About Us

Captain D’s Legacy

For more than 50 years, Captain D’s has been a place where customers can share great seafood in a warm and family-friendly environment, at an unbeatable value. It is also an excellent opportunity to own a growing business with a real focus on the future.



Mr. D's Seafood and Hamburgers restaurant

Captain D’s opens as Mr. D’s Seafood and Hamburgers in Tennessee with the goal to provide quality seafood at reasonable prices. The concept was a hit, and restaurants began to spread throughout the Southeast.


Captain D's customers in the 1970s

Captain D’s started franchising with the goal of making quality seafood more easily available and affordable.

1980s & 1990s

Captain D's Seafood franchise from the 1980s

Captain D’s grew throughout the Southeast. The brand evolved with a new image and logo, as well as new restaurant interior and exterior designs. Captain D’s were beginning to pop up in more places, and the brand itself was developing along with the franchise.



Captain D's Franchise location

Captain D's debuted a new image and colorful coastal restaurant design that defined our brand even more, with a clear mission of bringing a taste of the coast at an affordable price to everyone!


QSR magazine with article featuring Captain D's

QSR Magazine names Captain D’s one of the 9 best franchise deals


Captain D's Franchise interior

Captain D's creates a new smaller footprint restaurant prototype to improve ROI by reducing build-out costs for their Franchise Owners.



Captain D's 50th anniversary logo

Captain D's unveiled our 50th Anniversary logo and a record 17 locations opened in a single year!


22-Seat Prototype

Captain D’s successfully launched our innovative flexible prototypes. In addition, we had no locations permanently close due to Covid-19.



In 2022, we opened our first Express prototypes for walk-up and drive-thru only.

Our Brand Promise.

Real quality. Really craveable.

Grilled Tilapia

Craveable seafood

Our seafood dishes will keep you coming back.

Fish Sandwich

Real quality fish

Taste the difference that real quality makes.

Shrimp Skewer


Enjoy a wide array of seafood and sides.

2 piece fish plate

Fresh-made food

Food that is served hot and fresh every day.

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