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Craving Fish n’ Chips? Check out ‘CAPTAIN JACK’s’ on the Elmwood strip!

Captain Jack's Fish n' Chips If you’ve ever dined on authentic fish n’ chips in the UK or New England check out downtown’s Buffalo newest take-out establishment; ‘Captain Jack’s Fish n’ Chips’ (1066 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y. 14222, 716.881.3474).

Captain Jack’s menu mainly comprises seafood omitting a grilled Chicken & Spinach sandwich, Portabella sandwich, and Veggie Burger. Fish fry’s and Fish n’ Chips are served daily in addition to seafood starters and entrees. Prices range from $3.99 for Fish Tacos to $9.99 for the Cajun Blackened Tuna steak dinner.

Some of Captain Jack’s specialties include spicy ‘Buffalo’ Calamari, Crab Cakes served w/ cajun tartar sauce, BBQ Shrimp skewers, Shrimp ‘scampi’ Ravioli, and a Coconut-crusted Shrimp entree. Side dishes range from vegetarian coleslaw and hush puppies to macaroni salad, sweet potato fries, and ‘chips,’ which can be seasoned w/ salt & malt vinegar or dipped in CJ’s homemade mustard tartar sauce.

If you’re curious about the epicurean history of ‘Fish n’ Chips,’ the recipe originated in the United Kingdom and is categorized as take-away food in England. It’s traditionally made with haddock fillets, cod, or flounder and served with deep-fried chipped (slab-cut) potatoes .

Captain Jack’s Fish n’ Chips is open Monday-Thursday (11am-9pm), Friday & Saturday (11am-11pm), and closed Sunday. A website is not yet available…


  • xxzeon

    To those who have yet to experience the much anticipated opening of Buffalo’s first, since Arthur Treachers/H Salt, fish ‘n chips restaurant…BE ADVISED: you’ll have to wait untilpring. The sign on the door announced ice fishing as the reason for a seasonal closing. The sign further mentions Spring as the re-opening time.

    Personally I think otherwise…concerning the closing, that is. Has anyone ever heard of a seasonal closing for an indoor take out fish place? Me neither. Let’s rewind a bit, back to may-june of 2009. Being an Elmwood Village resident, I watched, with great anticipation,during those months for a promised July 4th opening. Didn’t happen. I talked with the guys who were bustin’ ass to make it a reality. Well even though it didn’t happen as promised…it did happen. AND, kudos to the workmen because they did a great job! The place was clean, pleasant and inviting. Everything looked in place for greatness! A viable alternative to eating fish or taking it out from evey bar in Buffalo! BUT WAIT!!! that was all before any food was served…and when it finally was? WELL…WELL…WELL

  • Angie

    Actually, they recently re-opened and guess what? It’s spring. Who wants fish n’ chips when its negative 3 outside, we’re talking about Buffalo, NY buddy. I went by the place and it was good! Nothing spectacular, but its a fish n chips place not a five star restaurant. I give it two thumbs up, good atmosphere and fish!!

  • http://www.artvoice.com JAS

    Steve’s Clam Bar is seasonal and no one on the Elmwood strip seems to mind. It may not be a bad thing that Captain Jack’s is following his lead and serving up fish and other seafood items certain times of the year

  • unhappy

    I hate this place. Every time go in i am appalled by the service. The menu is weak. They could do a lot better