I had the pleasure of attending a variety of media events in 2016 (whoa, I just realized this is my first post of 2017). By far, the food events have been the most memorable. Even if it isn’t a food event, you’ll almost always catch me at the food table or chasing after servers holding appetizer plates. I have waited so, so, so long to try The Captain’s Boil, and I finally got to try it a few weeks ago.
They opened their first location in North York a little over a year ago, and they’ve already expanded to almost a dozen locations in the GTA alone. I’m a huge seafood fiend, so I was extremely excited to try it out for the first time.
The way The Captain’s Boil’s menu works is that you choose your catch, flavour, and spiciness, and you order it by the pound. Be sure to get everything in the Captain’s Boil sauce – it’s a mix of all three of their sauces, and it’s delicious! Also be sure to order yam fries and dip them in the Captain’s Boil sauce – you’ll thank me later.
We didn’t try the full crab, but we got the king crab legs. They were so soft that it was easier to cut through them with scissors than with a seafood cracker.
I’m usually more of a lobster or crab type of gal, but the shrimp was just spectacular. I probably ate shrimp for the majority of the meal.
We also got the mussels, which were amazing. By the time I reached for a second one, it was all gone – that’s how good they were. We ordered another pound of these afterwards and I’m pretty sure I was able to eat a second one, but I was so full by then that I couldn’t eat anymore.
We also got deep fried shrimp, which was my second fave of the night, but I was so stuffed that I could only eat one or two of them.
The coolest thing about eating here is that there are no plates or utensils! You eat using only your hands, and you eat off the table. A little weird, but cool. I was unfortunately recovering from food poisoning at the time, so I didn’t get to fully enjoy all the food :(.
They have a sink right in the middle of the dining area, so you can easily rinse off without having to go all the way to the bathrooms downstairs.
I’m so glad I finally got to try Captain’s Boil, and I’ll definitely be back sometime soon so I can fully enjoy the experience. It gets a little messy, but that’s what the bibs and gloves are for! It’s absolutely worth checking out – I mean, there’s a reason why they’ve expanded so quickly in just a year. For more information, visit The Captain Boil’s website. Be sure to follow my foodie Instagram as well! Cheers and happy new year!