Food Type: Seafood
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service
Cost: Appetizers are $6-$9. Entrées are $13-$24. There is one menu for lunch and dinner.
Setting: Cap’n Jack’s is located right on the “Buena Vista Lagoon,” everyone’s favorite man-made body of water at Downtown Disney. Unfortunately, this restaurant has nothing to do with everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Advantages: The crab cakes are the best item on the menu. The view from the window tables is excellent. There are probably plenty of reservations open.
Disadvantages: There are zero hot appetizers and only nine entrées to choose from. There is no real crab, lobster, or scallops on the menu. Portions are small and prices are high. Originally, the only reason people came here was for the twin lobster tail entrée, but that’s long gone from the menu. There aren’t even any oysters at a restaurant with “Oyster Bar” in the title.
Value: Poor. The portions are small, menu is extremely limited, food is generally bland, and service is nothing to write home about. There are better options in every direction.
Reputation: The menu at Jack’s is so limited we’re almost to the point where the wait staff can dress up like airline stewards and ask customers if they want the chicken or beef. The pretty location is wasted on the limited menu and low quality of food. Jack’s is in desperate need of a renovation and relaunch. Obviously, it would be perfect for a Pirates of the Caribbean themed restaurant. I can’t imagine any situation where I would recommend Jack’s.