Eating Lunch @ Captain's Boil (Markham)

4:10:00 PM

In my work area, there were two restaurants at the Hwy 7 and Commerce Valley East plaza that went bust: Bar Burrito and Hero Burger. I found out a few weeks later that Captain Boil was taking over the restaurants. Did not expect the rise of the next Red Lobster franchise so quickly. I was running some lunch errands and was very hungry afterwards. I found out on Facebook that it was open and decided to visit. The first restaurant just opened yesterday evening and had the first chance to try out the day time service and food.

Reviewer:Eating With Gordon
Visit Date: 10/21/2016
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Service Rating: 4/5

Compared to the Yonge location, this was extreme spacious and big with tall ceilings. I had trouble fitting a baby stroller last time (at North York location). There was ample waiting area with seats at this new loation. The decor was exactly similar to the other location as well with the booth seating. It was nice to see the large wooden seafood patterns on both sides of the wall. Lastly, there were 3-4 large tv screens at the corners of the restaurants.

I came late for lunch and the staff were very attentive to my needs. They were friendly and courteous.

I was very disappointed that the crayfish wasn't available and wasn't told until my meal arrived.  Knowing how pricey the seafood per lb was, I decided just to order the sizzling plate which comes in two flavours: Fisk Teriyaki ($11) or Chicken Teriyaki ($11). These sizzling plates supposedly come with: 2 crayfish, 2 shrimps, 2 mussels and 2 claims.

I ordered the Fish Teriyaki combo plate for this menu. With no crayfish, they substituted by providing extra shrimp, mussels and claims. When the plate arrived, it was SUPER hot. The paper shield indicated 200C+ hot. A benefit of this plate was that the food was hot through the entire meal and the rice became very crunch at the bottom of the rice tower. This crunchiness gave the rice an additional texture similar to Chinese style clay pots. The negative aspect was that fish were totally batter fried (wasn't clear on the menu unless you studied the picture).

Overall, the Captain's Boil restaurants will continue to survive and I don't see this location closing anytime soon.

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Name:The Captain's Boil
Price Range:$$
Cuisine:Boiled Seafood with Cajun seasoning and spices
Address:230 Commerce Valley Dr East. Markham, ONT L3T 7Y3
Menu URL:

The Captain's Boil Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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