Captain Jims Seafood – Downtown North Miami Restaurant Review

Captain Jims Seafood – Downtown North Miami Restaurant Review

After two years of new ownership, Captain Jims Seafood Market Restaurant recently celebrated its grand reopening following renovations. The owners, famed restaurateur Jeffrey Ross and his cousin Larry Cohen, have transformed the venue through the generous support of North Miami’s Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA).

Captain jim's seafood market - market storefront - Courtesy of captain jims seafood market restaurant

The rustic boat-to-table seafood restaurant, which boasts a storefront fresh seafood market, collaborates with local Miami vendors, such as Zak the Baker and Wynwood Brewing Company.

Captain jim's seafood market - crab salad

Along with important community leaders and local influencers, I was invited to  the grand re-opening of Captain Jim’s Seafood for a special dinner paired with craft beers from Wynwood Brewing Company and served with bread from Zak the Baker. The meal started with an Amuse Bouche, a generously-portioned, chilled Crab Salad, so fresh you could almost smell the ocean.

Captain jim's seafood market - mini grilled yellowtail snapper

The beer paring begin with succulent Mini Grilled Yellowtail Snappers in a delectable Provençale Sauce. The seasoned, fresh Tomato-based sauce, with Onions, was eagerly sopped up by hearty slices of Zak the Baker Bread. The fish starter was excellently matched with Wynwood Brewing Company’s La Rubia, -a crisp, light-bodied blonde ale with a small, creamy ring of foam and a slight sweet taste.

The main course featured two outstanding dishes, Shrimp & Grits and Brooklyn Style Outrageous Chicken Parm.

Captain jim's seafood market - shrimp and grits

Large, Fresh Shrimp sink into a cheesy and creamy pool of Stone-Ground Grits in this richly flavored and textured entrée.  Not to be outdone, Captain Jim’s beloved Chicken Parmigiana is a superbly baked dish of breaded Chicken Breast smothered in Provolone Cheese and classic Italian-American Tomato Sauce.

Captain jim's seafood market - outrageous chicken parm

These hearty entrees were well paired with Wynwood Brewing Company’s Pop’s Porter, -a deep dark brown porter that has the aroma of coffee, the taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate, and a mildly bitter finish.

Captain jim's seafood market - dui bread pudding

Captain Jim’s Famous Key Lime Pie and DUI Bread Pudding finished off this very memorable meal.

Captain Jims Seafood Market Restaurant is located at12950 West Dixie Highway, North Miami (Downtown NoMi), FL 33161.  Parking is available in front and behind the restaurant, as well as across the street.

For reservations or more information, call: 786 892–2812, or visit:

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