By: Gillian Birch
Enjoying the freshest seafood and shellfish is one of the joys of living in Southwest Florida, and it’s hard to beat the selection at Captain & Krewe in downtown Naples. Beautifully presented in refrigerated displays, you’ll find a tempting array of fresh fish, stone crabs and shellfish to take home and cook. Alternatively, you can sit down and enjoy one of the chef-prepared dishes in the onsite restaurant.
The modern minimalist space that opened on 8th Street South in early 2015 has the feel of an upscale showroom rather than a fish market. However, it still provides the same quality and choice as when it first opened in 2003 in more modest premises as Captain Kirk’s Stone Crabs. The mission then and now is to support local fishermen by selling freshly caught fish, exceptional seafood and of course, their famous stone crab. In fact, fish doesn’t come fresher than here unless you catch it yourself!
Captain & Krewe Seafood Market and Raw Bar
This Naples institution with its smart new name and logo provides quality fish however you want it. Buy it to-go, knowing that you are supporting the local fishing fleet of Southwest Florida, or enjoy a delicious light meal prepared by the Captain & Krewe culinary team.
The Seafood Market and restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). They serve “supper” rather than dinner, which implies a laid back come-dressed-as-you-are experience with the emphasis on the food rather than dressing up. You won’t be disappointed.
Captain & Krewe Menu
Crab cakes, Cajun shrimp and smoked fish dip are just some of the tasty fish starters, or opt for more traditional Caesar or Greek Salad. Seafood lovers may prefer to take a seat at the Raw Bar and indulge their gastronomic needs with a selection of freshly prepared oysters and more.
Light casual fare suitable for lunch focuses on a delectable selection of sandwiches and seafood salads. Combine both in the Seafood Salad Sandwich, which includes Blue Crab and Gulf Shrimp, or go for the delectable Blackened Grouper Sandwich on a toasted French roll or multigrain bread with lettuce, tomato and homemade coleslaw.
Low carb fans may prefer Stuffed Tomato – a quarter pound of tuna or seafood salad served in a tomato casing with a hard-boiled egg and coleslaw on the side. You may even find gator on the menu!
The licensed premises serve a choice of bubbly, from Brut to Champagne, along with a range of red and white wines handpicked to enhance your seafood dining experience. The bar also has a range of draft beers including Stella Artois and the more heady Cigar City Beer. Cans, bottles and a choice of non-alcoholic drinks make sure everyone is catered for.
Families are always welcome at the new Captain & Krewe with Chicken Tenders and Ice Cream Cups on their mini menu. Freshen the palate with a slice of zesty Key Lime Pie, Pecan Pie or even Mississippi Mud Pie to round off your visit perfectly.