chicken Meal$9.79

Family Meals

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
10 Piece Fish Family Meal$29.99
14 Piece Chicken Family Meal$29.99
Seafood Feast$36.99

Grilled Meals

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Surf & Turf$7.99
Grilled Tilapia Meal$9.49
Grilled White Fish & Shrimp Skewer Meal$10.79
Lemon Pepper White Fish Meal$8.99
Shrimp Skewers Meal$10.49
Wild Alaskan Salmon Meal$9.99

Salads & Sandwiches

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
The Giant Fish Sandwich and Side$7.99
Wild Alaskan Salmon Salad$7.29
Shrimp Skewer Salad$7.29
Chicken Salad (Crispy or Grilled)$7.29
Great Little Fish Sandwich & Fries$3.99
The Captain Sandwich$4.79
The Captain Sandwich & Fries$5.99

Kids Menu

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Kid’s Batter Dipped Fish Meal$4.99
Kid’s Chicken Tenders Meal$4.99
Kid’s Popcorn Shrimp Meal$4.99
Kid’s Fish Tenders Meal$4.99
Kid’s Grilled Fish Tenders Meal$4.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Clam Strips$3.99
Clam Strips & Butterfly Shrimp$4.99
Jalapeño Poppers$3.99
Mozzarella Sticks$3.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Batter Dipped Fish1 Piece$2.69
Batter Dipped Fish6 Piece$4.99
Butterfly Shrimp6 Piece$2.99
Butterfly Shrimp12 Pieces$4.99
Chicken2 Pieces$3.59
Chicken4 Pieces$5.49
Hush Puppies6 Pieces$2.99
Grilled Shrimp Skewer$3.69


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Funnel Cake Stix$2.99
Cheesecake Strawberry Topping$0.29
Chocolate Cake$1.99
Georgia Pecan Pie (Limited Time)$1.99
Apple Pie Bites (Limited Time)$1.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Baked Potato$3.19
Corn on the Cob$3.19
French Fries$2.49
Fried Okra$3.19
Green Beans$2.49
Loaded Baked Potato$4.19
Mac & Cheese$3.19


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Bottled Water$1.99
Gallon of Sweet Tea$4.79
Gallon of Unsweet Tea$4.79
Kid’s Soft Drink$1.99
Large Soft Drink$2.69
Medium Soft Drink$2.49
Small Soft Drink$2.29

Does Captain D’s have coupons?

Captain D’s shows love to their customers by offering coupons so they can save money enjoying their favorite items from the menu! Here’s a look at two of their coupons that have been published in the past. 

Free appetizer or dessert coupon.

3 piece fish meals for $9.99.

And here are some of the past coupons Captain D’s has offered its customers in the past. 

  • $5.99 4pc Fish Meal 
  • Double Dozen Shrimp Dinner for $3.99
  • Any size beverage for 99 cents
  • 2pc Fish Dinner for $4.50 – this includes Classic Fish Fillets, choice of 2 sides, and hush puppies
  • Kids Eat Free Every Thursday Night – get two free kid’s meals with any adult entree purchase at a regular price
  • Kids Night – Tuesdays after 3 PM Chicken Tenders & Pork Shrimp only at $1.99
  • Super Monday – 3pcs D’s Batter Dipped Fish Dinner for $3.99

You can find updated coupons in newspapers or find them at your mail box or by downloading the app. The fish joint will also share special deals and giveaways on social media from time to time. Here’s a free t-shirt you could have won for National Catish Day by following their Twitter handle:

What do you get by joining Captain D’s Rewards program?

Need another way to save? When you join Captain D’s Rewards program, you can earn points that are used towards getting free menu items. All you have to do is download and sign up for an account in Captain D’s Rewards App. You can earn 1 point for every $1 (points are only earned when you order thru their website or App). 

You can redeem points at participating Captain D’s restaurants. These are the free items you can redeem based on the number of points you’ve accumulated.  

50 points / $50 in spend

  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Medium Bev
  • Funnel Cake Stix

75 points / $75 in spend 

  • Add 5 Pc Shrimp
  • Add on 1 Pc Fish
  • Add on 2 Pc Chicken

100 points / $100 in spend

  • Giant Fish Sandwich

150 points / $150 in spend 

  • 2 PC Fish Meal
  • Southern Style Whitefish

200 points / $200 in spend

  • 15 Pc Butterfly Shrimp Meal

Where was Captain D’s founded?

Captain D’s was founded in Donelson, Tennessee, United States, in 1969. Initially, the restaurant was launched as “Mr. D’s” in 1969 in Donelson, Tennessee, by Raymond L. Danner Sr. The original concept of the restaurant was to offer quality quick-serve seafood at affordable prices, which was somewhat novel at the time as most fast-food chains primarily offered burgers.

In 1974, the company rebranded as “Captain D’s Seafood” to underscore its emphasis on seafood. The company utilized a nautical theme for its branding, including the name change to “Captain D’s” and the use of a logo that features a stylized ship’s helm.

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From its inception, Captain D’s focused on serving a variety of seafood offerings, like fish and chips, shrimp, and side dishes like coleslaw and hush puppies. The brand aimed to provide quality seafood in a fast and it continues this commitment today.

Through the years, Captain D’s expanded across the Southern and Southeast United States. There are more than 500 Captain D’s location in the United States and a few in Mexico and Canada. Here are the states with the the highest concentration of Captain D’s locations:

  • Texas: 100 locations
  • Florida: 75 locations
  • California: 60 locations
  • Tennessee: 55 locations
  • Alabama: 50 locations

Get your tilapia fix at Captain D’s.

Who owns Captain D’s?

The private-equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners owns Captain D’s. The firm completed its acquisition of Captain D’s, a seafood-focused quick-service restaurant chain in 2017. Centre Partners had initially acquired the brand in 2013. The exact terms of this deal have never been publicly disclosed.

Sentinel Capital Partners has an ownership stake in numerous restaurant concepts including Taco Bell, Fazoli’s and Newk’s Eatery. One reason cited for the acquisition was the fact that Captain D’s has been recognized as a Top 10 brands in America for customer loyalty.

Grab some Captain D’s hush puppies before heading home.

What does the D stand for in Captain D’s?

The “D” in Captain D’s stands for “Danner”, as in Raymond L. Danner Sr., who was one of the founders of the company. The restaurant was initially named “Mr. D’s” when it was first opened in 1969 in Donelson, Tennessee. The company was later rebranded as “Captain D’s Seafood” in 1974, but the “D” was retained in honor of the founder.

What kind of fish is Captain D’s batter dipped fish?

Captain D’s traditionally uses white fish, specifically pollock, for their batter-dipped fish. Pollock is a popular choice for many fast-food and fast-casual seafood restaurants due to the mild flavor and a firm texture that holds up well to frying. 

Always hot and fresh when you order at Captain D’s.

Does Captain D’s use cod or pollock?

Captain D’s serves both cod and pollock on the menu. You’ll also find catfish, salmon, crab, and shrimp on the menu. 

According to an interview with Captain D’s head chef, the majority of Captain D’s fish is wild Alaskan cod. However, the chain also uses pollock in some of their dishes, such as their Cajun Catfish.

Does Captain D’s fish come from China?

Captain D’s does not specifically say they do or do not source fish from China. According to Captain D’s, seafood is sourced globally, ensuring the highest quality for its customers. Here are some key points about their fish sourcing methods. As you can see, different fish are sourced from various regions or globally:

  1. Pollock: This fish is wild-caught in the northern Pacific Ocean.
  2. Catfish: The Catfish served at Captain D’s is farm-raised, but the specific location is not mentioned.
  3. Tilapia: Tilapia is farmed globally.
  4. Clams: The clams are harvested off the Northeast U.S. coast.

For these types of fish, Captain D’s does not specify sourcing:

  1. Salmon: The Salmon is wild-caught, but the specific location is not mentioned.
  2. White Fish: Specific sourcing not publicly announced.
  3. Shrimp: Specific sourcing not publicly announced.
  4. Crab: Specific sourcing not publicly announced.

There are also some published articles stating that Captain D’s has previously admitted that their fish come from “international waters” which may include China, given that it is quite common in the seafood industry to get their fish in said country. Bottom line, if you are concerned about eating fish sourced from China, stick to the clams. 

No one says no to Cajun Catfish at Captain D’s.

What kind of meat is in Captain D’s lobster rolls?

One of the highlights of Captain D’s menu is the lobster rolls and rightfully so, they’re incredibly delicious and mouthwatering, you will always order more! Their lobster rolls are made of real North Atlantic Lobster, explaining why it tastes fresh. Two lobster rolls at Captain D’s is only 460 calories. 

Cajun Catfish Sandwich.

What’s the difference between Captain D’s and Long John Silver’s?

Captain D’s and Long John Silver’s are both popular fast-food chains that specialize in seafood, but there are several differences between the two.

Origin – Captain D’s was founded in Donelson, Tennessee in 1969, whereas Long John Silver’s was founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1969.

Menu – While both offer a variety of seafood dishes there menu items. For example, Captain D’s menu traditionally includes a broader selection of seafood, with options like catfish, salmon, and tilapia. Long John Silver’s, on the other hand, has historically been known for its fish and shrimp meals. Both chains serve classic sides like fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies.

Ownership – Captain D’s is owned by Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm, while Long John Silver’s is owned by LJS Partners LLC. 

Captain D’s serves fish and seafood dishes, as well as side dishes like fries and coleslaw, in a fast food format. It’s known for its signature batter-dipped fish and has expanded its menu over the years to include grilled fish, shrimp dishes, chicken, and other seafood meals.

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