Cap's Place Island Restaurant
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      For over 85 years Cap's Place has been known for fresh native seafood, hearts of palm salad, succulent steaks, chops and chicken.  Cap's extensive selection of fish and shellfish dishes offer the very best in casual waterfront dining.  Our menu includes only the freshest local dolphin, wahoo, cobia, snapper, pompano, lobster and stone crab, varying with the catch. Take our boat to South Florida's premier waterfront restaurant  - Cap's Place.                    

Get a taste of local history along with outstanding fresh seafood.








                Cap's Place in 1928


Recognized as a national landmark Capís is Broward County, Florida's oldest restaurant.  With roots as a 1920's casino and rum-running speakeasy, it sits on an island off Lighthouse Point and can only be reached by Cap's motor launch.

Cap's location halfway between Miami and West Palm Beach on the intracoastal waterway makes a trip to the secluded coastal pine and pecky cypress landmark a must for anyone visiting South Florida and the Gold Coast.



    Back in the 20's in No-Man's Land Florida, Cap Knight, Lola Knight and Al Hasis brought together a group of wooden shacks attached to an old barge which was floated up the present day intracoastal waterway from Miami to its location on Cap's Island near the fabled Hillsboro lighthouse north of Fort Lauderdale.  This was a rum-running restaurant and gambling casino, nestled on an island in the coastal marsh.   For over seven decades Cap and Lola Knight, Al and Patricia Hasis, and now their children Tom, Ted and Talle Hasis, have served up only the finest of seafood in South Florida's most unique waterfront setting.

    Among some of the notables who have enjoyed Capís creative cuisine are  Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Casey Stengel, George Harrison, Errol Flynn, the Temptations, Susan Hayward, Gloria Swanson, Mariah Carey, "Norm" from TV's Cheers and Joe Namath.   Cap's has hosted the famous and infamous for decades.

     The winner of numerous dining awards, in 1990 Capís Place was listed as a historical site on the National Register of Historic Places.  Enjoy South Florida ... "like it used to be!"

Take our motor launch from Cap's dock located next to Lighthouse Point Yacht Basin & Marina (8 miles north of Fort Lauderdale).  To reach Cap's dock turn east 2 blocks north of Copan's Rd & US-1   (N. Federal Hwy) at U.S.-1 & NE 24th St.  Follow the double lines and signs on the curvy road as you go toward the Yacht Basin.

           Enjoy the view of the Intracoastal waterway from air conditioned comfort inside

           or watch the boats sail by under a gentle ocean breeze from our open air patio.

Most major credit cards accepted. 

Public parking for 150 cars is available adjacent to our dock.

Please review our directions page for parking information.


Cap's does NOT require reservations, but reservations are suggested

and HIGHLY recommended on weekends and holidays.

Reservations are always recommended for parties of 5 or more 

You may call us for a reservation or place a request on our ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM 

which is located under Reservations on the main menu


For same day reservations after 3:30 p.m. please call

(954) 941-0418 after 5:00 p.m.


                Cap's Place is OPEN YEAR ROUND

                                       Cap's Place is OPEN 5 days a week

                                    Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 5:30 p.m.

Subject to some limitations reservations are normally available for 

5:30 P.M. to 9:45 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and for

5:30 P.M. to 10:45 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
Hours may vary, please call.  


Cap's Dock is at 2765 N.E. 28th Court, Lighthouse Pt., FL. 33064 (954) 941-0418



Have any Questions or Comments?

Need to contact Cap's Place? - We would like to hear from you -

Our Mailing Address is

Cap's Place  OFFICE -  P.O. Box 5969, Lighthouse Pt., FL. 33074 

                           Our Telephone number is 954-941-0418 if you get the recorder before 5:00 p.m.

                           the recorder does not take messages!

                For Online Reservations please go to our Reservations page      Thank You!!


                           Cap's Dock is at 2765 N.E. 28th Court, Lighthouse Point, FL. (954) 941-0418

         This page was last updated on 12/19/16.

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